The most spectacular
Expedition in "Gardzienice" theatre' history;
to the lands of Abraham & Jesus:
Judea, Bethlehem, Ramallah, Nablus, Hebron, Birzeit, Jenin, Jericho, Kafr Ni'ma...
26 Feb. - 21 March 2018
"The Wedding" ( "Wesele" ) by Stanisław Wyspiański - according to W. Staniewski's programme announcement at the premiere - becomes a Performance on the Road.
During the 3 weeks of expedition, the "Gardzienice" artists worked with actors and musicians from all around Palestine.
Local rituals and customs related to wedding, are interwoven into the tissue of the Polish performance.
Texts - spoken in Arabic, English and Polish languages.
Music - Polish original compositions of Zygmunt Konieczny, the ancient music from the Mediterranean, and authentic Arabic motifs (both traditional and composed by regional musicians for the purpose of the expedition).
The final 4 open presentations took place in: Birzeit, Nablus, Jenin and Abu Dis.
"Gardzienice" Theatre came to Palestine invited by the NGO "Sharek Youth Forum", with financial support of the European Union.
Project leaders: Joanna Holcgreber, Mariusz Gołaj, Marcin Mrowca, Anna Dąbrowska, Paweł Kieszko, Tetiana Oreshko, Magdalena Pamuła, Dorota Kołodziej. Director's supervision: Włodzimierz Staniewski. Coordinator the from Palestinian side: Aleksandra Szypowska (graduate from the "Gardzienice" Academy for Theatre Practices).
Palestine Monitor: http://palestinemonitor.org/details.php?id=mwqc4ea17674y3tnstrp53