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Dwa teatry – dwa światy

Author(s): Dariusz Kosiński, Ireneusz Guszpit
Subject(s): Anthropology
Published by: Instytut Sztuki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: theatre; anthropology

Summary/Abstract: A major part of this issue of ”Konteksty” contains the outcome of a scientific conference ”Two theatres – two worlds”, held on 10-12 May 2007 at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow. Its initiator and author of the fundamental idea of combining reflections on the accomplishments of the Reduta Theatre and the Centre for Theatre Practices ”Gardzienice” was Ireneusz Guszpit, and the session was organised jointly as part of the Theatrical Writings of Juliusz Osterwa research project financed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. Prominent assistance was rendered by two academic centres: the Department of the Theory of Culture and the Performing Arts in the Institute of Polish Philology at Wroclaw University and the Chair of Drama in the Polish Philology Faculty at the Jagiellonian University. A fitting occasion for such a double meeting was provided by two anniversaries: the sixtieth anniversary of the death of Juliusz Osterwa (19 May 2007) and the thirtieth anniversary of ”Gardzienice”. Such a blend of death and life may appear just as accidental as it is hazardous, but we are convinced that it reflects the basic principle of the continuum of tradition, in whose current the work of the two theatres progressed, and continues to do, and their worlds were created. The death of Osterwa, which, after all, ended the history of the Reduta Theatre, did not denote the end of the ideas, which he, Mieczysław Limanowski, and artists co-working with them attempted to implement. These ideas are to be found, interpreted and unravelled in their own ways in, i. a. the praxis and philosophy of ”Gardzienice. Real life does not come to a close but goes on – albeit transformed. It was our intention to ponder on the force guaranteeing this continuum and the changes causing the constant rejuvenation of tradition together with our invited guests – eminent experts on the two theatres, as well as their students: young researchers, members of a successive generation whose attentive presence and deliberations will (hopefully) accompany future transformations and study past ones.

  • Issue Year: 2008
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 61
  • Page Count: 1
  • Language: Polish