Performance "DERBY.White-and-red" is nominated to the "Plastry Kultury" Award in the category of theatre performance of the year 2015!
Direction: Tomasz Rodowicz
Text: Artur Grabowski
Directors assistant: Marta Rakowska
Music: Tomasz Krzyżanowski
Choreography: Adrian Bartczak, Elina Toneva
Stage design: Tomasz Rodowicz
Poster, photos, stage design: Kamila Turkowska
Costumes: Ewelina Malinka
Light: Tomasz Krukowski
Sound: Marcin Dobijański
Production: Majka Justyna, Dominika Krzyżanowska (Fabryka Sztuki w Łodzi)
CAST: Jakub Krawczyk, Michał Jóźwik (PWSFTviT w Łodzi), Łukasz Bzura (Teatr Pinokio), Piotr Osak (Teatr Pinokio), Michał Śliwa (PWSFTviT w Łodzi), Cezary Kołacz (PWSFTviT w Łodzi), Tomek Marczyński (PWSFTviT w Łodzi), Wojtek Lato (PWSFTviT w Łodzi), Majka Justyna (Teatr CHOREA), Adam Biedrzycki (Teatr CHOREA), Adrian Bartczak (Teatr CHOREA), Remigiusz Pilarczyk, Marta Rakowska, Joanna Kosierkiewicz, Aleksandra Przesław (PWSFTviT w Łodzi), Diana Krupa (PWSFTviT w Łodzi), Marianna Zydek (PWSFTviT w Łodzi), Ewa Otomańska, Marta Kaczmarek, Damian Kukiałka, Piotr Fraszczyński
Choir: Elina Toneva, Milena Kranik, Joanna Kłos, Jacek Czapnik, Jacek Witych, Marcin Kobyliński, Janek Caban, Anna Przybyt, Ola Szałek
Premiere: 18 i 19 czerwca 2015, Festiwal Łódź 4 Kultur
The main theme of this project is an attempt to define the identity of the accursed social groups of our city. The performance tells the story of Lodz and those who were born here. It's the story of the city cut in half. "Derby.White-and-Red" is a tale of two football fan tribes living in Lodz, about their spiritual struggles and social frustrations, their ethos and personal pride, the specific patriotism and cursed heroes. But not only about that. In our performance the journalist sensation turns into a romantic drama, and sport report into metaphorical parable. We can see the signs of this endless war on the walls in each town in our country. We assume that these club signs painted on the walls are made by some agresive, demonic hooligans. But these signs, using patriotic polish uprising symbols or the Star of David contain forces, fears and hopes of the community, reaching much further and deeper in space and in time then just here and now. Therefore this performance is a symbolic attempt of overpassing the divisions, and a real attempt of looking over the other side of a wall. We will try to understand the people who we are afraid to know, and who create the identity and spirit of Lodz.