Provisorium Theatre & Kompania "Teatr"The Scenes from the Life of Mitteleuropa
“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. They perform a feast ritual at the table, which rips off their official; masks, releases moral restrictions imposed on their bodies, destroys barriers, unblocks inhibitions. They lick vodka spilt over Basini’s naked chest. They join their lips in lascivious kisses. They carry discussions on imaginary numbers, tensed and protruded over the holes of apparent latrines (…) What is important, the actors neither model their bodies into abstract pictures, nor pose for recognisable icons, or quote familiar forms. On the contrary, they derive movement from improvisation and quest for the only gesture, shape, rhythm endowing their actions with almost archetypal meaning. It will allow an archetype not to be an empty sign.; Ewa Obrêbowska-Piasecka
Lukasz Drewniak noticed that ‘using Musil’s novel as a pretext the production offers a diagnosis of our times. Nothing is said here in a straightforward manner. There are no easy recipes, illusory analogies. We are left with painful images under our eyelids and bitter aversion to all w that is human.