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PHYSICAL ACTION IN PERFORMANCE 

International Multidisciplinary Workshop / Residency

20-26 August 2020

Trebnitz Castle - Germany

The workshop is open to practicing directors of the Physical Theater, Drama Theater, Musical Theater, Choreographers and Circus Directors, working in various genres, techniques, and styles, as well as actors and dancers, interested to acquire reliable director's toolkit to create contemporary professional productions.

 

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PHYSICAL ACTION ON STAGE

20 - 26 August 2020

Trebnitz Castle - Germany

 

If you are a practicing director at the start of your career or feel the need to refresh and refill your directing arsenal, and wish to be in one group with other directors, choreographers, actors and dancers, NIPAI intensives offer a great chance to improve skills, to find new international network opportunities and collaboration. Share and exchange your ideas with colleagues from different parts of the world, gain new helpful tools and professional tips under the competent guidance of NIPAI experts.

 

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

 

The practical sessions develop in the form of various exercises based on improvisation, space exploration and interacting with partners. Individual, pair and group exercises develop in a particular sequence from simple to more compound. 

 

Ostrenko will also introduce you to 

  • the method of rehearsal - "from exercises to building up a scene";

  • the method of analysis of the play; 

  • the method of working on the text with actor and dancers;

  • the approach of working with actors on movement, and working with dancers on text, which helps each performer to make their performances more alive. 

 

The workshop is highly recommended to directors interested in learning about ensemble building, directing, structuring the rehearsal process, to clarify and hone what they already know and to get exposed to new techniques and methodologies, and ultimately, to network with practitioners from different countries and establish future creative partnerships with like-minded people. 

 

All students enrolling in this intensive One-Week Workshop should be aware that this is an introductory course. The limitations of a one-week course should be apparent, given that many people spend years studying and perfecting the craft.

 

 

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. 

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

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. 

 

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 November 15).

After November 15, 2019: 450 EUR

*The fee covers participation in the program.

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

PLACE

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.

PLACE

SCHEDULE 

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.

"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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