Meyerhold’s Biomechanics Masterclass with Gennady Bogdanov

  • Meyerhold’s Biomechanics Masterclass with Gennady Bogdanov
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About this course


5 days

Term Start

Monday 06 July to Friday 10 July 2020

A five-day intensive masterclass practicing and exploring the fundamental principles of Meyerhold’s Biomechanics. This system of movement training for actors has been written about extensively and increasingly become more widely taught on an academic level at many institutions throughout the UK. This is a rare opportunity to study this system on a practical level with the world’s leading exponent of Theatrical Biomechanics.

“Meyerhold…Kustov…..Bogdanov. In working with Gennady Bogdanov, it soon becomes very clear that you are in the presence of someone only two hand-shakes away from Vsevelod Meyerhold himself.  What better way to learn this embodied knowledge.”   
Terence Mann – Director/Actor/Senior Lecturer in Acting at UCLan

Why choose this course?

  • Gennady Bogdanov is the world’s leading practitioner in Meyerhold’s Biomechanics
  • Gennady only rarely visits the UK
  • A chance to experience first-hand this embodied knowledge from the the man who trained with one of Meyerhold’s Actors.

Fee and Application Information

How to Apply

Course cost: 
£575 early bird (ends Monday 13 April) or £650 full fee

£300 for 7 night booking (Sunday 05 – Saturday 11 July)

If you have any questions about this course, please email


Terms and Conditions

  • The College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or cancel any course. If the College cancels a course you have booked onto your fee will be fully refunded;
  • All courses are subject to a minimum number of students and will not be guaranteed until this number is reached;
  • The College reserves the right to refuse admission on to any of our programmes;
  • It is strongly recommended that all students insure themselves to cover the loss of fees or travel costs in the event of cancellation, illness or travel problems, for which the College cannot accept any liability;
  • Fees are non-returnable once a student has started the course;
  • All fees must be paid in full prior to the start of the course;
  • Full fees will be refunded for cancellations within two weeks of booking;
  • In the event of a cancellation after two weeks from the booking date, a sum of £100 will be retained to cover administration costs;
  • The College does not offer deferments for courses not attended.

Course content

This course is ideal for actors, performers, directors, dancers, teachers and students. It will cover:

  • First steps
  • Biomechanics principles of created theatrical gesture
  • Working with the theatrical space
  • Training with sticks and tennis balls
  • Balance
  • Rhythm
  • Work on the Classical Etudes of Meyerhold’s Theatrical Biomechanics


Tutor Profile

Gennady Nikolaevich Bogdanov graduated as an actor from Russian University of Theatre Arts (GITIS) in 1972. In the same year he joined the company of the Theatre of the Satire of Moscow where he worked as an actor for 20 years. At the same theatre he became the student of Master Nikolai Kustov (actor and instructor of theatrical biomechanics, that worked with Meyerhold till 1938).

Gennady Bogdanov decided to dedicate his artistic life to theatrical biomechanics, he is a founder and director of International School of Theatrical Biomechanics in Perugia, Italy.

From 1990 he has taught theatrical biomechanics across the world via demonstrations, conferences and workshops (Austria, Australia, Brazil, Belgium, Canada, China, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, UK, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Serbia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, USA.)

In 2017 He was awarded an Honorary Fellowship at the University of Central Lancashire UK, in recognition of his on-going work at that institution.

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