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International Physical Theatre Lab and IUGTE Conference

International Physical Theatre Lab and IUGTE ConferenceDecember 12 - 20, 2017Leitring bei Leibnitz, Austria

International Physical Theatre Lab and IUGTE Conference

December 12 - 20, 2017

Leitring bei Leibnitz, Austria



The Lab is open to performers from different creative genres and techniques inspired by Physical Theatre as a bold, vibrant and multidimensional approach to contemporary theatre ;The program is designed for experienced dancers, actors of physical theatre, contemporary circus performers, choreographers and directors - performing arts practitioners with professional stage experience working in various genres, techniques and styles - interested to find new international network opportunities and collaborators.


The programme includes the intensive practical training, lectures and discussions with the theatre director and teacher Sergei Ostrenko and the programme of IUGTE annual International Conference with performing arts teachers from different ;




The Lab programme is focused on Ostrenko's method of actor’s trainingrelying on the Russian Theatre Tradition and the newest experiments in performing ;Performer's physicality in the methods of Stanislavsky, Meyerhold and principles of Meyerhold's Biomechanics, Tai-chi for performers, Training by method of improvisationscene composition from exercises to performance: these are some of the elements uniquely transformed and combined in Ostrenko's teaching system to suit performers, directors and teachers contemporary ; 

Participants will practically explore performer's physicality 


as the principal creative instrument, the key to form, style, atmosphere and emotional palette in contemporary performance, stepping beyond the limits of habitual text-based acting

Practical sessions develop in the form of various exercises which progress from simple to compound. Gradually the group is proceeding to group improvisations and structures. Every day is setting advanced creative tasks, developing the preceding steps. Through the system of consecutive exercises the group is growing common language and trust, ability to collaborate and create together.





Practical workshops, presentations, works-in-progress, lectures and discussions with performing arts teachers from different ;Please follow the news of the programme.


The schedule is designed so that participants will be able to take part in all events of the programme - 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 will offer you the possibility to share an intense creative experience at a global level!

The working language is English


To apply for participation, please fill in the online Application Form : ;

If you have questions about this program, please contact @


Participation fee is 650 EUR (early bird reduced fee) / 750 EUR 

The fee covers participation in all events of the programme - practical training, lectures and discussions with and the full conference program.


There are five partial scholarships available at the moment. Each scholarship covers 200 EUR.

Please view this page for scholarship conditions and application details: ;


12 Dec 2017 @ 12:00 am

20 Dec 2017 @ 12:01 am

Duration: 8 days


Retzhof Castle

17 Dorfstraße

8430 Wagna


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