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Movement for Actors / Acting for Dancers

6-10 January 2025 | Berlin, Germany

The international workshop by NIPAI, based on the Ostrenko Brothers' method, is designed for dancers, choreographers, actors, directors, circus artists, and other performers. The in-class session is intended for strong, disciplined professionals and pre-professionals who are ready to fully engage from start to finish. This multicultural, and multidisciplinary program caters to those focused on the "movement part" of performance, and is ideal for creators seeking tools, approaches, and methods to create physical performances in any genre.

What is the curriculum?

It focuses on using the body expressively, blending physical actions with emotion, and experimenting with new performance styles. The curriculum includes:

  • Improvisation and spontaneity - as a tool for rehearsals and making a performance.

  • Learning to use the body expressively and effectively in performance.

  • Techniques to seamlessly blend physical actions with emotional expression.

  • Ensemble building and creating performance pieces in limited rehearsal time;

  • Movement training, floor-work, and animal technique.

  • Physical Theatre through a prism of traditional Theatre school and contemporary European approaches. 

This multidisciplinary workshop proposes practical participation, fostering professional development and networking opportunities with global peers. The course is led by expert practitioners in performing arts pedagogy, actor training, and theatre directing.

Schedule:

6-9 January 2025:

10:30-13:00 - Practical Training

13:00-14:30 - Lunch Break

14:30-18:00 - Practical Training​​

10 January 2025:

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 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 499 EUR (valid until June 21, 2024). After this date, the fee increases to 600 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.

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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.

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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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Venue:

DOCK 11 EDEN,

Breite Str 43, 13187 Berlin (Pankow)

Registered participants will receive detailed information.

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

What do past participants say?

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