Performance by Bykov and Efremov in Perm is cancelled

posted 26 Jun 2012, 12:21 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 26 Jun 2012, 12:33 ]
Source: (info), 19/06/12 

· Freedom of expression  · Artistic freedom  · Perm region 

A performance by actor Mikhail Efremov and poet Dmitry Bykov as a part of the Citizen Poet project, which was slated to take place as a part of the White Nights Festival in Perm, has been cancelled, Grani.rureports, citing News Agency. The head of the festival's press office Ivan Kustov was hard put to name the reasons for the cancellation of the show, specifying only that the performance had not simply been postponed but would not take place at all. High profile gallery owner Marat Guelman blamed the management of the Perm Region Philharmonia for the cancellation of the Citizen Poet performance. "The new authorities in Perm decided that they didn't want Citizen Poet to happen, and the Philharmonia, which had the money for the project, obediently listened to them," declared Marat Guelman on the 59.Ru website. [Read more]