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Scratch, Crackle & POP!

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Calling Writers, Performers & Poets!

We welcome you to Scratch, Crackle & POP!, our seasonal scratch night showcasing the work of writers, performers and poets in the early stages of development, giving audiences a taste of upcoming and developing shows.

Want to get involved?

Applications for the June scratch night are now OPEN.

Please send the following information to theatre@poplarunion.com by Sunday 2 June for the chance to take part:

  • The type & length of performance (ie. theatre/dance/spoken word. Performances must last no longer than 15 minutes)
  • Max 200 words description of the performance (this doesn’t have to be too polished and can be a list of ideas, themes or questions you are exploring)
  • Links to previous/current work (eg. YouTube/Vimeo/Tumblr)
  • Basic tech requirements

All applicants shall receive a response by Friday 14 June. The show will take place on Thursday 27 June.

Deadline: 
06/14/2019

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International Physical Theatre Workshop Biomechanics. Psychological Gesture. Physical Action

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International Physical Theatre Workshop

Biomechanics. Psychological Gesture. Physical Action

24 - 31 January, 2020 

Laubegg Castle - Ragnitz, Austria

 

The program is designed for actors of physical theatre, dancers, contemporary circus performers, choreographers and directors - performing arts practitioners with professional stage experience working in various genres, techniques and styles interested to find new international network opportunities and collaborators.  

 

PROGRAMME

 

The programme includes intensive practical training and discussions guided by Sergei Ostrenko - Russian theatre director, choreographer and teacher, and Gennadiy Ostrenko - choreographer, movement director and theater artist. 

 

The programme is focused on Ostrenko's method of actor’s training, which is based on the Russian Theatre Tradition and newest experiments in physical theatre. 

The practical training is focused on the psycho-physical approach to the art of acting relying on the teachings of Russian outstanding theatrical innovators - Vsevolod Meyerhold, Michael Chekhov and Konstantin Stanislavsky. 

Participants will explore Meyerhold's Biomechanics Etudes, principles of Theatre Biomechanics, Psychological Gesture, the Physical Action,  Method of Active Analysis and training by method of improvisation, scene composition from exercises to performance and many more...

The Lab is a great opportunity to approach a unique methodological and practical material that will enrich your professional skills and will offer you the possibility to share an intense creative experience at a global level!

The working language is English. 

Deadline: 
01/22/2020
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International Workshop for Choreographers, Movement Directors & Directors of Physical Theatre

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International Workshop for Choreographers, Movement Directors & Directors of Physical Theatre

22 - 29 November, 2019

Laubegg Castle - Ragnitz, Austria

The workshop aims to expand and diversify professional vocabulary of instructors who work with actors, dancers and performance practitioners, interested to improve the understanding of practical and theoretical aspects of movement directing, teaching, ensemble building and performance making.

The programme includes intensive practical training and discussions guided by Sergei Ostrenko - Russian theatre director, choreographer and teacher, and Gennadiy Ostrenko - choreographer, movement director and theater artist. 

 

This intensive Lab is open to practicing choreographers and directors of physical theatre working in various genres, techniques and styles interested to acquire reliable toolkit to create contemporary professional productions. Ostrenko Method will introduce 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.

Participants will practically explore:

research the connection between physical action and voice, gesture, movement, dance and word, explore performer's physicality as the key to form, style, atmosphere and emotional palette;

learn to build up the composition of the form and the artistic space of the performance; 

gain helpful practical tools and valuable tips for mounting contemporary performances. 

The understanding of the basic principles of a methodological directing approach concerns any genre, whether it is a dance performance, physical theatre performance, drama performance or musical theatre.

The training is designed as a multidisciplinary intensive lab with participation and practice together with performers from different techniques.

Deadline: 
11/22/2019
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Call for Proposals: International Conference "Performing Arts Between Tradition and Contemporaneity"

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Performing Arts Between Tradition and Contemporaneity

AUSTRIA, RAGNITZ

​December 16 - 20, 2019

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The conference is held from December 16 to December 20, 2019 in the refurbished 13th century castle in the southern region of Austria, - Styria (Steiermark).

You are welcome to take part in the conference as a Speaker / Presenter.

Participants: 

performing arts academics, arts educators and teachers, actors and directors, dancers and choreographers, arts administrators and producers, musicians, stage and costume designers, mask makers, multimedia artists, scriptwriters and playwrights, theatre critics and arts journalists, and all other performers of various genres and techniques. 

Call for Proposals:

Your proposal may have different formats: workshop, master-class, performance piece, work-in-progress, coaching session and other. 

The conference is a wonderful opportunity for performers, performing arts educators and teachers to demonstrate their methods and techniques. 

 

SHARE YOUR WORK WITH THE WORLD!

 

Deadline: 
08/01/2019

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650 EUR
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