The S Word: Stanislavski in Context, University of Malta, April 2019

The S Word: Stanislavski in Context

Annual Symposium organised by

The Stanislavski Centre and The Department of Theatre Studies (University of Malta)

in collaboration with The University of California Riverside.

5th, 6th, 7th April 2019

Venue:                         The Valletta Campus of the University of Malta, Valletta, Malta

Keynote speakers:       Prof. Laurence Senelick (Tufts University) and Prof. Vicki Ann Cremona (University of Malta)

Co-conveners:             Dr. Paul Fryer (The Stanislavski Centre) and Dr Stefan Aquilina (University of Malta)

Creative Adviser:        Prof. Bella Merlin (University of California Riverside)

Following on from the past three successful editions of the Symposium, we are very pleased to announce the Call for Papers/Presentations for the fourth major event of The S Word project. 

In choosing ‘Stanislavski in Context’ as its title, the 2019 edition of The S Word Symposium shows a dual ambition. It invites proposals that reflect on Stanislavski’s work within the social, cultural, and political milieus in which it developed without however forgetting the ways in which this work was transmitted, adapted, and appropriated within recent and current theatre contexts. The Symposium’s reach, therefore, is both historical as well as contemporary, and participants are encouraged to think of Stanislavski both as an instigator of modern theatre as well as a paradigm for performance practices within twenty-first-century training and performance scenarios.

We invite proposals for contributions in the following formats:

  • an individual conventional paper (20 minutes);
  • practical/workshop sessions (40 minutes);
  • panel presentations (a minimum of three participants) (60 minutes);
  • and, for the first time this year, practice-as-research sessions/practical presentations (20 minutes).

In the first instance please send a short written proposal (no more than 300 words) to Dr. Paul Fryer (paul@paulfryer.me.uk) and Dr Stefan Aquilina (stefan.aquilina@um.edu.mt), to arrive no later than 30th November 2018. Please include a short bionote.

Publication: Selected papers and other material from this event will be published in a special edition of the journal, Stanislavski Studies, in March 2020.

Registration for this event is now open online:

https://www.um.edu.mt/events/stanislavski2019/registration

Early bird Registration Fee payable until 01 January 2019 midnight CET: EUR 175.

Standard Registration Fee payable until 29 March 2019 midnight CET: EUR 225.

Members of SCUDD, ATHE and FDS: EUR 160.

Concessions (including students, unemployed, pensioners): EUR 100.

This event is generously supported by the School of Performing Arts of the University of Malta.

 

Copy of The S Word: Stanislavski in Context, University of Malta, April 2019

The S Word: Stanislavski in Context

Annual Symposium organised by

The Stanislavski Centre and The Department of Theatre Studies (University of Malta)

in collaboration with The University of California Riverside.

5th, 6th, 7th April 2019

Venue:                         The Valletta Campus of the University of Malta, Valletta, Malta

Keynote speakers:       Prof. Laurence Senelick (Tufts University) and Prof. Vicki Ann Cremona (University of Malta)

Co-conveners:             Dr. Paul Fryer (The Stanislavski Centre) and Dr Stefan Aquilina (University of Malta)

Creative Adviser:        Prof. Bella Merlin (University of California Riverside)

Following on from the past three successful editions of the Symposium, we are very pleased to announce the Call for Papers/Presentations for the fourth major event of The S Word project. 

In choosing ‘Stanislavski in Context’ as its title, the 2019 edition of The S Word Symposium shows a dual ambition. It invites proposals that reflect on Stanislavski’s work within the social, cultural, and political milieus in which it developed without however forgetting the ways in which this work was transmitted, adapted, and appropriated within recent and current theatre contexts. The Symposium’s reach, therefore, is both historical as well as contemporary, and participants are encouraged to think of Stanislavski both as an instigator of modern theatre as well as a paradigm for performance practices within twenty-first-century training and performance scenarios.

We invite proposals for contributions in the following formats:

  • an individual conventional paper (20 minutes);
  • practical/workshop sessions (40 minutes);
  • panel presentations (a minimum of three participants) (60 minutes);
  • and, for the first time this year, practice-as-research sessions/practical presentations (20 minutes).

In the first instance please send a short written proposal (no more than 300 words) to Dr. Paul Fryer (paul@paulfryer.me.uk) and Dr Stefan Aquilina (stefan.aquilina@um.edu.mt), to arrive no later than 30th November 2018. Please include a short bionote.

Publication: Selected papers and other material from this event will be published in a special edition of the journal, Stanislavski Studies, in March 2020.

Registration for this event is now open online:

https://www.um.edu.mt/events/stanislavski2019/registration

Early bird Registration Fee payable until 01 January 2019 midnight CET: EUR 175.

Standard Registration Fee payable until 29 March 2019 midnight CET: EUR 225.

Members of SCUDD, ATHE and FDS: EUR 160.

Concessions (including students, unemployed, pensioners): EUR 100.

This event is generously supported by the School of Performing Arts of the University of Malta.

 

An Actor and Yoga: Russian State Institute of Performing Arts, St Petersburg, 26th/27th October

RUSSIAN STATE INSTITUTE

OF PERFORMING ARTS

34, Mokhovaia street, St. Petersburg, Russia, 191028

Tel: +7 (812) 273 15 81; Fax: +7 (812) 272 24 79; E-mail: office@tart.spb.ru

 

Call for Papers and Presentations

 

Under the aegis of The VII St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum’2018

International practice-as-research conference

An Actor and Yoga

at the Russian State Institute of Performing Arts

(former St. Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy, est. 1779),

St. Petersburg, Russia, 26th, 27th October 2018

Proposed program:

  1. Master-classes conducted by teachers who are leading yoga classes at St. Petersburg and Moscow theaters (Maly Theater – Theater of Europe, Theater “Masterskaya” of Grigory Kozlov, Praktika Theatre, etc.);
  2. Papers on the use of yoga in the process of actor training and further work of the actor on himself;
  3. Reports of actors and directors about their experience practicing yoga, and analysis of this practice;
  4. Demonstrations of meditation and pranayama techniques;
  5. Documentary film “Stanislavsky and Yoga” (Russian National TV Channel CULTURE, VGTRK, 2016). The film presents discussions about yoga in actor training with leading world theatre practitioners – directors Anatoly Vasiliev, Luk Perceval, Semen Spivak, playwright Ivan Viripaev, as well as Archimandrite Isidor, Grotowski’s researcher Natella Bashindgiagian, and young actors….

The symposium will open with keynote address

of Prof. Andrey Droznin (Schukin Theatre Institute and Moscow Art Theatre)

Convener of the conference is Prof. Sergei Tcherkasski, the author of “Stanislavsky and Yoga” (Routledge, 2016). Since 2016 for already two years the curriculum of his Acting Studio at RSIPA includes yoga classes for students-actors.

The conference is supported by the Russian Theatre Union, St. Petersburg Council of Theater Educators,

and St. Petersburg’s Iyengar Yoga Center “Ekagrata”, etc.

We invite written proposals for contributions in the following formats:

  • practical/workshop sessions (60 or 90 minutes’ duration)
  • papers (20 minutes’ duration).

In the first instance please send a short-written proposal (no more than 250 words) and your bio (no more than 100 words) to Prof. Sergei Tcherkasski sergei@ST1676.spb.edu

 

Final proposals should be sent to arrive no later than 1 September 2018.

Full details of attending the symposium will be published next month.

Please feel free to circulate this information among those who might be interested in yoga and actor training. We’ll be also grateful if you’ll suggest us interesting participants with experience in the topic and advise ideas for inclusion in the program.

Organizing Committee of the Conference “Actor and Yoga”

Rector of RSIPA – Natalia Pakhomova,

Head of Committee – Alexander Chepurov

Deputy Head of Committee – Sergei Tcherkasski

Head of Acting – Veniamin Filshtinsky

Head of Movement –  Tatiana Kuzovleva

Copy of The Stanislavski Centre/Routledge Annual Lecture 2018

The Stanislavski Centre presents

The Stanislavski Centre/Routledge Annual Lecture 2018

@ The Rose Theatre, Rose Bruford College, Sidcup DA15 9DF.
Wednesday 30th May at 19.00

Konstantin Stanislavski and Nikolai Demidov: Dialogue on Creative Subconscious
Prof. Andrei Malaev-Babel

One of the first three teachers of the Stanislavski System, Nikolai Demidov (1884-1953) was the original editor of Stanislavsky’s seminal book An Actor’s Work (An Actor Prepares). He co-founded the Fourth Studio of the Moscow Art Theatre, and served as the founding director of the Moscow Art Theatre School. As Stanislavsky’s close collaborator for over 30 years, Demidov was a professionally trained psychiatrist, and a specialist in esoteric disciplines, including yoga. Since 1909, Demidov shared with Stanislavski the materials on modern and classical psychology, eastern esoteric traditions, Christian Orthodox Hesychasm, as well as his own groundbreaking writings and experiments in organic acting technique. Under Demidov’s influence, Stanislavski authored the final chapter of An Actor’s Work: The Subconscious and the Actor’s Creative State. Professor Malaev-Babel’s lecture concentrates on the history of a creative relationship between Stanislavski and Demidov, including their dialogue on the role of the subconscious in an actor’s process.

Andrei Malaev-Babel is the Head of Acting at the Florida State University/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training. He served as the Producing Artistic Director for the Stanislavsky Theater Studio (STS), an award-winning company and conservatory in Washington, DC, where he was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award as an Outstanding Director. His one-man show, Babel: How It Was Done in Odessa, has been presented in the US and abroad, including the UN-produced presentation in Moscow. Mr. Malaev-Babel’s reputation as one of the leading experts on Russian theater and acting techniques, have brought him special engagements and commissions from institutions such as The World Bank, The Smithsonian Institution, Russian State Institute of Performing Arts (St. Petersburg), Stanford University, the Latin American Film Festival (Brazil), The Study Centre for Documentary Research into European Theatre and Opera (Italy), The Odessa Philharmonic (Ukraine), Young Vic Theatre, and The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (UK). He is an author, editor and contributor to several books on the key figures of Russian theatre, such as Yevgeny Vakhtangov, Michael Chekhov and Nikolai Demidov. He serves on the board of the Michael Chekhov Association in NYC, and on the advisory board of Rose Bruford College’s Stanislavski Centre. Andrei Malaev-Babel is a graduate of the renowned Vakhtangov Theater Institute in Moscow, Russia. He trained and worked under Alexandra Remizova, co-founder of the Vakhtangov Theater, Stanislavsky’s student and Vakhtangov’s protégé.

This event is sponsored by Routledge/Taylor & Francis.

Online booking is now open.

Full Price (£7.00)
https://store.bruford.ac.uk/product-catalogue/research-centres/research-events/annual-lectures

Concessions (retired/unwaged/student) (£5.00)
https://store.bruford.ac.uk/product-catalogue/research-centres/research-events/the-stanislavski-centre

If you have any questions about this event, please contact paul.fryer@bruford.ac.uk

The Stanislavski Centre/Routledge Annual Lecture 2018

The Stanislavski Centre presents

The Stanislavski Centre/Routledge Annual Lecture 2018

@ The Rose Theatre, Rose Bruford College, Sidcup DA15 9DF.
Wednesday 30th May at 19.00

Konstantin Stanislavski and Nikolai Demidov: Dialogue on Creative Subconscious
Prof. Andrei Malaev-Babel

One of the first three teachers of the Stanislavski System, Nikolai Demidov (1884-1953) was the original editor of Stanislavsky’s seminal book An Actor’s Work (An Actor Prepares). He co-founded the Fourth Studio of the Moscow Art Theatre, and served as the founding director of the Moscow Art Theatre School. As Stanislavsky’s close collaborator for over 30 years, Demidov was a professionally trained psychiatrist, and a specialist in esoteric disciplines, including yoga. Since 1909, Demidov shared with Stanislavski the materials on modern and classical psychology, eastern esoteric traditions, Christian Orthodox Hesychasm, as well as his own groundbreaking writings and experiments in organic acting technique. Under Demidov’s influence, Stanislavski authored the final chapter of An Actor’s Work: The Subconscious and the Actor’s Creative State. Professor Malaev-Babel’s lecture concentrates on the history of a creative relationship between Stanislavski and Demidov, including their dialogue on the role of the subconscious in an actor’s process.

Andrei Malaev-Babel is the Head of Acting at the Florida State University/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training. He served as the Producing Artistic Director for the Stanislavsky Theater Studio (STS), an award-winning company and conservatory in Washington, DC, where he was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award as an Outstanding Director. His one-man show, Babel: How It Was Done in Odessa, has been presented in the US and abroad, including the UN-produced presentation in Moscow. Mr. Malaev-Babel’s reputation as one of the leading experts on Russian theater and acting techniques, have brought him special engagements and commissions from institutions such as The World Bank, The Smithsonian Institution, Russian State Institute of Performing Arts (St. Petersburg), Stanford University, the Latin American Film Festival (Brazil), The Study Centre for Documentary Research into European Theatre and Opera (Italy), The Odessa Philharmonic (Ukraine), Young Vic Theatre, and The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (UK). He is an author, editor and contributor to several books on the key figures of Russian theatre, such as Yevgeny Vakhtangov, Michael Chekhov and Nikolai Demidov. He serves on the board of the Michael Chekhov Association in NYC, and on the advisory board of Rose Bruford College’s Stanislavski Centre. Andrei Malaev-Babel is a graduate of the renowned Vakhtangov Theater Institute in Moscow, Russia. He trained and worked under Alexandra Remizova, co-founder of the Vakhtangov Theater, Stanislavsky’s student and Vakhtangov’s protégé.

This event is sponsored by Routledge/Taylor & Francis.

Online booking is now open.

Full Price (£7.00)
https://store.bruford.ac.uk/product-catalogue/research-centres/research-events/annual-lectures

Concessions (retired/unwaged/student) (£5.00)
https://store.bruford.ac.uk/product-catalogue/research-centres/research-events/the-stanislavski-centre

If you have any questions about this event, please contact paul.fryer@bruford.ac.uk

Professor Richard Hornby

We note with great sadness the death of our friend and colleague Prof. Richard Hornby.

A member of the faculty of The University of California Riverside, where he had been Professor of Theatre since 1991, Richard was a founder member of the Advisory Board of The Stanislavski Centre, and had contributed to a number of our past events, most recently as the keynote speaker for our Sanford Meisner study day, The Reality of Doing, in 2011.

Richard was born in 1938, and held a Bachelors degree from MIT and an MA and PhD from Tulane University. His earlier academic career included posts at Bowdoin College, The University British Columbia, The University of Calgary and Florida State University.

He was theatre critic of The Hudson Review, New York City, since 1986, and his major publications included Mad About Theatre, Script into Performance and The End of Acting.

Internationally-recognized as an expert on dramatic literature and performance, Richard was a professional actor for 40 years, and directed over 50 theatre productions.

Sergei Tcherkasski wins prestigious Stanislavsky Prize

 

Advisory Board member Professor Sergei Tcherkasski ( Russian State Institute of Performing Arts, St Petersburg) who is also an editor of our journal, Stanislavski Studies, has been awarded the prestitious Stanislavsky Prize 2016/17 in the category of Theatre Studies and Theatrical Criticism.

 

The following announcement comes from the Colta/ru website:

The laureates of the Stanislavsky Prize

© International Foundation Stanislavsky

On November 7 at a press conference in Moscow, the jury of the Stanislavsky International Prize announced the winners of the 22nd season.

As reported by the TASS , this year the judges of the award were the directors Sergei Zhenovach and Alexei Borodin, the theatrical Alexei Bartoshevich, the actors Oleg Tabakov and Valery Barinov, the vice-president of the KS International Foundation. Stanislavsky Zeynab Seid-Zade.

Laureates of the Stanislavsky Award of the 2016-2017 season:

  • “For outstanding contribution to the development of the world musical theater” – art director and general director of the Mariinsky Theater Valery Gergiev;
  • “For his contribution to the development of theatrical work in Russia” – the director of the Yevgeny Vakhtangov Theater, Cyril Krok;
  • “Theater Pedagogy” – Professor of the Moscow Art Theater School Marina Brusnikina and Artistic Director of the Theater “Workshop” Grigory Kozlov;
  • “For contribution to the development of Russian theater art” – actress Alla Demidova and artistic director of the Kamalovsky Theater Farid Bikchentaev;
  • “Theatrical studies and theater criticism” – director and teacher Sergei Cherkassky;
  • “Mastery of the actor” – actress of the Alexandrinsky Theater Elena Nemzer;
  • “Mastery of the director” – Yevgeny Ibragimov, director of the Khakass puppet theater “Skazka” ;
  • “For contribution to the development of the world theater” – director Ivo van Hove(Netherlands);
  • “For outstanding achievements in the world of acting” – actors Jude Lawand Anthony Sher (Great Britain);
  • “Perspective” – ​​actors Maxim Blinovand Vyacheslav Kovalev ;
  • “For his contribution to the art of scenography” – the set designer Tatyana Selvinskaya.

The Stanislavsky International Award was established in 1994 by the same name foundation and has since been awarded annually for outstanding contributions to the development of theatrical art. According to the rules of the award, its nominees are not announced in advance, but immediately announced the list of winners, which at its final meeting determines the jury.