Marek Olbrzymek



Historical Gesture,

or Period Acting Techniques

A Passion

In 2009 I followed a course of Period Acting Techniques with Margit Legler and Reinhold Kubik. It turned out to be one of the most important encounters of my education and career as a singer and performer.

From that moment on, through the physical understanding and with the tools I was given, I felt comfortable and free on stage and finally could express what I had always wanted to.

In teaching, I try to pass on the knowledge that has been passed on to me by Margit Legler (in exercises and through interpretation of texts and music) and that continues to develop, through sharing our curiosity, expertise and skill within the Amsterdam Historical Acting Collective, as well as through my own performance- and teaching experience.

Historical Gesture and period acting brought me to perform in historical theatres such as the Český Krumlov Theatre, Drottningholm and Confidencen in Stockholm, Helsingør Theatre in Denmark and at the reopening of the baroque theatre in Valtice in the Czech Republic.