Jerzy Grotowski s Journeys to the East

Jerzy Grotowski s Journeys to the East

Painstakingly researched by Grotowski's main biographer Zbigniew Osiński, this book is necessary reading for those interested in Grotowski's deep relationship with the East and in the inspiration he drew from its various cultures.

Author: Zbigniew Osinski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1138779911

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 280

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Jerzy Grotowski's Journeys to the East is an unusual collection of facts, quotations, and commentaries documenting the real and metaphorical journeys of the Polish theatre director and 'teacher of performers' into a geographical and cultural dimension which we used to and still call the Orient. Grotowski's contacts and meetings with the East are placed here in the context of his biography. Painstakingly researched by Grotowski's main biographer Zbigniew Osiski, this book is necessary reading for those interested in Grotowski's deep relationship with the East and in the inspiration he drew from its various cultures. The book will appeal to all readers who feel a need to have a glimpse of the East from the perspective of one of the main theatre reformers in the twentieth century.
Categories: Performing Arts

Stanislavsky and Yoga

Stanislavsky and Yoga

to him158 – is the subject of separate research.159 Nevertheless, how the secular reorientation ('change of the current') ... Jerzy Grotowski's Journeys to the East (Holstebro, Malta, Wrocław, London and New York: Icarus and Routledge, ...

Author: Sergei Tcherkasski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317228257

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 126

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This book deals with one of the most important sources of the Stanislavsky System - Yoga, its practice and philosophy. Sergei Tcherkasski carefully collects records on Yoga in Stanislavsky's writings from different periods and discusses hidden references which are not explained by Stanislavsky himself due to the censorship in his day. Vivid examples of Yoga based training from the rehearsal practice of the Moscow Art Theatre and many of Stanislavsky's studios (the First Studio in 1910s, the Second Studio and Opera Studio of the Bolshoi Theatre in 1920s, Opera-Dramatic Studio in 1930s) are provided. The focus of Tcherkasski's research consists of a comparative reading of the Stanislavsky System and Yogi Ramacharaka's books, which were a main source for Stanislavsky. Accordingly, Tcherkasski analyzes elements of the System based on Yoga principles. Among them are: relaxation of muscles (muscular release), communication and prana, emission of rays and reception of rays, beaming of aura, sending of prana, attention, visualizations (mental images). Special attention is paid to the idea of the superconscious in Yoga, and in Ramacharaka's and Stanislavsky's theories. Tcherkasski's wide-ranging analysis has resulted in new and intriguing discoveries about the Russian master. Furthermore, he reveals the extent to which Stanislavsky anticipated modern discoveries in neurobiology and cognitive science. In this book Tcherkasski acts as a researcher, historian, theatre director, and experienced acting teacher. He argues that some forty per cent of basic exercises in any Stanislavsky based actor training program of today are rooted in Yoga. Actors, teachers, and students will find it interesting to discover that they are following in the footsteps of Yoga in their everyday Stanislavsky based training and rehearsals.
Categories: Health & Fitness

The Use of Asian Theatre for Modern Western Theatre

The Use of Asian Theatre for Modern Western Theatre

The Theatre is Oriental. ... L'Orient au Théâtre du Soleil: le pays imaginaire, les sources concrètes, le travail original (rencontre avec Ariane Mnouchkine et Hélène Cixous). ... Jerzy Grotowski's Journeys to the East.

Author: Min Tian

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319971780

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 313

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This book is a historical study of the use of Asian theatre for modern Western theatre as practiced by its founding fathers, including Aurélien Lugné-Poe, Adolphe Appia, Gordon Craig, W. B. Yeats, Jacques Copeau, Charles Dullin, Antonin Artaud, V. E. Meyerhold, Sergei Eisenstein, and Bertolt Brecht. It investigates the theories and practices of these leading figures in their transnational and cross-cultural relationship with Asian theatrical traditions and their interpretations and appropriations of the Asian traditions in their reactional struggles against the dominance of commercialism and naturalism. From the historical and aesthetic perspectives of traditional Asian theatres, it approaches this intercultural phenomenon as a (Euro)centred process of displacement of the aesthetically and culturally differentiated Asian theatrical traditions and of their historical differences and identities. Looking into the displaced and distorted mirror of Asian theatre, the founding fathers of modern Western theatre saw, in their imagination of the 'ghostly' Other, nothing but a (self-)reflection or, more precisely, a (self-)projection and emplacement, of their competing ideas and theories preconceived for the construction, and the future development, of modern Western theatre.
Categories: Performing Arts

Heart of Practice

Heart of Practice

Within the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards Thomas Richards. Working with certain meanings, ... There is a journey from the East, the 'land of rising,'down toa foreign country andthe return. Might itrefer to aninner ...

Author: Thomas Richards

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134068630

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 216

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Heart of Practice is a unique and invaluable insight into the workings of one of theatre’s true pioneers, presented by his closest collaborator. This book charts the development of Grotowski’s dramatic research through a decade of conversations with his apprentice, Thomas Richards. Tuscany’s ‘Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards’ is the enduring legacy of a master teacher, director and theorist, and home to much of Grotowski’s most significant work. Interviewed by leading scholars, and offering his own intimate accounts, Richards gives a vivid and detailed view of the Workcenter’s evolution, providing: concrete illustration of the Workcenter’s distinctive creative practices rigorous discussion of over twenty years of world-renowned research previously unpublished performance photos privileged insight into what Grotowski considered to be the culmination of his life’s work.
Categories: Performing Arts

Shakespeare s Asian Journeys

Shakespeare   s Asian Journeys

The English term “orient” means not only “the East” but also “to orientate” whose meaning is “to determine how one stands in relation to one's surroundings.” Jerzy Grotowski makes a relevant remark: “... in Occidental culture we are ...

Author: Bi-qi Beatrice Lei

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315442945

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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This volume gives Asia’s Shakespeares the critical, theoretical, and political space they demand, offering rich, alternative ways of thinking about Asia, Shakespeare, and Asian Shakespeare based on Asian experiences and histories. Challenging and supplementing the dominant critical and theoretical structures that determine Shakespeare studies today, close analysis of Shakespeare’s Asian journeys, critical encounters, cultural geographies, and the political complexions of these negotiations reveal perspectives different to the European. Exploring what Shakespeare has done to Asia along with what Asia has done with Shakespeare, this book demonstrates how Shakespeare helps articulate Asianess, unfolding Asia’s past, reflecting Asia’s present, and projecting Asia’s future. This is achieved by forgoing the myth of the Bard’s universality, bypassing the authenticity test, avoiding merely descriptive or even ethnographic accounts, and using caution when applying Western theoretical frameworks. Many of the productions studied in this volume are brought to critical attention for the first time, offering new methodologies and approaches across disciplines including history, philosophy, sociology, geopolitics, religion, postcolonial studies, psychology, translation theory, film studies, and others. The volume explores a range of examples, from exquisite productions infused with ancient aesthetic traditions to popular teen manga and television drama, from state-dictated appropriations to radical political commentaries in areas including Japan, India, Taiwan, Korea, Indonesia, China, and the Philippines. This book goes beyond a showcasing of Asian adaptations in various languages, styles, and theatre traditions, and beyond introductory essays intended to help an unknowing audience appreciate Asian performances, developing a more inflected interpretative dialogue with other areas of Shakespeare studies.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Directing the Unwritten

Directing the Unwritten

Jerzy Grotowski , “ From the Theatre Company to Art as vehicle , ” in Thomas Richards , At Work with Grotowski on Physical ... What makes these people go on the same journey is the East , this impossible place to go to – not as a ...

Author: Kris Salata

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105128072571

Category: Acting

Page: 622

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Categories: Acting

Theatre of Movement and Gesture

Theatre of Movement and Gesture

Today Jerzy Grotowski, Maurice Béjart, Peter Brook, Ariane Mnouchkine and Bob Wilson are making the journey east. ... out the possibility of emptying oneself and of opening oneself up in order to understand better what is enduring; ...

Author: Jacques Lecoq

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134240982

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 184

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Published in France in 1987, this is the book in which Lecoq first set out his philosophy of human movement, and the way it takes expressive form in a wide range of different performance traditions. He traces the history of pantomime, sets out his definition of the components of the art of mime, and discusses the explosion of physical theatre in the second half of the twentieth century. Interviews with major theatre practitioners Ariane Mnouchkine and Jean-Louis Barrault by Jean Perret, together with chapters by Perret on Étienne Decroux and Marcel Marceau, fill out the historical material written by Lecoq, and a final section by Alain Gautré celebrates the many physical theatre practitioners working in the 1980s.
Categories: Performing Arts

Experimental Theatre

Experimental Theatre

Grotowski, Jerzy, Theatre of Sources 1977-80', ITI Bulletin, Winter 1978. 'Grotowski at the Belgrade ... Hesse, Herman, Journey to the East (translated by Hilda Rosner), Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York, 1956. Hesse, Herman, The Glass ...

Author: James Roose-Evans

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136092442

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 258

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`It is a pleasure to read. Well-written, free of cant, impressively wide-ranging. The book is really an introduction to the avant-garde.' - John Lahr
Categories: Performing Arts

The Twentieth Century Performance Reader

The Twentieth Century Performance Reader

Today Jerzy Grotowski, Maurice Béjart, Peter Brook, Ariane Mnouchkine and Bob Wilson are making the journey east. ... out the possibility of emptying oneself and of opening oneself up in order to understand better what is enduring; ...

Author: Teresa Brayshaw

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136449147

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 514

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The Twentieth-Century Performance Reader has been the key introductory text to all types of performance for over fifteen years. Extracts from over fifty practitioners, critics and theorists from the fields of dance, drama, music, theatre and live art form an essential sourcebook for students, researchers and practitioners. This carefully revised third edition offers focus on contributions from the world of music, and also privileges the voices of practitioners themselves ahead of more theoretical writing. A bestseller since its original publication in 1996, this new edition has been expanded to include contributions from: Bobby Baker; Joseph Beuys; Rustom Bharucha; Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker; Hanns Eisler; Karen Finley; Philip Glass; Guillermo Gómez-Peña; Matthew Goulish; Martha Graham; Wassily Kandinsky; Jacques Lecoq; Hans-Thies Lehmann; George Maciunas; Ariane Mnouchkine; Meredith Monk; Lloyd Newson; Carolee Schneemann; Gertrude Stein; Bill Viola. Each extract is fully supplemented by a contextual summary, a biography of the writer, and suggestions for further reading. The volume’s alphabetical structure invites the reader to compare and cross-reference major writings on all types of performance outside of the constraints and simplifications of genre, encouraging cross-disciplinary understandings. All who engage with live, innovative performance, and the interplay of radical ideas, will find this collection invaluable.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Intercultural Performance Reader

The Intercultural Performance Reader

If there has traditionally been a separation , this is because theatre had lost its vocabulary of movement and didn't know ... Today Jerzy Grotowski , Maurice Béjart , Peter Brook , Ariane Mnouchkine and Robert Wilson travel to the East ...

Author: Patrice Pavis

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415081548

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 267

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Views on intercultural exchanges within theatre practice from contributors including: Peter Brook, Clive Barker, Jacques Lecoq and Rustom Bharucha.
Categories: Performing Arts