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A fusion of dance and theatre, an old buffalo in new ballet shoes, a wild boar with wings! It is the combined work of a (Polish) choreographer and a (emigrant) director – a high wire balancing act of collaboration, with death defying leaps, and (hopefully) laughter, and high entertainment!

But first, we have to warn you, it’s not all fun and games.

We live in very uncertain times, this plateau we find ourselves on today is made of quicksand and tombstones! Everything we once held dear and true (our moral compass, our solidarity) has been caught in the global trade winds and the all knowing (all seeing) eye of asocial media.

Our dear nation has nearly split in half with the strain, we are suspicious, we hang the dogs on everything and everyone, we dabble in conspiracies, we scan the horizon for a savior to show us the way out.

“A very intense, interesting and dense spectacle that goes far beyond the dance theater. Full of words and captivating dance scenes, referring accurately to the present day, very journalistic. And in a multidimensional way telling about Poland. It perfectly accommodated Polish phobias, ills, myths, touched taboos, reaching for unobvious means of expression”. – Monika Żmijewska, Gazeta Wyborcza

“Comic scenes and monologues that bring to mind the humor of Monty Python’s movies, amuse and worry at the same time. […] The scene maintained in the convention of improvised theater, in which the actors portray Polish dramas, is a masterpiece of the grotesque. […] The last stage of the performance, in which the actress with the Hussar wings – the personification of Poland – stands on the proscenium in the underwear alone and delivers a poor artist’s manifesto is a truly moving moment that touches something extremely real”. – Joanna Sarnecka, portal

“..a cosmopolitan bigos, deconstructing national symbols, mocking lofty values and great ideals, and at the same time spiced with British humor. […] The performes have no easy task, but they cope well with the demanding scenario – both dance and acting wise”. – Magdalena Mirkut-Majeranek, Theatre Daily

“Rozbark Theater may not blaze the way in contemporary dance, but in combination with the words – it makes an amazing impression”. – Jerzy Doroszkiewicz, Morning Courier


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choreography & musicMaciej Kuźmińskidirection & dramaturgyPaul Bargettoposter, set & costume designIlona Binarschcreation & performanceMonika Witkowska #Poland, Karolina Kardasz #Brand, Oscar Mafa #King, Wojciech Marek Kozak #Queen, Paweł Kozłowski #Cameleon, Alexey Torgunakov #BlackDogassistant choreographer, production supportPaweł Urbanowiczlighting designPaweł MurliktextsPaul Bargetto, Marta Jagniewska-BargettoproductionROZBARK Theater, Maciej Kuźmińskipremiere23.03.2019, ROZBARK Theatre, Bytom, Polandduration100 min.Share

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