Two-Day Acting Workshop with Andrei Malaev-Babel
Join us for an incredible opportunity to participate in a two-day acting workshop for actors, directors and teachers of theatre, led by Andrei Malaev-Babel, Head of Acting at Florida State University.
In this workshop combining demonstration and audience participation, you will work closely with Professor Malaev-Babel and his colleagues from the Moscow Demidov Laboratory to study and improve your acting techniques.
Workshop will take place on Friday, October 19 at 4:30p.m. – 7:30 p.m. and Thursday, October 25 at 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. We encourage you to participate in the workshop on both days to take the full advantage of it. Please note that registration made for October 19 will be valid for October 25.
During the 1st part of the workshop, Professor Malaev-Babel and members of the Moscow Demidov Laboratory will introduce exercises in the organic inner technique. During its 2nd part, participants will be able to practice the technique, under expert guidance.
Space is limited to 40 people only and open to those who are currently students/teachers involved in some aspect of theater and general public interested in gaining performing/acting skills.
Workshops will be in English and Russian.
Andrei Malaev-Babel is the Head of Acting at the Florida State University/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training. He is a member on several boards including the Michael Chekhov Association in NYC and the advisory board of Stanislavski Centre (UK).
From 1997 to 2005, Mr. Malaev-Babel served as the Producing Artistic Director for the Stanislavsky Theater Studio (STS), an award-winning company and conservatory in Washington, DC. In 2000 he was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award as an Outstanding Director for the STS production of Dostoyevsky’s The Idiot. His productions were presented at The Kennedy Center and The National Theater in Washington, DC, where he also appeared as a performer. He has also served on the faculty of The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.
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, The Keenan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Russian Embassy in the US. He is working nationally and internationally, conducting workshops, presenting and performing for conferences, festivals and theater programs, including Russian State Institute of Performing Arts (St. Petersburg), Stanford University, The University of Windsor (Canada), International Volkov Theater Festival (Russia), 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) and The Arena Stage Theater (Washington, DC).
Professor Malaev-Babel’s film documentary Finding Babel (David Novack, dir.), on the life and works of Russian-Jewish author and playwright Isaac Babel, has premiered at prestigious international festivals in the US, Russia, Estonia, Ukraine and Israel, and it won the Grand Jury Prize at the Moscow International Jewish Film Festival. His one-man show, Babel: How It Was Done in Odessa, has been presented by key national and international organizations, including the UN’s presentation in Moscow.
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. In 1985, he co-founded the Moscow Chamber Forms Theater, one of the first private professional theater companies in Russia.
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