The International Art Resource “Song of Songs”
Международный Художественный Ресурс “Песнь Песней”
Laboratory-school of theatre and chanting
Direction : Sergei Kovalevitch
Musical direction : Natalia Polovynka
Training leaders : Sankar Lal S. Nair, Jean-François Favreau
The International Art Resource «Song of Songs» is based on the principles of Theatre as an Observatory of Objective Drama and consists of:
– The School as a space of personal education and artistic personality formation
– Artistic craft workshop as a space of embodiment of the artistic product
– Theater-Observatory as the space and method for the discovery of the artistic consciousness
The Project-resource «Song of Songs» has been created as an international professional community and is meant for people, who have chosen art and theatre as a path of their development. It is an artistic space, where it is possible to ask questions about the purpose of theatre and its connection between human existence and knowledge. The Art Resource is a possibility of using theater methods in examining forms of culture and art in the modern world; one of the characteristics of the world. The Resource is unique on account of its approach towards word and voice as the natural way of connection between human and God, human and the world, and human and the Other. The Word and the Voice is one of the possibilities of development and education.
The inspiration to work on the text of «Song of Songs» first came during the Summer School at the Grotowski Institute (Wroclaw, Poland) in August, 2006. Since then it has been developing as a project-resource through a system of cyclical work sessions. The idea of this work gathers and unites people of theater coming from different cultural backgrounds and provides them with a common ground; it enables the language and unveils the path of the metaphysical theater based on the laws of Tradition, classical European school of theater, the idea of ritual theater of Grotowski and Klim, as well as traditional singing principles and forms.
During the 2006-2011 period, 11 big and 5 small work sessions of Resource were conducted in the Grotowski Institute (Wroclaw) and its suburban forest base in Bzezinka, as well as in Lviv, Chervonograd, Vipcha village of Ivano-Frankovsk region (Ukraine), Izmir (Turkey), and Corsica (France). Actors, directors, singers, teachers, artists and theater makers from Poland, Ukraine, Russia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Greece, Slovenia, Austria, England, Swiss, Denmark, Turkey, USA, India, and South Korea took part in these sessions.
The sessions were supported by the Grotowski Institute (Wroclaw, Poland), Art Center «Maisternia Pisni» (Lvov, Ukraine), The Academy of Guardians (Moscow, Russia), and Art Center «Word and Voice» (Lvov, Ukraine).
The International Art Resource “Song of Songs” is realising with the support of:
The Academy of Guardians (Moscow, Russia);
The Art Center “The Word and Voice” (Lviv, Ukraine);
The Grotovski Institute (Wroclaw, Poland):
“Studio Kalari” (Wroclaw, Poland);
“Theatre de l’homme ivre”/SPT Lavauzelle ( Paris, France).