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Moscow Art Theatre School

Published January 2006

6, Tverskaya Street, 7, Moscow, 125009, Russia
Phone: +7(495)6293936, +7(495)6297712
Fax: +7(495)6295767
E-mail: mhatschool@theatre.ru

The Moscow Art Theatre School was opened in 1943 as an affiliation of the Moscow Art Theatre (MKhAT). The idea of its creation belonged to Vladimir Nemirovitch-Danchenko, a close associate of Konstantin Stanislavsky. Initially, the school aimed at rearing professional actors for MKhAT. The core of the acting method taught at the school was originally developed by Stanislavsky to instill in the disciples an acute sense of genuinely organic acting that was close to people’s behavior in real life. The fundamentals of the Stanislavsky system have retained their priority meaning to date. Nevertheless, during the time it exists The Moscow Art Theatre School has significantly expanded the scope of disciplines taught and has been actively integrating into the practice of the world’s theatre. The Moscow Art Theatre School has developed partnership with some of the leading theatre schools, such as Paris Conservatory, London Academy of Musical and Dramatic Arts, Theatre School of Strasbourg. From April, 2003 Moscow Art Theatre School participated in the international educational project TEMPUS (TEMPUS “Russia/Europe Mobility & ECTS within the European Modern Languages”), successfully completed in October, 2005. For the last several years the Moscow Art Theatre School has trained sizeable groups of American students from the Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University.

There are 5 theatre specialization departments: Acting; Directing; Stage design; Costume design; Performing arts management.

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