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Workshop "Dramaturgy of Physical Action" on December 17-22, 2022

Dates: 17-22 December 2022

Place: Laubegg Castle - Austria

Language: English Early bird reduced fee: €490 Apply Now> Do you have a promo code? Use it: click here

The program is designed as a 6-day workshop, where students will practically / physically explore different techniques that will be able to help them to discover answers to their questions at the approaches of the Ostrenko brothers.

The Ostrenko method relies on the combination of practice and theory. It aims at giving the performers an understanding of what they want, while also providing directors with insights into how to put a new production or scene variation on a stage.

The main advantage of the method is the ability to get practical instructions to obtain results in the shortest way.


December 17: From 11:00 - Group arrival and check-in. 14:40-15:00 - Coordinator meets the group. Short tour around the Castle. 15:00-16:30 - Introduction. 18:00-19:00 - Dinner. December 18-21: ​7:30-8:30 - Warm-Up (Qigong) 8:30-9:00 - Breakfast 10:00-13:00 - Practical Training 13:00-14:30 - Lunch 14:30-18:00 - Practical Training 18:00-19:00 - Dinner 19:00-20:30 - Creative Hour December 22: 8:30-9:00 - Breakfast 9:00 - Check-out and departure. The organizer reserves the right to make changes in the schedule.


The place where "new" creative leaders rise up

We try to provide an ideal environment for study the fields of Theatre Directing, Movement Directing and Arts Management. One of the most artistic countries in Europe - Austria is home to numerous institutes & centers dedicated to the advancement of the performing arts field, hosts conferences and festivals throughout the year.

Laubegg Castle - is located in the Green Heart of Austria - Steiermark region.

It allows students fully immerse into the practical investigations of the performance making processes.

Everything is organized at the same territory: creative space and full board accommodation, so participants can concentrate on creation and communication without distracting to routine necessaries.

Enrolled students are provided with detailed information regarding the location.


Laubegg Castle is beautiful 13th century refurbished castle in the landscape of natural beauty in

Ragnitz, Austria. Surrounded by historic gardens with many calm places and old sculptures, its main use today is as an education and training centre. It is situated in idyllic setting south of Graz, in Styria region. Venue Address: Laubegg 1, 8413 Ragnitz, Austria.

NIPAI hosts practical sessions at Laubegg Castle. The accommodation and meals can be organized in the same place for the time of NIPAI InClass Sessions. Students are also free to choose other housing options for the period of the sessions.

NIPAI has housing coordinators that will be glad to assist you and provide necessary details about housing, pricing, transportation,etc.

Please feel free to contact them here


Prices for accommodation include three meals per day: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Shared accommodation costs 67 EUR per person / per day Single occupancy of the room costs 78 EUR per day. Please note that all prices are regulated by Laubegg administration. The organizers will notify participants in case of any changes. Organizers prepare the group accommodation list in advance. Guests should make the payment IN CASH directly to the program coordinator upon arrival. If your family member would like to accompany you for the trip and stay together at the castle, please contact us to discuss the possibilities and room availability. We shall be happy to offer the optimal solution for you.


The nearest international airports are located in Graz (Flughafen Graz) and Vienna (Flughafen Wien). It is also possible to travel from Klagenfurt airport.

Search for convenient flight options via SkyScanner or GoEuro.

The train tickets can be purchased in the automatic ticket machine at the train platform.


Vienna (German: Wien) is the federal capital and largest city of Austria. The city is located in the

eastern part of Austria and is close to the borders of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary. ​​ Apart from being regarded as the City of Music because of its musical legacy, Vienna is also said to be "The City of Dreams" because it was home to the world's first psychoanalyst – Sigmund Freud. Art and culture had a long tradition in Vienna, including theatre, opera, classical music and fine arts. Musical luminaries including Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Joseph Haydn, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, and many others have worked there.

Getting here from Vienna International Airport

Depending on departure time, there can be different options of transportation from Vienna Airport - a train or a bus, and there might be several changes on the route.

An example of transportation from Vienna​ Airport ("Flughafen Wien") can ​be ​the following:

Take the train RJ 559 from Vienna airport (“Flughafen Wien Bahnhof” train station) to “Graz Hbf” train station. From there take the train 4117 to “Kaindorf/Sulm Bahnhof” station.

It takes about 8 minutes by taxi from “Kaindorf” station to Laubegg Castle (Schloss Laubegg).

Another example of transportation from Vienna Airport ("Flughafen Wien"):

From Vienna airport take the train RJ to “Graz Hbf” and from “Graz Hbf” take the train to S5 to “Leibnitz Bahnhof”.

It takes about 13 minutes by taxi from “Leibnitz” station to Laubegg Castle (Schloss Laubegg).

The taxi can be ordered here:

The exact details for particular departure time should be checked on Austria transport portal:

In search you should indicate departure: "Flughafen Wien", destination: "Kaindorf/Sulm Bahnhof" or "Leibnitz Bahnhof".

We will happy to help you with planning your itinerary, contact us if you have any questions.


Graz is the capital of Styria and the second-largest city in Austria after Vienna.

Graz has a long tradition as seat of universities: its six universities have almost 60,000 students. Its historic centre is one of the best-preserved city centres in Central Europe. Graz is situated on the Mur river in southeast Austria. It is about 200 km (120 mi) southwest of Vienna. The nearest larger urban centre is Maribor in Slovenia which is about 50 km (31 mi) away. Graz is the capital and largest city in Styria, a green and heavily forested area.

Getting here from Graz Airport

The nearest airport to Castle Laubegg is Graz Airport ("Flughafen Graz"), offering direct flights from Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Friedrichshafen, Innsbruck, Klagenfurt, Koeln, Linz, London (Ryanair), Munich, Stuttgart, Vienna, Zurich, and several more destinations via low cost carriers.

There is a direct train from Graz Airport to "Kaindorf/Sulm Bahnhof" train station.

(The train station in Graz "Flughafen Graz-Feldkirchen Bahnhof" is located in 600 m from the airport (approx 10 min walk). Simply follow the train station signs.)

The train ticket can be purchased in the automatic ticket machine at the train platform.

You should take either the train ​with direction​ "Leibnitz Bahnh​of" or the train with d​irection "Spielfeld-Straß Bahnhof", both from Platform One. The trip by trai​n takes approximately 2​5 min.

Train schedule and ticket prices should be checked on: (available also in English).

It takes about 10 minutes by taxi from "Kaindorf/Sulm Bahnhof" station to Laubegg C​astle (Schloss Laubegg).

It is also possible to get a taxi from Graz Airport directly to Schloss Laubegg.

The exact details for particular departure time should be checked on Austria transport portal:



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