Art_Inkubator in Art Factory in Lodz
The Department of Studies in Drama and Pre-1800 English Literature at the University of Lodz creates the 2015 biannual “Lodz Conference in Drama, Theatre, Film and Media”: "Negotiating Space for (Dis)ability in Drama, Theatre, Film and Media", 25-27 September 2015. The event is a continuation of the series of conferences organized under the title: “Drama through the Ages.”
On Saturday evening on 26th Septamber, in Fabryka Sztuki (Art Factory, 3 Tymienieckiego Street) the conference participants will watch the performance "VIDOMI" by CHOREA Theatre company.
The project is an attempt to answer the question of what seeing is and what it is not. Do we realize the meaning of the sense of sight? By confronting the visually-impaired with the sighted, we are trying to develop alternative techniques of work that will transgress the physical limitations. We use the synergy of impulses – words, sounds, touch, movement – to create our own language for communication. We are learning to see with our whole bodies, and discover the world based on a different kind of seeing, which does not have to be limited by a physical impairment or the blindness of the mind, or by stereotypical judgments. This kind of work in theatre lets us go beyond the borders which the society puts in front of us in our everyday lives. Theatre becomes a medium, in which differences between us become a tool for creating the reality together. Visual impairment does not need to mean life in the dark. And how do you see it?
Director: Janusz Adam Biedrzycki, Magdalena Paszkiewicz
Choreographer: Janusz Adam Biedrzycki, Magdalena Paszkiewicz
Artistic consultation: Tomasz Rodowicz
Music: Kuba Pałys, Joanna Filarska, Tomasz Rodowicz
Video projection: Anna Świderska
Lighting designer: Maciej Kobalczyk
Pedagogical supervision: Hanna Gzella-Jastrzębska
Cooperation: Special Education and Care Centre no.6
Cast: Anna Piekarniak, Monika Borowska, Ewa Otomańska, Aleksandra Ziomek, Przemysław Bitner, Grzegorz Nasalski, Damian Kukiałka, Jan Tarasiewicz, Tomasz Amsolik
Premiere: 28.11.2014, Art_Inkubator in Art Factory, Lodz