International Physical Theatre Lab and International Conference – NIPAI
OSTRENKO LAB PROGRAM
The workshop program is focused on the Ostrenko brothers approach of actor’s training, relying on the Russian Theatre Tradition, as well as the newest experiments in performing arts. Performer’s physicality in the methods of K.Stanislavsky, M.Chekhov, Vs.Meyerhold’s Biomechanics, Tai-chi for performers, training by method of improvisation, scene composition from an exercise to a performance. These are some of the elements uniquely transformed and combined in Ostrenko’s teaching system to suit the needs of contemporary performers, directors, and teachers.
Participants will practically explore the performer’s physicality as the principal creative instrument, the key to form and style an atmosphere and emotional palette in contemporary performance, stepping beyond the limits of normative text-based acting.
Practical sessions develop in the form of various exercises that progress from simple to compound. The group gradually proceeds to group improvisations and structures. Every day sets a spectrum of advanced creative tasks, developing the preceding steps. Through the system of consecutive exercises, the group establishes a common language and trust, an ability to collaborate and create together.
Practical workshops, presentations, works in progress, lectures, and discussions with performing arts teachers from all around the world. Check the conference program here…
The schedule is designed in a way that enables participants to take part in all events of the program – the Lab and the Conference.
IUGTE Lab and Conference offer a great opportunity to approach a unique methodological and practical material that will enrich your professional skills and offer you the possibility of sharing an intense creative experience at a global level!
The working language is English.
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.
12 – 20 December, 2019
Laubegg Castle – Austria
Find out more and apply here