Certificate Course in Physical Theatre
under the artistic direction of Sergei Ostrenko 

January - July 2020
Germany - Austria 
Program starts in January 2020 in Berlin (Germany)

Are you an experienced performer with strong background and versatile skills? 
Are you interested in challenging and discovering yourself in a new genre?
Do you need to refresh opportunities and get inspired?  
Are you seeking international network opportunities to find new collaborators and to start new interesting projects? 


The program is designed for experienced actors, dancers, choreographers, actors of physical theatre and contemporary circus performers - performing arts practitioners with professional stage experience working in various genres, techniques and styles. 


This postgraduate certificate is a continuing professional development course for experienced performers. 
Participants will create under the guidance of the Russian theatre director and teacher Sergei Ostrenko.

The programme is focused on Ostrenko's method of actor’s training, which is formed and inspired by the Russian Theatre Tradition. Participants will practically explore 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. Performer's physicality in the methods of Stanislavsky, Meyerhold and M.Chekhov, Meyerhold's Biomechanics Etudes, Tai-chi for actors, 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.

The programme includes participation in 5 practical one-week residential sessions in Austria and Germany. 
Each session provides a unique opportunity to make useful contacts and meet potential collaborators and partners from different countries - theatre directors, producers, arts managers, agents and festival organizers.

Certificate Course in Physical Theatre represents a wonderful chance to improve skills, to find collaborators and partners for future creative work and gain new experience of creative collaboration in a multicultural and multilingual theatre environment


  • To provide unique international space stimulating actor's creativeness;
  • To create opportunity for new experience of creative collaboration in multicultural and multilingual theatre environment; 
  • To emphasize the heritage of the Russian Theatre Tradition as the source of precious professional knowledge for a performer in contemporary world of theatre;
  • To inspire the performers to search for the “intercultural” language of theatre in contemporary performance;
  • To enable artists to explore the infinite possibilities of the actor’s psycho-physical instrument, to step beyond the limits of habitual text-based acting;
  • To provide a safe place for creative risks and challenging environment for new professional skills - on the way to light, creative and joyful acting in the limited rehearsal time.
The course languages are English and Russian


Candidates should send the following documents to iugte.projects@gmail.com
  • Letter of motivation stating their interest in joining the course. 
  • Detailed CV describing all specific skills and abilities.  
  • Latest head shot and 2-3 additional photos.  
  • Any additional material describing professional experience: web links to past projects and performances, photo, video, reviews, articles, interviews, etc. 

Participants who will successfully finish the course will receive IUGTE 

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