In October, GITIS rector Grigory Zaslavsky visited Senegal
During a visit to Dakar, Russian Institute of Theatre Arts ( GITIS), a partner of the TV BRICS International Media Network, a cooperation agreement was concluded 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.
The Minister of Culture and Historical Heritage of Senegal, Aliou Sow, expressed warm support for the idea of cooperation between GITIS and the Grand Theatre of Senegal. He emphasized the importance of these relationships for the development of the country’s theatrical culture and expressed hope for the further development of the creative union.
National School of Arts has also shown great interest in further cooperation with GITIS. The plans include holding master classes by GITIS teachers in Senegal, in which students from the National School of Arts will take part. The signing ceremony of the declaration of cooperation took place at the office of the National School of Arts in Dakar with the support of the Embassy of the Russian Federation.
GITIS Rector Grigory Zaslavsky also announced the possibility of accepting Senegalese students to study at GITIS. The chairman of the Senegalese actors’ union, Pape Fay, expressed his interest in this news and noted that this is a great opportunity for Senegalese actors.
Cooperation between GITIS and the Grand Theatre of Senegal opens up new opportunities for the development of theatrical art and cultural exchange between Russia and Senegal. This event is designed to strengthen partnerships between the countries and promote the development of theatrical culture in both countries.