Wednesday, 18 April 2012

American director Daniel Kramer at the Mariinsky Theatre speaks out against notorious homophobic law in St Petersburg

Via The Moscow Times: Mariinsky Stages Dark, Brooding Debussy Opera

[...] One thought that comes to mind after reading an interview with Kramer, published in the production's program, is that the theme of forbidden love is also political.

"Look at one of the laws that has just been passed in St. Petersburg," the director said, referring to the notorious bill banning "gay propaganda" that was passed by the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly this spring.

"Does the human heart have rules? Who decides who we can and cannot love? Can anybody govern our hearts? The revolutions of the human heart are unstoppable in my experience," Kramer said.

*Thanks to M. for the link.

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