Catalogue

An invitation into our current processes, into the studio.

Below are selected video excerpts from one such process, led by Omer Keinan. Designed as a research laboratory, we experiment with improvisation-based performance practice, exploring embodiment as knowledge on a personal and social level. We observe this knowledge as and through the relations of imagination and movement, drawing on exercises and theory from various performance and embodied practices and psychoanalysis.
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Essays

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Bibliography

The process is informed by practitioners such as Eugenio Barba, Jerzy Grotowski, Mary Starks Whitehouse, Michael Chekhov, and Sanford Meisner; and the psychoanalytic theory of Donald Winnicott and Carl G. Jung. The methodology and theory at the heart of this catalogue are informed by the rigorous theory of embodied research developed by Ben Spatz; and the "The Songwork Catalogue", by Nazlıhan Eda Erçin, Agnieszka Mendel, and Ben Spatz. 

Barba, Eugenio, and Nicola Savarese. A Dictionary of Theatre Anthropology: The Secret Art of the Performer.  Routledge, 2005.

Chekhov, Michael. To the Actor: On the Technique of Acting. Routledge, 2002.

Grotowski, Jerzy. Towards a Poor Theatre. Ed. Eugenio Barba. Routledge, 2002.

Jung, Carl G. Jung on Active Imagination. Ed. Joan Chodorow, Princeton University Press, 1997.

Meisner, Sanford, and Dennis Longwell. Sanford Meisner on Acting. Vintage; 1st Edition, 1987.

Erçin, Nazlıhan Eda, Agnieszka Mendel, and Ben Spatz. "Songwork Catalogue." Urban Research Theater  {www.urbanresearchtheater.com}, 2020.

Spatz, Ben. Making a Laboratory: Dynamic Configurations with Transversal Video. Advanced Methods, 2020.

Spatz, Ben. What a Body Can Do: Technique as Knowledge, Practice as Research. Routledge, 2015. 

Whitehouse, Mary Starks, et al. Authentic Movement: Essays by Mary Starks Whitehouse, Janet Adler and  Joan Chodorow. Ed. Patrizia Pallaro, Jessica Kingsley, 1999.

Winnicott, Donald Woods. Playing and Reality. Tavistock, 1971.