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IUGTE 
in collaboration with
 
Bildungshaus Schloss Retzhof 
barrier-free international education center in Styria, Austria!
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International 
Winter School 
of Physical Theatre
 
 

February 19 - 24, 2018 
Is any Theatre Physical?... 
Any kind of theatre is physical by its essence. 
It speaks universal language. 
The creation comes from the actor's body. 
The actor’s body is involved in creating physical space for the spectator. 
The actor's body is at the centre of the storytelling process. 
What is Physical Theatre Today?...

International Winter School of Physical Theatre is specifically designed to prepare participants for a professional practice, both within the educational context and within the professional development of performers.

Primarily aimed at high-level dancers, choreographers, directors and actors who wish to extend their knowledge and skills through the practical investigations of how to:
  • develop the understanding of the dance and movement, performance and acting
  • be choreographer, couch, director of movement and dance 
  • create professional performance in a limited rehearsal time
Practical sessions are designed to enhance understanding of performance making and rehearsal processes, and skills in pedagogy. 

Winter School is a simple way that can help you formulate your personal unique approach to work with actors and dancers, through the intensive practical training based on the Ostrenko Brothers Method of performer's physical training and rehearsal.

Students may expect to encounter the techniques of such outstanding figures as V. Meyerhold, M. Chekhov, K. Stanislavski and E. Barba.

The course is taught by the experienced professional practitioners, experts in performing arts pedagogy, actors’ training, theatre directing and movement research in intercultural groups and projects. 

TEACHERS

The working language is English

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 of the past programmes!

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

Participation fee is 450 EUR (early bird reduced fee) / 550 EUR
The fee covers participation in all events of the program - practical training and discussions.

To be enrolled for this course participant should submit 100 EUR enrollment deposit by appropriate deadline (as part of the participation fee). The deposit is non-refundable.

ACCOMMODATION

The accommodation for the participants is organized at the guest house of the beautiful 15th century refurbished Retzhof Castle in the landscape of natural beauty in Leitring bei Leibnitz, Austria. The group will stay and practice all together in the same venue. The group meals are also organized at Retzhof Castle restaurant. IUGTE is preparing the group accommodation list in advance. The participants should make the payment for their room and meals directly to the Retzhof reception upon arrival. Click here for transportation details, room information and prices.

The official arrival day is February 19th from 13:00.
The departure day is February 24th after breakfast at 9:00.

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

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February 19th: 

From 13:00 - Group arrival and check-in.
16:15-16:30 - IUGTE Programme Coordinator meets the group. 
Short tour around Retzhof Castle.
16:30-18:00 - First group meeting and introduction.
18:00-19:00 - Dinner.

February 20th, 21st, 22nd:

7:30-8:30 - Warm-Up.
8:30-9:00 - Breakfast.
9:30-12:00 - 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.

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February 23rd:

7:30-8:30 - Warm-Up.
8:30-9:00 - Breakfast.
9:30-12:00 - Practical training.
12:00-13:00 - Lunch
13:00-14:00 - Break
14:00-18:00 - Practical training.
19:00 - Final buffet dinner & party. 

February 24th: 

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!

Here you can see the photo gallery of IUGTE Physical Theatre Labs in previous years! 
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
  
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"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

"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

"This was wonderful opportunity to experience the joy of what a unified world can feel like. Thank you IUGTE for this fantastic
life-affirming week.
I look forward to more!"
Hilarie Burke, Switzerland 

"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

"This was unforgettable experience and I undoubtedly looking forward to attend more of
the IUGTE events in the near future".
Evgeniya Kalugina, Netherlands

"The supportive and nurturing environment of the facilitators as well as the fellow participants overwhelmed me and from this I began to learn valuable skills that one needs to have to instill such supportive environment within my own artistic ventures." 
Gabriella Bishop, South Africa

"It has been an inspiring session, one that I hope to repeat soon. The workshop has been conceptualized brilliantly and the reins are in the hands of accomplished teachers".  
Nrupa Soman, India

"The network of artist friends that was built during this event was absolutely priceless"
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

"Perfect organization and timing. The macro structure of the organization allows the perfect understanding of the concepts exposed during classes. Also the geographical place allows that your attention is only focused on the work. For me it is a model to follow in my everyday training and which i will try to do. Beautiful people in all the sense of the word".  
Santiago Parada, Columbia

"So many of the lessons I learned this week will be invaluable in my everyday life... I cannot thank Sergei enough for all he has taught me and the space he provided for all of us to discover and create".  
Alayha McNamara, USA

"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