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The behaviour of animals on stage is difficult to control. Yet animals have often been used in performance, usually by artists keen to exploit these very qualities of surprise and unpredictability.


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This film, shot in the early part of the 1990s by leading Polish film-maker Jacek Petrycki, shows Gardzienice on the road in the Carpathian mountains in the Ukraine, rehearsing and training.
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Having worked with Grotowski for five years, Wlodzimierz Staniewski founded Gardzienice in 1977. Based in a Polish village, it is now one of Europe’s most innovative and distinguished theatre groups.


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