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Theatre Olympics | Main Section

Main Section
14 October – 13 November 2016

Among the artists invited to present their work as part of the Main Section are: Eugenio Barba, Peter Brook, Romeo Castellucci, Pippo Delbono, Jan Fabre, Walerij Fokin, Heiner Goebbels, Liu Libin, Krystian Lupa, Eimuntas Nekrošius, Tadashi Suzuki, Theodoros Terzopoulos and Robert Wilson, who will bring both their acclaimed work as well as premiere performances and co-productions created especially for the European Capital of Culture.

The Main Section will feature of 16 theatre productions. In addition, invited directors will give talks on their artistic credos and take part in conversations with researchers, co-creators and artists from Poland and abroad, discussing the ideas that drive their work, as part of The Truth and Nothing but the Truth series. The performances are spread over four weeks, making up the autumn season.

Apart from the theatre presentations, the Main Section will also feature a series of debates titled “Landscape Now” regarding ideas that has driven theatre in the 20th and in the early 21st century, programmed by Prof. Maria Shevtsova, Prof. Dariusz Kosiński and Prof. Georges Banu - a series of meetings devoted to great figures and theatre traditions of the 20th century: “The Meyerhold Era”, featuring Valery Fokin and others, “The Five Continents of Theatre” with Eugenio Barba and Nicola Savarese, as well as a meeting devoted to Heiner Müller and the book by Theodoros Terzopoulos The Return of Dionysus. Since intergenerational dialogue is one of the principles of the Theatre Olympics, workshops for actors and directors will also take place during the festival. Thanks to the collaboration with the International Association of Theatre Critics, workshops for young critics from Poland and all over the world will also be organised.

Plays of the Main Section:

1. Tadashi Suzuki/Suzuki Company of Toga (Japonia) „Trojanki”

2. Eugenio Barba/Odin Teatret (Dania) „Drzewo”

3. Heiner Goebbels/Elektroteatr im. Konstantina Stanisławskiego (Rosja) „Max Black, czyli 62 sposoby wsparcia głowy ręką”

4. Krystian Lupa/Teatr Polski we Wrocławiu (Polska) „Kuszenie cichej Weroniki”

5. Walerij Fokin/Teatr Aleksandryjski (Rosja) „Maskarada. Wspomnienia przyszłości”

6. Theodoros Terzopoulos/Teatr Attis (Grecja) „Amor”

7. Theodoros Terzopoulos/Teatr Attis (Grecja) „Prometeusz w okowach”

8. Robert Wilson/Change Performing Arts (Włochy) „Ostatnia taśma Krappa”

9. Jan Fabre/Troubleyn/Jan Fabre (Belgia) „Czekaj, czekaj, czekaj… (dla mojego ojca)”

10. Peter Brook/Teatr des Bouffes du Nord (Francja) „Pole bitwy”

11. Romeo Castellucci/Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio (Włochy) „Zstąp, Mojżeszu”

12. Eimuntas Nekrošius/Teatr Narodowy w Warszawie (Polska) „Dziady”

13. Pippo Delbono/Compagnia Pippo Delbono (Włochy) „Ewangelia”

14. Jarosław Fret/Teatr ZAR (Polska) „Medee. O przekraczaniu”

15.  Jarosław Fret/Teatr ZAR (Polska) „Armine, Sister”

16.  Liu Libin (Chiny) „Życie między niebem a ziemią”

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