S c h o o l – A r t i s t i c R e s e a r c h
SCHOOL /ARTISTIC RESEARCH
M A I S T E R N I A
P I S N I
O I C E
R A D I T I O N
L I K E T O I N V I T E E V E R Y B O D Y T O C O N T R I B U T E TO T H E C R E A T I O N O F
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL /ARTISTIC RESEARCH
MAISTERNIA PISNI .
The school builds on the experience of the Maisternia Pisni Arts Centre –
the image of the personal development of the consciousness, a new model of education,
which is based on the laws of tradition and on traditional techniques
and realized through cultural artistic projects.
The work of the School is based on the principles of the theatre of Jerzy
Grotowski, Klim and Sergey Kovalevich.
Our work here centres around traditional song. The song itself teaches, changes lives, heals. It is
at once a manifestation of being and an artistic reality.
Strictly speaking, this territory of indivisibility
reclaims for us the laws of culture as laws of being,
heals the foundation of music and theatre,
teaches how do to discover
the unique message
carried by every human voice.
My creative task is to create the conditions for the voice to open itself.
The School aims to reveal the objective sound of time and human beings “here
and now” as a voice of Tradition by working with Ukrainian traditional songs,
sacred songs and traditional forms from different cultures.
It is proposal of school – in first turn to me myself, school in traditional
meaning. It is not a master class, nor is it meant to transfer skills. The focus is on
being in time, unharriedly, close to the master, and enabling everyone to initiate
his/her personal process. Theatre becomes a “protected space" in which song is
The School involves:
- personal research through working with traditional forms
- work sessions with tradition bearers
- a bringing together of people from different cultural traditions
- meeting yourself as a tradition bearer
Ten- or seven-day work sessions at the Grotowski Institute held twice a year:
Seven or four days of group work led by Maisternia Pisni and 3 days of work
with masters who are authentic traditional singers and musicians. At the end,
there will be an open meeting of all session participants.
A work group consists of:
10-15 participants, 3 leaders, masters.
The first session of the school will take place on April, 14-20, 2011, and will
focus on the songs of Drevo, a group of singers from the village of
Kryachkivka in Poltavshchyna, Ukraine.
This will be a long-awaited meeting with our teachers, masters of the
polyphonic tradition, world famous singers Galyna Jakymivna Popko,
Nadia Mykytivna Rozdabara and Nina Petrivna Reva.
Please send your application by March 10, 2011 to Justyna Rodzińska-Nair:
[email protected] Applications should contain basic personal
data, a CV, a covering letter and an audio recording of 3 songs (one must be in
your native language). We will get back to you by March 20, 2011 to confirm
The session participation fee is 150 Euro. It includes participation in the session
and shared lunches (participants are required to cover their accommodation and
travel expenses – we will help you find the best option).
Led by Maisternia Pisni
Initiator and director: Natalia Polovynka, [email protected]
Details and information: Jura Josyfovych, [email protected]