All posts by Ivor Houlker

Ivor Houlker is a London-based performer, actor, musician and photographer.

Day Five

This was the second day of the Theatre Zar workshop, led by Jarek again, in which we learnt some more songs and did some new rhythm work (more detail on specific workshops will follow). Following lunch, we went to the hotel next door to buy icecream, and had a meeting together by the lake with […]

Day Four

We took a taxi to the institute in order to move all the Kantor props for today’s performance.  Those intending to do the Vakhtangov workshop (as well as myself in order to speak to the taxi driver in poor Polish and get a receipt) went in early to move things out of the space in […]

Day Three

Today was our second and final day in our initial assigned workshops.  We also found out which workshops we would each be joining for the following three days.  Leah, Charlotte and I had another Lecoq workshop, on various training exercises for neutral mask, and working on the ‘farewell’ and the ‘journey’ in the mask.  (more…)

Second Day

After a breakfast of ham and jam (accompanied by a comparatiely comprehensive selection of pastries), we made our way to the Grotowski centre half an hour early in order to find out which workshops we would be taking part in.  (more…)

First Day

Having met up successfully with Alexia in the college car park at 4.30am, we took two minibuses, both significantly more mini than bus, to Luton, arriving without disaster.  The majority spent the flight sleeping awkwardly propped on elbows, wedged sideways into Wizzair’s Hobbit-leg room seats.  We were met in Wrocław airport by Michael Earley and […]

Wrocław trip

This blog is intended to enable us to share our thoughts and experiences during our time in Wrocław.  Thirteen students representing Rose Bruford College’s European Theatre Arts programme are attending the international theatre schools conference, attending workshops, lectures, performances and screenings.