2011 International Performing Arts Lab and Conference



Dear Colleagues,
International University “Global Theatre Experience” (IUGTE) and “ArtUniverse” 
are inviting you to take part in the programme of the International Performing Arts Lab and Conference.
May 17 – 24, 2011
at Retzhof Educational Institute
Leitring bei Leibnitz, Austria

Accommodation and meals are organized.

The working language is English.

To apply for participation, candidates should send brief CV/resume with photo and a cover letter toiugte.projects@gmail.com For groups: the leaders should send the list of all candidate names and the details of the organization/university they represent.

There are special participation fee offers for student groups and teaching staff:
560 EUR 180 EUR per person for groups of five and more participants.
as well as some places for reduced participation fee for individuals – 280 EUR

(the fee covers participation in all events of the programme – practical workshops & presentations). 

PROGRAMME: intensive practical training and discussions guided by the Russian theatre director and teacher Sergei Ostrenko, and the conference programme with leading experts and teachers from different countries:

Ostrenko Lab programme: Russian Theatre Tradition. Performer’s physicality in the methods of Stanislavsky, Meyerhold and M.Chekhov. Theatre Biomechanics and Meyerhold’s Biomechanics Etudes. Tai-chi for actors. Training by method of improvisation. Scene composition from exercises to performance. Physical Action as the most important element in acting. Method of Physical Actions. Given Circumstances. Inner Monologue. Active Analysis. Theatre Psychotechnique. The Psychological Gesture. 
Conference programme:

  • “Singing the Text: An Exploration of Voice and Movement Using the techniques of Master Voice Teachers Kristin Linkater, Cecily Berry and Anne Bogart’s Viewpoints” – practical workshop with Christina Keefe – actor, teacher, voice and text coach (USA).
  • “Unlocking Tensegrity with Pressing Flair” – practical workshop with Cynthia Roses-Thema – Ph.D., dancer, educator, writer, performer, dance critic, teacher (USA). 
  • “Building Stages Across Platforms: How New Media is Changing the Landscape of the Performing Art” – presentation with Jennifer Edwards – MFA, RYT, cultural critic, public speaker, writer, choreographer (USA).
  • “Dramatic Action in Movement: Psycho-Physical Exploration of Text and Action” – practical workshop with Cara Rawlings – teacher, performer, fight director and dance choreographer (USA).
  • “Theatre Biomechanics” – workshop with Sergei Ostrenko – theatre director and teacher (Russia).
  • “Scenical music productions for families with very young children: from an overview of past creations to new perspectives and challenges on artistic creation addressed to infants and toddlers” – presentation with Helena Rodrigues – Member of IUGTE, musician, psychologist, music and drama therapist, teacher (Portugal).
  • “Actor Training in Harold Pinter’s A Slight Ache” – presentation with Hsiaoling I – theatre actor, director, teacher of performance and vocal skills (Taiwan).

The conference is a chance to explore contemporary methods and techniques in performing arts education and training, to establish new contacts, to exchange experiences with colleagues from different countries and to lay the foundation for future networking and collaboration!


IUGTE help to organize inexpensive and qualitative accommodation and meals at Retzhof Castle Hotel. Accommodation in shared twin room (two persons share one room with separate beds, shower/wc) is 38 EUR per day including all meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner). Single room is extra 7 EUR per day.

The conference will take place in Leitring bei Leibnitz, the beautiful town located in the “Green Heart” of Austria, Styria Region. The nearest airports are Graz and Vienna. The programme will take place in the historic castle of the 15th century located about 30min drive from Graz Airport. All the castle hotel rooms have telephone, TV, radio, shower/wc, shower gel, hairdryer. There is free Internet access in the castle as well as free Wi Fi in the neighboring café. Here you can see Retzhof Castle photos: http://www.iugte.com/documents/retzhof

PROGRAMME DETAILS: http://www.iugte.com/projects/physicaltheatre

PAST EVENTS: http://www.iugte.com/photo

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