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Letters to an Empty Room

screen-shot-2017-01-02-at-23-01-55This book traces the work of Urban Research Theater from 2006 to 2009, when Ben Spatz and Michele Farbman worked together in a process that combined teaching, training, and practical research in embodied techniques of song, movement, and action. This period of work was not directed towards public performances but towards the use of performance techniques to unlock the capacities of the human being. It took place at an intersection between internal yoga and experimental theatre, and moved fluidly between theatre, therapy, and ritual. Processes of such depth and intimacy are rare, especially in the theater world, and these writings offer a unique testament to their potential and importance.

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