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Drama, Movement, and Art Classes at Classika Theatre

Second session beginning the week of November 6th

At Classika Theatre’s Studio

Saturdays, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays

Prices from $150 - $200

Classes take place once per week for six weeks and range from 45 minutes to 90 minutes.

Please call 703.824.0660 or visit www.classika.org for more information.



Classika-Synetic Theater artists will begin teaching the second round of classes in drama, movement, and art. Classes are available to students from four and up, and they are taught by the professional artistic staff of Classika-Synetic Theater.


The Tsikurishvilis and resident Synetic actors teach classes on physical acting in the Synetic style. Classes are divided by age group for children, and there is also a class specifically for professional adult actors. Classes will focus on pantomime, stylistic movement, group improvisation skills, and style approaches ranging from classical drama to tragic farce.


Lilila Slavova will teach standard drama classes for young people and an adult Russian-method acting class. Depending on the age-level of the students, children will focus on basic acting techniques, character creation, and actor interaction. All this is done through nursery rhymes (4 – 6 years old), fairy tales (7 - 9), multicultural stories (7 – 9, and 10+), and children’s literature (10+). Adults will work with various schools of Russian acting techniques: Stanislavksy, Michael Chekhov, and Boleslavsky. Students will be able to get an in-depth and hands-on understanding of the lions’ of Russian theater’s acting styles, and as these theatrical approaches are frequently used in American theater, professional actors can hone their skills for their professional work.


Ksenya Litvak, resident set and costume designer for Classika Theater, received her post-graduate and MFA degrees from the prestigious St. Petersburg state Theatre Arts Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia. Her specialties include graphics, painting, sculpture, puppet, and marionette design and technology. This session will focus on 20th century artistic techniques ranging from impressionism to surrealism and the appliqué style of Matise. Students will have the opportunity to learn about and experiment with these artistic modes so well known to the modern eye.

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