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Action and Physicality in Performance

5-9 August 2024 | Berlin, Germany

The international workshop based on the Ostrenko Brothers' method is designed for actors, directors, choreographers, dancers, circus artists, and performing arts practitioners. Participants will be able to enhance their skills in physical theatre, improve their movement analysis, and develop a deeper integration of physical actions with emotional expressiveness, ultimately leading to more dynamic and compelling performances. The workshop proposes working in a multicultural and multidisciplinary environment, providing a warm learning atmosphere. This inspiring experience will be able also contribute to personal development and growth while interacting with other participants from around the world.

What is the curriculum?

The curriculum for the workshop "Action and Physicality in Performance" based on the Ostrenko Brothers' method offers a comprehensive approach that include:

  • Intensive training in body awareness, movement dynamics, and spatial relationships using the Ostrenko Brothers' method.

  • Techniques for creating and embodying characters through physicality, exploring how movement influences emotional and psychological states.

  • Exercises designed to enhance spontaneity, creativity, and the ability to respond dynamically to other actors.

  • Developing skills in group dynamics, collaboration, and fostering a creative atmosphere, ensuring a cohesive performance with other participants.

  • Possibilities to train in a diverse setting, learning from and with performers from various cultural and disciplinary backgrounds.

  • A supportive and encouraging environment that fosters both professional and personal growth.


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.


Students can receive the Certificate of Participation in this intensive program. 


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 Details:

Early Bird Fee is 549 EUR (valid until July 19, 2024). After this date, the fee increases to 650 EUR. This cost includes full participation in the international workshop during 5 days.

To apply for participation, please complete the online Application Form. After submission, we will contact you to discuss further details.

What are the requirements for participants?

To participate in an International Theatre Training, participants typically need to meet the following requirements:

  1. Professional Background: Participants should have some experience in the performing arts.

  2. Commitment to Collaboration: Since the training emphasizes group work too and creative exploration, participants must be willing to engage actively with others (including work with physical contact) and contribute to a collaborative environment.

  3. Openness to Experimentation: Participants should be open to exploring new methods, techniques, and ideas.

  4. Language Proficiency: The working language is European English.

  5. Application and Selection Process: Participants need to apply and need to provide a resume (CV). Selection is usually based on professional background and alignment with the training’s objectives.


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.

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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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Breite Str 43, 13187 Berlin (Pankow)

Registered participants will receive detailed information.

DOCK 11 EDEN, Breite Str 43, 13187 Berlin (Pankow)

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