14 performances will be shown at the III International Student Festival of graduation plays “GITIS fest”
The festival will become a platform for meeting and dialogue between the largest Russian and foreign theatrical schools
From 21 to 30 November the Russian Institute of Theatre Arts – GITIS will host the III International Student Festival of graduation performances “GITIS fest”, which will bring together theatre schools and theatres from Belgorod, Belgrade (Serbia), Vladivostok, Zarechny, Kazan, Moscow, New Delhi (India), St. Petersburg, Shanghai (China) and Yaroslavl.
The festival will become a platform for meeting and dialogue between the largest Russian and foreign theatre schools.
TV BRICS is the media partner of the event.
On the stage of GITIS, VGIK, Moscow Art Theatre School, Boris Shchukin Theatre Institute and Mikhail Shchepkin Higher Theatre School (Institute) performances will be presented by the Belgorod State Institute of Arts and Culture, Russian Theatre in Belgrade, Far Eastern State Institute of Arts, Theatre of Young Spectator’s Zarechny, Kazan Theatre School, All-Russian State University of Cinematography named after S. A. Gerasimov, Russian State Institute of Performing Arts (RGISI), Russian Institute of Theatre Arts – GITIS, Boris Shchukin Theatre Institute at the State Academic Theatre named after Yevgeny Vakhtangov, Moscow Art Theater institute of higher education School-Studio named after Vl. I. Nemirovich-Danchenko, The Mikhail Shchepkin Higher Theatre School (Institute) of the State Academic Maly Theatre of Russia, National School of Drama of India (New Delhi), Shanghai Theatre Academy (China) and Yaroslavl State Theater Institute. named after Firs Shishigine.
The festival’s playbill is diverse. For the first time, the Theatre of Young Spectator’s Zarechny will take part in the festival, presenting a performance by a creative team of GITIS graduates as part of the Rosatom Culture Territory project. There is a production that was born out of the joint School of GITIS and Belgorod Institute of Arts and Culture, as well as the subtleties of national cultures will be demonstrated by theatre universities of China and India.
The audience will see “A play based on the fairy tales of Yevgeny Klyuyev” (Belgorod), “Crime and Punishment” based on the novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky (Belgrade), “Once Again for Love” based on the play by Edvard Radzinsky (Vladivostok), “Tales of Edgar Allan Poe” (Zarechny), “A Thing Must Be Done” by Anton Chekhov (Kazan), “Warsaw Melody” by Leonid Zorin (Moscow), “An Ordinary Miracle” by Evgeny Schwartz (Moscow), “In Hangover at Someone Else’s Feast” by Alexander Ostrovsky (Moscow), “Tatiana. Onegin” based on the novel by Alexander Pushkin (Moscow), “Ivanov” based on the play by Anton Chekhov (Moscow), Traditional Music Theatre of India (New Delhi), “Zola” based on the fairy tale by Charles Perrault (St. Petersburg), “Evening of Traditional Chinese Opera” (Shanghai) and “Whispering and Timid Breathing” based on the stories by Alexander Vampilov (Yaroslavl).
“We are happy that this year the festival, which we invented a few years ago, takes place again in a face-to-face format, without which, of course, it is difficult to imagine theatre meetings. But more importantly, the festival is developing, bringing new participants into its orbit, which means that we will see how theatre is taught in new cities, new countries – participants of GITIS fest. Student performances allow us to fantasise about what the theatre of the future will be like – tomorrow, but also what it will be like in 10, 20 and more years, because it is those who graduate from theatre academies and institutes today who will make this theatre. We also want to present to the Moscow public the productions that yesterday’s GITIS graduates are staging in their new adult and independent lives. I would like to think that these performances will be a reason for all of us to be once again proud of our graduates, although theatre is that rare place where it is not customary to divide victories into one’s own and another’s,” said Grigory Zaslavsky, Rector of GITIS.
You can read the playbill and register for performances on the official website of the GITIS Educational Theatre.