5 April {Tuesday}

Na Grobli Studio (Studio Space), 30/32 Na Grobli Street

BodyPedia - | Centre |

Discussions with invited guests. Hosted by Jarosław Fret and Małgorzata Jabłońska.

| Centre |
Mestre Cobra Mansa,
Sathyanarayanan Govindan Kutty Nair,
Iwona Olszowska,
Piotr Masztalerz.

Tue 5 April 2016, 15:30–17:30
Na Grobli Studio, Studio Space

Admission free

In English with Polish translation.


Medieval copyists often added comments or explanations of the meaning of obscure words on the margins or between the lines of texts, the so-called glosa (glosses). In time, the number of glosa grew so much that they started to be considered valuable in their own right, and were collected and printed as glossaries, which often gained an independent life from the works they were originally a part of. Nowadays glossaries are multilingual collections of terms from particular fields, designed to facilitate translation.

Jarosław Fret

is a founder and leader of Teatr ZAR, theatre director and actor. He is Director of the Grotowski Institute. He was a lecturer at the PWST National Academy of Theatre Arts in Kraków (Branch in Wrocław) and President of the Board of Curators of the European Capital of Culture Wrocław 2016 and Curator of its Theatre Programme. In 1999–2002, he organised a series of expeditions to Georgia, Armenia and Iran, conducting research into the oldest forms of religious music of Eastern Christianity.

Małgorzata Jabłońska

Malgorzata Jabłońska is a theatre researcher and doctoral student at the Jagiellonian University, Kraków. Her areas of interest include the history and problems of actor training, and body-based non-verbal communication strategies in the theatre and in social life. Her has published articles in Lektury dramatyczności. Eseje z dramatologii (Drama Reading: Essays on Drama Studies) and Didaskalia theatre journal. She organised an international conference called ‘Vsevolod Meyerhold’s Theatre Practice’ (Wrocław, 2013).

Mestre Cobra Mansa

Mestre Cobra Mansa (Cinézio Peçanha) has been a Master of Capoeira Angola since 1986. He is one of the principal figures responsible for the revitalisation of Capoeira Angola. In 1996, he founded the International Capoeira Angola Foundation (Fundaçao Internacional de Capoeira de Angola) in Washington DC. Mestre Cobra Mansa participated as producer, consultant and actor in diverse documentary films about capoeira. He is co-director of the film Jogo de Corpo: Capoeira and Ancestry (2014).

Sathyanarayanan Govindan Kutty Nair

Sathyanarayanan Govindan Kutty Nair has been the leader, gurukkal (master) and secretary of the performing team of the CVN Kalari Sangham since January 2006. He is a full time gurukkal and physician at the Kalari Chikilsa Clinic at CVN Kalari, Trivandrum, Kerala, India. He started training in kalarippayattu at the age of 10 under his father Gurukkal Sri. C.V. Govindan Kutty Nair, son of Sri. C.V. Narayanan Nair, a great exponent of the martial art, credited for reviving the dying tradition of kalarippayattu in the 1950s.

Iwona Olszowska

Iwona Olszowska is a dancer and choreographer. She also teaches modern dance, body awareness, contact improvisation and improvisation as performance, and is a certified Body Mind Centering teacher. She is Artistic Director of the Experimental Dance Studio in Kraków. Iwona has gained experience in New York dance centres; at Washington, Alabama and Calgary universities; and in workshops hosted by the Silesian Dance Theatre and the Culture Animation Centre. She teaches at Hurtownia Ruchu (Kraków), the Academies of Music in Łódź and Kraków, and the Warsaw Dance Department.

Piotr Masztalerz

Piotr Masztalerz has a degree in history but works as an aikido teacher. He has studied aikido since 1988. He has trained under Daniel Brunner (Switzerland), Minoru Kanetsuka (UK), Gabriel Valibouse (France) and Juba Nour (2007). He also studied under Kazuo Chiba in San Diego for a year. Piotr is a shidoin (6th dan). He is the founder and head instructor at Aikikai Dojo in Wrocław. He has had thousands of students across Poland, including at the Wrocław University of Technology, the University of Wrocław, ZSA in Włocław and the Grotowski Institute.