PHYSICALITY IN PERFORMANCE
6-days International Workshop / Residency
PHYSICALITY IN PERFORMANCE
24 - 31 January, 2020
The program is designed primarily for performers of physical theatre, dancers, actors, movers, contemporary circus performers, choreographers and directors who wish to bring the life presence into their performances. You may be an actor or dancer who wants to diversify your skills and knowledge, you may work with actors (as dance or movement teacher, or a theatre director with a movement history), or be a practitioner from an allied field of sport/holistic practice, wanting to enhance your understanding of practical/theoretical interfaces regarding movement in contemporary performance.
You will have the opportunity for the development of your deep understanding of the actors movement and application of this knowledge to work with actors and to performance making. You will be able to gain a valuable knowledge on how to tell story through the actors' bodies and movement.
The workshop is designed as the introductory session to performers physical training, movement for actors sessions and composition of the movement on stage, relying on some elements of Russian theatre tradition of theatre biomechanics and the newest experiments in performing arts, such as animal flow and many others. The workshop is highly practical and intensive residential lab, where students can expect being involved in the training full day.
The accommodation for participants and training studio are located on the territory of Laubegg Castle in Austria. Everything is organized on the same territory: creative space and full board accommodation, so that participants can concentrate on creation and communication without any distractions of the routine necessities. More about the venue...
The workshop is a great opportunity to approach a unique methodological and practical material that will enrich your professional skills and will offer you the possibility to share an intense creative experience at a global level!
The working language is Russian and English.
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.
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.
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).
To apply for participation, please fill in the online Application Form.
Participation fee: 800 EUR (early bird reduced fee until January 17.
After January 17: 850 EUR
*The fee covers participation in the program.
Please, note, that group is formed on a competitive basis.
"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!"