PHYSICAL ACTION ON STAGE

6-days International Workshop / Residency

24-30 July 2020

Laubegg Castle - Austria 

The international program aims at practicing theatre directors, choreographers and performing arts practitioners who are interested in practical investigations of performance making and physical theater. 

 

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PHYSICAL ACTION ON STAGE

24 - 30 July 2020

Laubegg Castle - Austria

 

This workshop is specifically designed to prepare participants for professional practice in a short time, both within the educational context and within the professional development of a performer.

 

The workshop is open to practicing theatre directors, choreographers and performing arts practitioners who are interested to acquire tools necessary for directors to create contemporary productions through a practical investigation of the performance making process, actors training and ensemble building. 

Performers will practically explore:

 

  • how to build up images and characters playing with the physical language of movement, relationships with space and partners; 

  • how to connect isolated elements into the whole performance fragments;

  • how to unfold the actor’s creative nature and freedom in improvisation and spontaneity in the rehearsal process and the training. 

 

This workshop is a simple way that can help you formulate your personal unique approach to work with actors and dancers on performance production, through the intensive practical training based on the Ostrenko Brothers Method of performer's physical training and rehearsal.

 

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 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.

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. 

GENNADIY OSTRENKO

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

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.

REGISTRATION

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

Participation fee: 595 EUR (early bird reduced fee until June 12).

After June 12:  700  EUR

*The fee covers participation in the program.

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

To enroll and hold a place in the program, the student should submit a deposit, which is non-refundable and will be applied towards the tuition fee.

CERTIFICATE

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). 

PLACE

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

SCHEDULE

July 24:

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

15:00-15:25 - Short tour around the Castle.
15:30-18:00 - First class.
18:00-19:00 - Dinner.

July 25, 26, 27, 28:

7:30-8:30 - Practical Training.
8:30-9:00 - Breakfast.
9:30-12:00 - Practical Training.
12:00-13:00 - Lunch.
13:00-14:00 - Break.
14:00-18:00 - Practical Training.
18:00-19:00 - Dinner.
19:30-21:00 - Creative hour.

July 29:

7:30-8:30 - Practical Training.
8:30-9:00 - Breakfast.
9:30-12:00 - Practical Training
12:00-13:00 - Lunch. 
14:00-16:30 - Practical Training.
16:30-18:00 - Break.
18:00 - Final Dinner.

July 30

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

 

The organizer receives the right to make changes in the schedule. 

"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

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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