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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.

The Russian Institute of Theatre Arts holds a series of master classes in Senegal

December 11, 2023

The Russian Institute of Theatre Arts — GITIS, a partner of TV BRICS, gave a series of master classes on classical and folk dance, vocal and acting skills for actors of the Daniel Sorano National Theatre, students of the National School of Arts and the ballet academy of the Grand Theatre of Senegal.

The initiator of the renewal of cultural ties between Russia and Senegal was Slu Akimgereeva, a graduate of the ballet department of GITIS and director of the ballet academy of the Grand Theatre of Senegal.

On his visit in autumn, GITIS Rector Grigory Zaslavsky heard all my wishes, and together we realised the trip of GITIS students and teachers to Senegal. Today, Africa needs the support that the USSR provided. We had co-operation when Soviet specialists — teachers in acting, dance and piano — came to Senegal. Thanks to these ties, very good performances were staged in Senegal, and there were other creative young people trained by Russian specialists. And today with joy and reverent respect Senegalese want to continue cultural co-operation with Russia. <...> If we are familiar with choreography, musical theatre is a novelty for Senegal, which we want to develop. The big problem is that there is no structured creative education in Senegal, and I think that GITIS can occupy this niche,” told Slu.

Competitors to Russian dancers in Senegal are Italians, Belgians and French. However, the influence of the Russian theatre school in Senegal is undeniable. Masterclasses on classical dance were conducted by Maksim Valukin, professor of the choreography department of GITIS.

At the masterclasses there were young guys interested in seeing the process of teaching — conducting a classical dance lesson at GITIS and trying to repeat something. The young people showed great interest in ballet. <...> The guys are very interested in Russian culture and getting new knowledge, because thanks to our alumna Slu Akimgereeva and our arrival, GITIS for Senegalese became a higher education institution of theatre art, which is worth being guided by”, explains Maksim Valukin, Professor of the Choreography Department of GITIS.

The creative trip of GITIS to Dakar ended with a concert at the Grand Theatre of Senegal. Ballet students Evgeny Khandras and Ksenia Rudenko and musical theatre students Zakhar Kuts and Alessandra Romanko took to the stage. The programme included Russian folk dances, arias and duets from Russian and foreign operas. The audience received the students of GITIS with great gratitude.

The events in Senegal were held as part of the Priority 2030 strategic academic leadership programme.

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