Physical Theatre Residency/Workshop
Dramaturgy of Movement

24 - 30 April 2020 

The international program aims at actors, dancers, performers from all over the world interested in mastering their acting, directing, performance making and movement skills.


The workshop is open to performers interested to expand and diversify their professional vocabulary, to instructors who work with actors and performing arts practitioners interested to improve their understanding of practical and theoretical aspects of performance making in a modern context.

Practical sessions are designed to enhance the skills of an actor within and beyond the text-based acting incorporating physical aspects of the acting. 

Training is based on Ostrenko Brothers method, internationally renowned method of performers' and directors' preparation for professional performance creation. 

Participants will practically:  
  • research the connection and disconnection between physical action and voice, gesture, words, and movement; 
  • explore the performer's physicality as the key to form, style, atmosphere, and emotional palette; 
  • learn to build up the scene composition through playful interaction and improvisation;
  • gain helpful effective tools and valuable tips for mounting characters, images, fragments of performances and whole performances, stepping beyond the limits of text-based acting.

Students will deeply investigate Meyerhold's "Biomechanics", M.Chekhov's "Psychological Gesture" and Stanislavsky's "Physical Action", with experienced professional practitioners, experts in performing arts pedagogy, directing and practice in multicultural groups and multidisciplinary projects - Ostrenko Brothers.


The working language is English


Students can receive the Certificate of Participation in this intensive program upon submitting the detailed creative report/essay (1500 words) after participation in this intensive workshop. Evidence that you are serious about your education and professional development.  


To apply for participation, please fill in the online Application Form

To register for the program the non-refunded 100 EUR deposit (as part of the fee) should be paid immediately. 
The rest must be paid upon arrival at the venue. 

 Early Bird Fee if you register
before 31 March2020
Fee if you register
after 31 March 2020

Participation fee

595 EUR 700 EUR
The fee covers participation in all events of the program - practical training, lectures and discussions with Ostrenko brothers.
Please, note, that group is formed on the competitive basis.

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

The official arrival day is April 24th from 13:00.
The departure day is April 30th after breakfast at 9:00.

April 24: 
From 13:00 - Group arrival and check-in.
16:15-16:30 - IUGTE Programme Coordinator meets the group. 
A short tour around Laubegg Castle.
16:30-18:00 - First group meeting and introduction.
18:00-19:00 - Dinner.

April 25, 26, 27, 28:
7:00-8:00 - Warm-Up.
8:30-9:00 - Breakfast.
10:00-12:00 - Practical training.
12:00-13:00 - Lunch
13:00-14:00 - Break
14:00-18:00 - Practical training.
18:00-19:00 - Dinner
19:00-19:30 - Break
19:30-21:00 - Creative diary: evening lectures, discussions and creation.

April 29:
7:00-8:00 - Warm-Up.
8:30-9:00 - Breakfast.
10:00-12:00 - Practical training.
12:00-13:00 - Lunch
13:00-14:00 - Break

14:00-18:00 - Practical training.
19:00 - Final buffet dinner & party. 

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


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

Everything is organized 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.


"It was a big pleasure and honor for me to work under brilliant teachers Sergei Ostrenko and Ilgenio Russo, and with others participants form all around the world. THANK YOU ALL for a wonderful time, hard but charming training and tons of new experiences and informations"
Juraj Benko, Slovakia

"Leaving Austria today after a wonderful week of training/research with IUGTE's powerful beasts: the Ostrenko brothers and a very special group of artists. I live for these moments. We are lucky to have found each other. Much love and art"
Gabriela Jimenez, Belgium

"It was one of my best weeks ever - I have had a lot of weeks so that is saying something. What was amazing was the group dynamic...We were marvelling about how we all came together from all corners of the world and our common interests bonded us within MINUTES. Wow!"
Rod Dixon, UK

"Totally amazing experience in Austria at IUGTE. Wonderful teachers. Fabulous lessons learnt. Brilliantly organised event. All shared with truly special people... I am so very blessed and happy. Thank you IUGTE. I'm already looking forward to the next time"
Lisa Adams-Davey, UK

"This was wonderful opportunity to experience the joy of what a unified world can feel like. Thank you IUGTE for this fantastic
life-affirming week.
I look forward to more!"
Hilarie Burke, Switzerland 

"IUGTE surely acts like a bridge between traditional and contemporary theatre as well people from different nations. Thank you"
Aayushi Mehrish, India

"I miss you and Castle very very very much!!!!! Wish we could spent more time to create more magic..."
Hsing Ya Wu, Taiwan

"This was unforgettable experience and I undoubtedly looking forward to attend more of
the IUGTE events in the near future".
Evgeniya Kalugina, Netherlands

"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

"The network of artist friends that was built during this event was absolutely priceless"
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

"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