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International Physical Theatre Laboratory

Posted by: New International Performing Arts Institute
Posted on: June 11, 2024
Category: Intensive/Workshop/Class
Type: In Person
 International Physical  Theatre Laboratory - Circus Events - CircusTalk
13-22 July 2024 | Laubegg Castle, Austria

For performers and actors, dance and movement practitioners, professional artists and educators, theatre directors and stage professionals, as well as performing arts academics and students.

What is an International Physical Theatre Laboratory (IPTL)?

An International Physical Theatre Laboratory (IPTL) is a collaborative space focused on exploring and innovating in physical theatre. It includes a three-day IUGTE conference. Unlike workshops and trainings, which focus on teaching and refining specific skills, a laboratory emphasizes collective experimentation and the development of new artistic methods over a longer period. The IUGTE conference within the laboratory brings together performing arts practitioners to share experiences, ideas, and networks, enhancing creative exploration and fostering professional connections.

What is the curriculum?

The IPTL's program encompasses a wide range of activities designed to enhance the skills of performers in expressing themselves through bodily movement rather than traditional dialogue-based storytelling. The curriculum includes an intensive workshop based on the Ostrenko brothers approach, which focuses on physical improvisation, and the creation of physical narratives through movement, theatre biomechanics, and physical action. The IUGTE Conference programs include master classes, intensive training sessions, lectures, demonstrations, and performances focusing on dance, theatre, music, opera and performing arts. You can learn about the speakers at the conference by following this link: https://www.iugte.org/speakers-iugte-conference.

What's the schedule?

Organizers reserve the right to make changes and add-ins to
the schedule and program.

The official arrival day for the group is July 13 from 13:00.
The first group meeting is at 17:00.
The departure day is July 22 at 9:00.

​July 13:
From 13:00 - Group arrival and check-in.
16:40-17:00 - Coordinator meets the group. Short tour around the Castle.
17:00-18:00 - First group meeting and introduction.
18:00-19:00 - Dinner.

July 14, 15, 16, 17:
7:30-8:30 - Warm-Up.
8:30-9:00 - Breakfast.
09:30-12:00 - Practical training with the Ostrenko brothers.
12:00-13:00 - Lunch.
14:00-18:00 - Practical training with the Ostrenko brothers.
18:00-19:00 - Dinner.
19:30-21:00 - Creative diary: evening lectures, discussions and creation.

July 18:
7:30-8:30 - Warm-Up.
8:30-9:00 - Breakfast.
09:30-12:00 - Practical training with the Ostrenko brothers.
12:00-13:00 - Lunch.
14:00-16:30 - Practical training with the Ostrenko brothers.
18:00-19:00 - Dinner.
19:00 - IUGTE Conference opening and first meeting.

July 19, 20, 21:
Conference program: practical workshops, presentations, works-in-progress, lectures and discussions. The conference program will run a full day with breaks between presentations and breaks for meals. The registered participants will receive a detailed daily schedule.

July 22:
7:30-9:00 - Breakfast
9:00 - Check-out and departure.

What are the requirements for participants?

To participate in an International Physical Theatre Laboratory, participants typically need to meet the following requirements:
1) Professional Background: Participants should have some experience in the performing arts.
2) Commitment to Collaboration: Since the laboratory emphasizes group work and creative exploration, participants must be willing to engage actively with others (including work with physical contact) and contribute to a collaborative environment.
3) Openness to Experimentation: Participants should be open to exploring new methods, techniques, and ideas in physical theatre.
4) Language Proficiency: The working language is European English.
5) Application and Selection Process: Participants need to apply and need to provide a resume (CV). Selection is usually based on professional background and alignment with the laboratory’s objectives.

Where will the laboratory take place?

The International Physical Theatre Laboratory (IPTL) will take place at Laubegg Castle in Austria, set amidst a serene landscape of forests, cornfields, and deer. Morning sessions are conducted outdoors, allowing participants to immerse themselves in the natural environment and draw inspiration from the sounds and sights of nature. This unique setting enhances the creative experience, fostering a deep connection between physical theatre practices and the surrounding wilderness.

You can find directions to Laubegg Castle by following this link: https://www.iugte.org/venue/getting-here

How can accommodation and meals be arranged at Laubegg Castle?

During the International Physical Theatre Laboratory (IPTL), organizers can arrange accommodation for you at Laubegg Castle. There are two accommodation options available:
- Single Room: A private room with an en-suite bathroom.
- Shared Room: A double room, also with an en-suite bathroom.

Accommodation includes three meals a day served at the castle. The menu offers vegetarian, vegan, and standard dishes. After applying and once contacted by the NIPAI manager, you should specify your accommodation preference, meal choice, and any allergies in your correspondence with the manager.

For details on the cost of accommodation and meals, please follow the provided link: https://www.iugte.org/venue.

We have been organizing the International Physical Theatre Laboratory since 2000.

What do past participants say?

Check your eligibility for participation: https://www.physicalityinacting.com/international-physical-theatre-laboratory

Date: July 13, 2024 -
July 22, 2024

Timezone: Greenwich Mean Time (Lisbon, London)
Languages: English Application link:
Location: Laubegg Castle
Laubegg 1, 8413

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