By Virginie Magnat
As the 1st exam of women's premiere contributions to Jerzy Grotowski's cross-cultural research of functionality, this publication enhances and broadens latest literature via delivering a extra different and inclusive re-evaluation of Grotowski's legacy, thereby probing its value for modern functionality perform and study. even supposing the rather strenuous actual education emblematic of Grotowski's method isn't gender particular, it has traditionally been linked to a masculine perception of the performer incarnated through Ryszard Cieslak within the consistent Prince, hence overlooking the paintings of Rena Mirecka, Maja Komorowska, and Elizabeth Albahaca, to call basically the best ladies performers pointed out with the interval of theatre productions. This e-book accordingly redresses this imbalance through concentrating on key ladies from diverse cultures and generations who proportion an instantaneous connection to Grotowski's legacy whereas in actual fact saying their creative independence. those girls actively participated in all levels of the Polish director’s functional study, and proceed to play a necessary function in ultra-modern transnational neighborhood of artists whose paintings displays Grotowski's enduring impact. Grounding her inquiry in her embodied learn and on-going collaboration with those artists, Magnat explores the interrelation of creativity, embodiment, company, and spirituality inside their appearing and educating. construction on present debates in functionality reports, experimental ethnography, Indigenous study, worldwide gender reviews, and ecocriticism, the writer maps out interconnections among those women's particular inventive practices around the limitations that after delineated Grotowski's theatrical and post-theatrical experiments.
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