About the audience, artists, academics and about what they see Cover Image

O widzach, twórcach, badaczach i tym, co im się widzi
About the audience, artists, academics and about what they see

Author(s): Weronika Szczawińska, Piotr Wawer Jr
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts
Published by: Instytut im. Jerzego Grotowskiego
Keywords: The Provincial Artists; Teatr Powszechny in Lodz;

Summary/Abstract: Weronika Szczawińska and Piotr Wawer, who created Artyści prowincjonalni (The Provincial Artists) for Teatr Powszechny in Lodz, reply to some of the opinions expressed in the conversation “Od odbiorcy do uczestnika” (“Between the Viewer and the Participant”) published in “Didaskalia” number 117 (2013). Part of the debate concerned their production in Lodz. Szczawińska and Wawer disagree with the way their production was described and in particular with the presentation of the figure of the “spectator” discussed by some of the participants. They suggest that instead of analyzing the incident with the spectator as a single, isolated instance of disrupting the show, it is necessary to apply to it the “thick description”. That means the spectator who disrupts the production, Szczawińska and Wawer claim, should be approached with the concepts developed by cultural anthropology and analysed as an event located within a multilayered network of cultural factors.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 118
  • Page Range: 41-43
  • Page Count: 3
  • Language: Polish