During the Minsk festival, Unia Teatr Niemożliwy presented two puppet performances and held film screenings, exploring the notion of "animation"
During the Minsk festival, Unia Teatr Niemożliwy presented two puppet performances and held film screenings, exploring the theme of "animation"
The theatre pieces were previously shown at numerous festivals and honoured with awards at both domestic and international reviews.
Plays presented in Minsk:
"Toporland - suita bez słów na Tekturę i Kontrabas" / "Toporland - A Suite with No Lyrics for a Piece of Cardboard and Base". The pieces is inspired by the work of Roland Topor and J.S. Bach. Written and produced by Wojciech Olejnik, it features live music composed and performed by Bogdan Edmund Szczepański.
"Drugi Pokój wg Herberta" / "The Other Room According to Herbet".
An impression of Zbigniew Herbert's work, the performance will show fruit of creative exchange between Polish and Belarussian artists. Actors from the Puppet Theatre in Grodno have been invited to make guest appearances in the Polish play. Performing with Unia Teatr Niemożliwy will be: Marina Lazarieva, Margerita Chemekova, Vasil Prtabadziak, and Vitalyi Leonov.
Animated films for adult audiences from Warsaw-based Serafiński Graphics and Film Studio and Se-Ma-For studio from Łódź are to be screened alongside performance showings. The concept of "animation" is in a fact a common trait of both the films and performances, which manipulate and "animate" puppets. The ways in which artists employ animation is very rich and varied. A closing session of meetings with audiences is scheduled to take place on each day of the festival. Audiences will be given a chance to acquaint themselves with theatre artists. Film screening sessions will be hosted by Małgorzata Sady, a specialist in the genre of animation.
Unia Teatr Niemożliwy (Impossible Theatre Union), is a puppet theatre for adults. The group creates its own productions and also presents work of other artists of the genre. Since 2006, the group organises International Festival of Puppet Theatre and Film Animation for Adults "Lalka też człowiek" ("Puppets Are People, Too"). They also host interdisciplinary exhibitions entitled "Dotyk oka – spotkania między ruchem a bezruchem" ("The Eye's Touch – Encounters Between Motion and Stillness"), and hold regular open-air concerts of classic music.
For more information on the festival, see: www.lalkatezczlowiek.eu
Date: 1st - 8th of September, 2011
Venue: National Puppet Theatre, Minsk
Organised by: Unia Teatr Niemożliwy association
Project cofinanced by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland.
Source: Adam Mickiewicz Institute