VDNH "The Green Theater": the third life of the open air stage
In May 2016, the summer season opened in the Greentheater ", located on the territory of VDNH. The history of the creation of this structure begins in Soviet times. For the first time at VDNKh "Green Theater" was built in 1939, according to the project of architect Boris Efimovich. Initially, the theater, like the exhibition itself, propagandizing the victory of the socialist system, was built as a temporary structure, therefore it was completely wooden and was located near the VSVH and Ostankino Park. From this, he literally drowned in greenery and immediately got his name.
The second life of the theater
During the Great Patriotic War, the theater was closed with the exhibition and only five years later it was decided to reconstruct it.
The architect was tasked with: turn the theater into a real temple of art, striking with its monumentality and at the same time make it so that it was close to the people. Work began already in 1950 under the leadership of the same Boris Efimovich. The building, located at VDNKh, the "Green Theater", the architect completely rebuilt, and it became more spacious and majestic.
A brigade of workers and engineers began with the fact thatthe towers located on each side of the stage were enlarged in size, the upper floor was built up, a semicircular pantheon was erected from the rear facade, and an elegant colonnade was built behind the stage. Boris Efimovich tried to glory, and now on the stage can accommodate up to 350 people.
The opening of the "Green Theater"
For the first time after the war at VDNH "The Green Theater"was opened in August 1954. Songs of Soviet composers, "Glorious Overture" by composer Gliere, written for the opening of the exhibition of agricultural achievements, "Song Suite" by Muradeli and so on were heard on the stage.
In the summer season, the success of the performing artists wasis guaranteed, after visiting various exhibitions people hastened to cultural rest in the shade of trees and listen to a good performance. The posters enticed the visitors, who became grateful spectators. This platform for speakers was considered the happiest.
Variety art in the theater
1961 becomes the most significant and happyfor the theater, drowning in greenery. For the first time on its basis, an unusual All-Union creative workshop of pop art (VTMEI), whose main leader is Leonid Maslyukov, begins to function. Graduates of the studio are (for today megapopular artists) Leontiev, Bogatyrev, Petrosyan, Polishchuk, Marusev, steppe brothers Sazonovs, recognized by the whole world and other pop stars.
Teachers of young performers of variousgenres of variety art are Claudia Shulzhenko, Leonid Utesov. For the performers, numbers and even whole programs were prepared. In addition to graduates, Yosif Kobzon, Arkady Raikin, Lyudmila Zykina acted on the stage of the theater. It was the flowering of the stage at VDNKh. The "Green Theater" became the place where the Moscow beau monde gathered during the summer.
The decline and flowering of the theater
Beginning in the 1980s, the "Green Theater" graduallyIt fell into decay and completely closed in the 90s of the last century, when they stopped financing it. Before the third reconstruction the theater was in an emergency condition.
In 2014, repairs began at VDNH,accordingly, the theater in the open air waited for the starry hour. First, the facade of the theater was returned to its original ivory color, before that it was painted in light green, apparently in order to be in harmony with the name. Restored the scene, which was equipped with modern technology, restored the elements of the stucco decor.
In the amphitheater set new seats for spectatorsin the form of wooden benches. Inside the building there is a rehearsal room with a low bench and a "goat" through which Soviet children jumped in a physical education lesson. In the hall there is a staircase leading to the roof of one of the towers. From the roof you can see a pavilion built next to it, reflecting the vegetable growing and fruit growing of the country. The stage of the open theater is located opposite the Ostankino Park, so everything is buried in greenery and reminds of a relatively carefree Soviet time for many people.
VDNKh "Green Theater": where is it?
Moscow - a hospitable city and always in it a lotvisitors from near and far abroad. Everyone who is interested in the exhibition of national achievements, can set up their navigators and easily find this place. Already in 2015, the theaters were performed by Boris Grebenshchikov, Yuri Bashmet, Djivan Gasparyan and other famous performers. From this article you can find out where the VDNH "Green Theater" is located. The address is the following: VDNH, Prospekt Mira, 119.
May 9, 2016, the theater again opened the season with the militarysongs that were performed by People's Artist of Russia Dmitry Khvorostovsky. In addition to it, Fabio Mastrangelo, Dmitry Kharatyan, Daniel Kozlovsky, Leonid Agutin and other first-magnitude stars took part in the concert.
On the question of an interested person: "Where is VDNH," Green Theater ", how to get through and get to the concert," in addition to the above address, you can add that the metro should reach the stop "VDNH", the first car from the center leads to VDNH. And also there are trolleybus routes (14, 48, 76), tram (11, 17) and bus (33, 56, 76 and others).