The workshop will give participants the opportunity to get in touch with the singing approach specifically developed by the Open Program of the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards. The participants will then have the possibility to put into practice their understanding of such an approach, and the elements of work learned during the workshop in the context of a public Open Choir that will complete the program.
During the workshop, participants will be taught songs from the African-American and Afro-Hispanic tradition, which form the basis of the research of Open Program, as well as Middle-Eastern songs. Furthermore, the participants will explore ways to interact through singing, dance, and simple elements of relation and action within the context of a singing session.
There will be, as well, sessions of physical training and physical training-games which are an integral part of the Open Program practice.
Thanks to the kind support of the Spaces of Culture Project Consortium.