Rafal Habel-Bloodgood

sound paths

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Dawn Perspective
In One Moment
Kirie Improv
Somewhere Nearby
Hear the Silence
Gratitude Improv
Walking With Shadow
A Peek Through The Window
Walking In The Rain

Rafal Habel-Bloodgood is a self taught multi instrumentalist, known for his sensitivity, emotionality, versatility, and skills in improvisation. He has created and performed original scores for the theatre, accompanied live performance and has been a musician for countless performances, rehearsals and workshops. Rafał plays on world instruments including the African Kora, Lithuanian Birbyna, Korean Kayagum, transverse flutes, hand percussion and is a singer. Rafał regularly records and produces his own music the results being soothing, alleviate, inspiring and creative compositions full of sensitivity, heart calmness, dulcify.

Rafał from Poland, is an actor, pedagog, master teacher, movement director and musician whose work is a culmination of 30 years of research, practice and performance in a unique genre of ensemble devised, music based- physical theatre. Rafał has developed a profound understanding of the ensemble and theatrical development and with that a deep understanding of the connection between movement, voice, music, text and rhythm. 

Rafał was a member of the internationally renowned Polish theatre company, Song of the Goat Theatre, from its inception in 1996 to 2018. Rafał has been a key collaborator in the devising process of almost all of Song of the Goat’s performances which have won numerous awards and critical acclaim throughout the world including the Edinburgh Festival “Fringe First” in 2006 and 2012. Performances include – Dithyramb, Chronicles- A Lamentation, Lacrimosa, Macbeth,  Songs of Lear, Portraits of the Cherry Orchard, Crazy God, Return to the Voice, Umilowanie: Dead Walk Love, Hamlet A Commentary and The Grand Inquisitor. Rafal has performed thousands of times throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, South America, Mexico, USA and the UK and including in some of the world’s most prestigious Theatre Festivals. He is considered a treasure of contemporary theatre.