The first initiatives will include GITIS Schools and performances by the university’s graduates in African theaters.
On Thursday, Grigory Zaslavsky participated in the session “Creative Economy: Development of Cultural Projects and Brands” within the framework of the Russia-Africa economic and humanitarian forum.
“At GITIS, we have students from Africa, but many things are still a discovery for me. For example, I was surprised to learn that theater is thriving at a very high level in Nigeria. There are several strong theatre schools there. We got in touch with them. In September, we hope to welcome one of the leaders of the leading theater academy in Nigeria, and in October, representatives from another renowned theatre school will visit,” clarified the rector.
Zaslavsky noted that African countries often become leaders and initiators of new trends in theater. Today’s trend of documentary and testimonial theater came to Europe and Russia from Africa, largely due to the legendary performance “Rwanda. 1994.”