The Clown Un_Masked – Matt Mitler0
Theatre Group Dzieci (djyeh-chee) an international experimental theatre ensemble (founded in NYC, 1997) dedicated to a search for the “sacred” through the medium of theatre.
It is a serious undertaking!
Using techniques garnered from his theatre masters Jerzy Grotowski, Eugenio Barba, ritual forms derived from Native American and Eastern spiritual disciplines, and an ethic based securely in his work in Humanistic Psychology,
Dzieci aims to create a theatre that is as equally engaged with personal transformation as it is with public presentation.Towards this aim, the ensemble balances its work on performance with work of service, through creative and therapeutic interaction in hospitals and a variety of institutional settings. Dzieci believes helping others generates a profound healing effect that not only serves the patient but also strengthens the ensemble’s work.
The word ‘Dzieci’ is the Polish word for Children.
Matt performed some wonderful solo pieces that I was fortunate enough to photograph. Here are few more images from his evening at The New York Downtown Clown Revue.
And from his hysterical piece
“Tango de la Coca Cola Classico”
Ladies and Gentleman.
May I introduce you to Matt Mitler
The Clown Un_Masked
To get more information on Matt’s work with his company and his solo work you can go to the following web sites.
All Photographs (Except Dzieci Group) © 2010 Jim R Moore