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Research

The research currently conducted at the Workcenter involves both extremities of what Jerzy Grotowski described as “the chain” of performing arts: “Art as vehicle” at one end, and “Art as presentation” at the other. The core distinction between these two poles of performing arts is that in “Art as vehicle”, the work on performance structures has as its aim the artist’s work on him/herself, while in “Art as presentation”, as in theatre for example, the performance opuses are, by means of the way in which they are structured, oriented towards the perception of the spectator. The current Workcenter research in its totality explores the living ways in which influences can shuttle back and forth between the two extremities of “the chain” of performing arts, discovering new meanings and content in performing.

Since 2007 the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards hosts two creative teams: Focused Research Team in Art as Vehicle directed by Thomas Richards, and the Open Program directed by Mario Biagini, Associate Director of the Workcenter.

Art as vehicle (1986 - present): a work on an alternative potentiality of performing arts

Art as vehicle (1986 - present): a work on an alternative potentiality of performing arts

The Bridge - Developing Theatre Arts (1999 - 2006)

The Bridge - Developing Theatre Arts (1999 - 2006)