Genre: Drama, Dance
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conceived & directed by Pavol Liska

POETICS: a ballet brut, conceived and directed by PAVOL LISKA, is a non-verbal performance that strips theater down to its barest physical essentials and swarms the entire architecture of the Theatre of the Riverside Church. 2000 years after Aristotle's original Poetics Liska asks – can we forge a new aesthetic?

PAVOL LISKA (director) was born and raised in Slovakia. For the past 10 years he has directed his own as well as others' plays at venues around the city, including Ontological-Hysteric Theater, Classic Stage Company, Theater for the New City, P.S.122, Chashama, and the Collective:Unconscious. Poetics was originally presented as a work in progress for Prelude '05, a festival of contemporary theatre, at CUNY Graduate Center. This spring Pavol will be collaborating with Obie award-winning playwright Chuck Mee, Jr. on Fragment 147 at Classic Stage Company.
About the Company: Columbia Stages
Columbia Stages, the presenting arm of the Columbia University School of the Arts Theatre Division, showcases the work of students from the theatre directing, acting, playwrighting, dramaturgy, stage management and theatre management programs.

Open:   10/19/05
Close:   10/22/05

October 19-22, 2005 at 8PM
October 22 at 3PM
Theater:   Theatre of the Riverside Church
Address:   91 Claremont Ave.
New York, NY
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Cost:$10, $5 Students and Seniors
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Box Office at 212-870-6784
Company: Columbia Stages         Official Web Site: www.columbiastages.com