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The prologue of the second Eco – Art Residence titled “Theatre and Conflict” at Brzezinka and Wroclaw in Poland, coordinated by the Polish Partner Instytut im.Jerzego Grotowskiego (Grotowski Institute) focused on the theme of theatre in conflict zones, starts with the realization of three online masterclasses on 17th and 18th of May 2023 that deal with the cross – disciplinary topics of the project such as augmented reality techniques for performing arts, the feminine aspect in the theatre, the relation between art and ecology.

In specific, the first masterclass (17 May) coordinated by the Augmented and Virtual Reality Laboratory of the University of Salento, is focused on the theme of the use of these new technologies in the performative field with two case studies of contemporary artists who are experts on it. The first expert who is the speaker on the masterclass is Jacob la Cour, performing artist and immersion designer and with the masterclass titled as “The experience of XR BLACK BOX – Extending the reality of the performing arts” explains about the application of these tools in the artistic area. Also, Ariella Vidach and Claudio Prati, professional dancers, with their intervention on the masterclass “The experience of the contemporary dance company Ariella Vidach – AiEP”, share their experience of using augmented and virtual reality in the dance field.

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The second masterclass (18 May) is oriented on the important theme of the project about the feminine aspect and the myth in the theatre and is coordinated by Astragali Teatro. The masterclass is titled “Forgotten queens, revered rebels: women in Islamic imagery” and the speaker is prof. Samuela Pagani, who is associate professor of Arabic Language and Literature, teaching at University of Salento since 2005. She holds a PhD from the Istituto Universitario Orientale in Naples, and has been a visiting professor at the Ecole des Hautes Études en Science Sociales – Institut de Études de l’Islam et des Sociétés du Monde Musulman (IISMM) (2011) and the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (EPHE) (2013). She has published a number of important publications on Arabic culture and literature and on ancient, medieval and modern philosophy. In her masterclass she makes a presentation about the myth of Antigone and other important feminine figures in the Islamic world.

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The third masterclass (18 May) studies the site-specific aspect of the performative arts, the relation between theatre and ecology and how the great master of the theatre Jerzy Grotowski applied it in his work. It is coordinated by the partner of the project  Instytut im.Jerzego Grotowskiego. The intervention is made by Miroslaw Kocur, who is Professor of Performing Arts and Theatre Anthropology at the University of Wrocław (UWr) and Professor of Acting and Directing at the Stanisław Wyspiański National Academy of Theatre Arts (NATA). In 2014-2020 he held the Chair of Cultural Studies at UWr. During the 70-ties, he participated in Jerzy Grotowski’s paratheatrical projects and his Theatre of Sources. In 1984, he graduated from the Faculty of Theatre Directing at NATA, where he took classes with Tadeusz Kantor and Andrzej Wajda. Later he served as Artistic Director of the Second Studio of Wrocław, a company established in place of the Laboratory Theatre, after Grotowski left Poland. His research, based on his rich theatrical experience and inspired by Grotowski’s anthropology, focuses on reconstructing the origins of performing practices and on performance-as- research that led him to study theatrical techniques in Asia and Africa (India, Bali, Japan, Vietnam, Kenia, Tanzania, Guinea Bissau, New Guinea). His speech is titled “From the Ecological Paratheatre to the Theatre of Sources”.

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May 17 - 18 2023


Online Event


Youtube and Fb channels (for audience); Zoom (for speakers)


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