Dates: 24 – 30 July 2016
Tutor(s): Andrew Ondrejcak
Type of workshop: Performance / Choreography
Prices: From € 858 to € 1156 (incl. tuition, materials, food, accommodation)
Ondrejcak uses the theatrical stage as a way to unify all of the arts – music, design, dance, text and visual arts. In his unique creative practice, he creates new performances by devising movement, music and text while simultaneously designing lights, costume, stage design. This intense and highly imaginative process is valuable for artists and designers who are interested in a variety of art and art-making practices.
In this workshop, the participants will work on a trio of charrettes – writing and designing a mini-opera, creating an original site-specific performance, and performing a silent Object Theater – before embarking on a larger design and performance project to be fully actualized on the grounds of Boisbuchet.
Andrew Ondrejcak is a Brooklyn-based artist working in the fields of theater, opera and fashion. Born and raised in Mississippi, Ondrejcak studied architecture and design at Savannah College of Art and Design then playwriting at Brooklyn College under Mac Wellman.
Ondrejcak is currently artist in residence at Park Avenue Armory (2015) and has been in residence at Baryshnikov Arts Center (2013) and on New York City’s Governors Island (2013). In fall of 2016, he will be in residence at Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center.
As a performance-maker, Ondrejcak’s works have been presented at The Kitchen, New York (2016), BAM Harvey Theater in Next Wave Festival (2015), The Public Theater, New York, in Under the Radar Festival (2014), deSingel International Arts Campus, Antwerp (2013); Holland Festival, Amsterdam (2014); Kampnagel, Hamburg (2013) and the Guggenheim Museum’s Works in Process (2011) curated by Robert Wilson. He reperformed the work of Marina Abramovic in The Artist is Present at MoMA (2010).
Ondrejcak’s work in experimental theater led him to a career in art direction and production design in the fashion industry. He has worked with photographers Annie Leibovitz, Steven Klein, Peter Lindbergh; fashion designers Vivienne Westwood, Phillip Lim, Jason Wu, Suno, Kate Space, Monique Lhullier and his work has been in Vogue, Bazaar, Italian Vogue, W, V, Vogue China, and Wallpaper*.