http://www.retzhof.at/

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

International 
Summer School
of Physical Theatre
 

June 29 - July 6, 2018 

The annual residential program is open to dancers, choreographers, actors and contemporary circus performers with professional stage experience working in various genres and styles, interested in the practical creative research of Physical Theatre as a bold, vibrant and multidimensional approach to contemporary performance. 

The school provides the fascinating and inspiring encounter of artists from diverse artistic backgrounds and techniques; creates the platform for exchange, network and collaboration in multicultural and multilingual artistic environment and encourages the artists to search for the universal “intercultural” language in contemporary performance.  


The programme includes intensive practical training and discussions guided by Sergei Ostrenko - Russian theatre director, choreographer and teacher, and Gennady Ostrenko - choreographer, movement director, theater artist, designer, painter. 

PROGRAMME

During the program participants will have opportunity to explore Ostrenko method of performer's physical training and rehearsalPerformer'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.

Participants will research the connection between physical action and voice, gesture, movement, dance and word, explore performer's physicality as the key to form, style, atmosphere and emotional palette, learn to build up the composition of the form and the language of the artistic space of the performance, gain helpful practical tools and valuable tips for mounting a contemporary physical theatre performance stepping beyond the limits of text-based acting, acquire a reliable practical toolkit for creating contemporary professional productions in limited rehearsal time

Practical sessions develop in the form of various exercises which progress from simple to compound. Gradually the group proceeds to group improvisations and structures. Every day sets advanced creative tasks developing the preceding steps. Through the system of consecutive exercises the group grows common language and trust, ability to collaborate and create together.

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

Visit IUGTE PHOTO GALLERY
of the past programmes!

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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 750 EUR (early bird reduced fee) / 850 EUR
The fee covers participation in all events of the program: practical training, lectures and discussions.

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. 
Click here for transportation details, room information and prices.

The official arrival day is June 29th from 13:00.
The departure day is July 6th after breakfast at 9:00.

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

June 29th: 

From 13:00 - Group arrival and check-in.
16:50-17:00 - IUGTE Programme Coordinator meets the group. Short tour around Retzhof Castle.
17:00-18:00 - First group meeting and introduction.
18:00-19:00 - Dinner.

June 30th, July 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th:

7:00-8:00 - Warm-Up.
8:00-9:00 - Breakfast.
9:30-12:00 - Practical training.
12:00-13:00 - Lunch
13:00-14:00 - Break
15:00-18:00 - Practical training.
18:00-19:00 - Dinner
19:00-19:30 - Break
19:30-21:00 - Creative diary: evening discussions and creation.

July 5th:

7:00-8:00 - Warm-Up.
8:00-9:00 - Breakfast.
9:30-12:00 - Practical training.
12:00-13:00 - Lunch
13:00-14:00 - Break
15:00-18:00 - Practical training.
19:00 - Final buffet dinner & party. 

July 6th: 

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!

Visit the Photo Gallery of IUGTE Summer School in previous years: 2017, 
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
  
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"The harmony in the group was perfect and everyone was ready to get as much as possible out of the workshop by working hard with enthusiasm and joy every day, the whole week...
The working tools / exercises /tasks we got from Sergei Ostrenko were really innovative, exciting and energetic and are helpful in overall creative work. There are endless possibilities to work with them because they awaken the creative energy within in many ways"
Lára Stefánsdóttir, Iceland

"I have always wanted to perform full-time, to be challenged as an artist, to be happy, to be working with wonderful people, everyday of my life. This program was the first experience I have ever had, that showed me, it is truly possible. During this week of training, I lived the life I have always wanted to live. The life of an artist. Surrounded by people with similar goals, work ethic, and spirit. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to take part in this program. My life is forever changed…" 
Sebastian Cummings, Germany

"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

"The IUGTE International Summer School of Physical Theatre in Austria will hold a dear place in my heart, mind, and training. I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to grow that this intensive provided. It provided the catalyst for transition and improvement I would not have found on my own".
Vivian Glazier, USA

"I would like to thank Sergei for letting me look at directing and performing from a different conceptual perspective. And for reminding about sacred functions of theater and performance..."
Olga Merekina, China

"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

"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

"Due to your love and passion for theatre I was able to experience
a wonderful week in Austria which I will recommend to everybody."
Sara Francesca Hermann, Switzerland

"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

"I can highly recommend Summer School under direction of IUGTE to colleagues in the industry"
Mira Horovitz, Sweden

"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 would highly recommend this course to any looking to find trust and confidence in the ability to naturally act, express and perform in a group environment."
Philip Kenneth Pocock, 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