From Darkness into a Blaze of Light

Mehyar Khaddour currently teaches at “Stage Art” School in Damascus where he shares his knowledge and experience. He pursues – through this profession- his dream and his passion for Theatre, physical theatre and drama.


Today we would like to share with you a beautiful quote of Jerzy Grotowski, we hope you like it :

Why do we sacrifice so much energy to our art?
Not in order to teach others but to learn with them what our existence, our organism, our personal and repeatable experience have to give us; to learn to break down the barriers which surround us and to free ourselves from the breaks which hold us back, from the lies about ourselves which we manufacture daily for ourselves and for others; to destroy the limitations caused by our ignorance or lack of courage; in short, to fill the emptiness in us: to fulfill ourselves…art is a ripening, an evolution, an uplifting which enables us to emerge from darkness into a blaze of light.

Jerzy Grotowski is a theatre director and theoretician, educator, creator of acting methods. Born in 1933 in the city of Rzeszów in southeastern Poland and died in 1999 in Pontedera, Italy. He is considered to have been one of the greatest reformers of 20th century theatre.


Photo credit (Mehyar and students) : Stage Art school Damascus


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