Movement: Directing/Teaching Lab

August 16 - 22, 2019

The international program aims at performance and movement practitioners from all over the world interested in movement directing and teaching.

The workshop is open to actors and dancers interested to expand and diversify their professional vocabulary, instructors who work with actors, practitioners from sport and holistic mind-body practices interested to improve their understanding of practical and theoretical aspects of movement in contemporary performance.

This course offers a special vocational teaching in the field of movement for actors and production practice for movement directors. 

There are opportunities for the development of individual movement skills and their application to the work with actors. 

Tradition, experience, eclecticism and innovation summarize the understanding of movement training for theatre. This unique course was created in this spirit.

Practical sessions are designed to enhance the skills of movement teachers and movement directors.
Students may expect to encounter the techniques by the outstanding movement practitioners, such as Stanislavsky, Meyerhold, M.Chekhov which got incorporated into Ostrenko's Method of performers physicality.

The course is taught by the experienced professional practitioners, experts in movement pedagogy, movement direction and movement research in intercultural groups and projects.

The working language is English


To apply for participation, please fill in the online Application Form
If you have questions about this program, please contact

Participation fee is 850 EUR (early bird reduced fee) / 950 EUR
The fee covers participation in all events of the program - practical training and discussions. 

For groups of 10 persons and more there is special offer.

The organizers reserve the right to make changes and add-ins in the schedule.

August 16th: 

From 13:00 - Group arrival and check-in.
16:15-16:30 - IUGTE Programme Coordinator meets the group. 
16:30-18:00 - First group meeting and introduction.
18:00-19:00 - Dinner.
August 17th - 20th:

7:00-8:00 - Warm-Up in nature.
8:00-9:00 - Breakfast.
10:00-12:00 - Practical training.
12:00-13:00 - Lunch
13:00-14:00 - Break
14:00-18:00 - Practical training.
18:00-19:00 - Dinner
19:00-19:30 - Break
19:30-21:00 - Creative diary: evening lectures, discussions and creation.

August 21st:

7:00-8:00 - Warm-Up in nature.
8:00-9:00 - Breakfast.
10:00-12:00 - Practical training.
12:00-13:00 - Lunch
13:00-14:00 - Break
14:00-18:00 - Practical training.
19:00 - Final buffet dinner & party. 

August 22nd: 

7:30-9:00 - Breakfast
9:00 - Check-out and departure.

IUGTE Staff will be glad to help you in planning your travel itinerary, information on accommodation options and practical details!

of the past programmes!

"...IUGTE is one of the most inspirational experiences
my life.
I found teachers 
with big T..."
Eva Zdvořilá, Czech Republic

"It was one of my best weeks ever - I have had a lot of weeks so that is saying something. What was amazing was the group dynamic...We were marvelling about how we all came together from all corners of the world and our common interests bonded us within MINUTES. Wow!"
Rod Dixon, UK

"Participating in one of IUGTE workshops will not only give you new skills but will also help you gain a fresh perspective on your practice. ...This has genuinely been one of the best experiences of my life. Recommended!"
Magdalena Krohn, UK

"I'll custody with care the fantastic emotions of this magic week and 
I will keep with me every words, every movements, every things, the fantastic atmosphere with a group of beautiful persons with great souls, the sensation of peace in a nice place in contact with the nature and the Whole! Thanks a lot!"
Valeria Vallone, Italy

"ArtUniverse, IUGTE and the  Ostrenko brothers are doing a brave thing. In a world of increasing materialism they are investing in the technologies of the imagination and the human heart. They are connecting international dancers, actors and  live performers though the universal language of the moving body. Through their work;  
‘originates a spontaneous blossom in each artist’..." 
Jack Beglin, Ireland

"We had enchanting group of people, all coming from different countries, cultures, speaking different languages and still working together. It was so good to exchange ideas, suggestions and skills in between the classes and so good to meet lovely artistic people from all parts of the world. I am glad that I participated in this workshop; it was indeed a very special experience"
Kiran Pavaskar, India

"Totally amazing experience in Austria at IUGTE. Wonderful teachers. Fabulous lessons learnt. Brilliantly organised event. All shared with truly special people... I am so very blessed and happy. Thank you IUGTE. I'm already looking forward to the next time"
Lisa Adams-Davey, UK

"I smile to remember how fun, curious, passionate, mature, funny and serious the group was,
in appropriate measure and at the appropriate time. We enjoyed a rare experience of community during our time together.
This, combined with the accepting and open teaching style of the course teachers and the peaceful, relaxing environment that Retzhof castle provided, more than fulfilled my wish for a supportive learning environment and group" 
Amanda Banks, USA

"IUGTE surely acts like a bridge between traditional and contemporary theatre as well people from different nations. Thank you"
Aayushi Mehrish, India

"I miss you and Castle very very very much!!!!! Wish we could spent more time to create more magic..."
Hsing Ya Wu, Taiwan

I would like to thank Sergei for letting me look at directing and performing from a different conceptual perspective. And for reminding about sacred functions of theater and performance..."
Olga Merekina, China