Theatre Methods Today

Konstantin Stanislavsky, Vsevolod Meyerhold and Michael Chekhov - the masters of Russian theatre tradition, the passionate reformers and geniuses of theatre stage, they created the new reality and made a profound impact on the development of world theatre.


Michael Chekhov

Theatre makers in all over the world, even the most innovative directors and thinkers, have been demonstrating the power and efficacy of their art and teachings. Today it is virtually impossible to discuss modern acting, directing or theatre training without first mentioning the Stanislavsky’s contribution and those of his disciples. The like-minded questions, inquiries, interpretations, misconceptions and challenges of theatre training can be heard nonstop. Together they created a tradition that is inescapable and fundamental for anyone approaching the subject of theatre art.


Konstantin Stanislavsky

The Laboratory program was designed for professional performing artists inspired by the teachings of Stanislavsky, Meyerhold and M. Chekhov, interested to establish deeper understanding of their approach and to integrate their ideas into contemporary practical work - rehearsal process, performance and teaching. It focuses on the practical and playable aspects of theatre training, particularly in terms of exercises.


Vsevolod Meyerhold

PARTICIPANTS
actors of dramatic, physical, musical and dance theatres, dancers, choreographers, directors, stage designers, playwrights, script writers.

ABOUT THEATRE LABORATORY
OF SERGEY OSTRENKO
Sergey Ostrenko
is a Russian director and teacher working in professional theatre over twenty-five years. His creative way has passed through the Cold War of the 1980s, collapse of the USSR in the 1990s, creative ordeals in the period of the interethnic tension in the Baltic and joining the New Europe. His creative work is the synthesis of the Russian Theatre School and the newest experiments in various performing arts.

Ostrenko has dedicated many years to exploration of world theatre traditions working with multicultural groups of performing artists. His approach is known internationally as the effective method of growing cohesion and creation of live performances within limited time. Theatre workers from Russia, Europe, America, Asia and Australia who trained with Ostrenko have been using his method in their own creative practice.

The Laboratory of Sergey Ostrenko traces roots back to the early 1990s, the practical research carried out by the team of professional directors, actors, psychologists and other experts with specialization in performing arts, creativity and adjacent disciplines. The Laboratory international programs have been carried out in different countries.


SCHEDULE

September 20, Thursday
11:00-13:00 - First meeting. Practical Introduction.
13:00-14:00 - Break for lunch
14:00-17:00 - Practical training

September 21, Friday
11:00-13:00 - Practical training
13:00-14:00 - Break for lunch
14:00-17:00 - Practical training

September 22, Saturday
11:00-13:00 - Practical training
13:00-14:00 - Break for lunch
14:00-17:00 - Practical training

September 23, Sunday
11:00-13:00 - Practical training
13:00-14:00 - Break for lunch
14:00-17:00 - Practical training

The organizers reserve the right to make changes and add-ins in the schedule.

REGISTRATION
Please send your CV and a brief letter of motivation to info@iugte.com Places are limited, the registration will be closed once the group is full

PARTICIPATION FEE
250 EUR by payment before September 1st, 2007.
350 EUR by payment before September 15th.
For IUGTE Members - 20% discount.

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Konstantin Stanislavsky
Vsevolod Meyerhold
Michael Chekhov

Theatre Methods Today
September 20-23, 2007 Riga, Latvia