Location: Retzhof Castle – Leibnitz, Austria

International University "Global Theatre Experience" 
has announced the Call for proposals: 

International Conference "Performing Arts Training Today" 

October 28-31, 2009 
Leibnitz, AUSTRIA 

The conference is open to performers from all over the world interested in the research of topical questions and processes in contemporary performing arts education and training. This is a wonderful opportunity for performers, performing arts educators and teachers to demonstrate their methods and techniques. 

– workshop/master class 
– work in progress 
– performance fragment not requiring special technical conditions 
– reading/lecture 
– any other way of demonstration to the presenter's discretion 




You are also welcome to take part in the Conference as a Participant! 

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 Ostrenko Performing Arts Lab (OPAL)

International practical theatre direction course

Leitring bei Leibnitz, Austria

The working language is English.

OPAL is the practical theatre direction course with further direction practice opportunity on professional stage – the production of the performance at the repertory theatre with professional actors. The course is designed for advanced candidates with professional stage experience – performing arts practitioners from various genres, techniques and styles. Participants will be able to learn the key principles of mounting the performance, acquire reliable director’s toolkit for creating contemporary professional productions, improve skills and gain confidence in the director’s role. The course will be also useful to playwrights, directors of video, film and animation, dancers, choreographers and actors interested to gain deeper understanding of the stage direction category. 

The course programme includes three full-time sessions, intensive practical training, lectures, discussions, participation in conferences, as well as the distance course work by email correspondence.
Session I – October 25-31, 2009
Session II – February 22-27, 2010
Session III – April 25-May 1, 2010

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Location: Tuscany, Italy
Performer's Physicality in the Methods of Meyerhold, M.Chekhov, Stanislavsky 

Psychological Gesture 
Physical Action 

international intensive practical workshop 
with Russian director and teacher Sergei Ostrenko 

November 5-11, 2009 
Tuscany, Italy 

The programme is focused on the practical exploration of performer?s psycho-physical instrument in the teachings of the Russian outstanding theatrical innovators – Vsevolod Meyerhold, Michael Chekhov and Konstantin Stanislavsky. 

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