Polish Scene Focus will be one of the highlights of the 7th edition of the Tempo Festival – the International Festival of the Performing Arts in Rio de Janeiro. The festival will feature three Polish performances, as well as debates and lectures on Polish theatre.
The audience in Rio de Janeiro will be able to see the most interesting Polish performances of recent years selected by the curators of the festival: In the Solitude of Cotton Fields directed by Radosław Rychcik, The Apocalypse directed by Michał Borczuch, and Ewelina’s Crying directed by Anna Karasińska.
The performances will be accompanied by a lecture by theatre playwright and critic Piotr Gruszczyński on the history and present of Polish theatre, an acting workshop conducted by Grzegorz Jarzyna and Anna Nykowska, and Wojtek Ziemliski’s master class on using autobiographical and documental material for performance, as well as a film screening of Tadeusz Kantor’s recorded plays. During the opening of the festival, Wojtek Ziemilski will present the performance Small Narration. The curators of the festival are Bia Junqueira, Cesar Augusto, and Márcia Dias.
Programme of the Polish Scene Focus:
17th-23th October 2016 – Film screening of Tadeusz Kantor’s five recorded plays: The Dead Class; Let the Artists Vanish; Wielopole, Wielopole; I Shall Never Return Here; Today is My Birthday (free admission) Oi Futuro Flamengo, 63 Rua Dois de Dezembro, Flamengo, Tel: 3131-3060
17th October 2016, 9:30 pm – Small Narration, performance by Wojtek Ziemilski (free admission) Oi Futuro Flamengo, 63 Rua Dois de Dezembro, Flamengo
18th-21st October 2016, 2-8 pm – Luna, acting workshop workshops on ethical and social issues of the contemporary world and the human condition in a utopian society, conducted by Grzegorz Jarzyna and Anna Nykowska. This workshop is addressed to Brazilian actors. Instituto CAL de Arte e Cultura, 44 R. Santo Amaro, Glória
18th and and 19th October 2016, 8:30 pm – In the Solitude of Cotton Fields, dir. Radosław Rychcik Espaço Cultural Municipal Sérgio Porto, 163 Rua Humaitá, Humaitá
19th and 20th October 2016, 8 pm – Ewelina’s Crying, dir. Anna Karasińska Teatro Gláucio Gill, Praça Cardeal Arco-Verde, Copacabana
22th and 23th October 2016, 7 pm – The Apocalypse, dir. Michał Borczuch Teatro Carlos Gomes, Praça Tiradentes, s/n, Centro
Read more at the festival's website.
The Polish Scene Focus is organized by Adam Mickiewicz Institute under the Culture.pl brand within the framework of a project meant to present Polish culture in Brazil in 2016.
Learn more about Polish culture in Brazil.
Municipal Theatre of Rio de Janeiro
International Festival of the Performing Arts in Rio de Janeiro
Culture.pl in Brazil
Sources: Culture.pl; ed. and trans. by az; October 2016.