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Practical Methods of Theatre Training


August 27 - September 1, 2007
Donetsk, Ukraine

Practical Methods of Theatre Training

international practical seminar
under the guidance of Sergey Ostrenko

Project Manager - Lisa Rich (UK)

The performer’s organism is his only instrument. Body, voice, nerves, and temperament – everything is unifying the author and the material into a single whole. However the professional scenic action is possible on condition that a performer is a virtuoso in all spectrums of psychophysical skills.

Professional performer is not just talented. He needs the method of constant live self-perfection in profession. There is a great number of techniques which an actor, dancer or choreographer can use to form his own way of everyday individual training. “To make difficult habitual, habitual - easy, easy - beautiful”, this is the greatest inspiration from Stanislavsky and the mastery of a performer in self-improvement.

The most part of the seminar consists of practical training which develops in open creative atmosphere. Participants will gain hundreds of interesting ideas and effective devices for practical work on the stage, starting from methods of individual training to creation of a performance in creative group. This is an excellent chance to investigate possibilities and to reconsider stereotyped views!

Sergey Ostrenko is a Russian director and teacher working in professional theatre over twenty-five years. His creative way has passed through the Cold War of the 1980s, collapse of the USSR in the 1990s, creative ordeals in the period of the interethnic tension in the Baltic and joining the New Europe. His creative work is the synthesis of the Russian Theatre School and the newest experiments in various performing arts.

Sergey Ostrenko has dedicated many years to exploration of world theatre traditions working with multicultural groups of performing artists. His approach is known internationally as the effective method of growing cohesion and creation of live performances within limited time. Theatre workers from Russia, Europe, America, Asia and Australia who trained with Ostrenko have been using his method in their own creative practice.

actors of dramatic, physical, musical and dance theatres, dancers, choreographers, directors, stage designers, playwrights, script writers.


Intensive Practical Training

Potential body possibilities.
Relaxation and awareness of the body through movement.
Practical investigation of spontaneity.
Awareness and spontaneity in movement.
Psychological gesture.
Transition from individual improvisation to spontaneous collective interaction.
Methods impelling the group to spontaneous collective creative process.
Possibilities of nonverbal communication on the stage.
Emotional content and will in action.
Space and time.
Voice and movement.
Composition in the space.
Building the structure.
Structural improvisation.

Montage and Metaphor in Performance.


Please send your detailed CV and a brief letter of motivation to info@iugte.com or iugte@london.com 
Places are limited. The registration will be closed once the group is full.


480 EUR by payment before June 1st, 2007.
580 EUR by payment before July 1st, 2007.

For IUGTE Members - 20% discount.

Accommodation for participants
is provided during the seminar. 

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Organized by
International University "Global Theatre Experience" (IUGTE)
in collaboration with "Art Universe"



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