Tap-dance, jazz, mime and an expressive visual style all create an exciting and intimate theatrical experience.Wiczy’s work presents a story about the desperation behind power. An artist faced with authorities and a man struggling with his weaknesses must both make decisions crucial to their careers...
Scene from "I, the Dictator"
The production tells a story about the desperation behind power. An artist faced with authorities and a man struggling with his weaknesses must both make decisions crucial to their careers
The performance is a story about how the artist became a dictator, and the dictator – an artist.
Tap-dance, jazz, mime and an expressive visual style all create an exciting and intimate theatrical experience. The story reveals human relationships and the stance of the international community towards Nazi Germany just before World War II. In the words of Charlie Chaplin, "We're all Monarchs dethroned".
Started up in 1991, Teatr Wiczy is a group which originates in the alternative punk scene. Its performances are most often stage-shows and open-air events. Wiczy employs elements of improvisation, performance-art, and borrows from the convention of artistic happening, as well as avant - vaudeville.
The performance of "I, Dictator" went on tour across Europe as part of the cultural programme of the Polish EU Presidency. It was shown in Brussels on July 20th and London on July 31st.
Produced, adapted and designed by: Romuald Wicza
Performed by: Krystian Wieczyński
For more information on the Wiczy theatre, see: www.wicza.com
For information on Teatro Replika, see: www.replikateatro.com
Date: 15th-17th of July, 2011, 8 p. m.
Venue: Teatro Replika, Madrid
Organised by: Teatr Wiczy, Jarosław Bielski, Teatro Replika
Project cofinanced by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland.
Source: Adam Mickiewicz Institute