The Radiant Body is an exploration of the human body through the temporal and physical space. Drawing on years of interdisciplinary research with Polish ensemble theatre, dance and martial arts, this creative work session is intended to open a platform for the performer to discover his or her authentic physical voice. Deconstructing the terrain of the body, we seek to strip away the unnecessary and aesthetic in order to reveal the pure physical presence and access the essential inner sources of the performer. A fundamental line will be the exploration of our physical and mental borders and the coordination of human relationships within the ensemble. The tension and connections between our bodies determine the nature of these relationships, as we explore the roles of trust, risk, authenticity, and play in the theatrical space. For each of us, there is the moment where we must confront and crack through our individual borders in order to experience the present moment. The Radiant Body is a dynamic and challenging invitation to performing and creating work at the theatrical edge.
Daniel has taught for numerous theatre and dance companies, festivals, universities, drama schools, and cultural institutions internationally. He leads work focusing on elements of actor and performer training drawing from Polish ensemble theatre, European physical theatre and dance, martial arts and music. His practice is demanding and intensive, requiring a huge amount of a stamina, focus and curiosity, which are the blood and pulse of any great performer. He principally taught with Song of the Goat Theatre, assisting in both music and movement with director Grzegorz Bral and company members Anna Zubrzycki, Gabriel Gawin, Ian Morgan and Rafał Habel. He also taught as a company member of the Studio Matejka physical theatre laboratory. Some of his teaching invitations include: Earthdance (US), MESS Festival (Bosnia & Herzegovina), Dimitria Festival (Greece), The Brave Festival (Poland), St. Lawrence University (US), The University of Salford (UK), UNEARTE (Venezuela), The Bluecoat (UK), Mime Centrum Berlin (Germany), and The Grotowski Institute (Poland). Daniel is also experienced in leading artistic and theatre work with the community through his organisation Jubilo, working with youth and adults with intellectual disabilities, Roma youth, and women survivors of the 1995 Srebrenica genocide. Daniel is now teaching movement as a Guest Lecturer for The Victorian College of the Arts.
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