3-Day International Workshop

15-17 April 2022
Grand Studio, Brussels - Belgium

This international workshop is open to directors, choreographers, actors, dancers, contemporary circus performers and performance artists who are interested to study physicality in acting and to create physical theatre performances. Artists from other backgrounds interested in expanding their skills in physical theatre are also welcome to apply.



The training is designed as an intensive multidisciplinary lab with active participation and practice of performers from different techniques, levels of experiences and countries. Multidisciplinarity and multiculturality are one of the most important principles of the program. 


Through the workshop, participants will be introduced to physical theatre following some methods of the Russian school and others. They will explore how to bring an emotionality in action, an action in performance and attention on the stage as a physical action. 


The programme will include movement based on improvisation, concentration, contact and interaction, exploration of space and visual expressiveness. Through practical exercises with text and image, participants will learn basics about theatre biomechanics (V. Meyerhold), psychological gesture (M. Chekhov), internal and external physical action (Ostrenko Method), choreography and blocking on the stage.


The workshop will allow participants to deepen their skills as performers or apply acquired knowledge and tools as makers of physical theatre.


The working language is English.


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.

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Hana Kolić is a performing artist based in Brussels. She is exploring movement practice from the perspective of reconnecting with the body as a way of healing and rediscovering joy in everyday life.


Hana is also interested in theatre making – in 2021 and 2022, she presented her work in collaboration with other artists at the Festival of the Belgian Platform ‘In de Maak’. She is a member of the theatre group 'TransfoCollect' and she teaches Yoga and contemporary dance in Belgium and online.


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.


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

Early bird fee: 290 EUR (until January 22, 2022)

After: 350 EUR 

*The fee covers participation in the program.

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


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). 



Grand Studio, Brussels - Belgium.

Registered participants will receive more detailed information. 

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April 15 - 17:

9:30-13:00 - Practical Training

13:00-14:30 - Lunch Break

14:30-18:00 - Practical Training

18:00-18:15 - Break

18:15-20:00 - Creative Hour

The organizer preserves the right to make changes in the schedule and the program. 

"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