DRAMATURGY OF PHYSICAL ACTION
6-days International Workshop
This international program is suitable for both, - choreographers who work mainly with movement, as well as for directors who work mainly with actors in physical or text-based performances.
Performers from different backgrounds interested in expanding their practical skills, develop international network opportunities and collaborators are also welcome to apply!
DRAMATURGY OF PHYSICAL ACTION
The main focus of the program is to answer the crucial nowadays question "How to enrich dance performances with psychological tension?" and "How the physicality in acting enriches drama performances?". Probably, these are two most demanding and most interesting questions that modern directors and choreographers are facing.
The program is designed as a full-day workshop lab, where students will practically / physically explore different techniques which will help them to discover answers on these questions.
The course may be valuable to practitioners interested in the processes of creating contemporary dance, movement or physical theatre performance — particularly artists wondering what it means to bring action in performances, to work with text, with images, and many other practical and useful tools for creating professional performances, regardless of budget.
In parallel, students will touch "Theatre Biomechanics" technique of Russian avant-gard theatre innovator V. Meyerhold, "Psychological Gesture" of M. Chekhov, the "Physical Action" of K. Stanislavski and several different techniques.
The working language is English.
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.
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 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.
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.
*The fee covers participation in the program.
Please, note, that group is formed on a competitive basis.
To enroll and hold a place in the program, the student should submit a deposit, which is non-refundable and will be applied towards the tuition fee.
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).
"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!"