konfrontacje teatralne

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Small Narration

What shall we do with memory? With history about which we don’t even know to what extent it is true? What about the myth you have in your head about it? How do we talk about it?

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Professor Zbigniew Hołda Award Ceremony

The Professor Zbigniew Hołda Award is a special prize for a person or institution fulfilling the mission described in the memorandum of the Professor Zbigniew Hołda Association. Once a year we honour a person or a group whose professional activity, either as researchers or social workers, reflects the values that drove Professor Zbigniew Hołda not only in his academic, public and [...]

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The Mirror

This is more than a reflection.

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RE//MIX: Poor Theatre

A couple of years ago the famous New York theater company The Wooster Group prepared “The Poor Theatre” a peculiar review of one of the most recognised performances by Jerzy Grotowski and the Laboratory Theatre – “Acropolis”.

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RE//MIX: Projekt:Tomaszewski

Project: Tomaszewski” is actually a treatise on freedom. When I began working on the performance I knew I had to face my artistic Creator and Father

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Ice

Having done “The Brothers Karamazov” we felt like we didn’t want to leave the terrain of grand dialogues and significant discussions about the state of the modern world.

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Tworki – postscriptum

“Behind the powerlessness of God peeps the powerlessness of men, who continue to cry “May that never happen again!” when it is clear that “that” is, by now, everywhere.”

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Popiełuszko

It is hard to be a saint today. Father Popiełuszko will see this bright and clear after returning to Earth to convince the unconvinced of his mission.

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RE//MIX: Dario Fo has Sent His Instructions

I spoke to Dario Fo on the phone, he’s an Italian comedian

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To Grand and Just Authority

“To Grand and Just Authority” is another performance by Ósemki based on real material, which provides a very bitter commentary on our new great reality, democracy, and welfare.

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On Being Good

What is more important from the perspective of morality – revealing frauds committed by the authorities to the public or visiting a sick neighbour with a bowl of soup?

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RE//MIX: Lidia Zamkow 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her

One of the most important changes that the Polish theatre has undergone in the last couple of years is the appearance of a substantial number of female directors.

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Sierakowski

Why doesn’t Krytyka Polityczna set up a party and enter politics?

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Małe Instrumenty

A Wroclaw-based artistic group which seeks sounds in the sphere of small instruments – toys, peculiar music s not just a new albun, eusic inventions and a whole lot of small objects which are able to produce any kind of sound.

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music confrontations at night

events in the festival club

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2000 KATALOG-12

J.P.Discovers America / A Paradise Bird

The text by Dario Fo, an Italian Nobel Prize winner authenticates his image.

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2000 KATALOG-15

Scapen’s Rogueries

Teatr Montownia is one of a very few independent, young, professional theatre companies working at their own responsibility and winning the growing recognition and acclaim of the audience.

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2000 KATALOG-24

Ilya the Prophet – Tadeusz Słobodzianek

Słobodzianek’s play, directed by Mikołaj Grabowski, is based on authentic facts, which took place in the Polish Orthodox village.

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2000 KATALOG-22

The Ark

Somewhere, not too far away there are towns and there are houses in which people live and love, dance and work, bring up their children…

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2000 KATALOG-8

The Third Policeman after Flann O’Brien / We, Who Look into the Death’s Face

It is the second time Teatr z Lublina launches its metaphysical-mocking journey across the Irish world beyond reality

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2000 KATALOG-26

Endlich Schluss – Peter Turrini

‘We are not capable of lying next to each other close enough to get really close.

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A Confession of the Ancient Child

In 1992 Andrzej Mathiasz founded Teatr Projekt, gathering a group of very young people in order to produce the Ulica Grodzka performance.

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2000 KATALOG-13

The Gardzienice Cosmos

The Gardzienice Cosmos evolved into a multi-storeyed dramatic construction.

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2000 KATALOG-25

Joanna the Winged

‘Joanna the Winged, a poetic musical is dedicated to one of the greatest poetesses, Joanna Kulmowa.

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2000 KATALOG-11

Arcadia

Tom Stoppard is most famous for his screenplay to ‘Shakespeare in Love’ for which he won the Oscar Award

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2000 KATALOG-14

Vol.7 / Rescue Breathing

Teatre Porywacze Ciał was founded eight years ago.

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2000 KATALOG-20

A Side of Blossoming Girls

A Side of Blossoming Girls is an attempt to translate Proust’s novel into a language of theatre.

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Solaris

SFUMATO is a laboratory-theatre founded in 1989. The shape and artistic direction of the Theatre performances is set by two artists – Margarita Mladenova and Ivan Dobchev.

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Marek Marek

It is the first performance from the cycle “All nights for St. Kummernis”

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1999 KATALOG-16

THEPARADEFORTHEENDOFTHEWORLD

Teatr Projekt was founded in March 1992. Its founder and manager is Andrzej Matiasz.

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1999 KATALOG-15

Moonsailers

Teatr Biuro Podróży is regarded one of the most interesting phenomenon among the so called “searching theatre”.

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1999 KATALOG-14

The Technology of a Success

Teatr Porywacze Ciał was founded in 1992. So far it has presented a few plays, and among them: Psy (The Dogs), I Love you, Świnie (The Pigs), Minimal and the recent production – Technologia sukcesu (The Technology of a Success).

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1999 KATALOG-12

The Angel’s Wing

In the most difficult moments of our lives when we are tested by the Fate, we also go through the test of endurance.

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1999 KATALOG-11

Ferdydurke

The play of Teatr Provisorium and Kompania “Teatr” which was first staged during the Third Theatre Confrontations returns to the Festival as an acclaimed and highly awarded performance.

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1999 KATALOG-8

Heide Park

Teatr Akademia Ruchu was founded in the 70s. Since its very begriming it tries to combine the elements of the scenic action with a street performance.

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Drink Vinegar, Gentlemen

The Biuro Podróży Theatre invites us to the pre-war literary cabaret of the best quality: there is a black musician playing drums with various accessories

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Little Requiem for Kantor

Teatr Ariel emerged as a combination of Teatr Akne and The Ariel Quartet founded by students of a music school in Cracow.

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Metamorphosis or The Golden Ass according to Lucius Apuleius

Ośrodek Praktyk Teatralnych Gardzienice was founded in 1977 by its present Art Director, Włodzimierz Staniewski.

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Michał Liniewski born 1950. The Family Album

Teatr Grupa Chwilowa was founded in 1975 and since that time it has been working constantly. The founders

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Zbigniew Herbert – Autobigraphy

Teresa Budzisz-Krzyżanowska – one of the most outstanding Polish actresses, a graduate of The Ludwik Solski State School of Drama in Cracow has for many years been connected with theatres from Cracow.

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The Summit

The Theatre of the Eighth Day is one of the best known Polish alternative theatres.

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Four Dreams of Holderlin

Teatr Cogitatur for many years has been tempting us with stories that never happened nor could happen.

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1998 KATALOG-14

The Battleship Potiomkin and Other Stories

The Battleship Potiomkin and Other Stories combines the features of the visual action with a street performance.

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1998 KATALOG-12

Ferdydurke

The Provisorium Theatre made its debut in 1976 with a play “In the Middle of the Road” based on Witold Gombrowicz’s novel Ferdydurke.

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1998 KATALOG-11

Francis Bacon or Diego Velazquez on the Dentist’s Stool

Grzegorzewski has transformed the text by Różewicz turning the existential gloomy reality of the poem into an existential operetta.

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1998 KATALOG-10

The Wedding. Witold Gombrowicz

- The performances of the Theatre are best characterised by the absurdity of the world in which our quest for the Absolute is reflected in empty rituals or in negation of all norms.

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1998 KATALOG-9

Minimal

The Porywacze Ciał Theatre was founded in 1992 by Katarzyna Pawłowska and Maciej Adamczyk, students of the Puppet Theatre Faculty at The Ludwik Solski State Drama School in Wroclaw.

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1998 KATALOG-8

Yes. It is. Here. Seven Days in Four Rooms. The Cycle. Part I

Teatr Cinema was founded in 1992 by Katarzyna Rotkiewicz-Szumska, Zbigniew Szumaski and the actors from Norwid Theatre in Jelenia Góra.

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1998 KATALOG-7

The Pall

Scena Plastyczna KUL Theatre was founded in 1969.

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1998 KATALOG-7

Returns. The retrospective Review of Leszek Mądzik’s Artistic Output

The unique review of Leszek Mądzik’s Artistic Output will take place in the days directly preceding the Third Lublin Festival: Theatrical Confrontations (October 7-14, 1998).

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1998 KATALOG-6

Idea – Passion – Form. Andrzej Kreütz Majewski

“Since the measure of an artist’s greatness is power and suggestveness of teh myths he creates, Andrzej Majewski is a grat artist.

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1998 KATALOG-5

Józef Skrzek – Ressurection

Józef Skrzek, born in Michałkowice in Silesia, completed musical school in Katowice Acadamy of Music.

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The Third Policeman

Teatr z Lublina – it’s a theatre of an author, actor and performer – directed by Elżbieta Bojanowska.

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The Goat’s Song

The group is managed by Anna Zubrzycka and Grzegorz Bral former co-workers and co-founders of Theatr Gardzienice.

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Dreaming Play

Kadmus Theatre Studio – founded in 1991 in Los Angeles by Bill Reichblum.

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Flying Away II

The Fire and Paper Theatre from Łódź with Lublin roots, was established in 1978 by Grzegorz Kwieciński.

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The Pall

The Scena Plastyczna Kul Theatre was founded in 1969 by Leszek Mądzik.

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Keter

In 1994, the Double Edge Theatre settled on the 105-acre farm in Ashfield, two hour drive from Boston.

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The Pool

Teatr Cinema founded in 1992 by Katarzyna Rotkiewicz-Szumska and Zbigniew Szumski, painters and scenographers

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A Good Rascal

Teatr projekt was founded in 1992 by Andrzej Mathiasz, a former Teatr Provisorium actor.

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1997 KATALOG-15

The End of the Age

Teatr Provisorium was founded by a group of Lublin students.

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1997 KATALOG-14a

The Cherry Orchard

The Lublin version of the “Cherry Orchard” is first of all about passing of time

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1997 KATALOG-14

The Exchange

Paweł Wodziński has adapted Paul Claudel’s play to the reality of our times.

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1997 KATALOG-12

The Metamorphosis or the Golden Ass

Ośrodek Praktyk Teatralnych Gardzienice. It was founde in 1977 in Gradzienice Village, 30 kilometers from Lublin.

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1997 KATALOG-11

The Inn of the Everlasting Peace

Teatr Wiejski Węgajty. It was established in 1986 on the inspiration of its Art Director, Wacław Sobaszek from Węgajty Village near Olsztyn.

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1997 KATALOG-9

The Provincial Theatrical Script

Teatr Scena 6 was founded in 1976. Its founder and director is Henryk Kowalczyk.

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1997 KATALOG-7

The City

Studium Teatralne was founded in Warsaw by Piotr Borowski, a long-time co-worker of Jerzy Grotowski in Pontedera in Italy.

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Off Confrontations

Theatre in the Basket (Ukraine) Theatre in the Basket is an independent and non-profit organisation founded in 1997 by Irina Wolicka and Lidia Danilczuk. Their artistic quest has been concentrated on re-interpretation of classical Ukrainian texts through a synthesis of spoken language, visual arts and music. The performance ‘The Stolen Happiness’ was premiered in 1998. ‘It is [...]

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International Seminar “Beyond Theatre II”

The participants will focus on the modern methods of artistic expression

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OFF Confrontations

Teatr 36 zł, Łódź The Reception Basin Directed by: Mirosław Wasiewicz The overall idea of the play is telling the story of a struggle between inspiration, imagination and youth with the world of the artificial form that the Soviet system planned to impose upon life. The prevailing force in our story is the world of soul. The [...]

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The Monologue Of A Dead Nun

The theatre directed by Grzegorz Ziółkowski was founded in 1991 as a theatre laboratory.

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The Steadfast Knight

It is a repertoire theatre directed by Zdzisław Rej.

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Rotshild’s Violin

“Skrzypce Rotszylda” (The Rotshild’s Violin) is the latest project of the Theatre which was founded in 1990.

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Intermedial artistic happenings. Art in the public space

he students of the Institute of Artistic Education of the Lublin University will try to compose their works into the city space.

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Barbara Cichocka – Ceramika

The artist cultivates painting and ceramic sculpture.

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Meeting with Ewa Benesz, Małgorzata Dziewulską, Piotr Cieślak, Ryszard Peryt and Tomasz Łubieński

The Puławy Theatrical Studio was one of the most interesting, unjustly forgotten experiments in post-war Polish thatre.

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Meeting with Andrzej Seweryn

The actor will perform fragments of Apuleius’ novel “The Metamorphosis or the Golden Donkey” and “Dzienniki” (The Diaries) of WItold Gombrowicz.

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Osama the Hero

Dennis Kelly is an unquestionable star in Great Britain and his dramas are compared to the ones by Sarah Kane and Edward Bond.

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Emergency Exit

“Emergency Exit” is an adaptation of a painting into scenic movement and image. This concept was inspired by bringing together the works of Bogusław Schaffer and Joan Miró.

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Delia

The authors of “Delia” are inspired by the work of the 50s and 60s artists, Merce Cunningham, John Cage, BBC Radiophonic Workshops, who revolutionized the perception of art and its boundaries.

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November

Spektakl porusza uniwersalne problemy – poszukiwania szczęścia, upływu czasu.

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Have a nice hell

Punktem wyjścia do pracy nad projektem był temat strachu – w jakich sytuacjach go odczuwamy, co budzi nasze lęki i jak wielkie one potrafią być.

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Tryptyk: Waiting, Z Tobą chcę oglądać świat, Plasir d’mour

Introducing this project, the artists calls it “a triple meeting, a triple reference to the same subject.

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Dnace

Irena Lipińska – dancer, choreographer and photographer. Graduated from Polish studies and Cultural studies at the University of Wrocław.

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Rabbit, Death and Riding Contest

Rabbit, Death and Riding Contest is a solo created and performed by Rafał Dziemidok, on which he worked at the Studio Berlin in Praga, Warsaw.

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Arya

Arya is a new solo created by Sylwia Hanff according to the concept behind the project “Black Latifa”, which explores butoh as meditation dance

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3D Dance

3D Dance is a multimedia project that, with the use of images, sound and movement, refers to the problem of perception.

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The Rite of Spring

The Rite of Spring is one of the most famous ballets in the world. Mikołajczyk and Bazan’s version brings out one element, the situation of sacrifice, when the sacrificed woman is exchanged for two sacrificed men.

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Six Characters in Search of an Author

Pirandell’s play adapted by Maria Pietrusza-Budzyńska shows characters who generate their doubts and reasons to be on constant theatre journey.

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Babushki

The performance is based on the book “Russian Villages in the Stories of their Inhabitants” edited by L. L. Kasatkin.

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Long Live the War!!!

“Long Live the War!!!” is a performance inspired by a TV series based on a novel by Janusz Przymanowski “Czterej pancerni i pies”.

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Stones in His Pockets

The performance is set in a small village in Ireland. It shows what happens when a big world invades a small, provincial community.

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No Matter How Hard we Tried

In her play entitled “No Matter How Hard we Tried”, Dorota Masłowska brings together different generations of Poles, juxtaposing their languages, ways of thinking, functioning and different realities they exist in.

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Turandot

The last, unfinished opera by Giaccomo Puccini is a story of a Chinese princess Turandot who kills the suitors that are not able to solve her riddles. In the character of the eccentric prince Kalaf, Passini brings into the performance the composer himself.

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The Old Woman

In his last performance Igor Gorzkowski reaches for the works of one of the most intriguing group of artists of the first half of the 20 century, that is OBEIR.

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The Brothers Karamazov

“The Brothers Karamazov” is the most famous novel by Dostoyevsky presenting the dispute of the 19 century Russian intelligentsia.

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Jailed. Młyńska 1

The project is the effect of collaboration of the Theatre of the Eight Day with the jail at the Młyńska street in Poznań.

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Luna

The main character of Karolina Porcari’s monodrama resembles a tormented outcast fighting for her right to live despite the sins she committed in the past.

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Endgame

“Endgame” by S. Beckett is one of the greatest plays in the history of world drama.

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Tadeusz Różewicz, Odejście głodomora

Byelorussian Drama Theatre Company (‘ Free Stage’ before 2000) was established in 1990 during the national revival and democratization in Byelorussia.

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The Memoir

This production is a new, original and highly acclaimed project.

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All is the Timing

Happening and beginning. Invisible lines touch naked skin.

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Roberta Musila/ “The Scenes from the Life of Mitteleuropa” inspired by “Die Vervirrungen des Zöglings Törless” by Robert Musil

“Törless, Reiting, Beineberg and Basini the students of cadet school somewhere in Austro-Hungarian Empire on the turn of the 19th century, the protagonists of Musil’s novel and the performance by Teatr Provisorium and Kompania Teatr are crowded in a small stage space.

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The Beautiful Lucinda

In this unpretentious comedy time planes interpenetrate continuously – Hemar imposed on Bielawski’s comedy (The Intruders) a double theatre parenthesis, making use of a construction scheme of the play, as well as the circumstances of its production.

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A Mystery – A Poem about the Place

A Mystery – A Poem about the Place Empty space around the Lublin Castle is one of many places in this city, which can tell most about its history.

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“Ludus Danielis” or A Play about Prophet Daniel

Theatre Wegajty Schola was founded in January 1994 within the scheme of ‘Wegajty’ Country Theatre Association at the Regional Culture Centre in Olsztyn.

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Człowiek

Piotr Borowski who founded Studium Teatralne has been involved in theatre work since 1975, his first experience was associated with Grotowski’s Laboratorium and Gardzienice – Centre for Theatre Practices

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Chronicles – Lament Custom

Anna Zubrzycka and Grzegorz Bral, former members and actors of Gardzienice, founded the company on the turn of 1996.

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“Metamorphoses” after Apuleius, a theatre essay

“Metamorphoses” by Gardzienice constitute a theatrical treaty on the unavoidable stretching of love between two opposites, and on man being bound to live in a conflict of contradictions.

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Paranoids and Beekeepers

In its form the performance is close to documentary theatre, it shows modern Polish reality by presenting two contradictory narrations. One is aggressive, broadcasted by noisy media, national and patriotic, implying our identity should be built on the foundations of history. The other one is happening somewhere out of the limelight, it doesn’t get through to the media, because [...]

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IN_BETWEEN

kr39 is a combination of experimental music and traditional singing

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Inductions

The starting point for creating a new choreography by Tomasz Bazan was the Greek term hesychia, which refers to purification, spiritual stillness, silence and consequently to cutting off one’s senses from the outer world.

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Macbeth

“Macbeth” directed by Leszek Mądzik is the second adaptation of this famous play by William Shakespeare in the history of Lublin theatre.

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Knut Hamsun’s Hunger

The protagonist of this performance is the still controversial figure of Knut Hamsun, a Norwegian writer, a respected Noble laureate, who expressed his support for the Nazis during World War II.

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The Last Such Father

To write the play, under the original title known us “Our Father”, Artur Pałyga was inspired by Franz Kafka’s Letter to his Father. It talks about the crisis of fatherhood built on the strong and stern authority of a father, which is being replaced by a partner, stress-free relationship. In the performance directed by Łukasz Witt-Michałowski what’s direct and realistic is [...]

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The Art of Swimming

“The Art of Swimming” is a performance close to conceptual dance. It was constructed mostly from the experiences gathered during happenings which took place in July 2009.

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Requiem

The performance was inspired by Stanisław Wyspiański, but it’s not his artistic work what matters here. Passini focuses rather on the private moments in his biography

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Go into the Night, Margot

Theatre adaptation of Michał Wiśniewski’s “Margot”, a novel nominated for 2009 Nike Award (Polish Literary Award), directed by Witold Mazurkiewicz

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You are God. Paktofonika – The Heroes of Transformation Times

An innovatory form and splendid text. A bitter commentary on the anniversary of the first free election.

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Prof. Cezary Wodzinski “On Trans – Dostoyevsky”

Cezary Wodzinski – the philosopher, humanities professor. He runs The Research Group for Tranformation of Metaphysics in Conteporary Philosophy IFiS PAN.

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Dea Loher -”Geist”

Kana theatre company presents the performance which they started working on with the late Zygmunt Duczyński.

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zapaleni.org Midsummer’s Night Dream

Zapaleni.org is a group of madmen connected with the artistic environment of Lublin, who in February 2012 started a project together. The role of its coordinator accepted Dariusz Jeż, an actor known in Lublin from his roles in the performances by InVitro PraPremiere Stage and neTTheatre. The aim of the group is to engage people who are excluded from [...]

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The Laments

Tomasz Hynek decided to read “The Laments” by Jan Kochanowski once more, this time from the perspective of Hanna, the younger daughter of the poet, Urszula’s sister. The aim of this shift of the point of view was to remind us that this masterpiece of Polish literature was written not only to deal with the loss of a beloved daughter, [...]

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Orlando

“Orlando” – an extraordinary biography of a fictitious character, whom we meet as a sixteen-year-old aristocrat from the Elizabethan era. By the end of the novel, in the year 1928, he will have become a thirty-six-year-old poet. His transformation from a man into a woman is sudden and it does not affect his sense of identity. He remembers events from his past [...]

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Natasha’s Dream

Wojciech Urbański’s debut in the role of a director of a performance based on two pieces by a star of Russian theatre, young dramatist Yaroslava Pulinovich translated by Agnieszka Lubomira Piotrowska. A story of two teenage girls living somewhere in contemporary Russia. At first glance the only thing they have in common is their name: Natasha. They come from different [...]

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Maginficat – The Chorus of Women

Tokyo, Dusseldorf, Berlin, Lyon, Warsaw, Szczecin, Krakow, India. The most important awards at festivals in Poland. Standing ovation and emotional conversations after every performance wherever they appear. The sensation of the IETM and EEPAP meeting in Krakow in 2011. Controversial opinions of critics and most prominent figures of European theatre world (people like Heiner Goebbels [...]

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Jacek Giszczak – Concert

Studied at the Sorbonne, taught at the Polish school in Paris, was the head of a team at the SOFRES-Communications Institute, sold furs and ionized water. He published his collection of poetry “Wiersze zebrane” (1988), “Szosa warszawska” (1995) and “Flądry, gazele, żyrafy” (2006). Translated over thirty books from French (by Dumas, Nerval, Cendrars, Genet, Ponge, Houellebecq, Ken [...]

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III Furies

One of the most important voices in the heated debate about Polish political theatre. Without any sentiments Marcin Liber exposes all Polish vices and elements of our history we would like to hide by presenting one-dimensional tragic images of our past, although they force themselves out of the closet from time to time. We accept shameful crimes committed by Armia Krajowa [...]

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I Iphigenia

“Agamemnon, wanting to ensure that the battle of Troy is successful, decided to make sacrifice of his own daughter. He lures her into the city promising to arrange a marriage for her. When Iphigenia discovers the intrigue, she agrees to sacrifice her life for the sake of her country’s order. This highly dramatic version of a family story is only the [...]

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The Orchestra

A play by a duo from Legnica: Krzysztof Kopka (script) and Jacek Głomb (idea and directing), is the first theatre performance about the history of this copper-rich industrial region told from the perspective of miners’ brass orchestra members. The result is a bittersweet, at times funny, at times moving ballade, a mixture of history and myth, truth and legend, [...]

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theatricalness

“It happened again. Once more someone pulls one thread out of the web called Polish theatre to use it to tailor a new patchwork. Yet again the right proportions between what’s “mine” and what’s “alien” are being negotiated. Someone looks at themselves in a set of multiplied mirrors. In “theatricalness” Mateusz Nowak and Stanisław Miedziewski refer to the noble attitude [...]

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Aporia’43 / Decalogue: Local World War

“Aporia’43-47”, is a socially involved theatre project, comprising of two parts: Polish, directed by Łukasz Witt-Michałowski (InVitro Pre-Premiere Stage, Lublin) and Ukrainian, directed by Svitlana Oleshko (Arabesky Theatre, Kharkiv). The artists used historical materials as well as interviews with the witnesses to talk about the Polish-Ukrainian conflict in Volyn in 1943-47. Both parts are played by the same team of [...]

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The Brothers Karamazov first presentation of TV adaptation

The lifespan of a performance is a couple of years, a dozen, if the creators are lucky. There are performances, which are like old museum expositions, they have been onstage for decades, played according to the same script, with the cast getting old together with the performance. “The Brothers Karamazov” by Janusz Opryński, considered one of the most important performances [...]

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Turandot

The last, unfinished opera by Giaccomo Puccini is a story of a Chinese princess Turandot who kills the suitors that are not able to solve her riddles. In the character of the eccentric prince Kalaf, Passini brings into the performance the composer himself. Puccini, in New York hailed the most famous man in the world, the owner of 17 [...]

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The Song of Roland

The authors of Andersen Theatre puppet performance for adults describe it as a visual-musical show. The director, Daniel Arbaczewski, arranged this medieval heroic poem for an actor and puppets. What seems impossible to achieve, becomes the biggest asset of the performance. Arbaczewski rises to the challenge he posed to himself with real bravado. On his own he replays all [...]

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Komornicka. The Ostensible Biography

What do we know about Maria Komornicka, one of the most fascinating and, at the same time, most mysterious figures in Polish literature of the beginning of the 20th century? How to deal with the task of reconstructing her biography disrupted in the most decisive moment, when she decided to transcend her sex and take on a male name, [...]

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Petit Pets Petty Secrets

Paweł Passini’s first performance for children was a great success at the Warsaw Theatre Meetings in 2012, where it was presented in the children’s section. Outstanding actors, great music performed life and wise fairy-tales by Kozlov make is a show that is fascinating for children and charming for adults. Sergey Kozlov was one of the most renowned children’s [...]

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Passsini ‘n’ Friends / concert

Music is the beating heart of neTTheatre performances. Always played live, gives each show distinct rhythm and character. The director uses it as a means of communicating with the actors. That is why we will open the celebrations of the Five-year-old with a concert entitled “Passini and Friends”. To join him at this concert, the director invited musicians with [...]

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Light Show

During the 17. Theatre Confrontations Festival opening ceremony the static and respectable facade of the Post Ofce will for a moment lose both the static shape and its everyday formal character. The Litewski Square and the Post Ofce are important static points or many places and contexts. It is a place of manifestation of power and violence, [...]

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Midsummer Night’s Dream

According to Jan Kott, “Midsummer Night’s Dream” is the most erotic of all Shakespeare’s plays. Mischievous Puck, who brings out the most primeval instincts in people, and spiteful elves join forces to tamper with protagonists’ feelings and desires. Eros and Thanatos manoeuvre them right into the arms of an orgy during which lovers are exchanged. Debutants in [...]

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Artur Pałyga – “The Last Father Like This”

Our fathers were the last fathers. All that followed was silence and Mum’s partners.

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Antoni Chekhov- “Platonov”

An outstanding production realized by the young, widely recognized and award winning director Maja Kleczewska.

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Witold Gombrowicz – “The Possessed”

“The Possessed based on Gombrowicz’s novel offers three hours of madness with two intervals for a cup of lemon balm.

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Vašek Kania- “The Granger Kurhan’s Brigade”

Based on a drama by Vaško Kania which staged by Kazimierz Dejmek in 1949.

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Leningrad

A special supply of energetic sounds straight from Sankt Petersburg.

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The Idiot or Trance

The production features a project supervised by Janusz Oprynski with a working title DOSTOYEVSKY.

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Tikkun

Musicians, associated with the Polish independent music scene, provide their interpretation of the tradition of Jewish music.

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The Psalms

„”"Tehillim/The Psalms” juxtaposed the poetry of King David’s prayers with the music representing various liturgies

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Our Class. Reading of a drama by Tadeusz Słobodzianek

It is a story about primary school pupils, the Jews and Poles, from a little provincial town in eastern Poland.

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Adherence

This production deals with the Polish contribution in murdering the Jews, and group (lack of) memory about those events.

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Maestro

Is a 20th c artist who is completely devoted to music a coward?

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Homo polonicus

The leading characted of the drama is ill with Polishness which is a source of his madness.

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Nothing That Is Human

The performance inspired by Jan Tomasz Gross’ book Fear

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Gog and Magog. A Hassidic Chronicle

Have the time of religious disputes between representatives of various Hassidic schools been gone?

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Sarmatia

The Polish Republic (Rzeczpospolita) is declining, there is a danger of partitions, the corrupted Seym leads the country to ruin.

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The Jew

Can a Jew be a patron of Polish provincial school?

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Honeymoon

In one of Paris galleries an unusual encounter takes place.

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Wanderer

The performance is based on Robert Walser’s stories and talks about a day in life of the Wanderer, an office clerk, but also writer, extremely sensitive person, deriving his inspiration from surrounding reality.

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Robert Urbański – The Lemka

„Łemko” is not only a theatre performance. It is an art.

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Władmir Zujew – The Surrounded

Chechnya. Recollections over drinking. The deviated psyche of man ill with violence spiritually contaminated with war, incapable of functioning outside fear, cruelty and aggression.

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Polish Songs

This performance is built on Polish traditional songs.

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Tom Lanoye – Mamma Medea

During the 12th edition of ‘Confrontations’ Mum Medea, a performance co-produced by Teatr Polski and the Festival, will be premiered.

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At the Same Time. Monodrama after Eugenij Grishkovec

In Grishkovec’s stories about life, dreams and disappointments there is no place for anger, pain or sarcasm, rejection of life or cursing it.

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Konstantin Kostienko – Claustrophobe

The protagonists of Claustrophobe are three prisoners sentenced for death put together in one jail.

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Lizystrata after Arystofanes

„It is a strange theatre, it is the only theatre” this is how, quoting Grechuta’s words, we can describe the controversial proposition of Łukasz Witt-Michałowski.

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The Polish-Polish discussion of the Polish-Jewish issue, conference

This conference consists of two parts and focuses on the discussion around the Jewish issue.

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Stanisław Wyspiański – The Anathema

The Anathema originated from Wyspiański’s fascination with Greek tragedy.

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Adam Mickiewicz – Dziady

The test of „Forefathers” is a challenge for every theatre director.

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Iwan Wyrypajew – A Day of Walenty

Two simpleminded women, Walentyna and her neighbour Katia – one is a widow of Walenty and the other his greatest love – meet up to talk about him at the pretext of his birthday.

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Brief Life Tasting

Brief Life Tasting is an evolution of the idea of the Theatre of Forms developed previously by the company.

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Tischner – a performance of poetry and music

Trebunie Tutki is a musical family from Bia³y Dunajec in Tatra Mountains.

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Dirk Dobbrow – Legoland

The protagonists of „Legoland” are young people, but already emotionally handicapped.

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SUPER-MARKET

Studio Teatr Office Box was founded in 2000 on the initiative of Jerzy Lach, a founder of the Albert Tisson Theatre and creator of the legendary performance ‘ Save Our Souls’

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Taxicab

Taxicab presents one day in the life of Warsaw. The city is a principal protagonist in the performance.

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The Art of a Dialogue. The Lublin Jews

The Art. of a Dialogue is Tadeusz S³obodzianek’s project. It aims at reviving contemporary Polish drama, restoring its role of the quintessence of an inner dialogue on the condition of Polish society.

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The Furrow

Soil is a safe place; it gives hope. Grain thrown into it has a chance to survive. It does not die.

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The Time of Mothers

Teatr Ósmego Dnia is an uncompromising theatre company formulating sharp diagnoses and clear accusations, always demanding freedom, both on an individual and social level.

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Love in the Crimea

Love in Crimea by Slawomir Mrozek is a story about powerful Russia which changes under the influence of historical events and human feelings which in spite of passing time maintain their grandness and truthfulness.

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Stefcia Cwiek in the Claws of Life

Bridget Jones was Croatian, or Polish, or simply a woman like many others.

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Kalimorfa

Although Teatr Wytwórnia is a new phenomenon on the theatrical map of Warsaw it has already been recognised by the editors of Przekroj weekly as the most interesting new company in the city, Wprost weekly awarded it with ‘Znak na Tak’ prize.

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Professor Zbigniew Hołda Award Ceremony

The Professor Zbigniew Hołda Awards honour people engaged in the human rights movement, protecting the excluded and acting in the public interest. The laureates are nominated by the Professor Zbigniew Hołda Association in Warsaw (www.stowarzyszenieholda.pl ); in 2012 the awards will be granted for the first time. Members invited to the chapter of the Award are friends [...]

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Monologue

Elżbieta Rojek started her career in Orkiestra św.Mikołaja/ Santa Claus Orchestra, followed by her long-term association with the Gardzienice, Centre for Theatre Practices (Avvaakum, Carmina Burana and Metamorphoses).

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Outcast

Śląski Teatr Tańca is the first Polish professional contemporary dance company, founded in 1991 by choreographer Jacek Łumiński.

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Drama Laboratory

Laboratorium Dramatu/ Drama Laboratory was founded in Warsaw in 2003, initially associated with the National Theatre.

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Rh+ – Miłość i pożądanie

Audiovisual group of friends Rh+ presents experimental music and video productions in a form of multi-media concerts.

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Odchodzi

The eyes of our mothers getting into our hearts and thoughts are our consciousness They judge and love us / Full of love and fear / The eyes of mother
Tadeusz Różewicz

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…córka Fizdejki

It is a shocking pamphlet on European standards, Polish European standards inspired by Witkacy’s drama.

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Cholonek

A rebellious and untethered production. A stir of the Silesian complexes, nationalisms and humiliation suffered by the Poles and Germans.

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Reading of Rozewicz

This unique event is a result of the recognition of Tadeusz Różewicz’s unusual personality and oeuvre.

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Kim jest ten człowiek we krwi?

A great open-air spectacle inspired by Shakespeare’s Macbeth was called the reverse of the famous Carmen funebre since it discusses the same problem whereas not from a point of view of victims but murderers.

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Tadeusz Różewicz – Do piachu

The performance termed by its authors ‘a report from the woods” operates with a very suggestive spatial scheme.

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Tra – ta – ta

This production gained incredible recognition at the Łódz Theatre Encounters Festival. It was awarded a prize for the best commentary on the present day reality by the Editors of Uncompromising Festival Newspaper.

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Kosmos Gardzienic (Metamorfozy, Elektra)

The Cosmos of Gardzienice is a presentation of their two most recent performances directed by Włodzimierz Staniewski.

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Stanisław Wyspiański – The Judges

The Judges by Wyspiański, like Anathema and The Wedding originated from a small note in a newspaper, a sensational rumour, and acquired a status of ancient tragedy, featuring man who struggles with his Fate.

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Requiem dla gospodyni

Requiem. is the second performance realised by the ‘field’ theatre. It is an attempt to inscribe Wieslaw Mysliwski’s text into the space of a real village, like Nadrzecze or Gardzienice.

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Olmaryja

This theatrical essay for voice and double base, is termed by its author, Tadeusz Sławek, an alternative academic lecture.

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Perechodnik / Bauman

It is an extremely moving production, touching upon the universal problems. Its creators say that an inspiration for it was provided by parallel exploration of two books – one was an amazing confession of a Jewish policeman from the Otwock ghetto, Calel Perechodnik (Am I a Murderer?), the other a sociological study of Holocaust by Zygmunt Bauman.

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Improvisations on a theme of Gombrowicz

Improvisations on a theme of Gombrowicz is an attempt at the polemic with the writer’s qualities as man and an artist, such as his complete immersion in his ego and a sense of supernatural uniqueness, using the quotations from Diary, which emphasize his genius as a prose writer

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Dinner-Party at Countess Kotłubaj

From a thriller to an operetta- it is how we can define the character of this production.

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Events at the Banbury Brig

The main protagonist of the play, Zantman, driven by a desire to change his life, wants to make a sea journey.

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Argentinan Tales

Inspired by Gombrowicz’s philosophy of life and his biography, the production was realised by young artists who are known from their earlier projects.

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Ferdydurke

Ferdydurke was premiered at the Theatre Confrontations Festival six years ago. The production was a smashing success.

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Feast with Premeditation

„Excesses at the party, a fake murder, a cauliflower of an unknown provenience. Sophisticated manipulation and naivety of immaturity.

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The Virginity

This remarkable performance, intimate in its character, has already been publicly recognized – Alina Czyżewska won the first prize and debut award at the All-Polish Festival of One Actor Theatre in Wrocław in 2002.

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plepleJAdy – for Witold Gombrowicz

The Lublin Dance Theatre was founded by Hanna Strzemiecka, also its choreographer and artistic director, in 2001. However, both the choreographer and dancers originally started working as the Contemporary Dance Group of the Lublin Polytechnic in 1993.

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Wandering

In ‘Wandering’ Jarocki investigates not so much Gombrowicz’s real as his spiritual biography.

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The Wedding

The Wiliam Horzyca Theatre from Toruñ presents its premiere performance of „The Wedding” directed by the Estonian director Elmo Nüganen.

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GOMBROWICZ. OPERETA MUERTA

Łukasz Czuj, the director, admits that Gombrowicz has always fascinated him. He wanted to look at him through his own eyes.

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Hulajgęba based on Ferdydurke and Diaries

„Hulajgęba” aspires after discussing the degradation of modern man. OEmigasiewicz based his adaptation on Ferdydurke, another perspective being provided by Gombrowicz’s meditations from Diaries.

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The Mystery

Porywacze Ciał Theatre are renowned for their consistent exploration of dramatic narration and new means of expression.

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Trans – Atlantyk

Six years have passed since Ferdydurke’s premiere and we returned to Gombrowicz once again. The year of Gombrowicz provides a splendid opportunity for undertaking such challenge.

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Operetter

Grzegorz Józefczuk wrote about this production: „Krzysztof Babicki tells us about the madness of the world and history using the madness of forms which only theatre allows.

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The Memoir

This production is a new, original and highly acclaimed project. A group of young people, actors of the Dramatic Theatre in Warsaw, under the artistic wings of Piotr Cieoelak, adapted a story from ‘Bakakai’ collection, ‘Stefan Czarniecki’s Memoir”.

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FESTIWAL TEATRALNY MALTA

Easy Dying

This production is a very personal, extremely subjective and very bitter challenge dedicated, first of all, to the late painter Jerzy Piotrowicz, and then to other friends, former friends, enemies…To all of us (..)

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Nikolai Kolada “The Dead Princess”

“The Dead Princess” – focuses as much on death as resurrection. The motif of light is attributed an essential role in this obscure drama.

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Aztec Hotel

The performance premiered on February 23, 2003 is distinctly different from the ealier productions of the company, A Tribute to Expressionists, Four Dreams of Horderlin, or I d’oro”, whereas at the same time it follows the basic lines of the company’s poetics.

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I will sell the house in which I do not want to live any more

Without Lad Theatre Group, based at Theatre Academy, Puppet Department in Białystok, was founded in 2001.

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Fedra’s Love

This production uses the fragments of Sarah Kane’s plays, referring to the Greek myth of Fedra. It presents the scene of human emotions interacting, like betrayal, power of desire, anger, small-mindedness and meanness.

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Door-Keeper’s Lodge

A new production by The Eighth Day Theatre is a return to the intimacy of the room, to the old distinct tone of diagnosing reality, another bitter commentary on it.

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Europa? Microdramas

Writers are not prophets, but sometimes they see a little bit more and clearer. “How has Europe changed in the last decade? Is it possible to present these changes by theatrical means?

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Odchodzi

Everybody or somebody close to us Leaves. The emotional bond between Tadeusz Różewicz and his Mother affected me deeply.

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2001 KATALOG-25

Isaac Bashevis Singer – “Once there was…”

“Once there was” is a kind of monodrama. Witold Dąbrowski alone embodies several characters, including Shlemiel, Shlemiel’s wife, the wise man and others.

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2001 KATALOG-21

In Homage to Expressionists

They live in a tenement-house which could be snuggled to the Montmartre hill, however in reality it is suspended between the sky and the ground, the heaven and the earth.

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Masks and Places

… he listens to the voice which stays behind and continues resounding, above us. This is the voice which speaks about pain, fear, joy, asks questions at an elementary level.

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A Manuscript of Alfons van Worden

“Paweł Szkotak, a manager of Biuro Podróży Theatre from Poznań, does not stage the narrative of Potocki’s elaborate novel, he simply summons its respective images, inscribing them into the symbolic representation of Tarot.

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Shroud

…it is more a premonition than certainty. A premonition and belief. These states I direct to this moment of going beyond the threshold of worldliness and entering the other side.

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2001 KATALOG-19

“A Romance of Perlimplin and Belisa” inspired by a drama of F.G. Lorca

Okno theatre company was founded in 2000. It consists of four people, including two professional actors, a director and a stage designer.

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I Had Such a Dream

Situations are simple. It does not mean that they are easy to describe. Commentaries are complicated. Even when they endeavor after simplicity.

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2001 KATALOG-15

“Metamorphoses or a Golden Donkey” based on L.Apuleius

The Gardzienice Centre for Theatre Practices, was established in 1977 by its director Włodzimierz Staniewski.

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Exit Dispensary

“The production deals with the most burning problems modern man faces in this day and age. The actors of Akademia Ruchu enjoy playing not only with theatre conventions but also with the symbols of pop culture.

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2001 KATALOG-12

“The Scenes from the Life of Mitteleuropa” based on “Die Verwirrungen des Zöglings Törless“ by Robert Musil

“… Mitteleuropean (Middle-European) thinking originates from the sense of absurd evoked by an attempt to imprison the exuberant life energy in the fetters of laws and uniforms, to forget about the dark side of life, about everything which is something else than law.

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In Between

The director shows that it is us here and now who are ‘in between’.

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2001 KATALOG-9

Paweł Huelle “Ostrów Watering Resort”

“Ostrów Watering Resort”, the latest play by Paweł Huelle, an author of the widely acclaimed “Weisser Dawidek”, was commissioned by the Osterwa Theatre in Lublin.

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Entartete Kunst

An interrogation room from Villquist play is a metaphorical purgatory for artists of all epochs.

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2001 KATALOG-6

Tomasz Stańko – Poetry

Tomasz Stańko is one of the most widely recognized and highly appreciated jazz musicians, both by the audience and critics.

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10th edition of the Festival

10th, anniversary edition of the International Festival “Theatre Confrontations”.

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(A)pollonia

Krzysztof Warlikowski’s new project takes on the problem of sacrifice and self-sacrifice. It asks questions about the sense of sacrifice, the mechanisms of legitimizing suffering, the limits of love, self-sacrifice and cruelty.

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Our class

“Our Class”, a play by Tedeusz Słobodzianek has already been presented at the Konfrontacje Teatralne Festival. Two years ago a play reading of “Our Class” was enthusiastically applauded by the festival audience.

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przejscie_Fot. Iwona Burdzanowska

Transition

music: Tomasz Stańko  with : Marta Ciereszko, Jarosław Figura, Cezary Grabowski, Karol Grabiec, Grzegorz Jędrek, Weronika Nowakowska, Rafał Rutkowski, Adam Szczepanek, Piotr Włodarczyk  duration: 30 min The performance touches the problem of time which discreetly takes us away in every phase of our lives. It talks about the bliss of youth and vitality, when we immerse [...]

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