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THEATRE BIOMECHANICS IN PHYSICAL THEATRE

6-days International Workshop 

9-14 April, 2020

Berlin - Germany

The international program designed for performers, directors, choreographers and performing arts practitioners who are interested in practical investigation of theatre biomechanics and physical theater. 

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​THEATRE BIOMECHANICS IN PHYSICAL THEATRE

9 - 14 April, 2020

Lake Studio - Berlin, Germany

 

The program is designed for actors of physical theatre, dancers, contemporary circus performers, choreographers and directors - performing arts practitioners with professional stage experience working in various genres, techniques and styles interested to find new international network opportunities and collaborators.  

 

Participants will explore Meyerhold's Biomechanics Etudes, principles of Theatre Biomechanics, Psychological Gesture, the Physical Action,  Method of Active Analysis and training by method of improvisation, scene composition from exercises to performance and more.

 

The workshop is also open to practicing theatre directors and choreographers working in various genres, techniques and styles interested to acquire reliable director's toolkit to create contemporary professional productions in the settings of limited rehearsal time. 

 

The training is designed as the multidisciplinary intensive lab with participation and practice together with performers from different techniques and countries. Multidisciplinarity and multiculturality is one of the most important principles of our programs.

 

 

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.

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).

 

 

REGISTRATION

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

Participation fee: 350 EUR (early bird reduced fee until December 22).

After December 22, 2019:  450 EUR

*The fee covers participation in the program.

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

SCHEDULE

April 9th:

18:00-21:00 - First group meeting and Practical Training.

April 10th - 14th:

10:00-13:00 - Practical Training

13:00-14:30 - Lunch Break

14:30-18:00 - Practical Training

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

PLACE

Lake Studios, Berlin (Friedrichshagen), Germany

For details and accommodation recommendations, contact us

 

 

 

"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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