Island, a performance inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest and on an old Icelandic tradition of telling dreams to the dying, directed by Grzegorz Bral for the Song of the Goat Theatre from Wrocław. It premiered on 1st December, 2016. Read more »about: Island – Grzegorz Bral
A play about using sign language to communicate with the world and about the everyday life of deaf persons, staged by Wojciech Ziemilski in Warsaw’s Nowy Theatre. The premiere of One Gesture took place on 24th September, 2016. Read more »about: One Gesture, dir. Wojciech Ziemilski
Explosions, pings, ripples, laughter, and noise – Soundwork, a performance about sound and its diversity, is directed by Wojciech Blecharz in TR Warszawa theatre. Its premiere took place on 15th October, 2016. Read more »about: Soundwork – Wojciech Blecharz
Anna Karasińska’s theatrical debut. Being a graduate of the National Film School in Łódź, she had a try at correcting gossips and actor stars’ public images in a play starring Adam Woronowicz, Maria Maj, Ewelina Pankowska and Rafał Maćkowiak. Read more »about: Ewelina’s Crying – Anna Karasińska
Seventeen artists from fourteen countries, including Kuwait, Iran, Japan, USA, Norway, and Finland take part in a play by Song of the Goat Theatre, inspired by Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The performance will premiere on 1st July 2016. Read more »about: Crazy God – Grzegorz Bral
Autobus (The Bus) was one of Akademia Ruchu's most famous performances from the 70s. Drawing on the tableau vivant tradition, the group created a poignant metaphor of the stagnation and 'dehumanisation of society subjected to systemic restrictions.' Read more »about: The Bus 1, The Bus 2 – Akademia Ruchu
After the world premiere in Baden-Baden, the new adaptation of Tristan und Isolde by the director Mariusz Treliński and set designer Boris Kudlička is staged in the Varsovian Teatr Wielki — Polish National Opera. In autumn the opera will inaugurate the season in Metropolitan Opera, New York.
Read more »about: Tristan und Isolde – Mariusz Treliński
Karl Höcker Album is the effect of collaboration between Paul Bargetto, the Trans-Atlantyk Theatre team, and Polish artists. The play, which premiered on 21st January 2015 in Theatre Institute in Warsaw, is based on an analysis of photographs by an SS officer, Karl Höcker, showing SS members on vacation in Solahuette.
Read more »about: Karl Höcker Album – Paul Bargetto
Cantata for Four Wings is the first performance in Poland created in the Sanford Meisner acting technique and at the same time the first project produced by Act 4 Art Foundation. The performance is directed by Łukasz Lewandowski and has two language versions: Polish and English. Read more »about: Cantata for Four Wings – Łukasz Lewandowski
Krzysztof Warlikowski's outstanding theatre show based on texts by Aeschylus, Euripides, Hanna Krall, and J. M. Coetzee, in which the director addresses the subjects of unresolved war traumas and questions the purpose of sacrifice. Read more »about: (A)pollonia – Krzysztof Warlikowski
The theatrical portrait of Tomasz Sikorski, a forgotten avant-garde pianist and one of the most interesting composers of the XX century has been sketched by Katarzyna Kalwat in TR Warszawa. 'Holzwege' is a mixture of elements from a concert, of improvisation and musical experiments. Jan Dravnel, Sandra Korzeniak and Tomasz Tyndyk are all part of the cast. Read more »about: Holzwege – Katarzyna Kalwat
There Might Be Others evolves from the American tradition of open scores - choreographic events wherein the dancers compose the performance in real-time within previously developed set of rules. In the performance lead by Rebecca Lazier participate 7 Polish and 3 American dancers. It opens the 2015 edition of the Malta Festival in Poznań. Read more »about: There Might Be Others - Rebecca Lazier
“I had never expected that the ‘robotic music’ is supposed to reflect the human soul. Until I met Eugeniusz Rudnik.” - says Zuzanna Solakiewicz, director of the film 15 Corners of the World, awarded at festivals in Wrocław and Locarno. The film was co-produced by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute. Read more »about: 15 Corners of the World – Zuzanna Solakiewicz
The legendary performance at the Laboratorium Theatre directed by Jerzy Grotowski is the last work of the theatre artist and is considered to be his most radical one. The show took four years to prepare, and premiered in 1969, causing political and moral scandal. Read more »about: Apocalypsis Cum Figuris – Jerzy Grotowski
The long-awaited premiere of Dybbuk by Maja Kleczewska and Łukasz Chotkowski opened the jubilee season at the Warsaw Jewish Theatre. The authors broadened Szymon An-ski’s play about the history of the ghetto inhabitants, as well as the victims and survivors of the Holocaust. Read more »about: Dybbuk by Maja Kleczewska in the Jewish Theatre
In 1974 Tadeusz Kantor began the rehearsals for the spectacle The Dead Class at the Krzystofory Gallery in Kraków. In a few months a work was created that turned out to be the most important work ever created by him. Read more »about: The Dead Class - Tadeusz Kantor
Over a year after his first happening, in January 1967, Tadeusz Kantor organized a happening in Warsaw, the hero of which became one of the fetishised objects often used by him – a letter.
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This was Kantor’s first happening. It took place in 1965. Fourteen simple everyday activities such as eating, shaving, and sitting were deprived of their practical functions. The act of being performed for an audience rendered these activities absurd. Read more »about: Cricotage - Tadeusz Kantor
In the autumn of 1979 Tadeusz Kantor and his Cricot 2 theatre left for Florence, where the municipal authorities had proposed that he create a new play. The preparations had already partially begun at the Krzysztofory Gallery in Kraków. Read more »about: Wielopole, Wielopole - Tadeusz Kantor
Dziady (Forefather’s Eve) – is a cycle of poetic dramas by Adam Mickiewicz, published between 1822 and 1860 and widely considered one of the greatest works of European Romanticism. Read more »about: Dziady - Adam Mickiewicz
Considered one of the most important and powerful performances in Lupa’s career, Extinction, based on the novel by Thomas Bernhard, premiered in March 2001 at Warsaw's Dramatic Theatre. After its staging at the Odeon in Paris, Le Monde called Krystian Lupa a wizard who was a huge success with his interpretation of this extremely difficult, non-scenic work. Read more »about: Thomas Bernhard's Extinction – Krystian Lupa