Young actors from BRICS+ countries to undergo training at one of the best theatre universities in Russia



Young actors from BRICS+ countries to undergo training at one of the best theatre universities in Russia

The programme is designed for young professionals from 21 to 35 years of age

Young drama theatre and cinema artists from BRICS+ countries will undergo professional training in Moscow in 2024. This is a new programme in the InteRussia internship cycle of the Gorchakov Foundation for Public Diplomacy, developed in the year of Russia’s BRICS Chairmanship in cooperation with the TV BRICS International Media Network and the Russian Institute of Theatre Art – GITIS. Among the first to express their desire to take the educational course were representatives of China, India, South Africa, Egypt, Argentina, Venezuela and Cuba.

“TV BRICS has an extensive network of cultural and educational partners in the BRICS+ countries. Given the high interest and sincere respect of foreign colleagues for Russia’s creative achievements, we offered to hold an internship for young theatre and film actors. The Beijing Film Academy, the Central Academy of Dramatic Art and University of Communication of China, the Bangalore University Film Academy from India, Lefra Productions, the largest theatre event organiser in South Africa, the Higher Institute of Cinematography of Egypt, the Cesar Rengifo Children and Youth Theatre from Venezuela, the Bicentenario Theatre of Argentina, and the Institute of Cinematography of Cuba have already been invited to participate. This large-scale international information and communication project is aimed at strengthening global humanitarian co-operation”

Janna Tolstikova CEO of TV BRICS

She also reminded that today more than 20 higher education institutions, the same number of international film festivals, as well as governmental authorities, large public and non-profit organisations cooperate with the media network in different BRICS+ countries.

The internship will run from 26 August to 22 September 2024, and you can
apply by 14 June. The programme is designed for young professionals from 21 to 35 years old – senior students of theatre and film schools, educational institutions for acting, professional actors from BRICS+ countries.

GITIS teachers will conduct trainings on acting and stage movement, tell the history of Russian theatre and about the creative path of the famous director and teacher Konstantin Stanislavsky, his system and students. The lectures are expected to be delivered by Mikhail Chumachenko, Artistic Director of the Moscow Regional Drama and Comedy Theatre, director, and Grigory Zaslavsky, Rector of GITIS, Honoured Art Worker of Russia. The internship participants will also be able to attend performances in the capital’s theaters.

“BRICS is a new and traditional direction for GITIS, because, for example, we have long-standing creative ties with the leading theatre schools of China and India. We are now opening up theatre spaces in other countries of the association and expect to hold the first GITIS school in Brazil in 2024. We know how worthily the Gorchakov Foundation represents Russia on the international stage, so we value their support and cooperation in organising the internship. And thanks to one of our most reliable and kind partners TV BRICS, with whom we work in many areas, the upcoming creative project will surely be known in all countries of the association”

Grigory Zaslavsky Rector of GITIS

The InteRussia internship cycle was launched in 2021 by the Gorchakov Foundation. The mission of the project is to strengthen and deepen scientific, social and cultural ties, create conditions for constructive dialogue between young specialists of Russia and foreign countries.

“InteRussia’s theatre arts internship is a new direction we are excited to start working in. Theatre acts as one of Russia’s instruments of soft power. The schools of Stanislavsky, Nemirovich-Danchenko and other distinguished Russian theatre directors are known far beyond the borders of our country and are included in classical textbooks all over the world. At the same time, the art of theatre itself has an incredible emotional potential, uniting people of different nations, religious affiliation and cultural traditions. We hope that our internship will confirm this,” said Victoria Karsliyeva, Deputy Executive Director of the Gorchakov Foundation.

The Gorchakov Foundation for the Support of Public Diplomacy was established by order of the President of Russia in February 2010 to promote the formation of a favourable public, political and business climate abroad for the Russian Federation.

Photo: GITIS




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