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Jerzy Grotowski, photos by Andrzej Paluchiewicz
The Polish Cultural Institute and
the Performance Studies Department
Tisch School of the Arts, NYU
present


THE YEAR OF GROTOWSKI IN NEW YORK OPENING:
THE THEATRE OF THIRTEEN ROWS (1959) AND THE GROTOWSKI INSTITUTE IN WROCLAW (2009)


Friday, February 6, 2009, 7:30 PM

Cantor Film Center
36 East 8th Street, New York, NY

This event brings together former literary director and co-founder of the Theatre of Thirteen Rows (later the Polish Laboratory Theatre), Ludwik Flaszen and the current directing team of the Grotowski Institute in Wroclaw, Poland: Jaroslaw Fret and Grzegorz Ziolkowski. What brought the Polish Laboratory Theatre into existence? What was the Polish theatre scene like in those days of the Cold War and the Iron Curtain? What is the current work of the Grotowski Institute? How is the Institute preserving, researching, and using Grotowski's archives and his Polish heritage? The panel discussion, moderated by Richard Schechner, will be preceded by a screening of a film on Jerzy Grotowski. The event will conclude at 10:00 PM.


The Grotowski Institute, Wroclaw, Poland

In 1990 The Centre for Study of Jerzy Grotowski's Work and of the Cultural and Theatrical Research started its activities under the direction of Zbigniew Osinski in the building of the Laboratory Theatre, which was formally dissolved in 1984. This institution, which changed its name in 2006 to The Grotowski Institute, is devoted to documentation and research of the artistic activities of Grotowski and the Laboratory Theatre, as well as organizing international meetings, conferences, and theatre workshops.


A part of TRACING GROTOWSKI'S PATH: YEAR OF GROTOWSKI IN NEW YORK, curated by Professor Richard Schechner and presented by the Polish Cultural Institute and the Performance Studies Department, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU.


Program

Introduction

Curator's Introduction

A Grotowski Chronology

Special Thanks

Participants' bio



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