International 
Theatre Workshop
 
 

June 10 - 17, 2019

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.

This course offers a special professional training in the field of acting, physical theatre, for actors and practice for directors. 

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

Tradition, experience, eclecticism and innovation summarize the understanding of movement training for theatre. This unique course was created in this spirit.

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.

TEACHERS

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 750 EUR (early bird reduced fee) / 800 EUR
The fee covers participation in all events of the program - practical training and discussions.




ACCOMMODATION

The accommodation for the participants can be organized at the guest house of the venue in the landscape of natural beauty in Leitring bei Leibnitz, Austria. The group can stay and practice all together in the same venue. The group meals also can be organized at the venue restaurant. IUGTE is preparing the group accommodation list in advance. The participants should make the payment for their room and meals directly to the reception upon arrival. Click here for transportation details, room information and prices.

The official arrival day is June 10th from 13:00.
The departure day is June 17th after breakfast at 9:00.

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

June 10th: 

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

June 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th:

7:30-8:30 - 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.

June 16th:

7:30-8:30 - 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. 

June 17th: 

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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"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

"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