Teatr ZAR is a multinational group formed in Wrocław, Poland by apprentices of the Grotowski Institute and formulated during annual research expeditions to Georgia between 1999 and 2003. During these expeditions, the apprentices collected much musical material, including a core of centuries-old polyphonic songs, probably the oldest forms of polyphony in the world. The name of the group, ZAR, is taken from the title of funeral songs, which in Caucasian tradition, among others in Svaneti, are the essence of singing understood as “column of sound”. In this workshop, members of the group demonstrate and share some of their knowledge with students of the National School of Drama.
Camera & Editing: Sanjay Maharishi; Location Sound: Jayprakash Gupta; Assistance In Editing: Padmaja Gungun
National School of Drama