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6-days International Workshop / Residency

The international program designed for performance makers, directors, choreographers and those who work directly with performers for professional stage. It fits for already professionals as well as those who just entered this field. Also, performers with ambitions to create performances and be keen in directing are welcome to join the program.



The program is designed for performance makers with experience of performance/show production. You can be director, choreographer, acting coach, movement director, stage combat instructor, dramatist or performer who is keen in learning about the movement in performance. 

The main question which will be explained practically, through the series of technique and improvisational exercises, is how to work with actors in order to help them build their movement, body angles and body placement in performance in accordance with their characters. 

The workshop will be beneficial for those who work with both dancers and actors. The techniques which you will explore will open you new approaches of working on movement for actors, and working on monologue and dialogue for dancers though technique of psychological gesture, method of physical action and theatre biomechanics.

Students will explore practically:

"Theatre Biomechanics"of Vsevolod Meyerhold, "Psychological Gesture" of M. Chekhov, "Physical Action" of K. Stanislavski, training by the method of improvisation, dramaturgy in movement, scene composition and more.

The training is designed as the multidisciplinary intensive lab with participation and practice together with performers from different techniques and countries. Multidisciplinarity and multiculturality is one of the most important principles of our programs.

The working language is English. 


The Ostrenko Brothers' Method is internationally renowned, from Russia to the USA, from Iceland to South Africa, from Canada to Australia, from Singapore to Italy and beyond.

The Ostrenko Brothers' Method is a systematic approach to performance, which generates innovative productions utilising concepts, ideas, and existing play-texts. It introduces some of the effective techniques and approaches towards contemporary performance practice in the context of the short rehearsal time and multicultural aspect of the creative team.   

Ostrenko Brothers method offers the tools and support necessary for students to reach their full potential.


Gennadiy Ostrenko is a professional expert in theatre biomechanics technique, movement directing, and stage combat.


Despite having a Fine Arts Academy education, he is professionally involved in theatre work for the most part of life. His stagecraft skills have enabled Gennadiy to diversify his artistic activities and he now devotes himself a lot to physical theatre and movement expressiveness. and frequently collaborates with his brother, Sergei, as a Movement Director in performance productions.


Sergei Ostrenko has over 30 years of professional experience as a Director, Choreographer and Performance Teacher.


Sergei has directed over 40 theatre productions, producing international projects for both the professional stage and for education in numerous countries, including Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Russia, Slovenia, Sweden, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom.


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

Participation fee: 700 EUR

*The fee covers participation in the program.

Please, note, that group is formed on a competitive basis.


Laubegg Castle, Austria.

For transportation, accommodation prices and other details  click here


The accommodation for the participants organized at the guest house of the venue in the landscape of natural beauty in Ragnitz, Austria. The group can stay and practice all together in the same venue


Students can receive the

Certificate of Participation in this intensive training. 


Evidence that you are serious about your education and professional development.

The certificate is provided after student's participation in the training and submitting the report/essay of their experience at the program (1500 words).




April 24: 

From 13:00 - Group arrival and check-in.

15:00-15:25 - Programme Coordinator meets the group. Short tour around the Castle.
15:30-18:00 - First group meeting and introduction.
18:00-19:00 - Dinner.



April 25, 26, 27, 28:

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


April 29:

7:30-8:30 - Warm-Up.
8:30-9:00 - Breakfast.
9:30-12:00 - Practical training with Ostrenko Brothers.
12:00-13:00 - Lunch. 
14:00-16:30 - Practical training with Ostrenko Brothers.
16:30-18:00 - Break.
18:00 - Final Party


April 30: 

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

"We had enchanting group of people, all coming from different countries, cultures, speaking different languages and still working together. It was so good to exchange ideas, suggestions and skills in between the classes and so good to meet lovely artistic people from all parts of the world. I am glad that I participated in this workshop; it was indeed a very special experience"

Kiran Pavaskar, India

"Participating in one of Ostrenko workshops will not only give you new skills but will also help you gain a fresh perspective on your practice. ...This has genuinely been one of the best experiences of my life. Recommended!"

Magdalena Krohn , Poland

"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

"If anyone has lost touch with their body - or if you're intrigued by Biomechanics - I would nudge you towards IUGTE. Great week of physical lab and a top notch conference!" 

Daisy Badger, UK

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