Showings of Polish and Japanese-Polish productions featured alongside two lectures by musicologist Maciej Kaziński and theatre director Zbigniew Szumski. "Post human theatre" series presented "Hotel Dieu", a performance by Teatr Cinema and "Finality Living" a co-production of Japanese Gekidan Kaitaisha Theatre and the Polish troupe
Scene from Hotel Dieu, Monika Strzelczyk, Tadeusz Rybicki photo: Marcin Oliva Soto
"Post human theatre" series presented "Hotel Dieu" - a performance by Teatr Cinema and a piece entitled "Finality Living" a co-production of Japanese Gekidan Kaitaisha Theatre and the Polish troupe. The showings were preceeded by two weeks of rehearsals. Each evening, Tokyo's Morishita Studio staged the two performances and the series came to a close with two lectures following the show. Musicologist Maciej Kaziński sketched out the phenomenon of Karol Szymanowski's music and the impact it has had on Polish theatre, and Zbigniew Szumski, the director of Teatr Cinema gave a lecture on his theatre's sources of inspiration. Szumski's lecture was entitled "The Inspirations of Teatr Cinema. Performing Arts. The Concept of Reality and Poverty in the Theatre of Kantor and Grotowski. Inspirations and Exclusions."
"Hotel Dieu" performance
Concept and direction: Zbigniew Szumski
Music score: Zbigniew Szumski, Maciej Kaziński
and: Maria Skiba, Beata Oleszek - vocal performance
Frank Pschichholz, Maciej Kaziński - instruments
Gekidan Kaitaisha is a group which specialises in physical theatre. The group constructs their performances with elements of dance, visual art and music, creating a socially engaged theatre, beyond the boundaries of language. A significant point of reference for their work are the limits imposed on the body and mind by world politics. Gekidan Kaitaisha are recognised worldwide, thanks to their performances in Europe and the United States.
Morishita Studio which hosts the performances belongs to the Saison Foundation, founded by Seiji Tsutsumi. The Foundation supports contemporary Japanese dance and theatre.
Date: 11th, 12th and 13th of November, 2011
Venue: Morishita Studio, Tokyo
Organised by: Teatr Cinema
Project cofinanced by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland.
Source: Adam Mickiewicz Institute