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

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International 
Summer School
of Physical Theatre
 

July 2 - 9, 2016 

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.  

PROGRAMME

The programme includes intensive practical training and discussions guided by the Russian theatre director and teacher Sergei Ostrenko.
During the Lab participants will become acquainted with Ostrenko's method of performer's physical training and rehearsal, formed and inspired by the Russian Theatre TraditionPerformer'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

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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 650 EUR (early bird reduced fee) / 750 EUR
The fee covers participation in all events of the programme - 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. 
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The official arrival day is Saturday, July 2nd from 13:00.
The departure day is Saturday, July 9th after breakfast at 9:00.

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

Saturday, July 2nd: 

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.
https://picasaweb.google.com/globtheatre18:00-19:00 - Dinner.

July 3rd, July 4th, July 5th, July 6th, July 7th:

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 lectures, discussions and creation.

Friday July 8th:

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. 

Saturday July 9th: 

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!





  
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"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

"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

"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

"I have no doubt that I am proud of myself for joining 
this program. Having theatre education, learning different culture from students from all over the 
world, such as North America, Europe, Middle East, and Asia. Tasting delicious foods, making new friends, having nice things, for example, doing enjoyable activities like riding a bike with breath-taking scenery of Wagna and so much more".
Damla Yildirim, Turkey

"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 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