7 April {Thursday}

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

BodyPedia - | The actor's dramaturgy |

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

| The actor's dramaturgy |
Tomasz Kubikowski,
Wojciech Baluch

Thu 7 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).

Tomasz Kubikowski

Dr hab. Tomasz Kubikowski is a theatre and performance studies scholar, Professor at the Theatre Academy in Warsaw and Literary Director of the National Theatre in Warsaw. His has authored a number of books, including Siedem bytów teatralnych (The Seven Theatre Beings, 1994), Reguła Nibelunga (The Nibelung Principle, 2004), Teatralne doświadczenie Wilhelma Meistra (Wilhelm Meister’s Theatrical Experience, 2014), Przeżyć na scenie (Surviving On Stage, 2015), as well as reviews and essays in journals and collected volumes.

Wojciech Baluch

Dr hab. Wojciech Baluch is a lecturer in Performance Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. He held a Fulbright fellowship in the Cognitive Linguistics Department in SUNY University, Buffalo, in 1998, and taught classes on cognitive semantics at the University of Pittsburgh in 2000. He organised a series of conferences for young theatre researchers on theatre theory. He completed internships at Freie Universität in Berlin and the Central European University in Budapest.