NIPAI Theatre Directing Program in Berlin




Program of Theatre Directing Diploma Course is developed to give you a professional and very special education, we emphasize only on the needs of directors. How to become a professional director, how to work with actors, with composers, with set designer, with costume designers, with choreographers, with producers and with theatre staff.

  • Program Duration: 18 months
  • InClass Sessions: 4 study weeks 
  • Program Format: Online & InClass Course
  • Study Project: Graduation Performance
  • Next Intake: August 2019
  • Location: Berlin

This course aims to give students professional specific education, special view, knowledge and tools artistic director should have in contemporary performance making.

Course equips participants with both the practical skills and the theoretical knowledge necessary to be professional director and create own performances.

The core of every program​ in NIPAI is learning by doing, thus every student of Theatre Directing Diploma Course will complete own Study Project - Graduation Performance in the assigned theatre organization working with professional crew in professional settings.

The key learning objectives of the program is focusing on theoretical and practical tasks to help students explore:

  • how to read and analyze a play, how to formulate a plot and super-objective of the performance;
  • what theatre director should know to be prepared for the first meeting with actors;
  • how to lead actors from first meeting to performance;
  • how to work with your colleagues in theatre (composer, stage designer, others);
  • what tools should directors have to prepare actor for role;
  • how to choose and apply method of rehearsing and technique of acting;
  • postproduction of performance.



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Strike A Light, Everyman Theatre Cheltenham, Hawkwood and Lives of Colour
Artist Call out and Commission

We are offering a unique seed commissioning opportunity for a Black artist or Black led company to develop a piece of touring work. The commission aims to support a piece of performance to be an example of excellence in touring that has the potential to reach a diverse audience.

The commission will include:

  • £3,000 cash investment to develop the work
  • Two residencies: one with Everyman Theatre Cheltenham on 2nd – 7th September and one with Strike A Light at Hawkwood on 23rd  – 27th September 2019 to develop the work. 
  • Hawkwood residency will include rehearsal space, accommodation and full board for up to 5 artists.
  • Everyman Theatre residency will include studio rehearsal space and a £500 contribution towards travel/ accommodation/ food costs.
  • Please note additional artistic fees will not be offered for these weeks.
  • Opportunities to share the work in progress with audiences at Strike A Light festival in October 2019 and the potential for previewing or programming finished work with Strike A Light in Spring 2020. 
  • 3 days face to face support from Strike A Light / Everyman Theatre producers in the lead up to and during the residencies
  • 3 half days of fundraising support from the Strike A Light team
  • Support in engaging industry professionals in the development and sharing of the work
  • Opportunities to engage directly with diverse audiences and explore and test wraparound activity
  • The full commission details are available here.

Deadline for applications is 21st April 2019


What kind of performance work are you looking for?

This is a national call out and we are interested in hearing from artists who create theatre, dance or spoken word in their broadest sense and from artists who combine these disciplines. We would like to support the creation of a new piece of work, so it might be just at the idea stage or you might have done some very early stage research or development.

What do you mean by Black artist or Black led company?

We would like to hear from artists and companies who are of African or Caribbean descent or of the African / Caribbean diaspora or of dual heritage. Several of the partners are working on an audience development project to engage these communities in their local area as audiences and we are interested in the potential for engaging these audiences in your work, but your work does not have to be about your heritage or identity or specifically for a Black audience.

What kind of spaces are available for the residencies?

The Everyman studio space is approx 9m wide and between 3 and 6m deep depending on layout. It is a wooden plywood floor on concrete. The studio space at Hawkwood is approximately 9m x 5m and has a wooden floor.


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International Physical Theatre Workshop Biomechanics. Psychological Gesture. Physical Action



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.  




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. 

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Call for Proposals: International Conference "Performing Arts Between Tradition and Contemporaneity"




Performing Arts Between Tradition and Contemporaneity


​December 16 - 20, 2019


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.


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. 





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650 EUR
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The BETA PUBLICA Showcase is one of the BETA PUBLICA Association´s annual programes. It brings together choreographers from all over the world to share, using the social networks, their creative process with the audiences that will come to the 2 days of performances in Madrid.

The BETA PUBLICA Showcase is an opportunity to share with the audience your creative process previously to the performances. The BETA PUBLICA Showcase is not a competition and the 6 selected creators will receive the same Tech Rehearsal time (3 hours in a fully equipped theater) , an small stipend , a promotional video and 2 professional pictures of their performance. The Showcase is open to any variation of Contemporary Dance. The six selected pieces have to be no longer than 15 minutes and can be: work in process, final pieces or excerpts from longer choreographies. In the last editions we have had creators from all over the world.


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Call for Choreographers - Small Plates Choreography Festival Honolulu





Hosted by Haven Movement Company
September 20 and 21, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.
The Arts at Marks Garage
1159 Nuuanu Ave
Honolulu, HI 96817


Applications are open for Small Plates Choreography Festival, a curated dance performance series to be presented on September 20 and 21, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. at The Arts at Marks Garage in Honolulu. All choreographers of any genre interested in presenting work in an intimate venue in Chinatown in Honolulu are welcome to apply.

The Arts at Mark's Garage is an intimate performance space that seats approximately 75 people. The dimensions of the performance area are approximately 18' wide x 14' deep with audience on three sides. The floor is painted concrete. The performances will be supported with basic lighting with a limited number of cues.

Ensemble dance works no longer than 10 minutes long will be considered, solos works no longer than 8 minutes. If your work is longer than our time limits, please edit your video to show how the work will be adjusted to fall within the constraints. Work that is over time will not be considered. Completed work will be given priority over works-in-progress or proposed work, but all applications will be given full consideration by our panel.

Small Plates creates a growth environment by facilitating feedback sessions with the audience after each performance. All performers and choreographers are expected to remain on-site to participate in this part of the performance. Local dance and artistic professionals are encouraged to attend as audience members and bring their voices to this conversation, and to provide choreographers with valuable feedback and networking opportunities. This artist/audience interface is what makes Small Plates truly special.

Choreographers who have their work chosen will be responsible for their own travel to the performance and accommodations on island. There are no travel stipends for these performances. Choreographers will receive a video and photographs of their work after the show.

Dancers and choreographers must be available for technical rehearsal on Thursday, September 19, and call time for performances will be 5:00 p.m.

The deadline to apply is June 15, 2019. You will be notified by email on or before July 1 with our decision of acceptance or rejection. If your piece is accepted, you will have one week after you receive our email to submit your program information, technical information, publicity photos, and sound file.

All work will be adjudicated by a panel of career choreographers and dance professionals holding BFA's/MFA's from university dance programs across the nation, and experienced in Dance, Production and Mixed Media Arts.


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