Organized by
IUGTE in collaboration with 

Movement: Directing/Teaching Lab


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



If you have questions about this program, please contact

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

January 7:
From 13:00 - Group arrival and check-in.
16:00-17:00 - Short tour around Trebnitz Castle.
17:00-18:00 - First group meeting and introduction.
18:00-19:00 - Dinner.

January 8, 9, 10, 11, 12:
7:00-8:00 - Warm-Up.
8:00-9:00 - Breakfast.
9:30-12:00 - Practical training.
12:00-13:00 - Lunch
15:00-18:00 - Practical training.
18:00-19:00 - Dinner
19:30-21:00 - Creative diary: evening lectures, discussions and creation.

January 13:
7:00-8:00 - Warm-Up.
8:00-9:00 - Breakfast.
9:30-12:00 - Practical training.
12:00-13:00 - Lunch
15:00-18:00 - Practical training.
19:00 - Final buffet dinner & party. 

January 14: 
7:30-9:00 - Breakfast
9:00 - Check-out and departure.

The workshop will be held in the Trebnitz Castle Education and Exchange Centre - an educational institution with a multidisciplinary profile focusing on international exchange projects. It is a beautiful 13th-century castle among charming natural trails near Berlin in Brandenburg state, Germany. 

Everything is organized on the same territory: creative space and full board accommodation, so participants can concentrate on creation and communication without any distractions of the routine necessities

The nearest international airports are 
Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL) and
Berlin Schönefeld Airport (SXF)

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

With this program, students are introduced to 18-month Theatre Directing Diploma Program at NIPAI.


"...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

"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

"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

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