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10th Academy for Theatre Practices "Gardzienice", Poland
The 10th Academy for Theatre Practices’ "Gardzienice" final performance "Supermarket and National VooDoo" will premiere on June 15th 2012, with a second performance on the 16th. The performance will be shown during the theatrical maraton – the Cosmos of "Gardzienice". The show starts at 8 p.m.
Staniewski Centre for Theatre Practices "Gardzieniece"
ul. Grodzka 5a
Telephone: + 48 81 5329840, 5346420, e-mail: [email protected], [email protected]
or Joanna Belzyt: phone: +48 691 625 203, e-mail: [email protected]
photo: Joanna Holcgreber
"Supermarket and National Voodoo"
"But belief doesn’t matter. What’s important is to listen. What’s important is to gather together and stand next to one another, because this is the one thing to be done."
The performance "Supermarket and National Voodoo" is a spontaneous, theatrical and musical interpretation of Andrzej Stasiuk’s text "Diary Kept Afterwards" (2011). The sung, spoken and rapped text is a vehicle for an ironic take on describing post-communist Polish reality, where national myths mix with a consumerist way of life.
"Similar to Stasiuk’s text, the performance is a voyage through characteristic contemporary Polish places and situations such as Marian’s sanctuary in Licheń, a funeral march, a rally, a queue in a railway station, a promotion in a commercial gallery, or a disco and Sunday mass.
Through these cinematic scenes accompanied by oberek, hip-hop and techno rhythms, the voice of a generation which experienced the reality of communism (and was the first to be forced to overcome predatory capitalism, consumerism and globalization) tears through".
Directed by: Jacek Timingeriu (graduate of "Gardzienice")
Under the artistic guidance of Włodzimierz Staniewski.
The 10th APT graduates: Daniel Adamczyk, Joanna Belzyt, Barbara Ciemięga, Sylwia Dąbrowska, Wiola Farkowska, Ania Getka, Ania Sadowska, Janek Żórawski and Mariusz Gołaj (prologue)
Musicians: Danka Vitova (violins), Kamil Herbik (accordeon) and Mateusz Jakubczyk (drums)
Lights: Paweł Kieszko
Set and stage design: Jacek Timingeriu (under the artistic guidance of prof. Michał Jędrzejewski)
Rap texts based on the text of A. Stasiuk: Jarosław Jaruszewski "Bisz"
Authors of fragments of choreography used in the performance: Katarzyna Stefanowicz, Julia Bui-Ngoc
The activity of the Academy for Theatre Practicies "Gardzienice" is co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.