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Przemysław Błaszczak

Przemysław Błaszczak is an actor with a degree in philosophy who has been associated with the Grotowski Institute since 1995.

From 1996 to 1999, he worked with the Song of the Goat Theatre, where he performed in Song of the Goat – Dithyramb. In 2002–2003 Przemek created the solo performance Ecco Homo and in 2004 he joined Teatr ZAR, a resident company of the Grotowski Institute, with whom he performed in the Gospels of Childhood: Overture and Anhelli: The Calling, and Armine, Sister. Przemek also performed in Heiner Müller’s Mauser, directed by Theodoros Terzopoulos (Greece), which had its Polish premiere in 2012. He studied the original actor training method developed by Theodoros Terzopoulos at Attis Theatre, Greece, and is its certified teacher. Przemek is the founder and leader of Kokyu Studio, established in 2016, which works under the auspices of the Grotowski Institute.

Since 2005 Przemek has studied the Japanese martial art of aikido under Sensei Piotr Masztalerz (6th dan). In 2011, he studied with Juba Nour Shihan (6th dan) in Mexico. Przemek is a founding member of Na Grobli Aikikai Dojo, where he teaches regular sessions. Dojo works under the auspices of the Birankai Poland. In 2005, at the invitation of Toshi Tushitori, he went to Japan where he practiced ‘shintaido’, a Japanese system that integrates voice and body through training based on traditional karate.

From 2013 to 2016, Przemek was one of the leaders of the Two Paths Studio, which was part of the Grotowski Institute’s BodyConstitution research programme. In 2016 Przemek formed Kokyu Studio. He is also a co-founder of Wrocław Theatre Offensive (WrOT). He has run workshops in Poland and abroad.