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The performance is inspired by the events of social unrest from the beginning of 20th century. In a number of black and white dynamic images, as if taken from the first black and white movies, it pictures the city during the industrial development and features social divisions, growing inequality, poverty of the working class, prosperity of capitalists, riots and their backlash.
It is a universal story of the progress which has different faces and different contexts.
The performance focuses on the poorest, quickly growing class of workers, deprived of the basic rights, of means to live, of human dignity. Their life in the spreading working class districts is rapidly deteriorating. All these factors trigger the rebellion against the rich, which is brutally suppressed.
The actors` actions are powered by original music. The performance set is the film animation and it creates the background to each image, changing places and situations.


The split into the rich and the poor is supracultural and timeless phenomenon, only the set, the tools and forms of protest change. It usually isn`t only the demand for food or payment. More often it is the fight for the human dignity and the protest against being treated as unfavorable, second-rate beings. This performance is the homage for those who reacted to inequality, often lost their lives in fight for social justice and to whom we owe the contemporary European human rights.

 

Premiere: Łódź 6/12/2016

directed by Paweł Szkotak
cast: Marta Strzałko, Bartosz Borowski, Łukasz Kowalski, Jarosław Siejkowski, Tomasz Wrzalik
musicians: Andrzej Hejne, Marcin Witkowski
Visualisations: Mateusz Kokot
Light: Łukasz Jata

produkcja: Łódzkie Spotkania Teatralne

 

Press highlights:

Dziennik-Łódź
Teatr Biuro Podróży combines image, movement and sound in an incredibly energetic unity, attracting the spectator`s attention. It attacks with the emotions, however it isn`t hysterical, it doesn`t try to blackmail us. With only theatre means it builds stunning images such as the common meal, industrial machine or tram journey -they are sometimes funny, sometimes moving. It is a theatre full of significant content.

Kalejdoskop kulturalny
It is a picture of a city. The city that is a live organism, half wild animal, which when hungry becomes angry.

 

 

coproduced by: Lodzkie Spotkania Teatralne