Hieroglyph of a breath
March 24, 2012
May 3, 2012
Documentary / Bibliographic
Twelve years passed since the death of Polish director Jerzy Grotowski, the unrivalled master of the sixties experimental theatre who changed the conception of theatre and actor training. Twenty-one years passed since the death of Ryszard Cieslak, the actor who embodied the methods of Theatre Laboratory in Wroclaw (Poland) and rose above the human limits of acting. This exhibition is our tribute to these two great artists, but also to their companions of the Theatre Laboratory in Wroclaw. The exhibition organizes and selects the best works among an enormous set of notes taken in the form of sketches and drawings (about a thousand pieces) by Serge Ouaknine who, from 1966 to 1967, followed – in the beginning as an auditor and then as a collaborator – the work of the Theatre Laboratory. These materials, mostly unpublished, are a valuable testimony of Grotowski's and his companions' working methods. For the first time the drawings will be exhibited in a coherent form, coordinated on the basis of three themes: The Constant Prince, Akropolis and the training for Apocalypsis cum figuris. The thematic materials chosen for the exhibition (which will be enriched by the film The Constant Prince by Ferruccio Marotti) are well suited for the space of the House of Theatres, which structure allows to organize the visitor's journey as a "mansions" path.
Exhibition is curated by Guido Di Palma and Luisa Tinti, Centro Teatro Ateneo - Department of Art History and Performing Arts, Sapienza University of Rome.
Tuesday to Sunday/ from 1 April to 30 September 10 a.m to 7 p.m. - from 1 October to 31 March 10 a.m. to 5 p.m
1/1, 6/1, 25/4, 1/5, 2/6, 29/6, 6-27/8, 1/11, 8/12, 25/12, 26/12