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ACTION & PHYSICALITY IN PERFORMANCE 

5-Day International Multidisciplinary Workshop 

The international program is designed for performance makers, directors, choreographers, and those who work directly with performers for the professional stage. It is suitable for both professionals and pre-professionals. Additionally, performers who aspire to create performances and are interested in directing are welcome to join the program.

Early Bird Fee: 499 EUR (until April 13, 2024)

After: 600 EUR

5-9 August 2024

Berlin - Germany

The program is designed for performance creators with experience in producing performances or shows. Participants can be directors, choreographers, acting coaches, movement directors, stage combat instructors, dramatists, or performers who are interested in learning about movement in performance.

 

The main question, which will be addressed practically through a series of technique and improvisational exercises, is how to assist actors in developing their movement, body angles, and body placement in performance to match their characters.

 

The workshop will be beneficial for those who work with both dancers and actors. The techniques explored will introduce new approaches to working on movement for actors and to working on monologues and dialogues for dancers through the technique of psychological gesture, the method of physical action, and theatre biomechanics.

 

Students will practically explore:

  • "Theatre Biomechanics" by Vsevolod Meyerhold,

  • "Psychological Gesture" by M. Chekhov,

  • "Physical Action" by K. Stanislavski,

  • Training through the method of improvisation,

  • Dramaturgy in movement,

  • Scene composition, and more.

The training is designed as a multidisciplinary intensive lab, with participants practicing alongside performers from various techniques and countries. Multidisciplinarity and multiculturalism are among the most important principles of our programs. The working language is English.

OSTRENKO BROTHERS METHOD

The Ostrenko Brothers' Method is a systematic approach to performance that generates innovative productions by utilizing concepts, ideas, and existing play texts. It introduces some effective techniques and approaches for contemporary performance practice in the context of short rehearsal times and the multicultural aspect of the creative team.

 

The Ostrenko Brothers' method offers the tools and support necessary for students to reach their full potential.

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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. and frequently collaborates with his brother, Sergei, as a Movement Director in performance productions.

 

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SCHEDULE 

5-8 August:

10:30-13:00 - Practical Training

13:00-14:30 - Lunch Break

14:30-18:00 - Practical Training

9 August:

10:30-13:00 - Practical Training

13:00-13:30 - Lunch Break
13:30-15:00 - Practical Training

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

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).

 

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REGISTRATION

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

Early Bird Fee: 499 EUR (until April 13, 2024)

After: 600 EUR. 

*The fee covers only participation in the program.

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

PLACE

"EDEN ***** Studio"

Berlin - Germany ​

Registered participants will receive detailed information. 

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Christina Danielyan, Armenia

"This workshop helps me to repeat things that I have done before but also add new elements, how to work with your inner energy, how to make a nice team, work with a text and move with having a meaning for that movement. New ideas that I will use for myself and for my student. You gave me the confidence and training that I needed to turn a new passion into a future career path and I’m very grateful for that."

Ines Sampaio,
UK

"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". 

Jesslyn Cohen,
USA

"Thank you so much for the opportunity. Again, I have gained so much from this experience and I am so glad that I was able to do it!"

Enda Moran,
Ireland

"I learned so much and had the opportunity to link with so many artists on a global level".

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