A Republic of Dreams in Gardzienice
10 - 24 August 2018
During the summer, the Staniewski Centre for Theatre Practices "Gardzienice" will invite several people of diverse nationalities to live, work, and train intensively with the company for 14 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 Summer Intensive 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 the theatre’s guest rooms or in family houses in the village of Gardzienice; up to their choice.
Training and exercises will be done indoors and outdoors.
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 in next year's edition, please send a letter of interest, a CV and a photo to:
firstname.lastname@example.org (include "Summer Intensive 2019" in the subject line).
Gates of the European Centre for Theatre Practices "Gardzienice" will remain opened for all our visitors. It is a unique opportunity to meet the cast and creator of Theatre, visit the restored buildings of the palace and park complex, admire all the planned exhibitions, and enjoy the Artistic Gathering.
The European Centre for Theatre Practices "Gardzienice" will be available between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
At 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. there is a walk with a guide. Our visitors can visit the Palace, the Granary, the Outbuilding, and Park with the Gardens – both "Japanese" and "Magic".
In the Palace we intend to expose:
At 5 p.m. we invite Visitors to the Artistic Gathering with the director, actors and musicians, who perform a concert of selected songs from the past and present performances of "Gardzienice" Theatre (THE EVENING PERFORMANCE, SORCERY, THE LIFE OF ARCHIPREST AVVAKUM, CARMINA BURANA, METAMORPHOSES, ELEKTRA, IPHIGENIA AT A..., IPHIGENIA IN T..., PYTHIAN ORATORIO).