Watch the FILM on Summer Intensive:
A Republic of Dreams in Gardzienic
During the summer, the Staniewski Centre for Theatre Practices "Gardzienice" will invite around twenty people of diverse ages and nationalities to live, work, and train intensively with the company for 10 days. The participants in this work session will be deeply immersed in the current projects of the Center for Theater Practices as well as in learning about its rich history.
The experience will include:
Participation in the session of "Gardzienice" KOSMOS opens the possibility for further cooperation with the Company.
There will be approximately six hours of work each day, beginning around 10am. Meals will be taken together.
Participants will live in family houses in the village of "Gardzienice" or in the theatre’s guest rooms; modest conditions and warm relations with the hosts. Training and exercises will be done indoors and outdoors, in the wilderness.
The achievements of "Gardzienice" come as a wonderful gift… Under the inspired leadership of Włodzimierz Staniewski, the "Gardzienice" group are, in my view, one of few essential theatre companies working anywhere in the world today.
For the last 30 years the "Gardzienice" Theatre has based itself in a tiny village in rural eastern Poland, but performances and workshops have taken it abroad to theaters and festivals all around the world. The company has become well known for its rigorous investigation of indigenous and ancient musical traditions, its powerful physical and vocal techniques, its commitment to the creation of theatre in a natural environment, and its emphasis on principles of mutuality and musicalit (...)
"Gardzienice’s" training – Alison Hodge, 'Twentieth Century Actor Training', Routledge 1999
If you would like to participate, please send a letter of interest, a CV and a photo to:
firstname.lastname@example.org (include "Summer Intensive" in the subject line).