Workshop for Circus & Movement Directors expired Free
Posted by: New International Performing Arts Institute
Posted on: Aug. 14, 2019
Type: In Person
The residency aims to expand and diversify professional vocabulary of instructors who work with actors, dancers and performance practitioners, interested to improve the understanding of practical and theoretical aspects of movement directing, teaching, ensemble building and performance making. The program includes intensive practical training and discussions guided by Sergei Ostrenko - Russian theatre director, choreographer and teacher. This intensive residency lab is open to practicing choreographers and directors of physical theatre working in various genres, techniques and styles interested in acquiring tools, skills and new approaches towards working with performers in rehearsals and daily trainings. Ostrenko Method will introduce some of the effective techniques and approaches towards contemporary performance practices in the context of the short rehearsal time and multicultural aspect of the creative team. PROGRAM During the Workshop participants will become acquainted with Ostrenko's method of psycho-physical training and rehearsal, formed and inspired by the Russian Theatre Tradition. Methods of Stanislavsky, Meyerhold and M.Chekhov, Meyerhold's Biomechanics Etudes, 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 practically explore: how to foster connection and cohesion among performers and guide them in creative process; 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; the ways of building up the scene composition and performance atmosphere of the performance; approaches to develop character and images through movement and improvisation; how to encourage performers' relation with artistic space, freedom in improvisation and spontaneity; approaches to unfolding the actor’s creative nature and mounting contemporary professional performances. The understanding of the basic principles of a methodological directing approach concerns any genre, whether it is a dance performance, physical theatre performance, drama performance or musical theatre. The training is designed as a multidisciplinary intensive lab with participation and practice together with performers from different techniques. The workshop is highly recommended for choreographers interested in learning ensemble building, structuring the rehearsal process, clarifying and honing what is already known and getting exposed to new techniques and methodologies, and ultimately, network with practitioners from different countries and establish future creative partnerships with like-minded people. The working language is English.