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The Art of Action on Stage
Mechanical and physical action: what's the difference?

21-25 April 2025 | Berlin - Germany

Just 5 Days in Berlin

 

For professionals:

  • Dancers and choreographers

  • Circus performers

  • Actors and directors

 

We are waiting for you.

Physicality in Acting intensive Berlin
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international theatre workshop, international training, berlin actors, acting berlin, acting people berlin, method acting berlin, workshop in berlin, dance workshops berlin
international theatre workshop, international training, berlin actors, acting berlin, acting people berlin, method acting berlin, workshop in berlin, dance workshops berlin

What is the curriculum?

Participants will engage in practical techniques and improvisational exercises to understand how to work with actors, helping them build movement, body angles, and placement in accordance with their characters. The workshop is beneficial for those working with both dancers and actors, exploring approaches for movement in actors and monologue and dialogue for dancers.

Key areas of exploration include:

  • Theatre Biomechanics by Vsevolod Meyerhold

  • Psychological Gesture by M. Chekhov

  • Physical Action by K. Stanislavski

  • Training through improvisation, movement dramaturgy, and scene composition

Designed as a multidisciplinary intensive workshop, the training involves participation with performers from various techniques and countries, emphasizing NIPAI's principles of multidisciplinarity and multiculturality.

Schedule:

21-24 April 2025:

10:30-13:00 - Practical Training

13:00-14:30 - Lunch Break

14:30-18:00 - Practical Training​​

25 April 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 training 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:

With over 30 years of experience, he has directed more than 40 theater productions and led international projects in professional and educational settings across countries including Austria, UK, Canada, and more.

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Gennadiy Ostrenko:

Specializing in theatre biomechanics and stage combat, he focuses on physical theatre after arts education, frequently collaborating with his brother on performances.

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Venue: 

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

The Ostrenko Method:

It is an effective approach to physical training and actor's skill development, combining movement psychology with biomechanics to enhance bodily awareness and expressive capabilities. It benefits practitioners by improving their physical condition, emotional expressiveness, and creative thinking, thereby fostering a deeper connection between body and mind. This method is particularly advantageous for performers, as it enables them to achieve more nuanced and authentic expressions in their performances. It includes techniques from Meyerhold's "Biomechanics," M. Chekhov's "Psychological Gesture," and Stanislavsky's "Physical Action".

What do past participants say?

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Have questions?

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