Presentation of Songs
By Thomas Richards
自Thomas Richards從1986年與已故波蘭戲劇巨擘葛羅托斯基(Jerzy Grotowski)合作開始，35年來他的團隊不斷發展以古老歌謠作為每天工作的修煉藝行。
演出後將會緊接進行Thomas Richards自去年解散葛羅托斯基及湯瑪斯．李察斯研究中心 (Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards) 並開展新的藝術旅程後第一個在東南亞舉行的交流對談會，分享其研究及對表演藝術能夠如何回應時代的看法。
Hyun Ju Baek
Songs – an open work session – allows interested individuals to witness the work of Thomas Richards on ancient song with artists who have been involved with him in daily practice long-term. Such practical work on ancient song was initiated at the Workcenter in 1986, and has been carried forward in continual development by Richards over the last 35 years. Such sessions serve those at work to help widen their knowledge of a “work on oneself” that can be carried out through a specific approach to song and action.
In this sense, Songs is not a theatre performance, it rather a kind of “theatre non theatre” wherein, as in certain old traditions, work on song and action goes together with an approach to the interiority of the human being and its potentialities. These work sessions become a means of awakening subtle aspects of inner experiencing, and can serve as a tool for the transformation of the artist’s perception and presence.
Jessica Losilla-Hébrail and
Hyun Ju Baek
Date: 17 May 2023
Time: From 8pm
Venue: McAulay Studio, Hong Kong Arts Centre