"A Pink Chair (In Place of a Fake Antique)", Wooster Group, 2017
13th July 2017 will see the world premiere of the Wooster Group’s A Pink Chair (In Place of a Fake Antique) at the Fisher Center for Performing Arts at Bard College in New York. The performance is based on the works of Tadeusz Kantor and Stanisław Wyspiański.
The Wooster Group is one of the boldest and most creative American theatre companies. Formed in 1975, its founding members include Willem Defoe and Elizabeth LeCompte. New York Times describes the group:
Throughout its almost forty, unceasingly fertile years of existence, this genre-bending troupe has taken theatergoers through twisting labyrinths of productions, in which reality and its representations are splintered by technology and irony…
When it comes to striking sparks from crashing art forms and time zones, nobody beats the Wooster Group at the top of its game.
In their new project, The Wooster Group engages with the work of visionary Polish artist and stage director Tadeusz Kantor, whose theatre came into being in a Poland of palpable tensions to tell the world about imagination and history. A Pink Chair is a homage to Kantor and his actors, but also The Wooster Group’s self-reflection on admiration, despair, nostalgia and memory.
The plays will be accompanied by meetings with the members of The Wooster Group on 16 and 19 June 2017.
The production was organised by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, under its flagship brand Culture.pl as a part of the programme of the 100th anniversary of Tadeusz Kantor’s birthday celebrated in 2015.
Find out more: http://fishercenter.bard.edu/
Source: translated by AP, 28 Jun 2017