The Juliusz Słowacki Theatre in Cracow is pleased to invite everyone to the premiere presentation of Dominika Knapik?s Camp Cataract, which will take place on Friday, 13 January at 7 pm at the Małopolska Garden of Arts (ul. Rajska 12). Knapik?s movement performance was inspired by Jane Bowles?s famous short story which she wrote during her stay in Morocco, and published in a 1949 issue of Harper?s Bazaar.
The main protagonist, Harriet, resembles the Dutch artist Bas Jan Ader, who vanished during his own performance in 1975. He was trying to sail across the Atlantic Ocean in a single sail boat. Harriet likewise drifts away from the familiar and safe ground. Her Atlantic is Camp Cataract: the place of a miraculous disappearance.
You cannot stay outside more often than at home. If you start to do so, what will your home look like? Where will you live? How will you go out to the courtyard, if the courtyard is your home? Will you sit outside all the time, thinking you?re inside?!
The piece was directed by Dominika Knapik, an esteemed choreographer, dancer and actress, nominated for the 2015 ?Polityka?s Passport? award.
Repeat performances will be presented on 14, 17-18 January, as well as in February and March 2017.
directed and choreographed by: Dominika Knapik
dramaturgy / script: Łukasz Wojtysko
music: Tomek Kowalski
stage design: Michał Budny
costumes: Hanka Podraza
lighting design: Jacqueline Sobiszewski
assistant director: Magdalena Urbańska
Harriet: Aleksandra Cwen
Sadie: Agnieszka Kościelniak
Evelyn: Bożena Adamek
Bert: Dominik Stroka (guest appearance)
The Indian: Jerzy Światłoń
Beryl: Małgorzata Haduch (guest appearance