GITIS are interested in the development of Russian-Chinese theatrical dialogue

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Cultural cooperation of the University with the Chinese theatre schools resumed in the last two years, and in the near future its further development, said at a press conference, representatives of the Russian University.

«International cooperation is a priority for us, and work with China is very important to us. Over the past two years, the contacts were resumed after a short break, now the contacts we have quite fruitful. For example, very flattering contacts with two theatre schools in China — Central Academy of drama and Shanghai theater Academy», — said the head of the international relations Department of the University Natalia Plyusnina.

The Dean of Director’s faculty of GITIS Vladimir Bicer noted the high interest of Chinese students to theatrical art of Russia.

«The interest of Chinese students to the theatrical themes that we raise, is very high. In the summer of 2017 began theatre workshops for Chinese students. Those groups that came to us in Moscow, were really good, they have a background they want to continue their education, they clearly voiced their issues with them very interesting to talk to. They have substantial questions, we are ready to reveal to them his methodology. We have something to share», he said.

In addition, he expressed interest in further development of Russian-Chinese theatrical dialogue. «About 50 people have already arrived, we are ready to invite a large number of people. We want our students visited China and studied the techniques and disciplines that are strong in the Chinese drama school, for example, we are very interested in Beijing Opera and is ready to meet Chinese students,» shared Baucher.

Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on holding the Year of theatre in 2019.