Acron Group becomes a partner of the project of Andrei Konchalovsky Foundation to Support Cinema and Theatre, which offers training within an experimental directing and acting workshop at the Russian University of Theatre Arts GITIS.
The five-year course brings in the best instructors in Russian and European theatre and world literature to cover a curriculum that includes Commedia dell'arte with Italian specialists, interpreting Shakespeare with professors from the UK, Molière’s theatre with lecturers from France, and the aesthetics of Japanese theatre with instructors from Japan.
Andrei Konchalovsky, who is the driving force behind the programme, said, “I would like to create a model course to ensure that GITIS graduates are not just the theatre professionals, but also highly educated people of culture well-informed on many issues regarding theatre, culture in general, literature and even politics”.
Chairman of Acron Group’s Coordinating Board Viatcheslav Kantor expressed his confidence in the success of the project: “A new generation of directors and actors will benefit hugely from Andrei Konchalovsky’s personal involvement, his knowledge and his energy. We are especially pleased that the course includes Jewish literature and arts based on the works of Sholem Aleichem, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Marc Chagall and others. This type of education is important to prevent the rise of xenophobia among young people”.