International Multidisciplinary Workshop / Residency
7-11 August 2023
EDEN Studios ***** Berlin, Germany
The workshop is open to practising directors of the Physical Theater, Drama Theater, Musical Theater, Choreographers and Circus Directors, working in various genres, techniques, and styles, as well as actors and dancers, interested to acquire reliable director's toolkit to create contemporary professional productions.
Participation Fee: 640 EUR
DRAMATURGY OF PHYSICAL ACTION
7-11 August 2023
EDEN Studios ***** Berlin, Germany
If you are a practising director at the start of your career or feel the need to refresh and refill your directing arsenal, and wish to be in one group with other directors, choreographers, actors and dancers, NIPAI intensives offer a great chance to improve skills, to find new international network opportunities and collaboration. Share and exchange your ideas with colleagues from different parts of the world, gain new helpful tools and professional tips under the competent guidance of NIPAI experts.
The training is designed as a multidisciplinary intensive lab with participation and practice together with performers from different techniques and countries. Multidisciplinarity and multiculturality are the most important principles of NIPAI programs.
The practical sessions develop in the form of various exercises based on improvisation, space exploration and interacting with partners. Individual, pair and group exercises develop in a particular sequence from simple to more compound.
Ostrenko Brothers will also introduce you to
the variety of methods of ensemble building;
the methods of developing performers' physicality and unfolding their creativity;
the approach of active play analysis;
the method of working on the text with dancers and actors;
the approach of working with actors on movement, and working with dancers on text, which helps each performer to make their performances more alive.
The workshop is highly recommended to directors interested in learning about ensemble building, directing, structuring the rehearsal process, to clarify and hone what they already know and to get exposed to new techniques and methodologies, and ultimately, network with practitioners from different countries and establish future creative partnerships with like-minded people.
All students enrolling in this intensive One-Week Workshop should be aware that this is an introductory course. The limitations of a one-week course should be apparent, given that many people spend years studying and perfecting the craft.
Students will be introduced to 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.
OSTRENKO BROTHERS METHOD
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.
The programs aim to explore performer's physicality, step beyond the limits of text-based acting through the introduction of V. Meyerhold’s “Biomechanics”, K. Stanislavski's “Physical Action”, M. Chekhov’s “Psychological Gesture” and elements from modern techniques.
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, Belarus, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Russia, Slovenia, Sweden, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom.
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.
10:00-13:00 - Practical Training
13:00-14:30 - Lunch Break
14:30-18:00 - Practical Training
10:00-12:30 - Practical Training
12:30-13:00 - Break
13:00-15:00 - Practical Training
The organizer preserves the right to make changes in the schedule and the program.
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).
"EDEN ***** Studio"
Berlin - Germany
Registered participants will receive detailed information.
"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"
Siu Hei Chung,
"I learnt how to give clear and brief instructions to actors through the process I was given instructions. Compared with knowledge learnt through words, what I could learn through body was wisdom, which might last longer with a greater effect. As a director, I realized that getting actors involved and experienced somatically was much more effective than intellectual discussions".
Valeria Vallone, Italy
"I'll custody with care the fantastic emotions of this magic week and I will keep with me every words, every movements, every things, the fantastic atmosphere with a group of beautiful persons with great souls, the sensation of peace in a nice place in contact with the nature and the Whole! Thanks a lot!"
Sebastian Cummings, Germany
"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…"