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VoiceLAB. Workshop series with Aleksandra Kotecka and Tomasz Wierzbowski with the assistance of Krzysztof Paździora

  • When

    01.10.2021 - 31.01.2022

  • Where

    Instytut im. Jerzego Grotowskiego (Rynek-Ratusz 27 50-101 Wrocław)

  • Language

    surtitled in english / Polish

‘The voice is the actor’s most sensitive instrument, much more sensitive than the body.’

VoiceLAB is a laboratory of the voice. Inspired by the tradition of closed theatre studios, including Grotowski’s Laboratory Theatre, which focused on exploring the complexity of the actor’s art, VoiceLAB offers in-depth laboratory work zooming in on its most personal, intimate and unique element. The laboratory approach allows participants to delve deep into the essence of their own voices, not stopping at the surface that is usually defined by goals resulting from the need to present material to the public. By conducting in-depth work with the voice, you can gain a better understanding and control of this instrument. The work allows for an unhurried in-depth process of exploring your voice, its anatomy and psychology. It makes it possible to discover its full potential.

At the centre of VoiceLAB’s practice is work with polyphony, but music is only a pretext for explorations on many different planes. Our principal focus is on the vertical dimension of music ‒ we try to get the most from each harmony. We see each interval as a grammatical unit carrying a number of meanings: certain moods, tensions and resolutions which tell a kind of micro-story and therefore pose a challenge to the performer and call for full commitment to vocal action. Drawing from musical traditions that use unequally tempered scales, we want to delve into each sound by going beyond the occidental approach to music which is based on the piano keyboard.

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VoiceLAB. Workshop series with Aleksandra Kotecka and Tomasz Wierzbowski with the assistance of Krzysztof Paździora

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‘The voice is the actor’s most sensitive instrument, much more sensitive than the body.’ VoiceLAB is a laboratory of the voice. Inspired by the tradition of closed theatre studios, including Grotowski’s Laboratory Theatre, which focused on exploring the complexity of the actor’s art, VoiceLAB offers in-depth laboratory work zooming in on its most personal, intimate and unique element. The laboratory approach allows participants to delve deep into the essence of their own voices, not stopping at the surface that is usually defined by goals resulting from the need to present material to the public. By conducting in-depth work with the voice, you can gain a better understanding and control of this instrument. The work allows for an unhurried in-depth process of exploring your voice, its anatomy and psychology. It makes it possible to discover its full potential.

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