Circle of Friends Benefit

Berlin, December 11th, 2010  

We invited you to celebrate with us in our new studio and support the continued growth of our activities in 2011. Our initial goal was to raise rent money for 2011.

Artwork by Angelo Venerito

Peter Rose/Practical Works is committed to creating the conditions in which a human-being can truly act, with one’s whole self, fulfilling his individual creative potential. We develop the tools for creative and spiritual practice and this process is a life-long challenge to our humanity and capacity to grow.
Peter Rose Practical Works has offered its program without any external financial support, funded internally by a small group since 2006. Its ongoing Performer Training, performances and Awakening Practice workshops with musicians have become an integral part of our annual program.

The new studio requires some infrastructural improvements. With this in mind, please review our 2011 program and projected financial plan so that you can consider supporting our work with a contribution to the Practical Works Program for 2011.

Practical Works Program 2011

The working methods at Peter Rose/Practical Works are grounded in the body/voice exercises of Grotowski’s Polish Laboratory Theatre where Rose worked from 1977- 1981 and the Para-Theatre/ Opus Work Process which eliminates the separation between actors and spectators creating a shared domain of Active Culture. Performer Training is ongoing, twice weekly, with three-hour work streams - body/voice/rhythm, texts and songs.
Der Gelbe Raum, Mariannenstr. 48  Berlin - Kreuzberg

Awakening Practice Three-day body/voice intensive workshop. Twenty  hours  
Unzeit Studio Erkelenzdamm 11-13  Berlin-Kreuzberg
Two workshops planned, in February and July

Performer Nights Solo and group performance developed at Practical Works.
Unzeit Studio Erkelenzdamm 11-13 Berlin - Kreuzberg
Two performances planned, in March and July

Performer Training in Nature - We meet the elements and rhythms in nature.
Kolberg am Wolziger See/Brandenburg
Training sessions in August/September

Open Meetings/Movement/Presentations/Films
Screenings of classic Polish Laboratory Performances: Acropolis, The Constant Prince
Training films: Zygmunt Molik, Rena Mirecka and Ryszard Cieslak.
Gelber Raum, Unzeit Studio
In February, June and October

Evening Program (December 11th, 2010)

19 – 21 Uhr Unzeit Studio Erkelenzdamm 11-13

Peter Rose Greeting
Cecile Rossant Acknowledgements
Sarah Feddersen performs "Dein System";
short film: "Hallo Nachbar, ein Kaffee"
Basia Smilowska performs „Unschuld“
with Yatciv Caspi on tablas
Annamaria Faraone performs „Wirklichkeit und Realität oder die Legende der Pianistin auf dem Ozean"
with Akira Ando, cello


Dinner by Tal Caspi   Music, Dancing
Films: Peter Rose’s "Berlin Zoo" by Brian K. Murphy
Film by Helena Ekre, Crumbling by Volkmar Hedicke

Circle of Friends Benefit/Contribution: 15€ - 100€  
This includes Studio Event and Dinner.
Please make contribution to:
SPARDA BANK BERLIN,  Account number: 8476934,  BLZ (Bank Code Number): 12096597
IBAN: DE89 1209 6597 008 476934   BIC: GENODEFISIO
To Peter Rose For Circle of Friends Benefit

Please RSVP by December 1st at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

For those who cannot attend the Berlin event any contribution toward our fundraising goal would be greatly appreciated.

Review Grotowski Year


Awakening Pratice - Grotowski Year 2009

See our impressions of the Grotowski year 2009 in our colorful pdf-file.

Download Review Grotowski Year 2009

Peter Rose

Peter Rose

Peter Rose, the artistic director of Practical Works, received the Shining Star award as one of the pioneering founders of Performance Space 122, at its thirtieth anniversary celebration in New York City in 2011.