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Mirecka, Rena

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A founding member of Grotowski’s Laboratory Theatre, Rena Mirecka is the only woman to have performed in all of its performances, and is a specialist in the physical exercises known as plastiques.

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These sessions were initially organised by Laboratory Theatre members for fellow actors who were interested in the practice of overcoming difficulties with breathing, the voice, and lethargy.
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By providing unprecedented access to the work of Grotowski’s women collaborators, this film, featuring Rena Mirecka, offers a more inclusive assessment of Grotowski’s enduring legacy.
Ewa Benesz worked at Grotowski’s Laboratory Theatre from 1966–8, joining the company again in the eighties. She has engaged in a wide range of performance experiments focussing on theatre’s roots.

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