From 11 to 15 April, the director, choreographer and teacher Maxim Didenko, held training based on the principles of "physical theatre" at the School.
"Physical theatre exists on the intersection of dance and clowning, it develops the expression of the actor — not dramatic expression, but dance — through the body and psychophysics. Classical choreography pushes away from set forms and already established codes. I try to tease out the form of the inner pulsation of the actor, who is himself the author of his physical score."
The tuition included daily training, which lasted for three hours. The result of the training became the acting performances by the students based on the acquired knowledge from the course and recorded on camera.
"I am a theatre person and interacting with a movie camera was very interesting experience for me, I still have a limited grasp of this area. Partially for this reason I was interested in coming to see the students of the Moscow Film School. I have long been familiar with Ingeborga Dapkunaite, the curator of the acting course at the School, and when she invited me to work out with her students, I immediately agreed, and was pleased with the experience we had: the students were very passionate, and I liked being engaged with them for three hours every day."
Maxim Didenko is known for his collaboration with the Russian Engineering Theatre "AXE", the "Theatre of Nations", "Gogol Centre", "Moscow Art Theatre School" and other leading theatre venues.