What is the nature of the action?

What is precision and what is the role of improvisation?How to create life in precise structures and not allow ourselves to be mechanically recreated?Is training something that accompanies the actor’s creative process or is it an integral part of it?Can the creative act be separated from training?What is personal technique and how to develop it?Is text an action?


The environment for these and many other questions will be the space determined by the last 7 years of research in the Kokyu Studio – the space between performer’s training and warrior’s training, between the world of broadly understood theater and Aikido – a traditional Japanese martial art.


Studio Kokyu, the place of practice, opens its doors and is looking for 3 to 5 people who are ready for regular work in the period from February 19 to the end of June 2024.


The work will concern the performer’s training in the individual and group (team) aspects. The performer’s training in the Kokyu Studio should be understood as physical, vocal and mental training, working with text, building individual, partner and group performative structures, and working on them by deepening personal, practical understanding the essence of actions and the intentions behind them.


The project is free and does not involve remuneration for participants. The summary of this phase of the project will take place in June 2024 at the Grotowski Institute in Wrocław, in the form of an open work demonstration. The work will be led by Przemysław Błaszczak – the leader and founder of Studio Kokyu. The work will take place in regular sessions from Monday to Friday, approximately 5-6 hours a day, and will take place at the Jerzy Grotowski Institute in Wrocław, in Studio na Grobli. Participation in the project also involves participation in Aikido training at the Na Grobli Aikikai dojo. In the event of a large number of applications, in the first week of the project, a work session will be held in the form of a workshop, which will select a group of participants. Participation is only possible in the entire project.

30 January 2024

Practicing Action