2 workshops of physical theatre / sept 28th-Oct. 9th – Paris

– Organized by The Grotowski Institute and Site for theatre practices Lavauzelle

Paris, Studios MICADANSES, 16 rue Geoffroy l’Asnier 75004 Paris, (Studio Noces)




By Przemysław Błaszczak / Teatr ZAR

September 28th (Saturday) to October 2nd (Wednesday)

Social norms, conventions, etiquette and rules create an environment that shapes our physicality and relation to the body – that is, our “body view”. The way we walk, run, dance, touch ourselves and each other is culturally determined but so deeply ingrained that we readily identify with it and say “this is the way I am”.

The aim of the workshop is to make us forget the body as we know it, and make us listen to it in the here and now, in relation to ourselves, the surrounding space, our partners and group. By focusing on solo and partner training we will discover new modes of perception, communication and improvisation that brings together, in a creative process, co-action, co-creation and co-existence.

Przemysław Błaszczak is an actor; he has been associated with the Grotowski Institute since 1995. From 1996 to 1999 he worked with Song of the Goat Theatre, where he performed in Dithyramb. In 2002–2003 he created a solo performance, Ecco Homo.

Since 2004, he has been an actor with Teatr ZAR, led by Jarosław Fret, the resident theater company of the Grotowski Institute. Przemek performs inThe Gospels of Childhood Triptych (Gospels of Childhood. Overture,Caesarean Section. Essays on Suicide and Anhelli. The Calling). He is currently involved in the creation of Teatr ZAR’s new performance, Armine, Sister.

In 2012 he performed in the premiere of Heiner Müller’s Mauser directed by Theodoros Terzopoulos.

Since 2005, Przemek has studied the Japanese martial art of aikido under Sensei Piotr Masztalerz (5th Dan). In 2011 he studied under Juba Nour Shihan (6th Dan) in Baja California, Mexico. He is currently training to become an aikido teacher. In 2005 he was in Japan, invited by Toshi Tushitori, practicing shintaido, a Japanese system that integrates voice and body through training based on traditional Japanese karate.

Hours : 10 AM – 2 PM

Fee : 170 euros (20 hours)

To apply, please send an email describing your experience at : spt@lavauzelle.org




By Théâtre de l’homme ivre (Jean-F. Favreau, Marie-G. L’Her)

October 5th  to 9th

From elements of our actor’s training (based on body articulations analysis leading to plastic work, alone or in couples, and on vocal practice starting with the exploration of individual qualities towards polyphonic work…), we will create slowly a lexicon of actions. This will offer a possibility for a work on relation based on another ground than common social communication. It will develop towards a work on listening and dynamics, so that the cohabitation and connection between these elements could allow a common form to appear.

Théâtre de l’homme ivre (drunken man theatre) is the result of the meeting between Marie-Geneviève L’Her (physical theatre actress and pedadogist, former assistant of Thomas Leabhart) and Jean-François Favreau (actor and director of musical theatre, namely with Teatr ZAR, Theater TANTO, in Vienna, and les endimanchés/Alexis Forestier). It is a development of the work of La Machine theatre company, born in Paris in 1999. The company created 3 performances, after Witold Gombrowicz, Georg Büchner and Robert Walser, and collaborates with In Medias Res ensemble on Lessons of darkness, a programme inspired by the singing dramaturgy of the Holy week.

The company draws inspiration on traditional cultures and practices, namely through travels in Mediterraneanand Slavic countries. It has been part of the promotional line of the Grotowski Institute in 2011 for the performance Marie. Since then, the company is in permanent residency in Site de pratiques théâtrales Lavauzelle.

Hours : 10 AM to 2 PM

Fee : 170 euros (20 hours)

To apply, please send an email describing your experience at : spt@lavauzelle.org

Contact : Théâtre de l’Homme ivre, 22, av Frayce, 93400 Saint-Ouen / 0033 603 93 13 99


Notice > Przemysław Błaszczak will also lead a workshop in Marseilles 5-8th of October, 10 AM – 4 PM (5 hours daily + 1 hour break)
At the collectif l’Impulsion, 54 rue Perrin Solliers, 13 006 Marseille, France
Informations and applications : collectif.limpulsion@gmail.com