Biography of the creative manager of the «Ob-Ugrian peoples’ theatre»,
laureate of the international festivals,
the Member of the theatre workers union of Russia,
Olga Alexandrova was born in Udmurtia in 1963. She studied at Udmurt State University, at the department of languages and literature. In 1987 she graduated Moscow State Institute of Culture the department of the mass performance production. In May of 2000 she graduated Moscow Academy of Culture, Art and Tourism Workers Retraining, the department of drama production. She worked on probation in such theatres as Lenkom (Mark Zakharov) and the «Theatre of Young Spectators» (Genrietta Yanovskaya) in Moscow in 1998–2000. In 2002 she entered the post-graduated course of Moscow Academy of Culture, Art and Tourism Workers Retraining, the department of the theory and history of art.
Olga Alexandrova worked in the methodical centre at the Ministry of Culture Affairs of the Udmurtia republic (1987–1989), in Izhevsk (1980–1982) and Nizhni-Tagil (1989–1991) puppet theatres, in Moscow Drama Theatre «The Laboratory» (1992–1994) and in Moscow Theatre «The Shadow» (1996–1997). In 1991 in Nizhni-Tagil city she performed her first soloperformance «The song of Igor’s campaign» in the Old Russian language, which was shown in Ekaterinburg, Sochi, Voronezh, Arkhangelsk, Astrakhan, Saint Petersburg and Moscow.
Later, Olga had an idea to create a performance based on the Udmurt folklore. She studied Finno-Ugrian folklore and ethnography for a long time. The consultants of the soloperformance «Three wedding tunes» were Doctor of philological science Tatyana Vladykina and Doctor of historic science Professor Vladimir Vladykin.
The premiere of the soloperformance «Three wedding tunes» took place in Finland in Nurmes city at the Finno-Ugrian Theatre Festival in 1994. The performance became a sensation of this festival. Next performances took place in Turku and Helsinki and then at different festivals in such countries as Norway, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, Hungary, Estonia, Czechia, France, Holland, Canada, America and surely in Udmurtia and Moscow.
Thanks to this performance which raises philosophic and common to all mankind problems the occidental spectators became acquainted with folklore of the Udmurts and culture of the Finno-Ugrian peoples.
From 1997 till 2000 Olga Alexandrova was the artistic director of the Youth Drama Theatre «Idnakar» in Izhevsk city, where such plays as «Tristan and Izolde» (1998) and «Cranes feathers» were performed. «Tristan and Izolde» was very successfully performed at the festival in Nurmes city in Finland (2000).
Olga Alexandrovna also performed such plays as «The madman’s diary» according to N. Gogol in «Drama Theatre» of Hameenlinna city in Finland (2000) and «The wolf-man from Finnskogen»- the cultural centre of Finnskogen in Norway (2001).
She was a participant and a stage manager of numerous theatrical and folk-musical international projects and also took part in more than fifty international festivals.
The premiere of the third soloperformance «Woven from songs and dreams» took place in December of 2000 at the Theatrical Festival «Public merrymakings of bears» dated for the World Finno-Ugrian Congress in Helsinki, Finland. The performance was very successful and obtained critic’s recognition.
From September of 2002 Olga Alexandrova is the creative manager of the first professional «Ob-Ugrian People’s Theatre» in Khanty-Mansiysk city.