The International Pacific Theater Festival
European Association for Theatre Culture. Artistic Director – Yuri Alshits

European Association for Theatre Culture. Artistic Director – Yuri Alshits

ACT-CENT, PROTEUS and SCOOT founded in 1994/95 under the leadership of Yuri Alshits as independent international theater centers in Berlin, Rome, Stockholm/Oslo. Since their establishment, these centers have worked closely together until in 2000 they joined forces in creating the European Association of Theatre Culture to try and bring the traditions of Western Europe and Russia closer together – within a fruitful cooperation, to explore the unified methodological principles of theatrical Education. All the activities of the Association are based on the notion that the theatre is a continuous training.

Yuri Alshits graduated from "the Theatre of Anatoly Vasiliev, where I worked for a long time, is called" School of Dramatic Art ". In this name two words were connected: "the School" and "the Theatre". This was the dream of Stanislavsky, and Grotowski was thinking about it. The school had to find its place in the Theater. It is the perfect mediating link between the actor and the director. In the school situation actors are not afraid to make mistakes, but they are usually deprived of this opportunity on the professional stage. There should be no border between the theatre and the school, the school and the theatre, the teacher and the director, the rehearsal and the performance. If we manage to connect it all, sure and the very face of the theater in the 21st Century
Yuri Alshits