"This is all about objectivity of ritual: how songs, movements and actions can serve as a sort of knife that cuts into oneself, revealing what Grotowski would call centres of energy."
In this personal account of his life and work, Thomas Richards talks about art, identity, his time as a student at Yale University, his apprenticeship with Jerzy Grotowski, and his eventual inheritance of the Workcenter in Pontedera, Italy.
Richards discusses the myths that surround Grotowski’s legacy, working with an ensemble, and speaks in depth about his current performance work leading one of the two companies who operate from inside the Workcenter.
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