A performance inspired by paintings by Witold Wojtkiewicz
and texts by Roman Jaworski
Dr K. Hommage a Franz Kafka
Performance inspired by life and work of Franz Kafka
TRIP TO THE MOON
Show devoted to Georges Méliés and all who visited the Moon and others - who wanted to do it: alchemists, astronomers, magicians and madmen
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The Reverend Canon, Benedykt Chmielowski (1700 - 1763) went blind. Like Borges, he went blind from books. Sitting in his mansion in the Firlejowski forest, he decided to put to paper all that others had written in their books, from the beginning of the world created by God. Naturally, there were practical reasons: so that a Polish nobleman, priest, or merchant would not have to dig through huge volumes, and purchase whole libralies. Having gathered all truth about the world, the Reverend Canon offers it encapsulated in four volumes. This is how theNowe Ateny - The New Athens(1745 - 1756) originated. Until our days the first Polish encyclopaedia has been considered an example of obscurantism. It is wholy unjustified.
The New Athenswas written in XVIIIth century. It's really rich
root of mediaeval imaginations: witches, fantasticals people and animals,
strange countries, hell and heaven, demons...
Ewa Romaniak, Mumerus, Piotr Rutkowski, Mariusz Szaforz, Robert Żurek
Scenario and directed byWiesław Hołdys
Stage - design and costumes byDorota Morawetz
Music byMaurycy J. Kin- Wednesday Radio
performance is sponsored by Municipality of Cracow and was produced in
cooperation with Theatre Groteska in Cracow.
The performance is sponsored by Municipality of Cracow
Text from THE CABARET OF CUTTINGS UNDER PATRONAGE OF UNCLE ALBERT:
A SHORT GUIDE TO COMPARATIVE RELIGIONS:
© 2008 mumerus