Concert master-class of Azerbaijan studio in Schukin Theater
Tradition of national groups exists in the Theater Institute named after Boris Schukin since 1953. This week, a concert master-class of fourth-year students of the Azerbaijan Studio, opened in 2016, was held on the large stage of the Schukin Educational Theater. Behind the scenes, head of the Studio, director and teacher Mikhail Borisov told Vestnik Kavkaza about his students: “They knew a lot even before their admission to the Institute, but they had separate skills that were not based on solid foundation of actor’s skill school.
They also have emotionality and mobility. We're trying to strengthen this by preserving the best and rejecting the unnecessary. As a result, it seems like students will rise to another level and will benefit the Azerbaijani theater. Terminologically, this is the Vakhtangov school, which is based on the Stanislavsky system. Stanislavsky acknowledged that Yevgeny Bagrationovich Vakhtangov knows the system even better than he. It includes sequence of exercises developed by Vakhtangov. Students of the Azerbaijan Studio are currently studying following this system, and I hope students will reach their goals."
A concert class is the a genre in which students demonstrate their basic skills. The ability to interact with invisible object trains memory of physical actions. Skills of stage combat, vocal skills and playing with partner are classic arsenal of the Vakhtangov and Schukin systems. Graduation performances of the Azerbaijan Studio will be the based on the play by Bertold Brecht and Guillerme Figueiredo. Despite the national nature of the studio, when it comes to our pedagogical arsenal, there are examples of world poetry and dramaturgy."
“We educate students in Russian classics, modern Western literature, and Azerbaijani drama. Our plans for“ Arshin mal Alan ”are the pearl of not only Azerbaijani world musical drama,” Mikhail Borisov says.