7-days International Workshop 

7-14 January, 2021

Trebnitz Castle - Germany

The international program aims at performance and movement practitioners from all over the world interested in acting, movement and physical theater. 



7-14 January, 2021

Trebnitz Castle - Germany

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 performer.

This workshop offers special introduction session to the field of movement for actors and production practice for movement directors. 

The workshop is open to actors and dancers interested to expand and diversify their professional vocabulary, instructors who work with actors, practitioners from sport and holistic mind-body practices interested to improve their understanding of practical and theoretical aspects of movement in contemporary performance.

Practical sessions are designed to enhance the understanding of performance making and rehearsal processes, and skills in pedagogy. 

This workshop is a simple way that can help you formulate your personal unique approach to work with actors and dancers, 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. 


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. 


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

Early Bird Reduced Fee: 550 EUR (until 21 August).

Regular Fee: 950 EUR

*The fee covers participation in the program.

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


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).




Trebnitz Castle, Berlin, Germany.

For transportation, accommodation prices and other details  click here


The accommodation for the participants organized at the guest house of the venue. The group can stay and practice all together in the same venue.

"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



August 20:

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

16:00-17:00 - Short tour around Trebnitz Castle.

17:00-18:00 - First group meeting and introduction.

18:00-19:00 - Dinner.

August 21, 22, 23, 24:

7:00-8:00 - Warm-Up.

8:00-9:00 - Breakfast.

9:30-12:00 - Practical training.

12:00-13:00 - Lunch

15:00-18:00 - Practical training.

18:00-19:00 - Dinner

19:30-21:00 - Creative diary: evening lectures, discussions and creation.


August 25:

7:00-8:00 - Warm-Up.

8:00-9:00 - Breakfast.

9:30-12:00 - Practical training.

12:00-13:00 - Lunch

15:00-18:00 - Practical training.

19:00 - Final buffet dinner & party. 

August 26: 

7:30-9:00 - Breakfast

9:00 - Check-out and departure.

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