KINOTEATR, 29.06-2.07, 17:30
A play on what it means to be yourself in a world where identity is the product of various, often conflicting narratives. The text blends fantasies with received opinions regarding actors and actresses, and the image they project in the media. The actors taking part in the production attempt to play themselves as imagined by someone else. Unable to rebut what is being said about them, they remain stuck in their arbitrary and incomplete identities that permeate their private truth. The accumulation of roles it is hard to say who is actually saying the lines spoken on stage.
From the author: The theatrical setting is dismantled to get closer to the spectators and ourselves. The absurd situation that we created is a way to escape the boundaries of our expectations and schemes. In our work, more than once have we been turning everything inside out, experiencing the freedom stemming from it, the freedom which, as we hope, is shared with the audience.
Produced as part of the Teren TR programme, 2014/15.
text, direction: Anna Karasińska
dramaturgy cooperation: Magdalena Rydzewska
choreography: Marta Ziółek
director’s assistant: Ewelina Pankowska
cast: Rafał Maćkowiak, Maria Maj, Ewelina Pankowska, Adam Woronowicz
Play produced by TR Warszawa.
In the Solitude of Cotton Fields
KINOTEATR, 29.06-2.07, 19:00
„One of the best Polish performances of the last decade”/ TVP Kultura
„It’s arrestingly theatrical, direct and simple” / New York Times
A unique revival of the famous play, long-awaited by the audience and portraying the transactional nature in interpersonal relations. It tells the story of two men meeting in the dark corner, on the outskirts of the town. The Dealer and the Client are trying to land a shady, or maybe even an illegal deal. The spectator needs to find out what the matter of the deal is, as it turns into a trance-like duel with grimaces, words, poses and blackmail. Tell me what you want and I’ll sell it to you. Tell me what you have and I’ll tell you what I want. The dealer will never name what he offers, maybe because he himself is in need. The client will always demand guessing what he wants, maybe because he is not able to ask for anything. The poetic dialogues by Bernard-Marie Koltès is accompanied by the ultra-hard, live music and emotions that require unbearable physical fitness from the actors. This is also a story of a dialogue deformed and unfortunate, that does not lead to understanding. On the restless quest for closeness and encounter: is it still possible?
“In the Solitude of Cotton Fields” blends theatre, performance and live concert featuring the Natural Born Chillers. A legendary feat in the new theatrical aesthetics, of which the experience is a must!
text: Bernard-Marie Koltès
translation: Marian Mahor
director: Radosław Rychcik
visual design: Marta Stoces
music: The Natural Born Chillers
cast: Wojciech Niemczyk, Tomasz Nosinski
BEAT STAGE, 29.06-2.07, 18:15
MAKE YOURSELF starts with a training, an order and a body sculpture. The subject of this experiment is a group of 5 performers. For the performance time they put on following names: High Speed, Coco, Lordi, Glow and Beauty. Marta Ziółek as Angel Dust is a moderator and a guide through this experience. We are somewhere between gym, techno party and corporate mindfulness church.
MAKE YOURSELF is a utopian structure, which creates its own style, language and sexuality. It is a kind of trip, which transmutes body into a machine. Here the very individual monologues blend with hybrid group workout and trance practice consisting of rave, kundalini yoga, latino flow & dancehall.
MAKE YOURSELF is a gang, which creates and transforms itself to the Lutto Lento music.
PREMIERE – 20, 21, 22 May 2016 in Komuna// Warszawa
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Concept & choreography: Marta Ziółek
Creation & performance:
Agnieszka Kryst// Beauty
Ramona Nagabczyńska// Coco
Robert Wasiewicz// Glow
Paweł Sakowicz// High Speed
Katarzyna Sikora// Lordi
Marta Ziółek// Angel Dust
Singer: Maria Magdalena Kozłowska
Dramaturgy: Anka Herbut [IP]
Music: Lubomir Grzelak [Lutto Lento]
Set design & visualisation: Dominika Olszowy
Photos: Witek Orski, Dawid Grzelak
Video and graphic design: Krzysztof Bagiński
Costumes: Marta Ziółek
Project menager: Dominik Skrzypkowski
Production: Komuna// Warszawa
MAKE YOURSELF was created as a part of a series of "The Real Utopias" - the final part of the project "The Future." by Komuna//Warszawa