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Konferencja Tadeusz Kantor. Marioneta – wprowadzenie
Tadeusz Kantor. Marionette. A Post-conference Discussion

Author(s): Małgorzata Paluch-Cybulska
Subject(s): History, Fine Arts / Performing Arts
Published by: Instytut Sztuki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Tadeusz Kantor;anthropology;theatre;

Summary/Abstract: The Tadeusz Kantor. Marionette conference held at the Cricoteka Centre for the Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor in Cracow on 12 February 2016 involved an extensive discussion, whose participants, apart from the authors of the presented papers: Dr Dominika Łarionow, Dr Karolina Czerska and Dr hab. Tadeusz Kornaś, included such eminent scholars and experts on the works of Tadeusz Kantor as: prof. Katarzyna Fazan, prof. Dr hab. Włodzimierz Szturc, Dr Zbigniew Benedyktowicz, Dr Anna R. Burzyńska, Dawid Mlekicki, Małgorzata Paluch-Cybulska, Anna Kapusta, and Jan Güntner, an actor of the Cricot 2 Theatre. In the course of the discussion particular lectures became expanded by introducing the following problems: is it suitable to apply to the Strawman dramatis persona from Wyspiański’s Wesele (The Wedding) the “rites de passage” conception proposed by Arnold van Gennep? Other discussion themes included: broadening the context of the brides in the theatrical productions of the Cricot 2 Theatre by means of the Bardzo krótka lekcja (A Very Short Lesson) cricotage and references to Russian symbolic tradition; the symbolics of the bride in Doodri, Doodri (2007), a spectacle shown by the Changpa theatre company (South Korea); an anthropological comparison of Kantor’s ritual brides with the “ritual of marrying death” from Lesser Poland; a comparison of the White Emballage (the emballage of the bride) in the first version of the spectacle Nigdy tu już nie powrócę (I Shall Never Return) with the phenomenon of the emballage conceived as a screen or a diaphragm electrifying the space around the actor on stage; the expansion of reflections on the motif of the cross in Wielopole, Wielopole by introducing the rhythm of linking the ritual with the space of the stage – an analysis of potential references to the Passion Play in Kalwaria Pacławska and the Holy Week Mystery Play; the motif of the cross in the Cricot 2 Theatre with an inscribed act of balancing between blasphemy and the sacral; the construction of poising assorted elements of the spectacle: Wielopole, Wielopole; the process of widening references to Christological contexts in the works of Tadeusz Kantor.

  • Issue Year: 316/2017
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 259-262
  • Page Count: 4
  • Language: Polish