This year, the international programme of the Konfrontacje Teatralne will focus only on the East. A look into that direction seems natural Lublin, and for various reasons it is worth being interested in what is happening with our close and distant neighbours.
The first days of the Konfrontacje will be devoted to the works of Kirill Serebrennikov. A Nearby City, which he directed at the Latvian National Theater, talks about complicated family and interpersonal relationships. In turn, the festival finale will belong to Eimuntas Nekrošius. Zinc (Zn), a performance by State Youth Theater in cooperation with Meno Fortas is one of few adaptation of prose in the artistic output by the late director. This is not only a record of the end of the Soviet world, marked by the Chernobyl disaster and the war in Afghanistan, but also meditations on the role and its attitude towards reality.
The new feminist Lithuanian theatre will be represent the Trans, trans, trance project from OKT (Teatu Oskaras Korsunovas) / Vilnius City Theater directed by Kamilė Gudmonaitė. This is a performance about femininity, sexuality, freeing yourself from stereotypes and the freedom to be who you really are. An independent project by Ilia Moshchitskii The Trial of John Demianiuk. Holocaust-Cabaret collides the aesthetics of the musical with the account of the controversial trial of John Demianiuk, a US citizen of Ukrainian origin. As an Israeli investigation showed, he was the head of the camps in Sobibór, Majdanek and the German concentration camp in Flossenbürg. The performance does not address the issue of Demianiuk’s guilt, but reveals the theatrical nature of the trial lasting almost 40 years.
Meetings, films at the Confrontation Cinema and the exhibition “Meno Fortas by Eimuntas Nekrošius” will perfectly complement the foreign performances of this year’s Theater Confrontations.