International Theatre Meeting
TRANSGRESSION / OVERSTEPPING
December 4 – 7, 2015, Belgrade
Friday, December 4th, 2015
20:00 Concert by PLAVO Theatre/ Centre for Cultural Decontamination
Saturday, December 5th, 2015
11:00 – 13:00 A laboratory of diversity, presentation/ lecture: Siegmar Schröder (Theaterlabor Im TOR 6, Bielefeld, Germany)/ PLAVO Theatre
14:00 – 16:00 Motivation and Creativity: Duel or Dance?, seminar: Artistic-Cultural Association Aletheia (Milan, Italy)/ PLAVO theatre
17:00 – 19:00 Within the occasion of a theatrical tradition, session/ PLAVO Theatre
Participants: DAH Theatre, ISTER Theatre, Theatre Objective Drama Project, Theatrical Association Miraz, HLEB Theatre, Jelena Bogavac (theatre director and dramatist of BITEF Theatre), PLAVO Theatre
Moderator: Dijana Milošević (DAH Theatre, Belgrade)
20:00 Camille, performance: Kamila Klamut (Teatr ZAR/ The Grotowski Institute, Wroclaw, Poland)/ Centre for Cultural Decontamination
Sunday, December 6th, 2015
11:00 – 13:00 Grotowsky, past and present. And those who are inspired by him, lecture: Kamila Klamut (Teatr ZAR/ The Grotowski Institute, Wroclaw, Poland) illustrated by film fragments/ PLAVO Theatre
14:00 – 16:00 Motivation and Creativity: Duel or Dance?, seminar: Artistic-Cultural Association Aletheia (Milan, Italy)/ PLAVO Theatre
17:00 – 18:00 Presentation of ‘Santa Libera: centre for development of human and creative dimension’: Massimo Giannetti (Artistic-Cultural Association Aletheia, Milan, Italy)/ PLAVO theatre
18:00 – 19:00 One theatre friendship, talk: Massimo Giannetti (Artistic-Cultural Association Aletheia, Milan, Italy) and Nenad Čolić (PLAVO Theatre, Belgrade)/ PLAVO Theatre
20:00 Séance, performance: Theaterlabor Im Tor 6 (Bielefeld, Germany)/ Cultural Centre REX
Monday, December 7th, 2015
20:00 Ines and Garcin, performance: Artistic-Cultural Association Aletheia (Milan, Italy)/ Cultural Centre REX
Centre for Cultural Decontamination – Birčaninova Street, 21
Cultural Centre REX – Jevrejska Street, 16
PLAVO Theatre – Boulevard of Vojvoda Mišić 17 (BIGZ building, right wing, 6th floor)
All sessions will be held in English.
Daily sessions: free entry.
Seminar Motivation and Creativity: ‘Duel or Dance?’: 20 EUR.
Performances: 300 RSD.
Information about programs:
Saturday and Sunday, December 5th and 6th, 2015, 14:00
Artistic-Cultural Association Aletheia (Milan, Italy)
Motivation and Creativity: Duel or Dance?
Can these two pushes find a point of great synergy and lead to increasing level of our realization or remain two enemies fighting each other in the battlefield of our soul?
Why to create? What can motivate us to create? How to use motivation to create? Which kinds of motivations exist? How to work on them? Can creativity develop our motivation?
The seminar is led by Artistic-Cultural Association Aletheia:
Massimo Giannetti, director, Daniela Damiani and Saverio Fiano, actors. Contacts for applications and information:
firstname.lastname@example.org, 061 192 79 09, 062 300 180.
Saturday, December 5th, 2015, 20:00
Centre for Cultural Decontamination
Kamila Klamut (Teatr ZAR/ The Grotowski Institute, Wroclaw, Poland)
Performed by: Kamila Klamut, Ewa Pasikowska
Music: Mariana Sadovska
Directorial assistance: Mariana Sadovska, Carol Brinkmann Ellis, Vivien Wood, Alexandra Kazazou
Lighting design: Bartosz Radziszewski
Set design consultant: Bajka Tworek
Sculptures created by: Marianna Lisiecka, Magdalena Węgrzyn
Duration: 50 minutes
Camille Claudel was a sculptress. She was also a sister of Paul Claudel and for ten years the companion and artist-partner of August Rodin. She died seventy years ago. The last thirty years of her life Camille Claudel spent in a mental asylum.
The last photo ever taken of Camille provided an impulse that directly influenced the final shape of the performance. It features Camille together with a friend who visited her in the hospital. I imagined that the visits, which didn’t occur very often during her 30 years in the asylum, may have evoked in her a cascade of memories. The memories whose shapes I sensed and clothed in my own sensitivity…
Since the mid-1990s she had been closely associated with the Centre for Study of Jerzy Grotowski’s Work and for Cultural and Theatrical Research, and then, since 2007, with the Grotowski Institute. In 1996, at the invitation of Grzegorz Bral and Anna Zubrzycki, she took part in forming Song of the Goat Theatre. Since 1999 she has collaborated with Jarosław Fret, with whom she has been on several expeditions searching for the oldest extant forms of music. She co-initiated the founding of
Teatr ZAR, and appears in all three parts of Teatr ZAR’s triptych Gospels of Childhood, which has been performed in numerous cities around the world. She is currently part of Teatr ZAR’s new project Armine, Sister.
She was part of the group that formed Teatr ZAR in 2002, and then a member of the company until 2012. While with ZAR she took part in several expeditions to Georgia, Bulgaria, Corsica, Sardinia and performed as an actor-musician in Teatr ZAR’s triptych Gospels of Childhood. In 2012 she moved to London where, with theatre director Andrei Biziorek, she formed Waving Not Drowning!Physical Theatre. She is also a self-taught musician-instrumentalist.
Cultivating an ethos of ensemble work, Teatr ZAR develops productions through a long process of creating its own theatrical language, which draws on music from numerous traditions found in the East and West. The company is a multinational group that was formed during annual research expeditions to Georgia between 1999 and 2003. Teatr ZAR attempts to demonstrate that theatre does not only relate to thea (Greek seeing) but it is something that above all should be heard. Performances are just part of a long process of research, expeditions, personal explorations and transformation. ZAR brings back theatre as it was before art ruptured into different disciplines and styles.
The Grotowski Institute
The Grotowski Institute is a city-funded cultural institution that runs artistic and research projects responding to the challenges laid down by the creative practice of Jerzy Grotowski as well as documenting and spreading knowledge about his achievements. It hosts arts events, with a primary focus on education, theatre and publishing, and supports research and artistic projects of Polish and international artists. The Institute’s program lines are inspired by Grotowski’s work. It is also a platform for the free exchange of knowledge and experiences for exponents of diverse ways of thinking, schools and methodologies.
The Grotowski Institute was established on the basis of the Centre for Study of Jerzy Grotowski’s Work and for Cultural and Theatrical Research, which operated from 1989 in the former home of the Laboratory Theatre in Wrocław.
Sunday, December 6th, 2015, 20:00
Cultural Centre REX
Theaterlabor Im TOR 6 (Bielefeld, Germany)
A one-of-a-kind evocation
By and with: Yuri Birte Anderson, Thomas Behrend, Michael Grunert, Lukas Pergande and Alina Tinnefeld
Direction: Siegmar Schröder
Dramaturgical Counseling: Helge-Björn Meyer
Sound Effects: Stan Pete
Duration: 60 minutes
Five lost souls meet for an evocation of a special kind: SÉANCE portrays stories at the edge of darkness, on the borderline between illusion and reality.
These figures drifting through the night obsessively conjure up life and death. In doing so, they resemble the shadowy, mystically entangled characters that populate the paintings of Edward Hopper. In their songs, texts, and actions they disclose a unique universe of mad nightmares – deeply dark and highly comical, fascinating and disturbing. By changing the perspectives in their thoughts and actions they look at and speak about decay and transience, about their rational motifs for their never-ending voyage and their unfulfilled dreams. Being unpredictable and almost otherworldly they talk about themselves and about the struggle with their own demonic spirits. Heaven and hell – that is not always the others. Or: hope dies last.
Theaterlabor Im TOR 6
Since its foundation by art director Siegmar Schröder in 1983, actors, directors and dramaturges of Theaterlabor have been working on experiencing, exploring and presenting contemporary forms of theatre in all their facets in ever new and surprising ways for their audience. During the first years after the foundation, a focus for the ensemble was being laid on physical, bodily action. Inspired by Jerzy Grotowski, Eugenio Barba, the Commedia dell’ Arte and Asian dance, Theaterlabor developed different modes of expression towards an intense, dynamic, and immediate theatrical language.
For 30 years Theaterlabor has been standing for expressive, cross-border, experimental theatre. They work across genres with different partners: visual artists, musicians. For every play and every event Theaterlabor develops a specific, topic-oriented aesthetic. During the working process intense exchanges between all people involved take place so that every play arises from a communal effort – collective working is one of our goals.
Monday, December 7th, 2015, 20:00
Cultural Centre REX
Artistic-Cultural Association Aletheia (Milan, Italy)
Ines and Garcin
A theatrical performance, based on a free adaptation of Jean Paul Sartre’s text ’Behind Closed Doors’
Directing: Massimo Giannetti
Performed by: Daniela Damiani and Saverio Fiano
Duration: 70 minutes
Two characters, a man, Garcin and a woman, Ines, have been convicted to eternal mutual life in Hell where they recreate conditions of a close and inevitable relationship between two people in an extreme way. The performance bitterly hints that we exist only through and owing to others, whose perception and judgement defines us. A true punishment of Hell comes out of this metaphor of reality: to be conditioned by the presence and judgement of the other, from whom we long for attention and recognition, aware that whatever we do, the last word always belongs to the other.
The game of needing and rejection. This ’inevitable game’ of relationship with the other doesn’t ever end, just like Hell, and becomes a punishment and a challenge at the same time. A great challenge of life. There are no winners or losers. Only humans.
The dramaturgy of the performance wishes to point out to this metaphor which is apparently bitter, which could and should present an important hint for thinking about conditioning of our freedom, but also to encourage an active and constructive reviving of those conditions.
The other is my Hell, and at the same time the other is my mirror.
Perhaps only that way we can know life better, discover whether it is a dream or not, and go beyond… ourselves…
Artistic-Cultural Association Aletheia
The Artistic-Cultural Association Aletheia was established in 1987 by Massimo Giannetti, a theatre director, dramatist and pedagogue, as the theatrical association Specchi e Memorie. Its distinguishing characteristic is the use of theatrical instrument for profound research within the human dimension. Over the years, the working process of the organization has been expanded by activities and research that are not strictly theatrical. The association pursues three main directions of creative and pedagogical process including the theatrical process, personal development and human research in Art and Thought. The association has its working space in the city of Milan and the residential centre of Santa Libera in the green hills of Piedmont, where international seminars and meetings take place.
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