Sat 13 Jul 2024: 1:00PM
New International Performing Arts Institute

International Physical Theatre Laboratory

Venue: Laubegg Castle, Austria
Prices: €550

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. 

What are the requirements for participants?

To participate in an International Physical Theatre Laboratory, participants typically need to meet the following requirements:
• Professional Background: Participants should have some experience in the performing arts.
• 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.
• Openness to Experimentation: Participants should be open to exploring new methods, techniques, and ideas in physical theatre.
• Language Proficiency: The working language is European English.
• 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 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.

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