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The Polish Cultural Institute and
the Performance Studies Department,
Tisch School of the Arts, NYU
present


GROTOWSKI AND MAUD ROBART:
ENCOUNTERING AFRO-HAITIAN TRADITION


Thursday, February 19, 2009, 7:00 PM

NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Screening Room 006
721 Broadway, New York, NY

Maud Robart is an artist and master teacher whose lifelong investigations draw on her direct experience with the traditional practices of her native Haiti. She is the co-founder of the artistic group Saint-Soleil. Grotowski's first encounter with Robart took place in 1977 in Haiti. Subsequently, she became a co-creator of the "Theatre of Sources" project in Haiti and Poland from 1978 to 1980, which was conducted under the direction of Grotowski. Robart's position is significant and unique in that she is the only collaborator who was involved in all of the post-theatrical phases of his research from "Theatre of Sources" to The Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski. The discussion will be devoted to Grotowski's initial encounter with the living Afro-Haitian tradition and his consequent long-term collaboration with Maud Robart. Moderated by Dominika Bennacer.


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.


This event was made possible by the generous support from the New York University Department of English Joe A. Callaway Lectures.


Program

Introduction

Curator's Introduction

A Grotowski Chronology

Special Thanks



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