GITIS International

Official Page of Russian Institute of Theatre Arts. It was founded in 1878, and nowadays is the largest Acting School in Russia.

Russian Institute of Theatre Arts - GITIS - is a leading institution developing Stanislavski's System from its origins. GITIS has a long history of international cooperation all around the globe.

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Photos from GITIS International's post 08/12/2023

Within the framework of the cooperation agreement between GITIS and the Dance Science Academy of Japan (DSA), Associate Professor of the Choreography Department at GITIS and Honored Artist of Russia Elena Andrienko conducted master classes and teaching sessions on dance pedagogy.

01/12/2023

Students from India participated in the "GITIS fest" festival.

Accompanied by the rhythmic beats of the mridangam and the jingling of ghungroos, integral to the essence of Indian classical dance, the narrative unfolded, portraying the complexities of wealth or the legendary tale of Raja Harishchandra. The stage witnessed trials, mortality, and divine blessings—capturing the essence of a genuine Indian drama.

The III International Student Festival of Diploma Productions, "GITIS fest," unfolds from November 21 to 30 at the Educational Theater of GITIS, featuring the support of the Foundation for the Support and Development of Theatrical Education, the Federal State Budgetary Institution "ROSKONTSERT," and receiving informational backing from TV BRICS.

Photos from GITIS International's post 24/11/2023

The III International Student Festival of Graduation Performances started at GITIS. The Shanghai Theatre Academy presented a captivating evening of traditional Chinese opera, featuring four excerpts from national masterpieces, accompanied by folk music and acrobatics.

Anticipate upcoming performances showcasing theatrical brilliance from India, China, Serbia, and Russia.

This vibrant cultural exchange, the International Student Festival "GITIS fest," unfolds from November 21 to 30, generously supported by "ROSKONTSERT."

Photos from GITIS International's post 17/11/2023

The "Theatrical Festival of CIS Countries: GITIS Master Class" has concluded at GITIS.

On the final day of the festival, participants showcased performances revealing the national color of the Commonwealth. At the end of the evening, representatives of the countries carried the flags of their respective universities, symbolizing creative unity.

"Theatrical Festival of CIS Countries: GITIS Master Class" was held with the support of the Intergovernmental Fund for Humanitarian Cooperation of CIS Member States and the informational support of TV BRICS. The organizers aim to strengthen cultural cooperation and establish connections between CIS countries in the field of theatrical education.

Photos from GITIS International's post 09/11/2023

On the opening day of the "GITIS - Master Class" festival musical performance "Mozart" was presented by the Kazakh National Academy of Arts.

Photos from GITIS International's post 09/11/2023

The VI CIS Theatre Festival "GITIS - Master Class" opened at GITIS.

GITIS students congratulated the participants and shared how various faculties in GITIS were formed.

The festival is held with the support of the Interstate Fund for Humanitarian Cooperation of the CIS member states and the information support of TV BRICS.

03/11/2023

GITIS is 145 years old!

Today, the Russian Institute of Theatre Arts – GITIS celebrates its 145th anniversary! On November 3, 1878, a private music and theatre school was opened in Moscow by the renowned Russian conductor and pianist Pyotr Adamovich Shostakovich. This school was later renamed the Musical and Dramatic School and entrusted to the management of the Moscow Philharmonic Society. It is from this moment that GITIS begins its history.

To mark GITIS's jubilee, we are launching the website 145.gitis.net.

Let's reminisce about the major milestones in GITIS's history together!

31/10/2023

During a visit to Dakar, Russian Institute of Theatre Arts (GITIS) signed a cooperation agreement with the Grand Theatre of Senegal. This partnership will provide an opportunity for students and graduates of GITIS to create and stage a performance based on the works of Anton Chekhov on the stage of the Grand Theatre of Senegal in Dakar.

As part of this cooperation, it is also planned to conduct trainings and master classes by leading GITIS teachers for actors and artist-technologists working at the Grand Theater of Senegal. In addition, students from the musical theater and choreographer departments of GITIS will perform a concert in Dakar.

29/10/2023

Class led by Yuri Butusov conquers the Chinese theatre scene.

After a successful performance of “The Cherry Orchard” at the World Theatre Education Alliance (WTEA) International Festival in Beijing, our students headed for the opening of the Guilin International Arts Festival.

This year, WTEA participants were invited to Guilin so that theatre schools from all over the world could show their works, share teaching experience and ideas for the development of theatre education. The organisers hope that through the new integration, the member schools of the World Theatre Education Alliance (WTEA) will get to know better China's traditions and theatre culture of different countries.

26/10/2023

At the International Festival of the World Theatre Education Association (WTEA) in Beijing, students from GITIS's directing faculty performed Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard. The production was directed by GITIS student Egor Kovalyov.

26/10/2023

GITIS and Finis Terrae University agreed to develop cooperation

The Declaration of Intent, which will guarantee further cooperation, was signed by Marina Kiryushkina, GITIS Vice-Rector for General Affairs and Project Management, and Carolina Araya, Director of the Theatre School at the largest Chilean University Finis Terrae. The signing ceremony was held with the support of the Russian House in Santiago.

The plans of GITIS and the University of Finis Terrae include exchange of students and professors, joint creative and educational projects and events, joint production of plays, publication of educational literature in Russian and Spanish, as well as the development of academic and cultural cooperation.

14/09/2023

Kazakhstani journalists are writing about the masterclasses of GITIS professors within the framework of an international forum in Kokshetau.

An article in the newspaper 'AIF Kazakhstan' is dedicated to the 'Russian Theater School,' which is currently taking place as part of the International Theater Festival-Laboratory 'TeART-Kokshe' in the picturesque pine forests of Zerenda, located in the Akmola region. Among the organizers of the school are Rossotrudnichestvo, the Akmola Regional Russian Drama Theater, the Russian Institute of Theater Arts (GITIS), and the Russian House in Astana.

"Of all the routes that the editorial team has already covered in articles under this section, the one we are about to discuss is the most well-trodden. For five years now, the servants of theater art from Kazakhstan and Russia have been walking along this path. Much ground has been covered, to the benefit of all. And this journey continues," the article notes.

12/09/2023

As part of our new initiative for international cooperation with Africa, GITIS is hosting a delegation from a Nigerian university this week.

The guests' agenda includes becoming familiar with GITIS, learning about teaching methods in various disciplines, engaging with professors and students, as well as exploring museums, theaters, and taking sightseeing tours of the capital. Tamara Nikolaevna Potapenko, the Director of the Center for Continuous Education and Qualification Enhancement at GITIS, led a tour of GITIS's historic building for our guests and shared the history of our institution, anecdotes about our renowned alumni, and insights into contemporary Russian theater with our Nigerian visitors.

11/09/2023

The "Russian Theater School" has launched in Kazakhstan. Representatives from 11 countries gathered on the shores of Lake Zerenda for a ten-day immersion in classes led by the best instructors from the GITIS (Russian Institute of Theatre Arts) and leading creative universities in Kazakhstan. Over 50 young actors, directors, theater managers, and critics from CIS countries, as well as Mongolia, have become participants of the "Russian Theater School." This school is part of the International Theater Festival-Laboratory "TeART-Kokshe" in Kazakhstan. Among the organizers of the school are Rossotrudnichestvo, the Akmola Regional Russian Drama Theater, the Russian Institute of Theatre Arts (GITIS), and the Russian House in Astana.

17/08/2023

GITIS and the Lebanese University signed a co-operation agreement.

Rector of GITIS and Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Architecture of the Lebanese University Heshamom Zein El Din signed a co-operation agreement between the universities.

The agreement provides for the exchange of students and professors, joint creative and educational projects and events, as well as the development of academic and cultural co-operation between GITIS and the Lebanese University.

Photos from GITIS International's post 31/07/2023

GITIS Summer School took place at the "Writers' House" in Tsaghkadzor.

The classes for the students of the Yerevan State Institute of Theatre and Film and the students of the Faculty of New Directions in Performing Arts at GITIS were conducted in Armenia by the following professors: Alina Gudareva, Irina Krugman, Robert Elkibaev, and Elena Dvizova.

GITIS Summer School in Armenia was organized with the support and participation of the Ministry of Culture of Russia, the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture, and Sports of Armenia, the Foundation for Support and Development of Theatre Education, the Foundation for Public Diplomacy, Gazprombank, and the Humanitarian Project of Ivan Polyakov.

Photos from GITIS International's post 28/07/2023

GITIS is launching educational projects in Africa.

The first initiatives will include GITIS Schools and performances by the university's graduates in African theaters.

On Thursday, 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."

Photos from GITIS International's post 27/07/2023

The creative team of graduates from GITIS has staged "The Bloody Wedding" in Kazakhstan.

The theatrical production team consists of GITIS graduates. The director, Pyotr Norets, is a graduate of Oleg Kudryashov's Workshop, the set designer, Varvara Baboshina, graduated from Evgeny Kamenkovich's and Dmitry Krymov's Workshop, and the ballet master, Nastasya Vorontsova, is a graduate of Olga Tarasova's Workshop.

The play was staged as part of the project "Productions by GITIS Students and Graduates in Foreign Theaters" with the support of the Ministry of Culture of Russia, ROSKONTSERT, and the Board of Trustees of GITIS.

Photos from GITIS International's post 13/07/2023

GITIS Summer School on acting techniques for students from drama schools of Azerbaijan and Kyrgyzstan has started at Issyk-Kul lake.

For ten days, GITIS professors led classes on acting, directing, and stage movement.

Together with the students, GITIS professors practically demonstrated the methodology of teaching Russian theater school. In Kyrgyzstan, the GITIS Summer School at Issyk-Kul lake took place already for the second time.

Photos from GITIS International's post 21/06/2023

GITIS hosted the 1st Conference "Traditional and Modern Makeup Techniques in Theater."

Over two days, more than 250 participants from various regions of our country attended masterclasses and seminars conducted by renowned makeup artists from drama and musical theaters.

The conference has become an important platform for exchanging experiences and knowledge in the field of theatrical makeup. Many participants noted that the event contributes to the development of the professional community of makeup artists in Russia.

The conference was held as part of the strategic academic leadership program "Priority-2030."

21/06/2023

GITIS student Ulanbek Omuraliev presented a sound drama based on a story by Aitmatov in Bishkek.

The creative production team consisted of the director and assistant intern from the Faculty of New Directions in Stage Arts at GITIS, Ulanbek Omuraliev; artist and graduate of RGISI, Alan Saymin; and choreographer and graduate of the Ballet Master's Faculty at GITIS, Ivan Mezhevich. The composer was Ainura Kachkynbek kyzy.

The unique aspect of the production is that the action takes place to the sounds of an orchestra on stage. Sound drama is a new theatrical genre in Kyrgyzstan. The actors had only a month and a half of rehearsal time for the play. However, the preparation for the production took years.

Ulanbek Omuraliev's play is a collaborative project between the Kyrgyz National Academic Drama Theater and the Russian Institute of Theatre Arts - GITIS, with the participation of the Foundation for Support and Development of Theater Education. The performance received positive reviews from critics and has become a permanent part of the theater's repertoire.

Photos from GITIS International's post 08/06/2023

GITIS students and representatives of the Russian Theater in Yerevan collaborated to present the play "Lady with a Dog."

This production marks the first joint endeavor between GITIS and the Russian Theater in Yerevan.

Yaroslav Zhevnerov, a graduate of the Oleg Kudryashov Workshop, teamed up with Ekaterina Erdeni, a stage designer and student of the Workshop of Yevgeny Kamenkovich and Dmitry Krymov, to bring the performance to life on the small stage of the theater.

The performance received support from the Ministry of Culture of Russia, the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture, and Sports of the Republic of Armenia, as well as ROSCONCERT.

03/06/2023

The students of the Directing Department at GITIS will present a premiere of “The Lady with the Dog” (based on Anton Chekhov’s play) at the K.S. Stanislavsky Armenian State Russian Drama Theater on June 4th, 6th, and 7th.

The events are supported by the Ministry of Culture of Russia, the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture, and Sports of the Republic of Armenia, and ROSKONTERT.

We invite everyone currently in Armenia to attend the performance!

The tickets are available here:

https://www.stanislavski.am/ru/kupit-bilet?event_id=46714

26/05/2023

A workshop on Turkish puppetry was held at GITIS by a teacher from Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts in Istanbul.

The workshop was organized as part of the "Priority-2030" program. The event was organized by the Ministry of Culture of Russia, the Association of Creative Universities of Russia, ROSKONCERT, and the Presidential Fund for Cultural Initiatives.

26/05/2023

On May 20th ballet "The Great Kir'' premiered in Dushanbe and was directed and choreographed by GITIS student Ayana Oskenbaeva.

GITIS Rector Grigory Zaslavsky and GITIS professor Elena Andrienko arrived in Dushanbe for this premiere.

The premiere was also attended by Zulfia Davlatzoda (Minister of Culture of the Republic of Tajikistan), Obid Nazariyon (First Deputy Minister of Culture of the Republic of Tajikistan), Semen Grigoriev (Russian Ambassador to Tajikistan), and Ibodullo Mashrabov (graduate of the last Tajik studio at GITIS).

26/05/2023

An in-person meeting of the Working Group on Culture of the Intergovernmental Russian-Indian Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific, and Cultural Cooperation was held in New Delhi, marking the first such gathering in three years. Edita Tibilova, Vice-Rector of GITIS, actively participated in the meeting.

Both sides expressed their support for the extension of the agreement on cooperation in creative education, initially signed in 2017 by the Russian Institute of Theatre Arts - GITIS and the National School of Drama of India. The collaboration involves various activities, such as student exchanges, tours, faculty internships, and the participation of students and experts in international festivals and scientific conferences.

Photos from GITIS International's post 25/05/2023

The Lika Rulla Workshop had the premiere of their latest musical production, titled "Casting."

The concept of "casting" holds significant importance in the life of every artist. Prior to gracing the stage, each musical performer must undergo a casting process for every project, continuously striving to secure roles. This entails completing participant applications, mastering suitable arias, preparing choreographic routines, managing nervousness, and, above all, demonstrating their exceptional talents.

In Educational Theater of GITIS, students from the Musical Theater Department took center stage to present their unique interpretation of these events. Leading the production as director and producer was the esteemed Lika Rulla, an accomplished master of the course. Collaborating as choreographers were Angelina Drubetskaya, Victoria Kanatkina, and Konstantin Sokolov.

Photos from GITIS International's post 23/05/2023

GITIS presented the play "Childhood" based on Leo Tolstoy's novel in Kazakhstan as part of the project "Russian Seasons - 2023".

Starting from May 11th, an educational program by GITIS on acting, directing, stage movement, and stage speech has been launched for students of the Kazakh National Academy of Arts. The masterclasses by leading theater university professors ran in Almaty until May 16th.

18/05/2023

For non-Russian applicants❗️

According to the quota set by Rossotrudnichestvo, the creative auditions and reviews of works for the acting and directing faculties, musical theater faculties, new directions of stage arts, scenography, and ballet master faculty will take place on May 20th and 27th, June 3rd, 10th, and 17th.

To register for the audition, you need to send an email to the International Department at [email protected].

In the email, please provide the following information: full name, country, city, age, and faculty.

12/05/2023

On May 8 & 9th GITIS students presented the play "Childhood" at the Educational Theater of the Kazakh National Academy of Arts.

Photos from GITIS International's post 01/05/2023

Taras Belousov (Dean of the Acting Department of GITIS) held a series of acting workshops for students of the Yerevan State Institute of Theater and Cinema.

These workshops were held within the framework of the First Russian-Armenian Forum of Education in Culture sector.

Photos from GITIS International's post 27/04/2023

The 14th edition of International Festival for Young Choreographers "Maria" recently finished at GITIS.

During this festival young choreographers from Russia and Kazakhstan presented 70 dance premiers.

Photos from GITIS International's post 25/04/2023

Italian actor and director Massimiliano Cutrera lead a class on Italian School of Stage Fencing during the Silver Sword Festival at GITIS.

24/04/2023

The world's only professional stage fencing festival started on April 22nd at GITIS

Festival participants, including professional actors and students of drama schools, will demonstrate their skills and compete in the championship.

The festival will be international and will be attended by Russian, Kazakh and Mongolian students and actors.

21/04/2023

GITIS will host the 13th International Festival of Stage Fencing "Silver Sword".

The only stage fencing festival in the world will be held for the thirteenth time on April 22-23rd at GITIS Educational Theater.

07/04/2023

Rector of the Russian Institute of Theatre Arts - GITIS Grigory Zaslavsky said that students of the university have released the first edition of the 'Theatre magazine'. In 2023 five editions of the publication are planned, as reported by TASS.

According to the rector of GITIS, the theatrical life is interesting to those people who are interested in telling about it. The magazine will publish not only critical articles on premieres, but also publications on the history and theory of theatre, as well as problematic articles, actor's and director's portraits.

As reported, the magazine will have a video version and be released as a podcast.

Photos from GITIS International's post 30/03/2023

Class of Boris Morozov presented the premiere of the play "Thunderstorm" based on the play of Alexander Ostrovsky.

The play was directed by Boris Morozov.

Photos from GITIS International's post 27/03/2023

The class of Nonna Grishaeva presented the premiere of the play "Dandelion Wine".

At the GITIS Educational Theater, students of the Faculty of New Directions in Performing Arts performed the choreographic production of “Dandelion Wine". The premier was directed by Pavel Ivlev.

17/03/2023

Vladimir Pankov has successfully recruited a group of Kyrgyz students at the Russian Institute of Theatre Arts (GITIS).

In total, 19 students from Kyrgyzstan were selected to study sound-drama, new directions of stage arts, and related master's and assistant-internship programs at GITIS, without incurring tuition fees.

Pankov expressed his appreciation to Grigory Zaslavsky, the Rector of GITIS, and Rossotrudnichestvo for their support in organizing the auditions. He also commended the selected Kyrgyz students for their eagerness and zeal during the selection process, noting that their enthusiasm was so intense that it had to be curbed. Pankov concluded by stating that theater is a demanding profession that is always full of surprises, and that he and his team will do their best to fulfill their creative duty with the new students.

Photos from GITIS International's post 23/02/2023

GITIS presented the premiere of the jazz performance "Orchestra Riot, or the Lying Dance".

The new performance is a special project within the framework of the federal program of the national jazz centenary celebration organized by Igor Butman Foundation with the support of the Presidential Fund for Cultural Initiatives and the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. You can see the production in GITIS Student Theater.

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