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Earth – Song


Workshop with Natalia Polovynka


Fri–Sun 22–24 April 2016, 13:00–16:00

Na Grobli Studio, ZARzone

The workshop will be conducted in English


Contact and application
Please email your completed application form by 3 April 2016 to Ewelina Sochacka at Please include in the subject of the email ‘VoicEncounters workshops’ followed by the name of the chosen workshop. We will get back to you by 5 April 2016. The number of places is limited.


Fee: 50 EUR


The workshop includes artistic research and personal discovery of canons and schools – developing new approaches to artistic song, creating a new theatrical form as an icon of the time. ‘Earth – Song’ involves work with song in contemporary theatre across the whole spectrum of the phenomenon. Traditional song is a base, a rule, a living canon which opens every genre of music. 

The workshop is addressed to professional actors and singers who want to further their education, to enter their profession anew.



Natalia Polovynka studied at the Lysenko State Conservatory in Lviv and undertook an internship at the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski in Pontedera, Italy. She performs ancient spiritual music, traditional songs, romances, classical music and contemporary music. She has created a number of projects combining theatre and music. Having developed an original vocal methodology, Natalia Polovynka conducted voice and singing workshops at Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, Yale University (USA) and University of Wales (UK). She was also a teacher in the Atelier project at the Grotowski Institute (Poland). From 1988 to 2006, she was an actress and the music director of the Les Kurbas Theatre in Lviv (Ukraine). From 2003 to 2010, she was the art director of Maisternia Pisni in Lviv. In 2010, she founded the Word and Voice Theatre Centre in Lviv, of which she has been art director. She has received numerous awards, including the Silver St George for Best Actress at the Moscow International Film Festival (2014) and the Ukrainian National Taras Shevchenko Prize.

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As part of VoicEncounters, practical seminar