International Physical Theatre Lab
June 14 - 28, 2015
The Lab is open to performers from different creative genres and techniques inspired by Physical Theatre as a bold, vibrant and multidimensional approach to contemporary theatre performance. The program is designed for experienced dancers, actors of physical theatre, contemporary circus performers, choreographers and directors - performing arts practitioners with professional stage experience working in various genres, techniques and styles - interested to find new international network opportunities and collaborators.
The programme includes the intensive practical training, lectures and discussions with the theatre director and teacher Sergei Ostrenko.
OSTRENKO LAB PROGRAMME
The Lab programme is focused on Ostrenko's method of actor’s training, relying on the Russian Theatre Tradition and the newest experiments in performing arts. Performer's physicality in the methods of Stanislavsky, Meyerhold and M.Chekhov, principles of Meyerhold's Biomechanics, 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 to suit performers, directors and teachers contemporary needs.
Participants will practically explore performer's
as the principal creative instrument, the key to form, style, atmosphere and emotional palette in contemporary performance, stepping beyond the limits of habitual text-based acting.
Practical sessions develop in the form of various exercises which progress from simple to compound. Gradually the group is proceeding to group improvisations and structures. Every day is setting advanced creative tasks, developing the preceding steps. Through the system of consecutive exercises the group is growing common language and trust, ability to collaborate and create together.
IUGTE Lab offers a great opportunity to approach a unique methodological and practical material that will enrich your professional skills and will offer you the possibility to share an intense creative experience at a global level!
The working language is English.
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IUGTE Staff will be glad to help you in planning your travel itinerary,
information on accommodation options and practical details!
"This lab truly was a break through experience for me because it showed me the importance of our body not just as a vessel for movement but it showed that through gesture one can use that to invoke emotion thus, through using this in practice and in the rehearsal room one can really add depth to characters".
Lauren Karl, USA-UK
"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 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
Physical Theatre, seems to be the process and not the result. This workshop has definitely showed me ways to incorporate this into my process. I will be looking forward to the opportunity to work with Ostrenko again, the Lab definitely given me new perspectives and new tools to use in the creation of my art".
Andy Kirtland, USA