Call for Applications: International Physical Theatre Lab and IUGTE Conference


Deadline: 21 December 2020

Vanue: 12 - 21 December, 2020, Laubegg Castle - Ragnitz, Austria

The workshop is open to performers from different backgrounds, creative genres and techniques inspired by physical theatre as a bold, vibrant and multidimensional approach to contemporary theatre performance. 
The program is designed as a multidisciplinary lab for experienced actors, dancers, physical performers, contemporary circus performers, choreographers and directors -performing arts practitioners with professional stage experience working in various genres, techniques and styles - interested in expanding their practical skills, develop international network opportunities and collaborators.
The program includes intensive practical training, lectures and discussions with the theatre director and teacher Sergei Ostrenko and the program of IUGTE annual International Conference with performing arts teachers from different countries. 


The workshop program is focused on Ostrenko brothers approach of actor’s trainingrelying on the Russian Theatre Tradition, as well as the newest experiments in performing arts. 
The main focus of the program is to explore physicality in performance through the methods of:
  •  K. Stanislavsky "Physical Action", M. Chekhov "Psychological Gesture", Meyerhold's "Theatre Biomechanics";
  • Training by the method of improvisation; 
  • Scene composition from an exercise to a performance piece. 
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. 
Participants gradually proceed from solo 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.


Program includes practical workshops, works in progress, performances, lectures and interactive talks with performing arts teachers from all around the world. 
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. 


Students can receive the Certificate of Participation in this intensive program upon submitting the detailed creative report/essay (1500 words) after participation in this intensive workshop. 
Evidence that you are serious about your education and professional development.  


To apply for participation, please, fill in the online Application Form
If you have any questions about this program, please contact
Early Bird Registration 
until 31 March 2020 
 Registration fee* 
after 31 March 2020
 Participation fee 
295 EUR 
 350 EUR