The Stanislavski Centre at Rose Bruford College presents a talk by:

Anatoly Vasiliev

Psychological, Ludic and Metaphysical Techniques in Theatre Practice
Психологические, игровые и метафизические техники театральной практики.

“I would like to present, in simple terms, a systematic approach to ‘action’ proposed by Stanislavski as well as the subsequent reconstruction of that system, developed over a period of twenty years in my laboratory practice first in Moscow at the School of Dramatic Art, and later in Europe. This is an evolution of Stanislavski’s fundamental principles regarding ‘action’, which leads to conceptual and metaphysical theatre practice, and most unexpectedly is in opposition to psychological theatre.”
Anatoly Vasiliev

Date:  Tuesday 4 December 2018

Time: 6pm

Venue: The Rose Theatre

Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance
Burnt Oak Lane
DA15 9DF
Booking essential. No cost for tickets.

Anatoly Vasiliev: a brief profile

Anatoly Vasiliev is an acclaimed theatre director. He is artistic director of the Moscow Theatre School of Dramatic Arts. He graduated in 1973 from GITIS (the State Institute of Theatre Arts) where he trained with Andrei Popov and Maria Knebel (who was a pupil of Stanislavski).

Vasiliev and the group of actors that had gathered around him worked at the Stanislavski theatre for several years before he left in 1982. In 1987, Vasiliev founded the Moscow Theatre School of Dramatic Art.  Many of the performers who had worked with him at the Stanislavski Theatre moved to the School of Dramatic Art.

A new building for the School of Dramatic Art opened in 2000 in central Moscow. Projects of his laboratory work there include Plato’s “Republic”, “Soirée Molière”, “Matinée Pushkin” (2000), “Homer. Iliad” (1996-2002). “K …” (based on Pushkin’s poems, 2000), Pushkin’s “Mozart and Salieri” (2000), “Medea-material” of Heiner Müller (2001), “Iliad. Chant XXIII” of Homer (2001), “From the Voyage of Onegin” Pushkin (2004).

Vasiliev left Russia in 2006. In 2010 he began a three-year course for the training of theatre teachers in Venice. In 2011, he launched a research seminar on acting techniques at the Grotowski Institute in Wrocław, Poland. Since then, Vasiliev has continued teaching in Italy, Greece, Spain, Germany and he led a biennial theatre art residency at Wroclaw in the Jerzy Grotowski Centre.

In 2016 Vasiliev returned to direct La Musica deuxième by Marguerite Duras at the Comédie-Française in Paris. He has been awarded numerous international prizes. In March 2016 Vasiliev was selected by UNESCO’s International Theatre Institute (ITI) to address the world on World Theatre Day.