Periodical event, organized at the initiative of Włodzimierz Staniewski and with the support of the Centre for Theatre Practices; carried out by the graduates and students of the Academy for Theatre Practices as a part of the Lublin’s International Theatre Festival “Confrontations”.
The aim of the festival is to promote young alternative theatres.
The performances are accompanied by concerts, workshops and lectures. The creators and theatrical critics, as well as lecturers from Polish and foreign universities meet with the rural community and with the young people arriving in large numbers.
I Off-Confrontations 1999
The 6th to 9th October
The program includes:
Theatre 36 zł (Łódź), with the show ZLEWNIA, inspired by the work of D. JuwaczowTheatre Strefa Ciszy (Poznań), JUDASZE, street performanceTheatre Biuro Usług Dramatycznych (Łódź), BRZASKTheatre Kreatury (Gorzów), ELŻBIETA BAMTheatre Terminus a Quo (Nowa Sól), NARZĘDZIA TORTUR, GO – street performanceTheatre Prób (Wągrowiec), MIĘSO SZALONYCH KRÓWTheatre Ja – sny (Lublin), LEGENDY DOMINIKAŃSKIE
Events: Theatre Session called The Dead theatre, theatre alive, Concert of Jan KIEL of Wągrowiec Concert of OYFN VEG UTY MOTZ and Christian Bredholta (Denmark), Concert DUVACKY Orkestar ZLATNI PRSTI – 12-member Gypsy Orchestra trumpeters from the Balkans,
Supervising: Agata Zyglewska
When off-Confrontations Festival was conducted one of the first online festival newspaper in Poland was published. Editors: Joanna Wichowska, Agata Zyglewska and Tomasz Kubicki, Grzegorz Podbiegłowski and the graduates of the I Academy for Theatre Practices GARDZIENICE.
II Off-Confrontations 2000
The 4th to 7th October
Theatre W KOSZYKU (Lviv, Ukraine), UKRADZIONE SZCZĘŚCIE; BIAŁE MOTYLE, PLECIONE ŁAŃCUCHYTheatre 36 ZŁ (Łódź), PRAWIEKThe Riverside Ensamble (New Mexico, USA), THE BEARDTheatre WICZY (Toruń), SEZON W PIEKLE; KRAKERSYTheatre KONSEKWENTNIE NIEKONSEKWENTNI (Warszawa), ZALICZENIE, LEKCJA
Dance workshops conducted by the Pueblo Indians of Taos, New Mexico (USA). Meeting The history of beliefs and religions The performance of the group Komuna Otwock (Warsaw), TRZEBA ZABIĆ PIERWSZEGO BOGAConcert of PAN PROFESKA (Warszawa)Concert of SKUBAŃCY (Lublin)
supervising: Agata Zyglewska
III Off- Confrontations 2001
24th -27th October
Theatre IVO PARTIZAN (Łódź), POPIOŁY Samuella Becketta Theatre MIĘDZYMIASTOWA (Kraków-Warszawa), O ESTOŃSKICH POŁAWIACZACH KARTOFLITheatre STAJNIA PEGAZA (Elbląg), PRZEMIANA (based on the stories of F. Kafki) Marcin Bortkiewicz from Theatre RONDO (Słupsk), SATANA (based on Doktora Faustusa by Tomasz Mann) Theatre BRAMA (Goleniowo), ZAPISKI OFICERA ARMII CZERWONEJ – monodrama based on themes of the text by Sergiusz Piasecki.Theatre PRAWD DZIWNYCH (Łęczna), WERONIKA – based on the book by P. Coehlo THE RIVERSE ENSAMBLE (New Mexico, USA), IN BETWEENGruvekompaniet (Dania-Norwegia), THE BIRDS – street performance
The koncert of KONTRABURGER (Warszawa), JUŻ LECĄ SMOKI I SAMOLOTYRecital Gabi Schrenk, songs of R. M. Rilkego The percussion koncert and jam session of PINOKIO (Kraków), The first demonstration of the performance SCENY Z UMARŁEJ KLASY directed by Krzysztof Miklaszewski, performed by students of the Academy for Theatre PracticesThe concert of the Ancient Orchestra
supervising: Dagmara Żabska