Saturday, June 27, 2009

CULTURE: Closing Events of the “Year of Grotowski in New York” (July 11-13) – NYC

July 10 – Panel Discussions at NYU Tisch School for the Arts
721 Broadway
Paratheatre and Theatre of Sources (7:00-8:30 pm)
Objective Drama (8:30-10:00 pm)
The panels bring together important contributors to Grotowski's research from the mid 70s through the 80s, including those who traveled with Grotowski on his expeditions to conduct field research, and those who served key leadership roles in his US-based research.
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July 11 and 12 – Film Series: Grotowski and His Legacy - The Film Society of Lincoln Center’s

Day 1: Grotowski’s Laboratory Theatre and Theatre of Sources Period and Grotowski’s famous performances
6:00 pm – Akropolis, 85 min
8:30 pm – “The Constant Prince" by Jerzy Grotowski: Reconstruction 48 min Nienadowka, 1980, 59 min

Day 2: The Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards and their current work
1:00 pm – Art as Vehicle, 60 min, Action in Aya Irini, 70 min
4:00 pm – Dies Iræ: The Preposterous Theatrum Interioris Show, 70 min

Walter Reade Theatre
165 W. 65th Street

Tickets: $11, $8 senior, $7 members & students; or at the box office (cash only)
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July 13 - Discussion at the Lincoln Center Festival
Thomas Richards and Mario Biagini, heirs of the Grotowski legacy will be moderated by Prof. Richard Schechner, Curator of the Year of Grotowski in New York. For the last 13 years of his life, Grotowski worked very closely with Thomas Richards, whom he called his "essential collaborator." When he passed away in 1999, he entrusted him and Mario Biagini, a key member of the Workcenter, with his entire body of written work. This discussion will center on Richards' and Biagini's continuation of Grotowski's work today.

6:30-9:30 pm
Rose Building, Kaplan Penthouse, 10th Floor
70 Lincoln Center Plaza
Tickets: admission free
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UNESCO has designated 2009—ten years after Grotowski’s death and 50 years since the founding of the Polish Laboratory Theatre—The Year of Grotowski. In New York, the Polish Cultural Institute and the Performance Studies Department, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU present Tracing Grotowski's Path: Year of Grotowski in New York.