Teater Slava concert

The Department of Theater, the William J. Cooper Foundation, and the Department of Music & Dance are proud to announce a Concert/lecture/demonstration by Slava Theater of Stockholm, Sweden.

Frear Ensemble Theater, LPAC, 8 pm on Friday, Feb. 3, 2006

The internationally renowned theater company, Sweden's Teater Slava, comes to Swarthmore as part of a residency in Philadelphia organized by the College's alumni in the Pig Iron Theatre Company. This will be the Slava Theater's first visit to North America after years of international touring in Europe and Asia.

The public performance will be in the form of concert consisting of musical excerpts from their repertory demonstrating the company's signature vocal technique, which is drawn on a variety of theatrical and folk music traditions, particularly those of Poland and the Ukraine. The company's theatrical work draws on the earlier work of Antonin Artaud in France, and Jerzy Grotowski and the Gardzienince Theatre Association in Poland.

In the company's own words: "Slava is seeking the type of art that in total seriousness encompasses the wild and the poetic, the grim and the tender. An art that carefully analyses this power and which sets it free on the stage of life and while avoiding neither the body's heat nor the calling voices of pain. The normal peaceful agreement between artist and public must be removed using the means of shock. An attack, of all the senses, by all of the senses, is needed to reveal the inner life of the art of the theatre in its true context."

Link: www.teaterslava.org
Location: Frear Ensemble Theatre
Date: February 3, 2006
Times: Friday, February 3, 2006, 8PM

Vocal workshops lead by members of the company with students and members of the Swarthmore community will be offered on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 4 & 5, from 10am-1:30pm in the Frear Ensemble Theater. Check with the Theater Department Office (x8149) for confirmation of details of the workshop sessions.