Ditte Berkeley

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Ditte Berkeley (Denmark/UK) is a performer and co-creator in Teatr ZAR theatre company’s first four performances, as well as researcher at the Grotowski Institute in Wrocław. As well as being a theatre practitioner she was the inniciator of the cyclical festival event VoicEncounters, hosted by th Grotowski Institute, and dedicated to the phenomena of vocal traditions around the world. She also co-organized, in collaboration with CPR (Wales), the international festival “Giving Voice” in Wrocław in 2009. She has worked alongside Studio Matejka and has been responsible for some of their vocal/singing training.

 Co-leader of workshops: “Into the Sound” with Teatr ZAR and  Awakening the Listening Body with Matej Matejka. Now she conducts her own research in voice and leads her own workshop Voice Tale (Speaking Song) in Poland and internationally. She is an independent artist particularly interested in the use of song in performance. Additionally she has performed in various films in Poland and is currently involved in a new film production. She was brought up in Spain and studied theatre at Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama in London. Is mother to two children.

Ditte Berkeley (phot. Magdalena Mądra)