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5-Day International Multidisciplinary Workshop 

1-5 April 2024

Berlin - Germany

Special program for those who work primarily on the "movement part" of performance, -choreography and for directors or performers who are interested in gaining tools, approaches and methods to create physical performances of any genre.

Early Bird Fee: 440 EUR (until September 22, 2023)

After: 540 EUR 


1-5 April 2024

EDEN Studio *****, Berlin - Germany 


Special program, primarily aimed on those who work primarily on the "movement part" of performance,  and for directors or performers who are interested in gaining tools, approaches and methods to create physical performances of any genre.

Also, it is aimed at professional physical theatre, performance, dance and movement artists who wish to develop their skills, views and approaches to work on stage by self and with others, and ultimately meet peer colleagues from around the world and get new connections with professionals. 

Program consists of several blended sessions with 2 different teachers, focusing participants on the practical exploration of the following topics:

  • improvisation and spontaneity - as a tool for rehearsals and making a performance;

  • emotional language of the body through dance and movement;

  • ensemble building and creating performance pieces in limited rehearsal time;

  • movement training, floor-work and animal technique; 

  • Physical Theatre through a prism of traditional Theatre school and contemporary European approaches. 

The training is designed as the multidisciplinary intensive lab with participation and practice together with performing arts practitioners from different techniques and countries.

This workshop can lay a solid ground for your further professional development as a performer, choreographer, Regisseur or teacher.  It can help help you to formulate your personal unique approach to work on performances and work with performers, and a general approach to building up a creative process.  


The course is taught by experienced professional practitioners, experts in performing arts pedagogy, actors’ training, theatre directing and movement research in intercultural groups and projects. 


The working language is English.


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.

Sergei Ostrenko Berlin


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, Belarus, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Russia, Slovenia, Sweden, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom.


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.


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1-4 April:

10:30-13:00 - Practical Training

13:00-14:30 - Lunch Break

14:30-18:00 - Practical Training

18:00-18:30 - Break

18:30-20:00 - Creative Hour

5 April:

10:30-13:00 - Practical Training

13:00-14:30 - Lunch Break
14:30-17:00 - Practical Training

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


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).


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

Early Bird Fee: 440 EUR (until September 22, 2023)

After: 540 EUR. 

*The fee covers only participation in the program.

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


"EDEN ***** Studio"

Berlin - Germany ​

Registered participants will receive detailed information. 

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Laura Ricard,

"The structure of the workshop is excellent. The morning warm-up is consistent, the afternoon sessions are demanding and exhilarating and the evening discussions are enlightening and informative. I would highly recommend this workshop to any artist interested in learning about Meyerhold’s Biomechanics, ensemble building, directing, physical scoring and vocal scoring in the rehearsal process and how to implement it in rehearsal"

Ines Sampaio,

"Now, here is a lightbulb moment that alone was worth every single cent I paid for the course – 

Active verbs as physical action – gives actor a physical target – physicality evokes feelings – remembering the physical action and bumping up the scale to a million percent has an impact on the exterior performance of the actor in a way that is remarkable...
...This exercise evolved as we worked with our monologues – I can really see how this approach of physical target, active verb as action can help elevate a performance without the draining intellectualisation of Stanislavski’s “what do I want, How do I feel? Why?” – will certainly be using it in my work". 

Siu Hei Chung, Hong Kong

"I learnt how to give clear and brief instructions to actors through the process I was given instructions. Compared with knowledge learnt through words, what I could learn through body was wisdom, which might last longer with a greater effect. As a director, I realized that getting actors involved and experienced somatically was much more effective than intellectual discussions".

Valeria Vallone,

"I'll custody with care the fantastic emotions of this magic week and 
I will keep with me every words, every movements, every things, the fantastic atmosphere with a group of beautiful persons with great souls, the sensation of peace in a nice place in contact with the nature and the Whole! Thanks a lot!"

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