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Movement for Actors / Acting For Dancers

Practical workshop by theatre director and teacher, Sergei Ostrenko (Russia).

Movement for Actors / Acting For Dancers

Sergei Ostrenko has over 30 years of professional experience as a Director, Choreographer and Performance Teacher. Sergei has directed over 40 theatre productions, producing international projects for both the professional stage and for education in numerous countries, including Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Russia, Slovenia, Sweden, Ukraine, and United Kingdom.
At present the principal professional interest of Ostrenko is investigation of world theatre traditions, promotion of Russian Theatre Tradition in different countries and development of the strategic collaboration programmes with theatres of Russia and CIS.

This workshop encompasses practical exploration of discoveries of such outstanding figures as K.Stanislavski, Vs.Meyerhold and M.Chekhov, theatrical experiments of J.Grotowski and E.Barba, educational philosophy of T.Suzuki and the martial arts experience which got incorporated in Ostrenko method of performers training. The core of Ostrenko's creative process is practice and bodily contact, where actors develop communication and overall sensibility with minimal verbal expression. This course naturally builds up performers' body, voice, speech and that improves performers' presence on the stage. It is achieved through a sequence of exercise which progress from simple to compound in a light and playful manner, which is one of the most important elements of the Ostrenko' Method. 

The Ostrenko' Method is a systematic approach to performance, which generates innovative productions utilising concepts, ideas, and existing play-texts. It introduces some of the effective techniques and approaches towards contemporary performance practice in the context of the short rehearsal time and multicultural aspect of the creative team. Ostrenko method can be described as a valid combination of history pedagogy and theatrical practice. 

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