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From Myself towards Theatre – From Theatre towards Myself

Workshop led by Nenad Čolić. PLAVO theatre director, and assisted by Marko Potkonjak, PLAVO Theatre actor and musician

September 19-23, 2022

The workshop aims at discovering theatre as a place of human experience. The main idea behind this approach, which Plavo Theatre has been realizing in its creative work and in theatrical pedagogy, since the beginning, following the footsteps of Jerzy Grotowski and his actors, is that theatre should be the place of our touch with life, not with its imitation.

010 aReasons and impulses for a creative process are born in the confrontation of our inner individual reality with outer conditions. Exercises are designed to reveal our organic and energetic capacities in all their authenticity, at the same time giving us tools to cultivate their nature towards open, but guided and exact communication. We will dedicate special attention to the presence of the performer, and work on our individual, ecstatic and playful existence, within the specific conditions of theatre as a collective space. We will also work on overcoming personal obstructions such as fears, shame, or prejudices, that burden human communication even in daily life.

Join us in searching for the possibilities of deeper, more truthful, and more intensive communication in theatre, through the process of self-discovering and self-development.

The work will be held every day from September 19-23, from 18:00 – 21:00.

Participants should have a notebook, wear comfortable working clothes, and should know by heart:

  • Short text (about 5 – 6 sentences long) – any text or a poem, in their mother tongue or in English;
  • A traditional song from their country.