6 April {Wednesday}

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

BodyPedia - | Old Age |

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

| Old Age |
Piotr Bursiewicz,
Savvas Stroumpos
Richard Shusterman
Mirosław Kocur

Wed 6 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).

Piotr Bursiewicz

Piotr Bursiewicz is a sport psychotherapist and coach. He is the founder of and principal psychotherapist at the RehaBursiewicz Sport Rehabilitation Institute. For 30 he has specialized in the treatment of spine problems and in post-injury, post-surgery and sport rehabilitation. He trains psychotherapists, instructors and doctors in Poland and abroad. He is associated with the Polish National Athletics Team and the Grotowski Institute.

Savvas Stroumpos

Savvas Stroumpos was born in 1979 in Athens (Greece). In 2002 he graduated from the drama school of the National Theatre of Greece. In 2003 he received an MA in Theatre Practice from the University of Exeter, UK. From 2006 he worked as an assistant to director Theodoros Terzopoulos.

Richard Shusterman

Richard Shusterman is the Dorothy F. Schmidt Eminent Scholar in the Humanities and Director of the Center for Body, Mind, and Culture at Florida Atlantic University. He is the leading theorist of the interdisciplinary research field of somaesthetics, which he originated in the late 1990s, based on philosophical ideas but also on his practical experience with different body disciplines.

Mirosław Kocur

Mirosław Kocur is a theatre director and anthropologist, Chair of Cultural Studies at the University of Wrocław and Professor of PWST National Academy of Theatre Arts in Kraków, Branch in Wrocław. He has made significant contributions to performance studies and the advancement of theatre education. His research, based on his extensive theatre experience, focuses on reconstructing the origins of performance practices.