THE VAKHTANGOV TECHNIQUE: AN INTRODUCTION Monday, July 14  – Thursday, July 17, 2014. Daily 6 – 9 pm  Oleg Mirochnikov, Belka’s artistic director, will run a series of workshops for Belka Productions on the Vakhtangov Technique at Pushkin House, London, from the 14th – 17th July. This course, open to anyone, runs over 4 evenings (Monday – Thursday), and introduces the actor to The Vakhtangov Technique and its key principles through a series of individual and group exercises. The Vakhtangov Technique aims to enhance an actor’s versatility, enabling him/her to respond to any given artistic task with spontaneity, artistic courage and justification. Actors will be guided through an exciting mix of exercises, and encouraged to enter a creative environment where any act of expression is possible. During the course, actors will strengthen their internal and external flexibility, ensuring they are able to express themselves physically on stage. Perfecting this enables the actor to heighten internal freedom, fully justify artistic creations, and execute them fearlessly with absolute belief.   DATES Monday 14th July: 6.00-9.00pm Tuesday 15th July: 6.00-9.00pm Wednesday 16th July: 6.00-9.00pm Thursday 17th July: 6.00-9.00pm The cost of the 4 day intensive course is £200.00. Places are strictly limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. To book, please email at: info@belkaproductions.co.uk   VENUE Pushkin House, 
5a Bloomsbury Square, 
London WC1A 2TA Pushkin House is a 3-minute walk from Holborn Underground Station. For more information and to download a course pack please click here.  

Oleg Mirochnikov (Courtesy of Pushkin House, London)

Oleg Mirochnikov (Courtesy of Pushkin House, London)

Oleg Mirochnikov trained as an actor at the Belorussian Academy of Theatre and Art in Minsk and performed extensively in film, stage and TV in his native country before coming to Western Europe. As a Theatre Director and Acting Coach, he has worked throughout Europe and the UK. His work draws equally from the three great masters of the Russian stage: Stanislavski, Meyerhold and Vakhtangov. He has trained generations of successful actors including the likes of Russel Brand, Michael Fassbender, Tom Hardy and Emilia Clarke. Over the years Oleg has been involved in a variety of research projects with a particular emphasis on the Vakhtangov technique. Recent credits include X-Men: First Class, acting as dialogue coach to Kevin Bacon and other members of the cast, and World War Z, on which he worked as both an actor and Russian consultant. Recent stage credits include the critically acclaimed Before I sleep by Dreamthinkspeak, and Belka’s, A Warsaw Melody (Arcola) & Sunstroke (Platform Theatre). He was a consultant on the recent transfer of the Mossovet State Theatre’s productions of Three Sisters and Uncle Vanya to Wyndham’s Theatre. Oleg is also a prolific voice over artist and director. Recent clients include the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Disney, and the Discovery Channel.