Movement: Directing/Teaching Lab

25 - 30 August 2021
Berlin - Germany 

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 special vocational teaching in the field of movement for actors and production practise for movement directors. 

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

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

The training intentionally is designed as an intensive lab with the participation of practitioners from different field of arts and from various countries. 

Multidisciplinarity and multiculturality are one of the most important principles of our programs. Working alongside colleagues from different countries and cultures is an excellent opportunity to find innovative, new, multidimensional approaches to rehearsals and performances.

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


The working language is English


Registration Fee:
Early Bird Registration 

 Regular Registration Fee
 Participation fee 
550 EUR 

 650 EUR
*Registration fee increases periodically as the dates of the program approach. 
Please, note, that the group is formed on a competitive basis.

If you have questions about this program, please contact iugte.projects [@]

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

August 25-30:

10:00-13:00 - Practical Training
13:00-14:30 - Lunch Break
14:30-18:00 - Practical Training

Katapult is Berlin's newest space for education, creation and exhibition in contemporary performing art. A community-driven project run by a small team, assisted by a large crew of volunteers, agile and flexible with a do it yourself mentality - offering residencies, workshops and open training for artists, creators and self-starters.

Venue Address: Wilhelminenhofstr 91, 12459 Berlin. (Nearest S-Bahn: Schöneweide)

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