Russian Theater School: Connecting Generations, Uniting Countries - Programme - St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum
Panel Discussion

Russian Theater School: Connecting Generations, Uniting Countries

14:00 — 15:30
General Staff Building, Third courtyard 6/8 Palace sq., St. Petersburg

Additionally, on November 16, Panel discussion #2 will be held at the Hermitage General Staff Building, whose main theme is "Russian Theater School: Connecting Generations, Uniting Countries." Participants will discuss challenges of hiring personnel in the industry, share their experiences in the theater industry, explore Konstantin Stanislavsky's system, which had a significant impact on theater worldwide, and discuss education.



  • Olga Lyubimova, Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation (Russia);
  • Grigory Zaslavsky, Rector of the Russian Institute of Theatrical Art GITIS (Russia);
  • Araji Ebru, Deputy Director of the State Conservatory, Assistant Dean of the Theater Faculty of Mimar Sinan University (Türkiye);
  • Aida Balayeva, Minister of Culture and Information of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Kazakhstan);
  • Sergey Bezrukov, Artistic Director of the Moscow Gubernskiy Theater (Russia);
  • Farhad Juraev, Director of the State Youth Theater of Uzbekistan (Uzbekistan);
  • Askold Zapashny, head of GITIS Сircus Director workshop (Russia);
  • Kirill Krok, Director of the Yevgeny Vakhtangov State Academic Theater (Russia);
  • Hao Zhong, President of Beijing Central Theater Academy (China);
  • Irakli Khintba, General Director of the Iskander State Russian Drama Theater F. A. Iskander (Abkhazia);
  • Nikolay Tsiskaridze, Rector of the Vaganova Ballet Academy (Russia);
  • Mikhail Shvydkoy, Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for International Cultural Cooperation (Russia).


First row speakers:


  • Beibit Bakhtygereev, Director of Akmola Regional Russian (Kazakhstan) Vyacheslav Vittikh, Artistic Director of the Aitmatov State National Russian Drama Theater. (Kyrgyzstan) Munira Dadaeva, Director of the Mayakovsky State Russian Drama Theater (Tajikistan) Alexander Sharovsky, Chief Director of the Samed Vurgun Azerbaijan State Russian Drama Theater (Azerbaijan) Sergey Stanojkovsky, producer, director, artist (Croatia)

Moderator: Marina Yudenich.