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“CONTRADICTIONS”

   traning & playing II.
February 9-11,  LONDON 


Dear Performers, Actors, Dancers, and Makers, I'm excited to announce the next workshop in the London series for those who want to enhance their movement skills  and touch base with universal training & creating principles.

At Islington Arts Factory

 

Timetable:

Thursday 9th February - 2pm-6pm

Friday 10th February - 2pm-6pm

Saturday 11th February - 2pm - 6pm

Price:

95 £ - early bird - sign up latest by 14th January (paid downpayment of 30£)
115 £ - regular price

Sign up HERE

 

The workshop will be limited to 12 participants, so to reserve your place and secure last minute dropoff I need to request a nonrefundable deposit of 25£. 


Through a laboratory model that seeks to break the borders between dance and theatre, movement and action, we will focus on transforming elements of physical training into creative improvisation embracing both experience and physical structures.

 

As performers hungry for better understanding of our bodies we look closely into what physical awareness means, we look into the details as they evolve to recognise our movement patterns and be able to go over them.

 

“The main source of my practice comes from Grotowski’s principles and my involvement in the legacy of his work in the Grotowski Instytut (Wroclaw, Poland for over 18 years). I have been developing and deconstructing beyond a Grotowskian lineage, and my workshop incorporates multiple movement, dance, martial art and well-being practices to respond to our present world”


Contradictions are not a limitation— instead, the simultaneous focus on opposite ideas can open doorways for the inner, primal sources of the body & mind to resonate and flow through voice and movement.By tracing the movement of the body through this labyrinth of oppositions, we come to a deeper understanding of our individual physical and vocal identities, the different voices that mirror our own fragility and strength.


“I was reminded of my own skills as a performer. I felt intimately artistically seen, as well as challenged and inspired to create."
—Workshop participant

We will experience three basic layers of training and creation: individual, partner and collective.

The classes are opening the body to new impressions, exploring shapes and possibilities, activating the imagination. This practice develops and broadens the ability to express oneself, reintegrates the body with the mind, releases muscle tensions and limitations arising from critical self-assessment.

All bodies are welcome, only your human presence is required.

MATEJ MATEJKA

Theatre director with specialisation in movement and physicality, director of Studio Matejka , performer, actor, massage therapist, tutor. His entire carrier is connected with merging theatrical research and performing experiments close to Grotowskian theatre tradition and dance theatre. Worked in the Grotowski Institute, Wroclaw, Poland in years 2006-2019 as a theatre researcher.

In years 2006-2018 performer and collaborator of Teatr ZAR company in residence at The Grotowski Institute and co-creator of the shows Anhelli: The Calling and Caesarean Section: Essays on Suicide - winner of the Premier Theater Award and Fringe First Award in 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, among many others. He is also past performer and co-creator of Farm in the cave international theatre studio in Prague, Czech Republic. He was awarded as performer, leader/director for multiple performative projects, performances and short films. As film director he experiments with presence of the body and body-language in media. More info - www.matejmatejka.com



Please fill the application form to sign up. 


MORE INFO:   WWW.MATEJMATEJKA.COM
                        

Contact: workshops@studiomatejka.com

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