Organised by Teatr Polski in Bydgoszcz, this year?s Festival of New Dramaturgies changes its formula. In the words of its curators (Bartosz Frąckowiak, Agnieszka Jakimiak, Marta Keil, Paweł Wodziński), ?the concept of ?a premiere? has to be redefined and extended, taking into account the newest tendencies on the Polish and world stages as well as in performing arts. We no longer wish to use the word ?premiere? to denote the first staging of a play. We want to focus the attention of the spectators at the new qualities in the dramaturgy of the plays, which emerge on the verge of new styles in acting, texts, phonic sphere and music, architecture and the visual sphere, movement and dance, new media, documentary and archival materials. Original arrangements, compositions and structures of these elements constitute their dramaturgic value. It is precisely within this area ? the area of the new dramaturgies ? where the most fascinating transformations take place and this is where we can witness the most vital phenomena within the European and the world theatre.?
This year?s Festival will include four movement and dance performances. Presentations will begin with Berlin-based choreographer Isabelle Schad?s Collective Jumps featuring Polish dancers (Friday, 2 October, 8 pm).
Komuna//Warszawa?s Europe. Inquiry, choreographed by Weronika Pelczyńska, Iza Szostak and Magda Jędra will be presented on 7 October (8 pm). Thethree artists invite the audience to visit a gigantic European thrift shop full of second-hand fantasies and worn out dreams about the future. The artists use this collage of improvisation and network of visible and invisible connections to analyze the relations between the far, the global and the personal.
Finally, on October 9-10 (9 pm), presented at the Festival will be Cabinet of Political Wonders, a co-production by Kampnagel Hamburg and Teatr Polski Bydgoszcz directed by Ana Vujanović:
Life in the (neo)liberal world is based on the idea of personal and political freedom. How could we exist without them? But maybe they have nothing to do with an individual, personal rights, and proprietorship? A team of artists, theorists and cultural activists working in Serbia and Germany offers no answers to these questions, rather they invite us to a discursive practice in a staged cabinet of political wonders. As a counter movement to the general trend of museumisation of choreography, this heterotopia contrasts voices, bodies and images that would have been incompatible elsewhere. Whoever enters is invited to pose undisciplined questions.
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Festival website: www.festiwalprapremier.pl/en/