Dzieci (djyeh-chee) is an international
experimental theatre ensemble dedicated to a
search for the "sacred" through the medium of theatre.
Using techniques garnered from such theatre masters as
Jerzy Grotowski, Eugenio Barba and Peter Brook,
ritual forms derived from Native American and Eastern
spiritual disciplines, and an ethic based securely
in Humanistic Psychology, Dzieci aims to create
a theatre that is as equally engaged with personal
transformation as it is with public presentation.
Towards this aim, the ensemble balances its work on
performance with work of service, through creative
and therapeutic interaction in hospitals and a variety
of institutional settings. Dzieci believes helping others
generates a profound healing effect that not only serves
the patient but also strengthens the ensemble's work.
Dzieci is firmly dedicated to process. Our theatrical
creations come organically over a long period of time,
and a relationship with the world around us is essential.
Therefore, public demonstrations of the work in progress
are offered along the way, along with para-theatrical
workshops, which invite participants to experience the
work underlying our most current investigations.
note: "Dzieci" is the Polish word for "Children".
Dzieci's Press Kit (large (4 mb) PDF file)
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