The GITIS school dedicated to theatre education was held for the first time in Santiago
GITIS representatives shared their experience in acting and stage movement
The first GITIS School dedicated to methods of theatre education was held in Santiago. The project was implemented with the support of the Russkiy Mir Foundation, the Volnoe Delo Foundation and the Public Council under International Humanitarian Cooperation (Rossotrudnichestvo). TV BRICS is the information partner of the school.
As part of the School, GITIS representatives shared their experience in acting and stage movement. The event was attended by the dean of the acting department of GITIS, senior lecturer of the department of acting skills Taras Belousov, professor, head of the department of stage plastic arts of GITIS, Honored Artist of the Russian Federation Aidar Zakirov, as well as vice-rector for general issues and project management Marina Kiryushkina.
The dean of the acting department of GITIS, Taras Belousov, shared his impressions of the project: “The school was great. We were greeted very positively and joyfully. In Chile they know about Stanislavsky’s system, they know Russian theatre, Russian directors and actors, so we mainly did practice: we conducted intensive classes in craftsmanship and stage movement, where we did various exercises.”
The head of the stage plastic arts department at GITIS, Aidar Zakirov, said that plastic disciplines are not included in the curriculum of Chilean theatre universities. During the GITIS School in Chile, agreements were concluded with leading theater universities, including the private University Finis Terrae and the University of Chile.
The sides discussed the possibility of exchange training, the implementation of joint creative projects and the writing of Russian and Spanish educational literature. The University of Chile expressed interest in cooperation within the framework of festivals and advanced training of teachers in Russia. There was also a meeting between GITIS and the “Teatro a Mil” foundation, which organises the largest international theatre festival “Santiago a Mil International Theatre Festival” in Chile. The festival includes performances, discussions and educational programs, in which GITIS was invited to take part.
The possibility of staging a play with the participation of Chilean actors based on the works of Chekhov under the guidance of a GITIS lecturer was discussed. The collaboration between GITIS and the Teatro a Mil Foundation may be presented at the next Santiago a Mil International Theatre Festival.
The GITIS school in Chile was held as part of the Priority 2030 strategic academic leadership program.