East European Performing Arts Platform (EEPAP) supports the
development of contemporary performing arts (dance and theatre)
in 18 countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

International Summer School of Physical Theatre (Austria)

BMF

 

International Summer School of Physical Theatre   
June 29 - July 6, 2018 
Retzhof Castle - Austria

 

The annual residential program is open to dancers, choreographers, actors and contemporary circus performers with professional stage experience working in various genres and styles, interested in the practical creative research of Physical Theatre as a bold, vibrant and multidimensional approach to contemporary performance. 
 
The school provides the fascinating and inspiring encounter of artists from diverse artistic backgrounds and techniques; creates the platform for exchange, network and collaboration in multicultural and multilingual artistic environment and encourages the artists to search for the universal “intercultural” language in contemporary performance.  
 
 
TEACHERS
 
The programme includes intensive practical training and discussions guided by Sergei Ostrenko - Russian theatre director, choreographer and teacher, and Gennady Ostrenko - choreographer, movement director, theater artist, designer, painter. 
 
 
 
PROGRAMME
 
During the program participants will have opportunity to explore Ostrenko method of performer's physical training and rehearsal. Performer's physicality in the methods of Stanislavsky, Meyerhold and M.Chekhov, principles of Meyerhold's Biomechanics, Tai-chi for performers, training by method of improvisation, scene composition from exercises to performance: these are some of the elements uniquely transformed and combined in Ostrenko's teaching system.
 
 
Participants will research the connection between physical action and voice, gesture, movement, dance and word, explore performer's physicality as the key to form, style, atmosphere and emotional palette, learn to build up the composition of the form and the language of the artistic space of the performance, gain helpful practical tools and valuable tips for mounting a contemporary physical theatre performance stepping beyond the limits of text-based acting, acquire a reliable practical toolkit for creating contemporary professional productions in limited rehearsal time. 
 
Practical sessions develop in the form of various exercises which progress from simple to compound. Gradually the group proceeds to group improvisations and structures. Every day sets advanced creative tasks developing the preceding steps. Through the system of consecutive exercises the group grows common language and trust, ability to collaborate and create together.
 
The Lab 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 English
 
 
 

REGISTRATION
 

To apply for participation, please fill in the online Application Form
 
If you have questions about this program, please contact [email protected]
 
Participation fee is 550 EUR (early bird reduced fee) / 650 EUR 
The fee covers participation in all events of the program: practical training, lectures and discussions.
 
 
 
 
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