The performance has been inspired by literary and artistic oeuvre of Bruno Schulz. Within a dialogue of music and motion, an allegory of the mystery of decaying world, false mythology, naked body, fetish and death is created. It is not a classic stage adaptation of Bruno Schulz’s short stories, but an original interpretation, unveiling an unexpected extent of calamity.
“For me, Bruno Schulz is one of the greatest heretics of modernist world literature. When I was in Cracow for the first time and read original editions of his publishings, I thought of heresy as of a tool allowing to grasp hidden outlines of reality. But what does heresy mean today? And what does it deny? In his book titled Heretic Essays in the Philosophy of History, Jan Patočka assumes that darkness and disaster constitute the spiritus movements of history. Similarly, we are forced to perceive catastrophe as an integral part of our time. And what may be a catastrophe greater than when a man ceases to exist? Maybe only the fact of a human being becoming a dead doll, an inanimate mannequin presenting clothes for sale.”
Petr Boháč | source: kulturalna.warszawa.pl/wydarzenia…
Markéta Vacovská, Miřenka Čechová, Cécile Da Costa, Patricie Poráková, Jindřiška Křivánková, Bartlomiej Ostapczuk, Pawel Kulezsa
The project has been realized with the support of The City of Prague, Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, International Visegrad Fund, Akropolis Palace/Prague and Teatr Na Woli.
Premiere: 27. 5. 2012