At Issyk-Kul lake, GITIS Acting Summer School has started at the “Aurora” sanatorium, for students from acting schools in Azerbaijan and Kyrgyzstan. In a couple of days, classes will also begin for students from the drama schools of Armenia at the “Writers’ House” in Tsaghkadzor.
Over the course of ten days, GITIS professors specializing in acting, directing, stage speech, and stage movement will conduct training sessions and workshops for students from Azerbaijan State University of Culture and Arts, Kyrgyz State University of Culture and Arts, and Yerevan State Institute of Theatre and Cinema.
At this Summer School GITIS is represented by Timofey Sopolyov, the dean of the Musical Theatre Faculty, Aidar Zakirov, the head of the Stage Movement Department, and students from the Directing Faculty (class of Oleg Kudryashov).
Senior lecturer of the Sound Drama Department, Alina Gudaryova, lecturer of the Sound Drama Department, Irina Krugman, senior lecturer of the Stage Movement Department, Robert Elkibaev, lecturer of the Stage Speech Department, Elena Dvizova, and students from the Faculty of New Directions in Stage Arts will be sent to Armenia.
Together with the students, GITIS professors will demonstrate the methodology of teaching Russian theatre school in practice. The GITIS Summer School is taking place for the second time at Issyk-Kul lake in Kyrgyzstan and for the first time in Armenia.
“GITIS School on theatre education methodologies is one of the most important projects that allows us, on the one hand, to promote the traditions of classical Russian theatre education abroad, and on the other hand, to uphold and support GITIS’ status as a methodological center in the field of theatre education.”
Certainly, it is also a wonderful opportunity for networking and establishing new professional connections. Wherever we hold the School for the first time, there is inevitably a desire to organize the next one. This is how the GITIS Schools have already become regular events in Kazakhstan and are becoming so in the Republic of Kyrgyzstan at Issyk-Kul lake. Our professional missions to Armenia are turning into a tradition as well," says Grigory Zaslavsky, the rector of GITIS.
The GITIS Summer Schools in Kyrgyzstan and Armenia are held with the participation of the Ministry of Culture of Russia, the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture, and Sports of the Republic of Armenia, the Ministry of Culture, Information, Sports, and Youth Policy of the Kyrgyz Republic, Rossotrudnichestvo in Kyrgyzstan, the Foundation for Support and Development of Theatre Education, the A.M. Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Support and Development Fund, Gazprombank, and the Humanitarian Project of Ivan Polyakov.