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9-Day Physical Theatre Lab & Conference organized by IUGTE

20 - 29 July 2022 | Laubegg Castle - Austria

The program includes intensive physical theater workshops, lectures and forums with world-known teachers - Ostrenko Brothers and the program of IUGTE annual International Conference with performing arts academics and practitioners from all around the world! Fill out the application form using the button below and explore physical acting as your primary creative tool.



20 - 29 July 2022

Laubegg Castle - Austria





The Ostrenkos' approach relies on the combination of practice and theory to create innovative productions. It aims at giving the performers an understanding of what they want, while also providing directors with insights into how best put on stage a new production or scene variation based on classical material.


The main advantage of the method: you will be able to get practical instructions to get results in the shortest way, using traditional and modern approaches in the analysis of physical action.


Practical workshops, presentations, works in progress, lectures, and discussions with performing arts teachers from all around the world. 


You will be able to know:

  1. Dance Paradigms: Traditional to Contemporary.

  2. Explore the negotiation between culture, image, word, sound, and performer embodiment.

  3. The methodology that you can apply during the rehearsals.

  4. To what extent the meaning of an image, word, or movement could be universal, or mediated by culture.

  5. How to use your voice in your performance.

  6. Which directorial coordinates can be suitable to promote performer perception in the physical space.

  7. How to focus on ensemble-building and fostering a space where everyone can bring their best self to the room etc.

The working language is English.



To apply for participation, please fill in the online Application Form after that we'll get in touch with you for further details.  

Participation Fee: 590 EUR.

*The fee covers only participation in all events of the program - practical training, lectures and discussions with S. Ostrenko and the full conference 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).




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

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Organizers reserve the right to make changes and add-ins to the schedule and program.


The official arrival day for the group is July 20 from 13:00. The first group meeting is at 17:00.
The departure day is July 29 at 9:00.

July 20:
From 13:00 - Group arrival and check-in.
16:40-17:00 - Coordinator meets the group. Short tour around the Castle.
17:00-18:00 - First group meeting and introduction.
18:00-19:00 - Dinner.


July 21, 22, 23, 24:
7:30-8:30 - Warm-Up.
8:30-9:00 - Breakfast.
09:30-12:00 - Practical training with Ostrenko brothers.
12:00-13:00 - Lunch.
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.


July 25:
7:30-8:30 - Warm-Up.
8:30-9:00 - Breakfast.
09:30-12:00 - Practical training with Ostrenko brothers.
12:00-13:00 - Lunch.
14:00-16:30 - Practical training with Ostrenko brothers.
18:00-19:00 - Dinner.
19:00 - IUGTE Conference opening and first meeting.


July 26, 27, 28:

Conference program: practical workshops, presentations, works-in-progress, lectures and discussions. The conference program will run a full day with breaks between presentations and breaks for meals. The registered participants will receive a detailed daily schedule.


July 29:
7:30-9:00 - Breakfast
9:00 - Check-out and departure.


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