At this intensive residency program in Trebnitz Castle (50 km from Berlin), students will be able to practically explore the role of the physical training for the ensemble building process, work with actors in a playful manner, building up a particular atmosphere, cohesion and dynamics within the group. The program is physical, practical, multidisciplinary and multicultural.
Students will be acquainted with methods of actors’ training and rehearsing formed on the base of Russian Theatre Tradition, including Physical Action of Stanislavsky, Psychological Gesture of M. Chekhov and Meyerhold’s Biomechanics. The core of this workshop is the investigation of the relationship in practice between the theatre director and the performer; the development of this relationship to the particular results.
The program includes intensive practical training, lectures, and discussion forums under the guidance of the theatre director, choreographer and teacher Sergei Ostrenko.
Ostrenko will also introduce you to
the approach of working with actors on movement, and working with dancers on text, which helps each performer to make their performances more alive;
the method of psycho-physical approach to performers training;
the method of active analysis of the play;
the method of working on the text with actors and dancers.
The workshop is highly recommended for those who are interested in learning about ensemble building, directing, structuring the rehearsal process, to clarify and hone what they already know and to get exposed to new techniques and methodologies, and ultimately, to network with practitioners from different countries and establish future creative partnerships with like-minded people.
All students enrolling in this intensive One-Week Workshop should be aware that this is an introductory course. The limitations of a one-week course should be apparent, given that many people spend years studying and perfecting the craft.
The workshop working language is English.