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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.

Participants of the conference on the eve of the international festival “GITIS fest” discussed the development of cooperation in the field of culture

November 22, 2023

On Tuesday, 21 November, on the threshold of the beginning of the III International Student Festival of graduation performances “GITIS fest”, a press conference was held, attended by the Rector of GITIS Grigory Zaslavsky, actress, singer, master of GITIS Lika Rulla and CEO of TV BRICS Janna Tolstikova.

They talked about the programme and theme of the festival, the geography of the participants, as well as discussed joint cultural projects abroad and their impact on the development of international cooperation.

Grigory Zaslavsky said that this year the geography of participants is diverse — from Belgorod to Belgrade, from Shanghai to New Delhi. Not only Russian theatre institutes will take part in the festival, but also profile universities of India and China. In addition, he reported on the innovations of this year. “There are two programmes in the festival’s playbill, which have been created in our Gitis theatre schools — these are intensive programmes for 10 days, which we hold regularly. This year we had an autumn theatre shift with the Belgorod State University of Arts and Culture. The resulting production will be shown on one of the last days of the festival, and it will be opened by an even more unexpected etude, created as a result of the work of teams of students of GITIS and students of the Russian University of Transport.

Janna Tolstikova shared the principles of the TV BRICS International Media Network, which is based on content circulation, international multilateral exchange. “Today, the international network co-operates with more than 60 national media resources in the BRICS countries and in the BRICS+ space. These are Brazil, India, China, South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Egypt, Kenya, Latin American states. These are all partners with whom we share information, translating it into the national languages of these countries, adapting it, subtitling it, dubbing it if we are talking about video content, and so on. Our partners receive information about GITIS projects. In our experience, this information, these projects and topics find a very wide response among the national audiences of the countries listed above. <...> We try to make the names of our specialists, artists, directors better known abroad.” She added that culture is the theme that unites the countries and makes them closer. That is why the topic of cultural interaction and promotion of Russian culture and the Russian theatre school is what the media organisation puts a special emphasis on.

The international student festival of graduation performances “GITIS fest” is a cultural project aimed at exchanging professional experience and forming ideas about modern trends in the world theatre art by means of showing graduation performances of Russian and foreign theatre schools.

The festival includes a discussion of the performances with the participation of leading teachers of the Russian Institute of Theatre Arts (GITIS) and teachers of the participating universities.

The festival is a platform for meeting and dialogue between the world’s largest theatre schools. It gives students an opportunity to get acquainted with international systems of theatre education, and the audience is free to see Russian and foreign students, who tomorrow will join the troupes of the best theatres of the world.

The tradition of showing the graduation works of Russian and foreign theatre universities on the training stage of the Russian Institute of Theatre Arts (GITIS) allows to see the creative achievements of young professionals of the acting profession, to trace the modern trends in the development of theatre art. The festival has become a wonderful opportunity for graduate students to demonstrate their talent to a wide audience.

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