Studio Kokyu’s IV Summer School will be 10 days of intensive physical and vocal training focused on finding/building the presence of a performer in a group and on awakening the inner energy and creative imagination of a performer while working with movement, voice, text and song. The school will be shaped as a time of intensive physical and vocal work in Brzezinka, the forest base of the Grotowski Institute.
will lead workshop participants through a profound work process, at once individual and collective, towards a smouldering ember, the place where the flame of a conscious creative process begins. The place where I am today. Me, my breath, my body, my voice. Drawing flames from an ember – flames which will warm up the house – takes attention, care, focus, effort and time. The Ember will offer the opportunity to focus on this beginning. It will give participants the reason to initiate a movement, take a breath, make a sound.
The elements of the work:
This workshop is for anyone with extensive experience working with movement, singing, dance, acting or other performance-related fields. It is open to actors, dancers, singers, choreographers, interdisciplinary artists and arts school students. Please note that the Summer School delivers intensive training which requires physical and mental preparation.
The workshop is addressed to people advanced in working with movement, singing, dancing, acting or other performative areas. We are welcome actors, dances, vocalists, choreographers and other artists working with interdisciplinary aspects of art and art school students. We would like to emphasize that Studio Kokyu Summer Schools is shaped as intensive training, which requires a right preparation, not only physical but also mental.
The workshop will take place in Brzezinka – a historical rural facility of Grotowski Institute, 40km from Wrocław. The beginnings of this facility date back to 1971 when Jerzy Grotowski along with actors of Theatre Laboratory conducted a renovation of these sites. Some of these renovated outbuildings surrounded by 10 hectares of forest include a theatre space, study room and accommodation. Currently, Brzezinka serves mostly as a workshop space.
8:00am – 8:45am breakfast
9:00am – 10:00am Kokyu training
10:15am – 1:00pm work session
1:00pm –3:00pm lunch break
3:00pm – 6:00pm work session
6:30pm – 7:30pm dinner
7:30pm – 9:00pm „Harmony of collective singing”/discussions/projections/relaxation/free time
All exercises are conducted barefoot, in comfortable clothes (long trousers, no button, belts and zips)
The arrival to Brzezinka: 24th of July in the late afternoon
The departuere: 4th of August early morning
The transportation from the centre of Wrocław to Brzezinka and back is provided.
The workshop will be led in both Polish and English.
During the workshop there will be one day off - to rest and have time to digest the work. Leaders will not provide transport to the city on that day. We recommend to stay in the wood.