Alternative Teatro Guindalera hosted two showings of a visionary play directed by Jarosław Tumidajski and illuminated with Mirosław Kaczmarek's video projections. In this adaptation of Lem's most famous novel, four actors embodied various "real" as well as "unreal" characters.
Jakub Kamieński, photographed by Krzysztof Lisiak
Alternative Teatro Guindalera hosted two showings of a visionary play directed by Jarosław Tumidajski and illuminated with Mirosław Kaczmarek's video projections
"Solaris" is one of Lem's most famous works. It has been translated into numerous languages worldwide and made into a Hollywood film starring George Clooney. It is the only novel by a Polish writer that is considered a classic of the science fiction genre.
In this adaptation of the novel four actors embodied 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: Mirek Kaczmarek
cast: Karina Grabowska (Harey), Grzegorz Przybył (Snaut), Andrzej Warcaba (Sartorius), Jakub Kamieński (Kelvin/guest appearance), and Tadeusz Bradecki (Berton/video)
Teatr Śląski SOLARIS - trailer from Teatr Śląski on Vimeo.
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.
Teatro Guindalera is an independent Madrid-based theatre. Guindalera produces performances by contemporary Spanish playwrights and hosts showings of various theatrical forms.
Date: 18th and 19th of October, 2011
Venue: Teatro Guindalera, Madrid
Organised by: Teatr Śląski im. Stanisława Wyspiańskiego w Katowicach, Teatro Guindalera
Project cofinanced by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland.
Source: Adam Mickiewicz Institute