Przemysław Błaszczak

is an actor with a degree in philosophy who has been associated with the Grotowski Institute since 1995. From 1996 to 1999, he worked with the Song of the Goat Theatre, where he performed in Song of the Goat – Dithyramb. In 2002–2003, Przemek created the solo performance Ecco Homo and, in 2004, he joined Teatr ZAR, a resident company of the Grotowski Institute, with whom he performs in the Gospels of Childhood: Overture and Anhelli: The Calling and Armine, Sister. Przemek also performs in Heiner Müller’s Mauser, directed by Theodoros Terzopoulos (Greece), which had its Polish premiere in 2012. He is currently studying the original actor training method developed by Theodoros Terzopoulos at Attis Theatre, Greece. His recent piece Welcome to My House: A Meditation on ‘The Woman in the Dunes’ had its premiere in September 2016.

Since 2005 Przemek has studied the Japanese martial art of aikido under Sensei Piotr Masztalerz (6th dan). In 2011, he studied with Juba Nour Shihan (6th dan) in Mexico. In 2005, at the invitation of Toshi Tushitori, he went to Japan where he practiced shintaido, a Japanese system that integrates voice and body through training based on traditional karate.

From 2013 to 2016, Przemek was one of the leaders of the Two Paths Studio, which was part of the Grotowski Institute’s BodyConstitution research programme. In 2016, he formed Kokyu Studio.