Date of premiere: 12th December 2015
MiserArt – strefa kultury w labiryncie wykluczenia
ul. Cybulskiego 35a, Wroclaw
Performers: Agnieszka Bresler, Joshua Doerksen, Aleksandra Gronowska, Aleksandra Kugacz, Diego Pileggi, Mariae Śmiarowska
Directed by: Diego Pileggi
Set design: Aleksandra Gronowska
Lights: Paweł Nowak
Artistic collaborators: Samuel Alty, Katarzyna Kapela, Jacek Timingeriu
Project coordinator: Agnieszka Krzaczkowska
Duration: 50 minutes
Performed in Polish and English.
I come to you (…) so that you don’t make a black night of a white day
Papusza, Gypsy poet
The texts used in the performance come from “Invisible Cities” of Italo Calvino, poetry of Roma poet Bronislawa Wajs – Papusza, prose of Aglaja Veteranyi, diaries of Afghan refugee Zaher Rezai, poetry of Halina Poswiatowska and the Gnostic Gospels of Mary Magdalene.The performance’s main theme is the journey: meaning both a travel – a path from one city to another, from one meeting to the next one – and the internal travel of a character within the spectrum of its emotions, means of communication and expression. It is a journey that allows to discover and pass borders, cover distances and face the way we perceive the external world, its colours, its diversity and variety. The opposition of the title is the starting point of this journey. The contradiction of the world is its source. Following Dante and Marco Polo we invite the audience on a journey through “cities”, faces and music, making it a part of a colourful story in which the words connect the worlds despite all distance.
Project partners: The Grotowski Institute, MiserArt – Strefa Kultury w Labiryncie Wykluczenia, Zakład Karny Nr 1 in Wrocław
Financed by the Ministry of Culture in the Accessible Culture programme.