The Art of Acting in the 21st Century (May 29 – 31, 2012)

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

Actor: The Word and Body in Modern Theatre

The Juliusz Słowacki Theatre in Kraków, May 29 – 31, 2012

May 29, Tuesday

2.30 p.m. – 2.45 p.m. The official opening of the conference

Welcoming speech
Krzysztof Orzechowski
(Managing and Artistic Director of the Juliusz Słowacki Theatre, Kraków)

Official opening of the conference debates
Jacek Krupa
(Board Member of the Małopolska Region)

2.45 p.m. – 7.30 p.m.   DEBATES
Moderator: Professor Dariusz Kosiński (Professor at the Chair of Performatics, the Faculty of Polish Studies of the Jagiellonian University, Research Director at the Grotowski Institute in Wrocław)

2.45 p.m. The expert’s voice:   Mark Geurden (Troubleyn – Jean Fabre Theatre, Antwerp)
The performative body in the stage work of Jan Fabre

3.45 p.m. – 4. 45 p.m.   Discussion

4.45 p.m. –  6.30 p.m.  Presentations by representatives of Partner Theatres:

PICCOLO TEATRO DI MILANO (Italy)
Riccardo Massai
(Stage director)

Contemporary Text, Voice and Body of the Actor

VOLKSBÜHNE AM ROSA-LUXEMBURG-PLATZ (Germany)
Sebastian Kaiser
(Dramatist)

Theatre Beyond Text, Body and Voice – Examples of the Volksbühne Aesthetics

LA ROSE DES VENTES (France)
Mikäel Serre
(Actor and stage director)
The Actor: Voice and Body in Contemporary Theatre

SVANDOVO DIVADLO NA SMICHOVE (Czech Republic)
Dodo Gombar
(Artistic Director)
An Actor,  an Apostle?

THE STATE YOUTH THEATRE (Lithuania)
Algirdas Latėnas
(Actor, stage director, Theatre Director)
Actor in the Trap of Formalism

6. 30 p.m. – 7. 30 p.m.  Discussion

8. 00 p.m.  Performance: Peer Gynt by H. Ibsen. Direction: Rafał Sabara

The Juliusz Słowacki Theatre in Kraków ( for conference guests)

May 30, Wednesday

10.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m.   DEBATES

Moderator: Anna Burzyńska PhD, Professor, the Jagiellonian University
(Literary Manager of the Juliusz Słowacki Theatre in Kraków, Head of the Chair of the Theory of Literature, Faculty of Polish Studies, the Jagiellonian University)

10.00. a.m.  The expert’s voice: Andrzej Seweryn (Polski Theatre, Warsaw)

The Unfading Power of the Word in the 21st-Century Theatre?

11.00 a.m.-  12.00 p.m. Discussion

12.00 p.m. – 2.00 p.m. Presentations by representatives of Partner Theatres

THE STATE VAKHTANGOV THEATRE (Russia)
Rimas Tuminas
(Stage director, Managing and Artistic Director of the Theatre)

SOVREMENNIK THEATRE (Russia)
Elena Plaksina
(Actress)
The Sovremennik School of Acting – Tradition and Modernity

KYIV ACADEMIC YOUTH THEATRE (Ukraine)
Valerii Fialko
(Theatre critic)
“Traditional” and “Modern” Acting – What Does This Division Mean? Is it Justified?

THE LVIV ACADEMIC THEATRE VOSKRESINNIA (Ukraine)
Petro Mykytiuk  and Volodymyr Gubanov
(Actors)
Dialogue about Theatre

THE JULIUSZ SŁOWACKI THEATRE IN KRAKÓW (Poland)
Krzysztof Orzechowski
(Actor, stage director, teacher, Managing and Artistic Director of the Theatre)
The 21st-Century Actor. The Word or Body Language. Theatre – The Actor’s Cradle or a Trap?

4. 30 p.m. – 7. 30 p.m.  Discussion

8.00 p.m. Performance: The Stranger by A. Camus. Direction: Anna Smolar, the  Juliusz Słowacki Theatre in Kraków ( for conference guests)

May 31, Thursday

11.00  a.m. – 2.00 p.m. DEBATES

Moderator: Anna Burzyńska PhD, Professor, the Jagiellonian University

(Literary Manager of the Juliusz Słowacki Theatre in Kraków, Head of the Chair of the Theory of Literature, Faculty of Polish Studies, the Jagiellonian University)

11. 00 a.m.  Conference conclusion

11.30. a.m. – 12.00 Reports from workshops

12.00 –  2. 45 p.m. Wrap-up discussion

2. 45 p.m. – 3.00 p.m. Official closing of the conference

7.00 p.m. Performance:  H. Levin The Labour of Life. Direction Iwona Kempa, the Juliusz Słowacki Theatre ( for conference guests)

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