Organized by
IUGTE in collaboration with NIPAI

Workshops


International Workshop for Choreographers, Movement Directors & Directors of Physical Theatre
The workshop aims to expand and diversify professional vocabulary of instructors who work with actors, dancers and performance practitioners, interested to improve the understanding of practical and theoretical aspects of movement directing, teaching, ensemble building and performance making.

The programme includes intensive practical training and discussions guided by Sergei Ostrenko - Russian theatre director, choreographer and teacher, and Gennadiy Ostrenko - choreographer, movement director and theater artist. 

This intensive Lab is open to practicing choreographers and directors of physical theatre working in various genres, techniques and styles interested to acquire reliable toolkit to create contemporary professional productionsOstrenko Method will introduce some of the effective techniques and approaches towards contemporary performance practice in the context of the short rehearsal time and multicultural aspect of the creative team.


OSTRENKO LAB PROGRAMME

During the Workshop participants will become acquainted with Ostrenko's method of psycho-physical training and rehearsal, formed and inspired by the Russian Theatre Tradition. Methods of Stanislavsky, Meyerhold and M.Chekhov, Meyerhold's Biomechanics Etudes, Tai-chi for performers, training by method of improvisation, scene composition from exercises to performance: these are some of the elements uniquely transformed and combined in Ostrenko's teaching system. 

Participants will practically explore:
  • research the connection between physical action and voice, gesture, movement, dance and word, explore performer's physicality as the key to form, style, atmosphere and emotional palette;
  • learn to build up the composition of the form and the artistic space of the performance; 
  • gain helpful practical tools and valuable tips for mounting contemporary performances

The understanding of the basic principles of a methodological directing approach concerns any genre, whether it is a dance performance, physical theatre performance, drama performance or musical theatre.

The training is designed as a multidisciplinary intensive lab with participation and practice together with performers from different techniques.


LAB PRACTICAL SESSIONS
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The morning practical sessions develop in the form of various exercises based on improvisation, space exploration and interacting with partnersIndividual, pair and group exercises develop in particular sequence from simple to more compound. According to Ostrenko Method, each set of exercises follows out of the previous and is connected with the subsequent one. Through the intensive physical training participants will explore how the systematized psycho-physical approach fosters connection and cohesion among the performers, creates creative atmosphere and dynamics in the group. After the lunch break the group proceeds to ensemble structural improvisations which gradually evolve to little etudes and improvised performances

Choreographers will learn how to provide the guidance to the performers in creative processhow to propose a physical language to actors, how to help them to build up images and characters, how to connect various modules and elements into the whole performance fragments, how to unfold the actor’s creative nature, encourage his relationship with artistic space, freedom in improvisation and spontaneity on the way to the light and joyful performance 

LECTURES & DISCUSSIONS

In the evenings participants will become acquainted with Ostrenko Method of preparation for professional performance production
The group will develop enlightening and informative discussions, analyze their discoveries and explore relevant topics on contemporary performance making. 

The workshop is highly recommended for choreographers interested in learning ensemble building, structuring the rehearsal process, clarifying and honing what is already known and getting exposed to new techniques and methodologies, and ultimately, network with practitioners from different countries and establish future creative partnerships with like-minded people. 



Share and exchange your ideas with colleagues from different parts of the world, gain new helpful tools and professional tips under the competent guidance of IUGTE experts. Each of our workshops opens new international opportunities! 

The working language is English

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REGISTRATION 

To apply for participation, please fill in the online Application Form.
If you have questions about this program, please contact iugte.projects@gmail.com

 Early Bird Registration
before 22 June 2019
 Registration 
after 22 June 2019

Participation fee

 350 EUR 450 EUR

The fee covers participation in all events of the programme - practical training, lectures and discussions with Ostrenko brothers.

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

The official arrival day is November 22nd. 

November 22: 

From 13:00 - Group arrival and check-in.
16:50-17:00 - Programme Coordinator meets the group. Short tour around the Castle.
17:00-18:00 - First group meeting and introduction.
18:00-19:00 - Dinner.

November 23, 24, 25, 26, 27:

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

November 28:

7:30-8:30 - Warm-Up.
8:30-9:00 - Breakfast.
9:30-12:00 - Practical training with Ostrenko Brothers.
12:00-13:00 - Lunch. 
14:00-16:30 - Practical training with Ostrenko Brothers.
16:30-18:00 - Break.
18:00 - Final Party

November 29: 

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


ACCOMMODATION
The accommodation for the participants is organized at the guest house of the beautiful 13th century refurbished Laubegg Castle in the landscape of natural beauty in Rahnitz, Austria. 
The group will stay and practice all together in the same venue. 
The meals are also organized at the Castle. 

IUGTE Staff will be glad to help you in planning your travel itinerary and practical details!
  
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"An excellent opportunity to network with practitioners from all continents. International collaborations might be explored as a direct consequence of this experience, providing new opportunities that would not have risen otherwise". 
Yolanda Aguilar, UK

"I appreciate the process of the whole workshop, which was strictly planned and complex. We went through it step by step. I am very lucky to have so wonderful chance to know such beautiful and interesting people from all over a world. After a few days we all had that feeling that we know each other for a long time..."
Ilona Gumowska, Poland

I learned a lot, and a lot more deeper in sending out my thoughts and intention for each gesture and movement I would like to make. I learned my mind and words can make more specific and detailed emotions when it is used one by one, and then taken apart, and then combined back as a single focused point, only putting priority to which I wanted more. I am very happy, and wish I could afford to continue coming and learning more. I will share this with the other dancers and hope it will show them 
what they need to further bring out their message that they want to tell to the audience..."
Adel Lina Yap, Malaysia

"The Lab has provided many things for me to take on to my future studies and exploration. 
It has given me stimulus for research, and tools that I can use and adapt to my own personal training. I have learned that my actions need to be physical, and with that physicality comes clarity for the spectator..."
Gemma Prangle, UK

"This was a very particular experience for me. 
I made the conclusion that in dance any choreography there should be text sounding inside of us. Only this way the movement gains meaning and sence; the dance gains fullness only if there is inner text sounding inside the performer. There should be action going on inside of us. This is both a very simple and complicated important essence..."
Alisa Kosheleva, Latvia

"The network of artist friends that was built during this event was absolutely priceless. My theater vision was continuously expanding just by mingling with everyone else... From working mostly only in my own country, I have now stepped out of my comfort zone and familiar mental boundaries, and I am now able to see myself in the context of the global theater community. Indeed, this experience is one of the greatest rewards in my life...If I had not decided to come, I cannot imagine how many years it would have taken me to witness such things and to have already so many connections with theater artists around the world".
Sasapin Siriwanij, Thailand

"The structure of the workshop is excellent. The morning warm-up is consistent, the afternoon sessions are demanding and exhilarating and the evening 
discussions are enlightening and informative. I would highly recommend this workshop to any artist interested in learning about Meyerhold’s Biomechanics, ensemble 
building, directing, physical scoring and vocal scoring in the rehearsal process and how to implement it in rehearsal"
Laura Ricard, USA

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"I was thrilled by the way in which I encountered each member of the group in the flow of the exercises and how I found myself excited by the special connection I made with certain participants...I have made lasting friendships and potential future creative partnerships that have been earthed in unforced encounters on the workshop floor in a flow controlled by an expert helmsman.  
David Calvert, UK

"I felt very well looked after and happy to have been a participant in the international lab and would highly recommend this workshop for artists in the acting industry. I have made strong contacts with various international artists that I hope to collaborate with again and visit in their respective countries" 
Amba Gayfer, UK

"Tremendous thanks to 
Sergei Ostrenko and the rest of the IUGTE team for a mind expanding physical-theatre lab and multidisciplinary conference!"
Ben Gorodetsky, Canada

"What an amazing week at IUGTE, I had an absolute ball...
It was such a great experience. I'm back in Ireland refreshed and ready to make awesome 
physical theatre!"
Eileen Mc Clory, Ireland

"If anyone has lost touch with their body - or if you're intrigued by Biomechanics - I would nudge you towards IUGTE. Great week of physical lab and a top notch conference!"
Daisy Badger, UK

"I found it to be such a rewarding and enriching experience in terms of what I took away from those ten days not only as inspiring artist, but also as a student who can use much of what I learned in application with my studies while I finish my degree."
Onika Henry, Canada

"I learned so much and had the opportunity to link with so many artists on a global level".
nda Moran, Ireland