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GITIS auditions in Kazakhstan

January 23, 2024

GITIS launches auditions in the Republic of Kazakhstan the upcoming spring as our school deepens ties with the country.

14 performances will be shown at the III International Student Festival of graduation performances “GITIS fest”

November 21, 2023

The festival will showcase 14 performances from various theater schools and theaters in cities such as Belgorod, Belgrade (Serbia), Vladivostok, Zarechny, Kazan, Moscow, New Delhi (India), St. Petersburg, Shanghai (China), and Yaroslavl. The festival aims to serve as a platform for dialogue and collaboration between major Russian and international theater schools.

The Russian Theater School has started in Kazakhstan

September 19, 2023

Representatives from 11 countries gathered on the shores of Lake Zerenda to immerse themselves in a ten-day training program under the guidance of the best instructors from the GITIS and leading creative universities in Kazakhstan

Stanislavsky and musical theatre

April 25, 2023

International conference dedicated to the 160th anniversary of Konstantin Stanislavsky’s birth as part of the strategic academic leadership program “Priority-2030”


March 12, 2020

All the international festivals at GITIS are postponed

Stanislavsky’s Method Lives On

April 22, 2019

The Moscow Times visited GITIS and The Boris Shchukin Theater Institute to learn more about the method of the world-renowned director.

Check out our new booklet!

December 19, 2018

GITIS presents its new English booklet that contains all necessary information about institute, its traditions and unique study programs.

GITIS joined Forbes Universities ranking

June 29, 2018

Forbes magazine compiled the first ranking of Russian universities in order to assess the quality of Russian education and to find out which universities graduate young people with entrepreneurial streak, and even those who can later join the Forbes list or become a part of the Russian political elite.

GITIS International Students Give Interview

January 23, 2018

Russian Information Agency — RIA Novosti — took an interview from GITIS international students: Alya Hanin (Slovenia), Georgios Kutlis (Greece), and Daniela Petkovich (Serbia).

GITIS Alumnus Hits Oscar Short-List

December 20, 2017

“Loveless” — the film directed by GITIS alumnus Andrey Zvyagintsev — got short-listed for Oscar Best Foreign Language Film nomination.

GITIS Graduate Debut at La Scala

November 15, 2017

On November 12, Ruzil Gatin — a GITIS graduate — made his first appearance on La Scala stage in Milan (Ruzil graduated from GITIS Variety Department, prof. Borisov class).

Russian King Lear in Beijing

November 2, 2017

On October 25 GITIS students from Kamenkovich and Krimov directing class played King Lear at the WTEA 2017 International Theatre Festival in Beijing.

Beware of fake certificates!

October 30, 2017

Russian Institute of Theater Arts — GITIS is a well-recognized brand, so no wonder that some dishonest people are trying to exploit it. Here is an example of a fake GITIS certificate signed by a fake professor.

GITIS students visit Estonian Academy

October 10, 2017

Second-year students of Leonid Heifetz Directing class went to Tallinn as a second phase of student exchange program between GITIS and Estonian Academy of Music and Theater.

GITIS recruited a group of students from Kyrgyzstan

March 20, 2023

In total, 19 students from Kyrgyzstan were selected to study sound-drama, new directions of stage arts, and related master’s and assistant-internship programs at GITIS, without incurring tuition fees.

The selection process involved pre-selection auditions that were held for ten days with the support of the Ministry of Culture, Information, Sport and Youth Policy of the Kyrgyz Republic and Rossotrudnichestvo. The auditions were conducted by Edita Tibilova, the Vice-Rector for Educational Work and Senior Lecturer of the Department of Directing and Actor Skills of Musical Theater, and Elena Dvizova, the Lecturer of the Stage Speech Department. The applicants were evaluated based on their demonstration of national recitation, vocal, dance, and instrumental musical skills. The final selection was made by Vladimir Pankov, the Head of the GITIS Department of Sound Drama, and Artyom Kim, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sound Drama.

According to Vladimir Pankov, the recruitment of the Kyrgyz students is a reflection of a powerful cultural shift between Russia and Kyrgyzstan. The last set of Kyrgyz students to attend GITIS was 40 years ago, and Pankov noted a pure cultural hunger in Kyrgyzstan during his visit for the production of “Demon.” He believes that culture and education can unite people and that the new intake of Kyrgyz students will contribute to a return to a common understanding of theater.

Pankov expressed his appreciation to Grigory Zaslavsky, the Rector of GITIS, and Rossotrudnichestvo for their support in organizing the auditions. He also commended the selected Kyrgyz students for their eagerness and zeal during the selection process, noting that their enthusiasm was so intense that it had to be curbed. Pankov concluded by stating that theater is a demanding profession that is always full of surprises, and that he and his team will do their best to fulfill their creative duty with the new students.

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