Warlikowski's "(A)pollonia" at the Avignon Festival

(A)pollonia, a production directed by Krzysztof Warlikowski, is the only Polish performance being shown at the prestigious Festival d'Avignon, on 16 July 2009.

(A)pollonia is the first premiere of Warsaw's Nowy Teatr. This international co-production of five theatres (Stary Teatr of Kraków, Théatre National de Chaillot of Paris, Théatre Royal de la Monnaie of Brussels, Théatre de la Place of Liège, Comédie de Geneve-Centre Dramatique of Geneva) and the festival in Avignon will be presented in the courtyard of the Popes' Palace.

Warlikowski's production is based on texts by authors including Aeschylus, Euripides, Hanna Krall, John Maxwell Coetzee. Iphigenia, Alcestis, Apolonia are three human sacrifices, victims of fate, destiny, war. Warlikowski reflects here on the theme of sacrifice in the context of responsibility. The production is an extraordinary journey through the giant slaughterhouse that is the fate of humanity. This deathly parade involves both people, heroes, and gods, victims and executioners, actors and spectators.

 

 

fot. Stefan Okołowicz


Apart from Warlikowski's (A)pollonia, the Popes' Palace courtyard, the festival's most prestigious stage, will also be the venue for the 11-hour trilogy Littoral, Scorched and Forests by Wajdi Mouawad. The third show on the grand stage will be Odon von Horvath's Kasimir and Karoline directed by Johan Simons, with stage design by Bert Neumann.

This year's Festival d'Avignon, the 63rd, is being held on 7-29 July 2009.More information about (A)pollonia is available from the website: www.nowyteatr.org.

More about the festival in Avignon: www.festival-avignon.com.

 

 

  • (A)pollonia directed by Krzysztof Warlikowski. Adaptation: Jacek Poniedziałek, Piotr Gruszczyński, stage design: Małgorzata Szczęśniak, costumes: Małgorzata Szczęśniak, music: Paweł Mykietyn, songs (lyrics and performance): Renate Jett, lighting design: Felice Ross, dramaturgy: Piotr Gruszczyński, video: Paweł Łoziński, Kacper Lisowski, Rafał Listopad, video projections: Katarzyna Łuszczyk. Cast: Magdalena Cielecka, Ewa Dałkowska, Renate Jett, Małgorzata Hajewska-Krzysztofik/Danuta Stenka, Maja Ostaszewska/Jolanta Fraszyńska/Anna Radwan-Gancarczyk, Magdalena Popławska, Anna Radwan-Gancarczyk/Monika Niemczyk, Andrzej Chyra, Wojciech Kalarus, Marek Kalita, Zygmunt Malanowicz, Adam Nawojczyk, Jacek Poniedziałek, Maciej Stuhr, Tomasz Tyndyk. Premiere: 16 May 2009 in Warsaw, 16 July 2009 in Avignon. A co-production with 5 theatres in Poland and Europe (Théatre National de Chaillot w Paryżu, Théatre de la Place de Liege Comédie de Geneve-Centre Dramatique, Théatre Royal de la Monnaie de Bruxelles, Narodowy Stary Teatr im. Heleny Modrzejewskiej w Krakowie) and 2 international festivals.

 

Source: Nowy Teatr.

 

Rate:
(2 votes)

New exhibitions featuring Polish street art were recently opened in the frameworks of Street Art Project of Google Cultural Institute. Google Art Project is a...

Theomachy cards, photo: producer's promotional materials

The idea behind Teomachy? A fantastic clash between gods from various mythologies. This concept was appealing enough for the game’s creators to raise 123...

In a talk with Bartosz Staszczyszyn, Paweł Dyllus speaks about work on the set of an Indian super-production Mirzya, about how Armenia became his second home,...

Exhibition by Stanisław Brach " 200 x Chopin  ", Pałac Sztuki, Kraków, photo: M. Lasyk / Reporter

Chopin on the vibraphone, a toy-piano and through low pitch countryside basses. Chopin played in remote parts of Africa and the dark, jazz infused houses in...

Wojciech Modest Amaro fot. Forum

Again, only one star and, again, for Atelier Amaro; five debuts, crushing dominance of Warsaw and Kraków – new edition of the prestigious Michelin culinary...

  •  
  • 1 of 483

'Królowa Luiza' Coal-mining Skansen

Tanya Gokulsing, "Polishness, modernism and the manipulation of time: Conrad's use of 'now' in 'Almayer's Folly' " - a paper presented at the third...

City Museum in Żywiec

Nick Cave 20,000 Days on Earth; photo courtesy of festival's organisers

Films screened at Sundance Festival in the recent years will be one of the highlights of Poznań’s Transatlantyk Festival opening next week.

A scene from Karbido's The Table, photo: courtesy of the Karbido

The stage-crafty unit from Wrocław takes their acclaimed performance piece to the newest art stage in Brooklyn, with support from the Adam Mickiewicz Institute...

  •  
  • 1 of 291

The culinary tastes of the generations born in the PPR (the Polish People’s Republic) were shaped mostly by canteen food and home cooking, which was based on...

Throughout centuries, Poland has been populated by very diverse ethnicities and linguistic groups, all of which have left a mark. Here's a look at some of the...

Judas Priest, British Steel, cover art: Rosław Szaybo

Vinyl records combine visual art with musical mastery - and aficionados take interest in both. Here's a compilation of the most recognized album art created by...

Culture.pl presents a guide of a phantom city - a Warsaw that no longer exists.

Andrzej Wajda during a rehearsal of "The Possessed" according to Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 1971, Teatr Stary in Krakow, photo: Wojciech Plewiński / Forum

Forty years since it irreversibly altered the Polish theatre scene, Wajda's adaptation of Dostoyevsky's "The Possesed" resurfaces on the small screen. "The...

  •  
  • 1 of 483