Arts Collaborative ~ Studio Matejka: Interdisciplinary Discussion and Presentation
Arts Across The Curriculum
Will be on campus Sunday, February 9th – Monday, February 17th
Physical Theatre / Dance Residency
Interdisciplinary Discussion and Presentation
Monday, February 17th at 4:00pm
Noble Center, Room 109
Interdisciplinary Discussion and Presentation will focus on the topic of contemporary performance practices and the human body. This will be complemented with the presentation of multimedia and visual arts material. Karol Jarek will document the entire SLU Arts Collaborative residency and will present several slideshows that will include photographs from the residency at SLU, the artistic work of Studio Matejka and various other projects in association with The Grotowski Institute.
Studio Matejka is a physical theater laboratory exploring 21st century performance techniques that specifically work across borders: Borders between performance genres, borders between training techniques, and borders between individual expression and collective resonance. Through practical investigation, the performers work to develop the strength, agility and dexterity to physically ‘speak’ through a diverse range of ideas, images and vocabularies. Studio Matejka does not work to create something ‘other’ to existing performance approaches and training regimes, rather it uses such established methods as a springboard for pedagogic and creative exploration, charting individual discoveries, drawing out patterns and/or contradictions and integrating these findings into its ongoing work. Studio Matejka emerged from the work and experience of its founder Matej Matejka and his interest in physical expression and the actor's processes.