3 Week Program

Movement Directing Workshop

3 weeks, in-class

The workshop is a highly practical and intensive residential lab, where students can expect being involved in the training full day. 

You will have the opportunity to develop a deep understanding of the actors’ movement, and immediately apply this knowledge. 

Working closely with performers from different corners of the world, you’ll learn how to teach them physical language.

Students will be introduced to



M. Chekhov's

Psychological Gesture


Physical Action

Our students are dancers, movers, choreographers, physical theatre actors, contemporary circus performers, musical theatre performers, performance artists from all over the world who wish to improve or diversify their skills and knowledge, as well as practitioners from an allied sport/practice who need a deeper understanding of movement in contemporary performance.

The program includes practice of Tai Chi. The Chinese practice of Tai Chi includes elements of balancing, equipoise and flexibility. Performers practicing these exercises see good results in balance, inner and outer harmony, coordination and persistence.

At this program:

  • Bring the living presence into your performances
  • Diversify your skills and knowledge
  • Enhance your understanding of movement in contemporary performance
  • Learn how to shape actor’s physical behavior to tell a story

Students will have a chance to learn the skills needed for professional movement directing and teaching, research how movement practice is taught and how actors and performers best integrate movement processes.


The Ostrenko Brothers’ Method is a systematic approach to performance, which generates innovative productions utilizing concepts, ideas, and existing play-texts. It introduces some of the effective techniques and approaches towards contemporary performance practice in the context of the short rehearsal time and multicultural aspect of the creative team.

The Ostrenko Brothers’ Method is internationally renowned, from Russia to the USA, from Iceland to South Africa, from Canada to Australia, from Singapore to Italy and beyond.


   Professional growth
   Up-to-date knowledge
   First-hand experience
   Individual approach
   Emphasis on practical learning
   Unique method

Our teachers are accomplished and working professionals who come from unique backgrounds and experiences. They are directors, scenographers, stage designers and choreographers who have worked on dozens of international theatre projects. They all dedicated many years to the exploration of performing arts, and have become true professional experts in the field.

Students can receive the Certificate of Participation in this intensive training. 

We are proud of our students from all around the world!*

Feedback from our students:

“The program was an eyes-opening experience, I have gained new ideas about performance
and how to create it, how to view it and how to internalize movement and text and followingly express
this perception outside to the audience.”

Fischerová Ellen, Switzerland

“We had enchanting group of people, all coming from different countries,cultures, speaking different
languages and still working together. It was so good to exchange ideas, suggestions and skills in between the
classes and so good to meet lovely artistic people from all parts of the world.”

Kiran Pavaskar, India


How experienced do I have to be in order to apply?

Every application is considered individually. We are open for advanced and professional actors, performers, directors, dancers, choreographers. Please be clear in your application about your experience. Other than requesting a minimum age of 18 years old, we have no age limit.

How many people are there in each workshop?

The group size can vary depending on both the size of the studio and the type of workshop given.

What is the deadline for application?

We accept applications on the regular basis. However, it is suggested to apply early because the participation fee increases as the start dates of some educational programs approach.

Who covers my accommodation and travel costs?

ArtUniverse does not cover accommodation and travel costs.

Still have questions? Please, email us at info@artuniverse.org