My word: Look at this in HK, how fantastic:
Artistic Director / Director: Lev Dodin
Winner of the Europe Theatre Prize,
Laurence Olivier Award & Stanislavski Award
At the turn of the 20th century, actor, director and theorist Constantin Stanislavski met with huge success in directing Anton Chekhov’s plays as both creative geniuses helped to propel forward dramatic realism. A century on, Russian theatrical master Lev Dodin has shown himself to be a remarkable successor to Stanislavski and his method acting system, taking the portrayal of life on stage to a new level. Widely known for his rigorous training regimen, Dodin demands that each of his productions be rehearsed for at least two years to give actors the time to immerse themselves in their characters. With every expression and gesture, his performers breathe and live as real people, directly and effectively engaging with the audience.