Organized by
IUGTE in collaboration with NIPAI


International Physical Theatre Workshop
Biomechanics. Psychological Gesture. Physical Action
24 - 31 January, 2020 
 

The program is designed for actors of physical theatre, dancers, 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.  


PROGRAMME

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. 

The programme is focused on Ostrenko's method of actor’s training, which is based on the Russian Theatre Tradition and newest experiments in physical theatre. 
The practical training is focused on the psycho-physical approach to the art of acting relying on the teachings of Russian outstanding theatrical innovators - Vsevolod Meyerhold, Michael Chekhov and Konstantin Stanislavsky. 

Participants will explore Meyerhold's Biomechanics Etudes, principles of Theatre Biomechanics, Psychological Gesture, the Physical Action,  Method of Active Analysis and training by method of improvisation, scene composition from exercises to performance and many more...


The Lab is 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 Ostrenko Brothers.


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

The official arrival day is January 24. 
First group meeting is at 17:00. 
The departure day is January 31 at 9:00.

January 24: 

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.

January 25, 26, 27, 28, 29:

7:30-8:30 - Warm-Up.
8:30-9:00 - Breakfast.
10:00-12:00 - Practical training with Ostrenko Brothers.
12:00-13:00 - Lunch.
13:00-14:00 - Break.
14:00-17:00 - 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.

January 30:

7:30-8:30 - Warm-Up.
8:30-9:00 - Breakfast.
10:00-12:00 - Practical training with Ostrenko Brothers.
12:00-13:00 - Lunch.
14:00-16:00 - Practical training with Ostrenko Brothers.
16:00-18:00 - Break.
18:00-19:00 - Dinner.
19:00 - IUGTE Conference opening and first meeting. 

January 31: 
7:30-9:00 - Breakfast
9:00 - Check-out and departure.



ACCOMMODATION

The accommodation for the participants is organised at the guest house of the beautiful 13th century Laubegg Castle, 
situated 
idyllic setting south of Graz, in Styria region, "Green Heart" of Austria. 
 
 

Everything is organised on the same territory: creative space and full board accommodation, so that participants can concentrate on creation and communication without any distractions of the routine necessities.


IUGTE staff will be happy to help you with planning your itinerary!




  
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"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

"The workshop was phenomenal, but the best part was the truly talented group of people
Mr. Ostrenko assembled together. The tremendously talented group that I really hope I have the opportunity to work with again..."
Jeffrey Wienckowski 

"It was nice to practise the ‘Throwing the Stone’ etude and understand its context. For me the technical approach in learning the etude in a more detailed way was a good step forward and I feel I would like to still move forward in more etudes and get to know the forms of Biomechanics and how these relate to the various underlying principles".
Pieter-Jos van Kampen, Netherlands

"I continue thinking that the work of Biomechanics is very interesting and I will try to work applying it".
Maria Casellas i Artigas, Spain

"What an enormous gift that “letting go” was! I carry the benefits of it with me still, into all my work and teaching that is to follow. 
My time with IUGTE served to clarify and hone what I already know, it exposed me to new techniques and methodologies, and ultimately, it cast new light on the theatrical path ahead of me".
Adam Noble, USA

"I have never studied before the “throwing stone” of Meyerhold and it was nice learning a little peace more and more deeply every day studying Meyerhold´s main points and using this points in that sequence"
Elisenda Renom, Spain

"This experience has re-awakened my desire to learn, to find projects and to improve my teaching and reminded me that a theatre artists training cannot end when they enter the professional world. In reality, that is when it should begin"
Sarah Dodd, 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