in collaboration with Polish Cultural Institute New York
GROTOWSKI + PERFORMANCE RESEARCH
Workcenter Yale Residency
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - Sunday, March 3, 2013
Performances & Public Programs
220 York Street, New Haven, CT
Free and open to the public.
Seating is limited. Please RSVP
This February, IPSY brings to New Haven the Open Program of the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards for a series of lively and wide-ranging events. The program will feature performances, public meetings and a symposium exploring the poetics of encounter. IPSY is partnering with the Eli Whitney Museum, InterCambio, Sound Hall, the Peoples Arts Collective of New Haven, as well as local artists and activists, to create dialogue and exchange between diverse New Haven communities.
Open Program is directed by Mario Biagini, Associate Director of the Workcenter and longtime Grotowski collaborator. Through performance, members of the Open Program - 10 actors from around the world - investigate the moment of meaningful contact between individuals and the poetic word as a tool for human contact and action. Currently, their performances take as their source material the complexity and richness of Allen Ginsbergs poetry as well as traditional African American songs and shouts from the Southern United States to highlight the distinct relation between song and the poetic word.
Grotowski + Performance Research is a yearlong program pivoting around the work of Jerzy Grotowski, one of the most influential theatre directors of the 20th century. The program is presented by Interdisciplinary Performance Studies at Yale (IPSY) and the Theatre Studies program at Yale University. The events are part of the Poland-U.S. Campus Arts Project, a program of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw, Poland, and supported by the Polish Cultural Institute New York.
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