Electric Party Songs
Dancing, singing people
With the Members of the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards
Fri, 05.12.2014, 9 pm CET

»Electric Party Songs« is a flow of poetry in song and action, performed in different spaces and contexts: in bars, night clubs, hospitals, private homes, courtyards or gardens, in an informal and crowded context or in a space with a more intimate character, inviting and welcoming the spectators into close proximity to the center of the action.
 
Every presentation of »Electric Party Songs« proposes a different selection and succession of performing materials, giving life each time to an unique and surprising encounter. »Electric Party Songs’« materials and actions are drawn from a deep well of materials created by the Open Program’s members. Some of the actions and the musical compositions that are utilized in »Electric Party Songs« are based on poetic texts by Allen Ginsberg, others are stemming from the work on songs of tradition of the South of the United States, a work that explores the ways these songs can trigger performative processes and their potentialities of catalyzing contacts and interactions.

The Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards was founded by the Polish theater director and theorist Jerzy Grotowski, in Pontedera, Italy, in 1986. He is considered one of the leading representatives of avant-garde theater, and his work in this field continued to set standards far into the 21st century. The Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards has been directed by Thomas Richards and Mario Biagini since 1999.

 
  • Director: Mario Biagini
  • With: Mario Biagini, Lloyd Bricken, Robin Gentien, Agnieszka Kazimierska, Felicita Marcelli, Luciano Mendes de Jesus, Ophelie Maxo, Alejandro Tomás Rodriguez, Graziele Sena da Silva, Suellen Serrat
  • Curator: Freddy Paul Grunert
  • Coordinator: Gaetano La Rosa
 
  • Poetic texts by Allen Ginsberg; For the Allen Ginsberg texts, Copyright © by the Allen Ginsberg Trust, used with permission of The Wylie Agency LLC
  • Music by Open Program of the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards
  • Coordinated by Mario Biagini

The Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards is active within the structure of Fondazione Pontedera Teatro.

Credits
Organization / Institution
ZKM

Sponsors