Yuri Muravitsky is a Russian director, playwright, actor, laureate of the National Theater Award «Golden Mask».
Yuri Muravitsky: «I do not want to use the word “master”, the “curator” is more precise. I also don't want to call the course a “course”, it's the laboratory, where we together will be engaged in search,
to search for answers to the most important questions for this profession. This is due, in particular, to the fact that we almost completely abandon the linear system of education and move on to a modular system. That is classes are taught in blocks (modules). During the semester each teacher will hold one intensive: these will be master classes of different duration, on average one month. As a result of each master class, students will come to a definite result.
It is important that among the teachers of acting, are different people with different visions of the profession. This allows students to gain a comprehensive understanding of the profession and the world in general. Also in the curriculum there is an occupation in scenic speech, vocals, lectures on the history of the theater, a large number of bodily practices: plastic, modern dance, stage movement, defile lessons. An important feature of our laboratory is the use in the actor's learning of performative practices. In addition, to special disciplines the students of the laboratory will attend “streaming” lectures. It's general lectures about the history of cinema, history of arts, philosophy, psychology, which is absolutely necessary».