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Women in the Grotowski Diaspora: Training, Transmission, Creativity

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Apr 16, 2009
Apr 16, 2009
Segal Theater
Ang Gey Pin Photo by M. Zakrzewksi

Ang Gey Pin
Photo by M. Zakrzewksi

Join us for an evening of conversation featuring three former Grotowski collaborators: Rena Mirecka (Poland/Italy), Stefania Gardecka (Poland), and Ang Gey Pin (Singapore/Italy).

Although the particularly strenuous physical training emblematic of Grotowski’s approach is not gender specific, it has historically been associated with a masculine conception of the performer because of the central position occupied by Grotowski’s male collaborators in most of his theatrical work and paratheatrical experiments. However, as evidenced by archival sources, personal testimonies, and transmission processes, but – interestingly – rarely by printed materials, several generations of women from different cultures and traditions actively participated in all phases of Grotowski’s research, and continue to play a pivotal role in today’s intercultural Grotowski diaspora. Moderated by Virginie Magnat, Assistant Professor of Performance at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan, Canada.

The event is a part of Tracing Grotowski’s Path: Year of Grotowski in New York presented by The Polish Cultural Institute in New York and the Performance Studies Department, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU. For full program and details: www.PolishCulture-NYC.org


7:00 p.m.- Program

Thursday, April 16th, 2009
Martin E. Segal Theatre. Free!