International University “Global Theatre Experience”, 20. 7. 2009

International Physical Theatre Laboratory in Austria

25. - 31. oktober, 2009 Leibnitz, Avstrija

International Physical Theatre Laboratory

October 25-31, 2009
Retzhof Castle, Leitring bei Leibnitz

International University “Global Theatre Experience” (UGTE) is the non-governmental, non-profit organization founded in 2000 by the group of experts in the field of social science, culture and art.

Actors of physical, dramatic, dance and musical theatres, dancers, 
choreographers, circus performers, directors.

The programme includes intensive training, lectures and discussions. 
The Lab is open to performers from different creative genres and 
techniques inspired by Physical Theatre as a bold, vibrant and 
multidimensional approach to contemporary theatre performance. 
Practical physical training is the core of the Lab programme. 
Participants will explore physicality as the key to form, style, 
atmosphere and emotional palette in contemporary performance. 
Practical sessions develop in the form of various exercises which 
progress from simple to compound. Gradually the group is proceeding to 
group improvisations and structures. Every day is setting advanced 
creative tasks, developing the preceding steps. Through the system of 
consecutive exercises the group is growing common language and trust, 
ability to collaborate and create together.

Each day begins with morning warm-up which combines breathing, 
movement and imagination. It will help participants to wake up and to 
prepare for the intensive practical process during the day.

Practical training. Part I. Training by method of improvisation.

Practical training. Part II. Structural Improvisation. From exercises 
to performance.

Practical training. Part III. Principles of Biomechanics. Meyerhold's etudes.

Lectures & Discussions: Performer's Physicality in the methods of 
Meyerhold, M.Chekhov and Stanislavsky.

The Lab will take place in Leitring bei Leibnitz, the beautiful town 
located within 30 min from Graz Thalerhof Airport, 2.5h from Vienna by 
car, 40 min from Graz by car, and 20 minutes from the Slovenian 
border. The public transportation to the venue is easy. The programme 
will take place in the historic castle of the 16th century. 
Accommodation and meals are organized for the group.


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