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Gennadi Nikolaevich Bogdanov graduated as an actor from Russian University of Theatre Arts (GITIS) in 1972. In the same year he joined the company of the Theatre of the Satire of Moscow  where he worked as an actor for 20 years. At the same theatre he became the student of Master Nikolai Kustov (actor and instructor of theatrical biomechanics, that worked with Meyerhold till 1938).

Inherited the tradition of the Theatrical Biomechanics of Meyerhold, used as a basis of his work in the theatre, Master Bogdanov decide to dedicate his artistic life to theatrical biomechanics. That is why he starts to work at the Russian University of Theatre Arts first as a professor and then as a founder and director of International School of Theatrical Biomechanics.

Starting from 1990 Master Bogdanov makes known theatrical biomechanics all over the world through the demonstrations, conferences and workshops (Austria, Australia, Brazil, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, France , Wales, Germany, England, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Serbia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, USA, etc)

Since 1991 collaborates with the Mime Centrum of Berlin and with the Drama School Ernst Busch.
Since 1996 collaborates with ISTA (International School of Theatrical Anthropology) directed by Eugenio Barba, with “Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards Workcentre” of Wrozlaw and Pontedera.

As a director he worked in Italy, USA, Germany, France, England and Russia.

In Italy he started teaching Theatrical Biomechanics of Meyerhold since 1991 working among others with Academy of Dramatic Art “Silvio d’Amico”, the Teatro Tascabile of Bergamo, CUT of Perugia and Milan, the  “La Sapienza” University of Rome, the University of Siena\Arezzo and the Experimental School of the Actor of Pordenone.

Since 2004  he is founder and pedagogy director of the International Centre of Theatrical Biomeccanics of Perugia.


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Pedagogy Director:

Gennadi Nikolaevich Bogdanov

Artistic coordinator:

Claudio Massimo Paternò