On Thursday, 9 October (8 pm) the Zamek Culture Centre in Poznań (ul. Św. Marcin 80/82) will host the premiere of Sanatorium choreographed by Karina Adamczak-Kasprzak and Agata Ambrozińska-Rachuta. The soloists of the Polish Dance Theatre have joint forces again to create a choreographic rendition of a work from Polish literary canon. Coming after Balladyna inspired by the Romantic poetry of Juliusz Słowacki, Sanatorium draws on Bruno Schulz’s prose, in particular his Sanatorium pod klepsydrą (Sanatorium Under The Sign of the Hourglass) and its film adaptation directed by Wojciech Jerzy Has. Bruno Schulz’s work is a specific literary phenomenon that lends itself perfectly to dance theatre. The clash of the world of Schulz and of movement and dance may give rise to a new interpretation of the writer’s oeuvre. The choreographers approached the topic in an interdisciplinary way, fusing movement, dance, music, and audiovisual artistic means with other visual actions. The movement follows from improvisation and personal predispositions of the artists that joined the project. The whole process took the form of a creative laboratory where individual gestures made by the artists was reflected in the final shape of the piece. Special role is played by multimedia designed by Daniel Stryjecki.
Tickets for the premiere may be bought at the Polish Dance Theatre impresario’s office, box offices of the Zamek Culture Centre, and on: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ticket price: PLN 40/20
Before the show, on 6:30 pm, Bernadeta Dziekan-Standowicz, a certified speech therapist, will deliver a lecture”Jąkanie można wyleczyć!” (Stammer may be cured!) at the balcony hall of the Zamek Culture Centre.
Choreographed and directed by: Karina Adamczak-Kasprzak, Agata Ambrozińska-Rachuta
Costumes: Adriana Cygankiewicz
Video and lighting design: Daniel Stryjecki
Music: Bester Qartet, Jello Biafra and No Means No, Robert R, Kira Skov, W. A. Mozart
Lighting: Mariusz Porada, Przemysław Gapczyński
Sound: Zuzanna Majewska, Mateusz Rogaliński
Stage management: Mariola Hendrykowska
Ballet manager: Anna Gruszka
Technical manager: Grzegorz Okupniak
Organisation of production: Katarzyna Anioła
Józef ? Artur Bieńkowski
Doctor Gotard, boarder, clerk ? Zbigniew Kocięba
Conductor, boarder, clerk ? Marcin Motyl
Adela, boarder, clerk, nurse ? Agata Ambrozińska-Rachuta
Mother, boarder, clerk, nurse ? Karina Adamczak-Kasprzak
Bianka, boarder, clerk, nurse ? Agnieszka Fertała
Clerk, boarder ? Adrian Radwański