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IUGTE 
in collaboration with
 
Bildungshaus Schloss Retzhof 
barrier-free international education center in Styria, Austria!

International Physical Theatre Lab and IUGTE Conference

December 12 - 20, 2016

PARTICIPANTS

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
 and the programme of IUGTE annual International Conference with performing arts teachers from different countries. 

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.Chekhovprinciples 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 physicality 
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.

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

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Practical workshops, presentations, works-in-progress, lectures and discussions with performing arts teachers from different countries. 
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The schedule is designed so that participants will be able to take part in all events of the programme - the Lab and the Conference.

IUGTE Lab and Conference offer 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


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 550 EUR (early bird reduced fee) / 650 EUR
The fee covers participation in all events of the programme - practical training, lectures and discussions with S.Ostrenko and the full conference program.


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

The official arrival day for the Lab group is Monday, December 12th. 

December 12th: 

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.

December 13th, 14th and 15th:

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

December 16th:

7:00-8:00 - Warm-Up.
8:00-9:00 - Breakfast.
9:30-12:00 - Practical training with S.Ostrenko.
12:00-13:00 - Lunch.
14:00-16:30 - Practical training with S.Ostrenko.
16:30-18:00 - Break.
18:00-19:00 - Dinner.
19:00 - IUGTE Conference opening and first meeting. 

December 17th, 18th, 19th:
Conference programme: practical workshops, presentations, works-in-progress, lectures and discussions. 
The conference programme will run full day with breaks for meals. The registered participants will receive the detailed daily schedule.

December 20th: 
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 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 meals are also organized at Retzhof Castle restaurant. 
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IUGTE Staff will be glad to help you in planning your travel itinerary, information on accommodation options and practical details.

  
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"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".
Enda Moran, Ireland

"Each program I have attended with IUGTE leaves me with a renewed sense of my creative capabilities and an inspiration to continue my artistic pursuits. I am so grateful and excited to continue our collaboration. Thank you from the bottom of my heart."
Alayha McNamara, USA

"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 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

"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

"I think that the structure itself of the workshop+conference let us create that atmosphere of friendship, inspiration, listening and trust, which allowed us to live a perfect mix of artistic sharing, personal contact and, above all, laughter. Smiles in our eyes made our energy travellin’ from one to the other to the air around us. It was wonderful and funny to live with people from all over the world and to find out how beautiful are our diversities and similarities, because, no matter where we come from or which our background is, we all are humans and we all are artists." 
Marta Keller, Italy

"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