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Woodcutters directed by Krystian Lupa, photo: Natalia Kabanow

The award-winning play Woodcutters/Holzfällen, directed by Krystian Lupa, embarks on yet another journey: this January it will be staged at the Santiago a Mil International Festival in Chile.

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Margarete, directed by Janek Turkowski, photo: press materials

Janek Turkowski’s Margarete tells the story of a woman he didn’t and couldn’t have ever known. He attempts to reconstruct her life based on snippets of film he discovered in an old cardboard box. The performance is a reflection on memory, how it can be recorded and perceived. The play will be performed at the prestigious Under the Festival in January 2018.

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Sketch by Vince Mounatain, photo: courtesy of the author

'Often upon hearing I’ve recently returned from a third trip to Poland to see theatre people will ask me: Why? What’s different about Poland and Polish Theatre.' Vince Mountain, American scene designer and theatre professional, shares his thoughts on the Polish theatre scene.

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The calendar of the 2015/2016 season is filled with visits from Polish theatres across various international stages. We will hear of Warlikowski in France, of Kantor in China, of Hindu widows, and the discoveries of Polish dancer and choreographer, who transformed Afro-Brazilian cults of possession.

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An official ceremony during which Krzysztof Warlikowski was conferred with a honorary citizenship of Palermo was held on Sicily on 7th April 2015. On this occasion the director has also conducted master workshops.

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Dorota Masłowska, photo: Darek Golik / Forum

Polish-American plays, read-outs, exchanges and live broadcasted drama concerts – here’s a preview of the Polish Theatre Month in Los Angeles, a series of events which will unravel the energy and rhythm of Polish contemporary dramatic art overseas.

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A Polish ship is to call at the port of Edinburgh again. After a year of absence, the Arka Theatre crew will moor in the world capital of theatre with their Ship of Fools.

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Music and theatre from Poland are presented at Edinburgh's two major record-beating festivals. Scotland hosts showings of Song of the Goat Theatre's Return to the voice project, as well as the I, CULTURE Orchestra which performs at the Edinburgh International Festival.

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W Culture.pl brings you a selection of what we believe were the loudest scandals and tensions on the frontiers of theatre and politics, as well as religion. How has provocation evolved from the times of the Communist People's Republic to the Poland of today?

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Theatre of the Eighth Day, a legendary Polish theatre group, travels to the United States with a riveting docudrama, The Files. Created from real surveillance records kept on the group by secret communist police, the performance has four company members read aloud from their own recently unsealed security files.

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Catch a glimpse of the fast-moving and multifaceted nature of some of Poland’s greatest theatre makers across the globe. Here is what Lupa, Warlikowski, and Teatr Biuro Podróży are bringing international audiences in 2014

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Release events were held in New York City in late November for forthcoming anthologies of contemporary plays in English translation - (A)pollonia: 21st-century Polish Drama and Texts for the Stage, and Loose Screws and Other Polish Plays.

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From the fear of letting someone too close to us and getting hurt comes Michał Walczak's Sandbox, a play translated into French and performed in Paris.

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Searching for musical roots, making music for kids, puppet saints and the latest in Polish cinema - a special showcase at Summerhall for those who shy away from summer tourist crowds

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Based on Thomas Bernhard’s second novel, the piece conveys a disturbing picture of decaying bodies and souls, oscillating in a tempting gap between revolt and surrender

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Image from the Studium Teatralne performance

The occasion to see the Grotowski method speak of the atrocities of war comes with another rarity: the chance to listen to wild music from the heart of Poland presented by the Janusz Prusionowski Trio

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Okładka (nid 7045405)

Polish theatre director and the founder of The Song of the Goat Theatre Grzegorz Bral teams up with actor Gabriel Gawin to lead a series of intense workshops. The sessions which are offered from August through to mid September aim at opening up a field for the newly founded London School of Performing Art Practices

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The young duo recognised for their innovative take on employing audiovisual installations, playwright Marcin Cecko and director Krzysztof Garbaczewski have set out to create a performance commissioned for celebrations of the 69th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising

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Illuminating, provocative, iconic: the genius of Warlikowski takes the cabaret and turns it into a reflection of love, life and death

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Okładka (nid 7034297)

“It’s been a long time since I have seen such a clear-cut drama and psychological tension”, says Yana Ross, director of the play at Lithuania’s National Dramatic Theatre

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