9-Days Physical Theatre Lab & Conference organized by IUGTE

12-21 December, 2020

Laubegg Castle - Austria

The program includes intensive physical theatre workshop, 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!



At the moment, Conference is accepting presentation proposals >



 12 - 21 December, 2020

Laubegg Castle - Austria





The workshop program is focused on the Ostrenko brothers' approach of actor’s training, relying on the Russian Theatre Tradition, as well as the newest experiments in performing arts. Performer's physicality in the methods of K.Stanislavsky, M.Chekhov, Vs.Meyerhold's Biomechanics, Tai-chi for performers, improvisation, movement directing and teaching. These are some of the elements uniquely transformed and combined in Ostrenko's teaching system to suit the needs of contemporary performers, directors, and teachers.

Participants will practically explore the performer's physicality as the principal creative instrument, the key to form and style an atmosphere and emotional palette in contemporary performance, stepping beyond the limits of normative text-based acting.


Practical workshops, presentations, works in progress, lectures, and discussions with performing arts teachers from all around the world.
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The schedule is designed in a way that enables participants to take part in all events of the program - the Lab and the


IUGTE Lab and Conference offer a great opportunity to approach a unique methodological and practical material that will enrich your professional skills and offer you the possibility of sharing an intense creative experience at a global level!

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.  

Early Bird Reduced Fee: 700 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.

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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).




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


The official arrival day for the group is December 12 from 13:00.
First group meeting is at 17:00.
The departure day is December 21 at 9:00.

December 12:
From 13:00 - Group arrival and check-in.
16:40-17:00 - Program Coordinator meets the group. Short tour around the Castle.
17:00-18:00 - First group meeting and introduction.
18:00-19:00 - Dinner.

December 13, 14, 15, 16:
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.

December 17:
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.

December 18, 19, 20:

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

December 21:
7:30-9:00 - Breakfast
9:00 - Check-out and departure.


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