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Między MPW a MPO. Co się zmieniło w „Kamiennym niebie zamiast gwiazd”
Two theatres, same show?

Author(s): Małgorzata Dziewulska
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts
Published by: Instytut im. Jerzego Grotowskiego
Keywords: Review; Comparison; Krzysztof Garbaczewski; Warsaw Rising; Warsaw Rising Museum; Nowy Teatr; Cultural Archetype

Summary/Abstract: The comparative review of two versions of the same production staged in two theatres on two different occasions. Kamienne niebo zamiast gwiazd (Stone Heaven with no Stars) directed by Krzysztof Garbaczewski was staged for the first time at the commemorative celebration of the outbreak of the Warsaw Rising in the Warsaw Rising Museum (01.08.2013), then it was presented at the Nowy Teatr in Warsaw (26-7.10.2013). The review analyses the differences between the two spectacles and shows how moving the show out of the venue with a historically charged past resulted in a new distribution of senses and a different pattern of audience response. While the reviewer elaborates on the disadvantages of staging shows solely meant to commemorate historical occasions, she also appreciates courageous attempts of the director to disarm the cultural archetype of the Rising by using new media.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 118
  • Page Range: 103-106
  • Page Count: 4
  • Language: Polish