Hidden Territories: The Theatre of Gardzienice, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Hidden Territories

The Theatre of Gardzienice, 1st Edition

By Cd-Rom Produced By Arts Archives, with Alison Hodge, Wlodzimierz Staniewski


160 pages | 29 B/W Illus.

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Wlodzimierz Staniewski's group Gardzienice Theatre has established an unparalleled reputation for a sensual and complex performance aesthetic. The work is inspired by the expressive traditions of indigenous culture and the musicality of the natural environment.

This is the first full-length articulation by Staniewski himself of this unique director's philosophy and rigorous practice. In this magnificent book and the remarkable cd-rom which accompanies it, Staniewski, with editor Alison Hodge, gives a fascinating insight into his company's principles and techniques. The cd-rom provides: *Extensive video footage of performances and rehearsals

*Essays by Staniewski, Hodge, and other contributors

*Photographs from the Gardzienice archives

*Performance scripts

*Director's notes

*A full chronology of the company

This innovative publication is a landmark for the documentation and appreciation of contemporary performance. It will be an exciting addition to any theatre-lover's bookshelf.


'The short exercises … beautifully close the filmed episodes … This is an 'innovative publication', as the book's blurb states.' - SEER

'[A] richly evocative personal account … How refreshing to encounter a major publication about theatre that is driven and organized … by the open expression of Staniewski's passions … Combining provocative text and rich audio-visual materials, this publication takes us as far as any publication could into Garzience's 'hidden territories' … Hidden Territories offers a superb model for future publications [and includes] a CD-ROM so beautifully produced and with such high-quality graphics.' - Contemporary Theatre

'Routledge brought out two facsinating theatre books this year … Staniewski's book is … written in a delightfully idiosyncratic English [and] provides new lenses with which to measure and undertand.' - Katie Mitchell, The Guardian

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / Direction & Production