2 April {Saturday}

Laboratory Theatre Space, Rynek-Ratusz 27

Two Paths Studio

Training session with Jakub Gontarski

Sat–Sun 2–3 April 2016, 17:00–19:00

Laboratory Theatre Space

One-day training sessions

The workshop will be conducted in English

Contact and application

Please email your completed application form by 28 March 2016 to Justyna Rodzińska-Nair at Please include in the subject of the email ‘BodyConstitution workshops’ followed by the name of the chosen workshop. The number of places is limited. Applicants will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Admission free, advance booking required

Two Paths Studio

Through the movement and physical actions developed by the Two Paths Studio we will together enter the process of importance of martial arts traditions and ethics, the symbolism of the body, relation and non-relation, balance and non-balance, balance in the state of imbalance and balance in the relative perception of rhythm and pace. The central focus of the session will be body expression – participants will enter the process of unleashing the potential of body expression through improvisation.

Jakub Gontarski

graduated from Wrocław-based 13 Stunt School. He is a movement recreation instructor specialising in self-defense (AZS-AWF Wrocław), certified personal trainer and movement trainer (under the direction of Steve Maxwell, USA). Jakub initiated The String of the Body and Martial Partnering workshops dedicated to exploring expression, presence, dramaturgy and creativity in martial arts within the path of Warrior-Performer. To find inspiration, he travels to Brazil, where he documents his expeditions and takes active part in candomblé rituals.

Two Paths Studio

Two Paths Studio seeks to develop a training which centres around the ideas of confrontation and in-depth understanding of the function of training in studio work, drawing on the martial arts experience of the Studio leaders, Przemysław Błaszczak (aikido) and Jakub Gontarski (capoeira). The first stage of Studio’s work focused on ‘two paths’ – two different movement traditions, Japanese and Brazilian, attempting to find a common territory that a performer, or ‘practitioner’, can draw from.