The fifth edition of one of the most significant theatre events in Europe will take place on 10-17 October 2009. The motto and the main theme of this year's edition is "In the Face of Evil", a phrase taken from a book by Maria Janion...
This year's International Theatre Festival DIALOG-WROCŁAW celebrates its little jubillee. The fifth edition of one of the most significant theatre events in Europe will take place on 10-17 October 2009. The motto and the main theme of this year's edition is "In the Face of Evil", a phrase taken from a book by Maria Janion.
The DIALOG-WROCŁAW Festival is not only about presenting the most interesting theatre shows from Poland and abroad. The festival lemma gives the possibililty of a discourse going far beyond strictly theatrical issues.
The time of worldwide economic recession and social depression accompanying it is, according to the organizers of the Festival, a good moment to take a closer look at how those problems have found their reflection in the works of major creators of contemporary European theatre. All of them strive to diagnosticate evil, however each one does it in a different way; it is evil that will also be the topic of the meetings with artists, organized every day, and of the final panel discussion.
What will the Festival offer to its spectators this time? The theatre-lovers will have an opportunity to see fifteen great performances by fourteen outstanding artists of contemporary world theatre (Lev Erenburg, Cezaris Graužinis, Ivo van Hove, Grzegorz Jarzyna
, William Kentridge, Jan Klata
, Oskaras Koršunovas, Dmitry Krymov, Christoph Marthaler, Rabih Mroué, Eimuntas Nekrošius, Luk Perceval, Barbara Wysocka i Alize Zandwijk). For the first time in Wrocław the audience will see the show of the famous Handspring Puppet Company from South Africa, as well as that of Rabih Mroue's Arabic theatre from Lebanon.
|1. Dorota Masłowska, Między nami dobrze jest / No Matter How Hard We Tried, dir. Grzegorz Jarzyna. Photo Kuba Dąbrowski.2. Idiota based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky's The Idiot, dir. Eimuntas Nekrosius. Photo Dmytry Matveyev.3. William Shakespeare, King Lear, dir. Cezaris Grauzinis.|
This year the repertoire of the Festival consists, mainly, of classic authors. The works of great writers, like William Shakespeare, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Georg Büchner, Bertolt Brecht, as well as Aleksander Ostrowski have been subject to rejuvenating interpretations. The list of contemporary playwrights whose dramas will be staged in October in Wrocław includes names of Peter Handke, Pier Paolo Pasolini and Dorota Masłowska
. Also in the programme there are three individual artists' projects by Christoph Marthaler and Anny Viebrock, Dmitriy Krymov and Lev Rubinstein, and Rabih Mroué.
|4. Bertold Brecht, Baal, dir. Alize Zandwijk. Photo Leo van Velzen.5. T.E.O.R.E.M.A.T. based on Pier Paolo Pasolini's works, dir. Grzegorz Jarzyna. Photo Artur Rawicz.6. Ziemia obiecana ["The Promised Land"] based on Władysław Reymont's novel, dir. Jan Klata. Photo Bartosz Maz.|
The plays produced by Polish companies will include Peter Handke's Kaspar directed by Barbara Wysocka (16 October) and William Shakespeare's King Lear directed by Cezarius Graužinis (13 October) - both shows have been produced by Wrocławski Teatr Współczesny
. TR Warszawa
will bring to Wrocław two plays directed by Grzegorz Jarzyna: No Matter How Hard We Tried (Między nami dobrze jest) by Dorota Masłowska
(10 October) and T.E.O.R.E.M.A.T. based on writings of Pier Paolo Pasolini (13 October 2009). Władysław Reymont
's Polish classic Ziemia obiecana / Promised Land will be staged by the actors of Teatr Polski
in Wrocław, directed by Jan Klata (17 October).
For more info and the Festival's calendar see: www.dialogfestival.pl
Festival Organizer: Wrocławski Teatr Współczesny im. Edmunda Wiercińskiego
Festival Director: Krystyna Meissner
ul. Rzeźnicza 12, 50-132 Wrocław
tel. (+48 71) 358 89 10
fax (+48 71) 358 89 55