The acceptance of applications for participation in theatrical competition «Textura-Olymp», organized by Organizing committee «Sochi-2014» and the International festival of theater and cinema about the present «Textura» within the framework of the Cultural Olympic Games has come to the end.
To participate in it there were invited the groups, which are not afraid of experiments. In total there were over 120 applications from more than 60 regions of Russia. Among them Theatre of Oleg Tabakov, Kirill Serebrennikov's workshop and Teatr.doc (Moscow), theater «Scena-Molot» (Perm), theater Derevo (St.-Petersburg), Prokopyevsk theater of Lenin Komsomol, «Kolyada-Teatr» (Ekaterinburg), Pskov Academic Drama Theater, Krasnoyarsk Academic Opera and Ballet Theater The names of finalists will become known on October, 1st, 2011. The competition ending will pass from November, 25th till December, 2nd on a scene of Winter theater of Sochi, where the best works will be defined. The first winners of «Textura» became the debutant of the Cannes film festival a film «My Happiness», (director Sergey Loznitsa), «Oscar-2011» nominee a film «Exit Through a Gift Shop» (director Banksy), the Russian playwright and director Ivan Vyrypaev, the British director Ramin Grey, the director, the winner of the award «FIPRESCI» of the Cannes film festival, Kornel Mundrutso.