Performance "Schulz: Loop" / „Schulz: Pętla”
Based on texsts of Bruno Schulz
Director: Konrad Dworakowski
Music: Paweł Odorowicz
Stage design and costumes idea: Konrad Dworakowski
Costumes and stage props: Anna Adamiak
Stage design constructor: Jacek Szumacher, Adam Galicki
Choreography consultations: Joanna Jaworska-Maciaszek
Visuals: Rami Shaya / HOLLYBABA
Cast: Janusz Adam Biedrzycki, Joanna Chmielecka, Michał Jóźwik, Majka Justyna, Małgorzata Lipczyńska, Tomasz Rodowicz
Musicians: Konrad Dworakowski (wheel fiddle, voice), Paweł Odorowicz (viola), Małgorzata Pawluk (cello)
Light: Tomasz Krukowski
Sound: Marcin Dobijański
Poster: Sweet Jesus
Production coordinator: Majka Justyna
Production: CHOREA Theatre, Fabryka Sztuki in Lodz
Premiere: 18.10.2020, stage in Art_Inkubator in Fabryka Sztuki in Lodz
Duration: 80 minutes
Viewers' age: 14 +
"Schulz: Loop" is a creative interpretation of Bruno Schulz's prose, which becomes both the starting point and the backbone of the entire story.
By searching and crossing the boundaries between human body and matter, we enter the creative process suggested by Jacob - the character of Schulz's „Mannequin Treaty” and other stories. We try metaphorically to enter into the competence of the Creator to create a man on the stage "in the image and likeness of a dummy" with all the consequences of this abuse. Our usurper vision will lead us through experiences that will examine the consequences of this act.
We touch and explore the subject of memory, how it shapes our physicality and how it affects the spiritual aspect of our being. We want to create a metaphor of the world, aiming to the sources, aiming at exploring the root causes, along with the characters, and knowing that this is an impossible goal. We treat this inability as a privilege of our imagination, which, while searching for answers, constantly provides us with various hypotheses. We want to reach our individual mythologies, trying to cope with the reality that surrounds us, and to discover our founding myth.
The performance is a philosophical and poetic reflection on our forefathers, myths, our cornerstones. We are not looking for answers, we keep asking. We are trying to get to what constitutes us, we are watching how individual stories and our shared history shapes us.
We are trying to read between Bruno Schultz’s lines to get inspiration about the story of our lives. We keep track of how those stories meander and transpire through one another. In the performance, following the author's suggestion, we are trying to go through and pursue the process that he describes in the manifesto of "Mythization of reality". We are trying to get to our etymology, by putting this process to the test, knowing that the ambiguity of memories and impressions will not allow us to do so anyway.
The performance is an implementation of the theory of parallel theaters, adopted in "Schulz: Loop", according to which we strive to play on the border of separate narratives: the one that is on the stage, and the one that you create in your own imagination using our images and suggestions.
„Dofinansowano ze środków Narodowego Centrum Kultury w ramach programu Kultura - Interwencje 2020”.