Art director: Larisa G. Bystritskaya - choreographer of TPU International Culture Center, master-level dance teacher. For the past 10 years TPU Dance Theatre preserves folk art and world's cultural traditions. Repertoire of the theatre is diverse: from dances of the peoples of Russia to modern choreography.
«Restless Hearts» TPU staff and labour veterans ensemble
Art director and founder: Maksim M. Myasoedov Student Musical Union was established in September 2009 for students of Tomsk Polytechnic University with big musical ambitions. Not only musicians can join the union, but also people fond of video, art management, image making.
KVN (a.k.a. KBH) is a form of intercollegiate improvisational comedy theater team competition. Historically, this «Humorous Acting Game» has been the primary extracurricular activity of university students throughout the former Soviet Union.
KVN the Russian humor game show first appeared on TV in 1961. The name of the show can be translated into English as the Club of the Cheerful and Quick-Witted. Both carefully rehearsed sketches and instant improvisations make this game enormously popular.
Art director of TPU KVN School: Natalia E. Lavrentieva TPU formed a great number of teams presenting TPU and Tomsk in the official leagues of KVN International Union. In 2008 a year-round KVN School was opened at TPU. Our school is available to all teams, regardless of what university they represent. School classes are free of charge.
Opera and Vocal Music Club
Tuesday 9:30-11:30 (International Culture Center)
Thursday 9:30-13:00, 14:00-16:30 (International Culture Center)
Art director: Alla K. Pestereva «Peresek» Folk Music Ensemble was created in 1987. Its repertoire includes hundreds of songs, dozens of national dances, circle dances and ritual complexes. «Peresek» is a multiple winner of the All-Russia competitions. It is often invited to give concerts at various sites of Tomsk and region.
«Ragtime» Jazz Studio is a vocal group with great experience in concert and creative activities. «Ragtime» was opened at the premises of Tomsk Polytechnic University under the guidance of talented artists - Svetlana Kozlova and Irina Abushaeva.
Students training includes the following subjects:
Tomsk City Orchestra of TPU International Culture Center
Monday, Thursday 09:30-12:45 (International Culture Center)
Tuesday 14:30-17:45 (International Culture Center)
Art director and conductor: Olga Aleshina Orchestra Director: Nadezhda Kazarinova The orchestra is well-loved by Tomsk audience due to its diverse repertoire, cooperation with leading Russian musicians and Tomsk rising stars - students of Tomsk and Seversk music schools, Tomsk College of Music named after E.V. Denisov, repeat winners of Russian competitions and festivals.
Art director: Pavel I. Nikitin, laureate of international and national festivals, artist, member of the Union of Theatrical Figures of the Russian Federation. What the difference between the Musical Studio and other groups of TPU International Culture Center? We are fond of the musical genre! We learn to sing, dance, write songs, make videos, and of course acting. We have a great experience of solo performances on the sites of the city, great creative projects and victory in various festivals and competitions.
Art director: Tatyana Vinogradova, songwriter and teacher «Reflection» Popular Music Studio was created in 2003. Since its establishment the studio has been a regular participant of all student activities conducted within the walls of Tomsk Polytechnic University and beyond.
Art director: Larisa Okisheva, leading actressof Seversk Theater for Children and Youth. TPU Drama Group provides classes in acting developed in the best Russian Theater Universities, speech trainings, breathing and coordination exercises.
Director: Aleksandr S. Pus «ART-concept» Photo Studio was created for TPU students fond of photography and ready not only to develop their creative potential in this area, but also to implement it in various photo projects.
Opera Singing School of Ludmila Travkina, People’s Artist of Russia
Monday, Sunday 14:00-19:00 (International Culture Center)
Art director: Lyudmila Travkina, People's Artist of Russia, leading actressof Seversk Theater for Children and Youth, permanent member of the jury of international festivals and competitions. Accompanist: Ksenia V. Antonova The school was opened in 2008. Since then it trained dozens of opera singers shining at the stages of different Russian cities.
TPU International Culture Center, 13v Usova Street