The Moscow Times correspondent visited GITIS and observed the acting class of our renowned teacher Oleg Kudryashov with his first year students to find out about Stanislavsky’s legacy and how his famous system is taught today.
Here’s how reporter Emily Couch describes the experience:
“In stuffy room with painted black walls, a group of students clap vigorously as if applauding a performance. Then they seem to be a shower, rubbing their faces and necks, before throwing their arms forward with loud shouts of ‘Ha!’ From the front of the room, an older man observes them intently.
For an outsider with no context, this presents a strange spectacle. But this is no madness: This is an acting class taught by Oleg Kudryashov, and the exercise is the ‘Actor’s Toilette’ — one facet of the method of the world-renowned theater director Konstantin Stanislavsky (1863 — 1938)”.
Read the full article at The Moscow Times web site.