PARTICIPANTS ARE INTRODUCED TO:
ritual of a respectful and focused working environment
building of a personal, daily physical practice
sensitivity and listening through partner and group
awakening the intuitive body
power of collective presence and creative improvisations
rediscovering anatomy, opening physical abilities no matter to the level of previous movement experience
awareness and use of muscle tension and overall dynamics of the body
tools for building original physical structures
unique exercises tracing to Grotowski’s laboratory work
adventure of unpredictable compositions of performative actions
martial art practices and contact improvisation techniques integrated into the training
pursuit of an idea as a source and result of artistic expression
Contradiction as logical incompatibility between propositions pushes us to see things from greater perspective, from logical comprehensions to primal instincts. Beyond good or bad, correct or incorrect. It calls for the openness of meeting oneself face to face. Only the intention of a seeker counts, where hearts burst and minds are blown. We want to re-pattern limitations, de-code the way of creating, reveal that there can be many more ways to shape performance action, ways of thinking about theatre, acting, dancing or performing. Contradictions are breaking restrains which we put upon us and often even didn’t have time to notice. We don’t need much more than human presence and dedication.
THE REMARKABLE POWER OF BRZEZINKA IS FORCING US TO REMAIN IN SILENCE, TO TAKE A DEEP BREATH AND ASK ONESELF THE QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE THE TIME TO FACE IN THE TURMOIL OF OUR EVERYDAY LIFE.
WORKSHOP DATES: 8-17 JULY 2022 Brzezinka (by Oleśnica town, Lower Silesia)
8. July - Arrival Day and Transport to Workshop Base, evening activities
9 - 16 July - Workshop session
17. July - Departure
There are more places in Poland called "Brzezinka". You should be arriving to Wroclaw, which is around 40 km from our place
]":There is limited number of participants, the selection will be based on the order of applications.
500 eur / (application & down payment till 30 March)
600 eur / (application & down payment between 30th March-30th May)
650 eur / (application & down payment after 30th May)
The fee includes accommodation in the Brzezinka forest base, organised transport between Wrocław and Brzezinka and meals for the entire period of the work session (breakfast, lunch, dinner, warm drinks, drinking water supply)
5% discount for returning students
we have stipendium discounts for students/artists/ people who demonstrate xtreme financial needs especially from Poland, Ukraine and countries with currency disadvantaged from EUR.
Down payment is 90 EUR and is not refundable!
The places are limited. Participants will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis according to the order of application and date of the down payment.
HOW TO APPLY
Please fill the application form and send your Biography to firstname.lastname@example.org
The workshop will be led in English and Polish. The practice is based on the platform of listening and communication through the body and intuitive experience, therefore verbal explanation will be often reduced to possible minimum.
The work session will take place in Brzezinka in the historical forest base of The Grotowski Institute, located 46 km from Wroclaw. The Brzezinka forest base began as a renovation project by Jerzy Grotowski and The Laboratory Theatre in 1971. The renovated farm buildings surrounded by 10 hectares of forest, now contain a theatrical space, studio spaces, and full living accommodations.