The visionary play directed by Jarosław Tumidajski and illuminated with Mirosław Kaczmarek's video projections travelled to Paris. In this adaptation of Lem's most famous novel, four actors embodied various "real" as well as "unreal" characters.
Teatr Śląski SOLARIS - trailer from Teatr Śląski on Vimeo.
"Solaris" is one of Stanisław Lem's most famous works. It has been translated into numerous languages worldwide. Unlike any other piece of Polish literature, the novel is considered a classic of the science fiction genre. In this adaptation of the novel four actors embody various "real" as well as "unreal" characters. Strong emphasis is also placed on visual projections which play an important role in the director's concept. The play's director and video artist cooperated previously in a production of Teatr Śląski entitled "Barbara Radziwiłłówna z Jaworzna-Szczakowej" / " Barbara Radziwiłłówna from Jaworzno-Szczakowa".
adaptation, direction and musical arrangement: Jarosław Tumidajski
set design, video: Mirosław Kaczmarek
cast: Karina Grabowska (Harey), Grzegorz Przybył (Snaut), Andrzej Warcaba (Sartorius), Jakub Kamieński (Kelvin/guest appearance), and Tadeusz Bradecki (Berton/video)
Teatr Śląski im. Stanisława Wyspiańskiego / Stanisław Wyspiański's Silesian Theatre in Katowice is the largest theatre stage in the Upper Silesian region. It cooperates with acclaimed artists from Poland and abroad.
Centre Bobigny - Salle Pablo Neruda is a cultural centre in Paris which houses cultural institutions and theatre stages, among them the acclaimed Theatre MC93
Date: 21st and 22nd of October, 2011
Venue: Centre Bobigny, Salle Pablo Neruda, Paris
Organised by: Teatr Śląski im. Stanisława Wyspiańskiego w Katowicach, Centre Bobigny, Sherwood Productions
Project cofinanced by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland.
Source: Adam Mickiewicz Institute