“Everything is possible but you must find your own way. So, if you look at my work and think, ‘Ah there is an example, I will start by what he’s done’, you are bound to go wrong. Because the work that I do today is the result of all the work that I’ve done through trial and error, in changing times.” —Peter Brook
Peter Brook is an English theatre and film director and innovator, who has been based in France since the early 1970s.
Brook was born in London in 1925 and was educated at Westminster School, Gresham’s School, and Magdalen College, Oxford.
In 1970, Brook (with Micheline Rozan), founded the International Centre for Theatre Research, a multinational company of actors, dancers, musicians, and others.
This company traveled widely in the Middle East and Africa in the early 1970s.
It is now based at the Bouffes du Nord Theatre in Paris, France.
Brook Invites Dr. Feldenkrais to Work with His Group
Peter Brook discovered Dr. Feldenkrais and realized that he could demystify many of the elements that create a great actor and move those elements beyond the mysterious, or what people assign to inspiration.
In 1978, Brook invited Dr. Feldenkrais to work with his group.
Below, view the letter of invitation from Peter Brook to Moshé Feldenkrais to come work with him in Paris.
(Click on each image to enlarge the letter.)