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Mój styl to nie mieć stylu - z Alvisem Hermanisem rozmawia Julia Kluzowicz
My Style Need Not Be a Style – an Interview with Alvis Hermanis

Author(s): Julia Kluzowicz
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts
Published by: Instytut im. Jerzego Grotowskiego
Keywords: Theatre; Alvis Hermanis; Interview

Summary/Abstract: Julia Kluzowicz speaks with Alvis Hermanis on his individual style and work methods. The Latvian director has departed from creating plays based on “real history” (as in Long Life, Sound of Silence, Latvian Tales). His latest projects (Platonov in Vienna and Oblomov in Köln and Riga) are based on text, and see him returning to the concept of hyper-realism. Hermanis cannot be unambiguously shelved with any single theater movement. As he himself says: “I prefer to do things knowing that I don’t know how they’re done. If I know how to do something, then there’s no real work or passion.”

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 106
  • Page Range: 11-15
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: Polish