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.

 

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