PLATEAU

ROZBARK THEATRE | KUŹMIŃSKI / BARGETTO

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

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, taniecpolska.pl 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

PLATEAU - ARTISTIC TEAM

photo Aleksander Joachimiak
photo Aleksander Joachimiak

Ilona Binarsch
set design, costume, graphics

photo Aleksander Joachimiak
photo Aleksander Joachimiak

Paweł Murlik
lighting design

photo Aleksander Joachimiak
photo Aleksander Joachimiak

Paul Bargetto
dramaturgy, direction, texts

foto Aleksander Joachimiak

Paweł Urbanowicz
assistant choreographer
assistant producer

Marta-Jagniewska-Bargetto

Marta Jagniewska-Bargetto
writer

PERFORMANCE & CREATION
photo Aleksander Joachimiak
photo Aleksander Joachimiak
Wojciech-Marek-Kozak

Wojciech Marek Kozak
#Queen

Alexey-Torgunakov

Alexey Torgunakov
#BlackDog

Karolina-Kardasz

Karolina Kardasz
#Brand

Oscar-Mafa

Oscar Mafa
#King

Paweł-Kozłowski

Paweł Kozłowski
#Chameleon

Wiktoria-Zawadzka

Wiktoria Zawadzka
second cast

Omar-Karabulut

Omar Karabulut
second cast

PLATEAU
ROZBARK THEATRE | KUŹMIŃSKI / BARGETTO

creation & performance
Monika Witkowska #Poland, Karolina Kardasz #Brand, Oscar Mafa #King, Wojciech Marek Kozak #Queen, Paweł Kozłowski #Cameleon, Alexey Torgunakov #BlackDog

choroegraphy and music
Maciej Kuźmiński

direction and dramaturgy
Paul Bargetto

scenography, costume, poster
Ilona Binarsch

lighting design
Paweł Murlik

texts
Paul Bargetto, Marta Jagniewska-Bargetto

assistant choreographer, production support
Paweł Urbanowicz

second cast
Wiktoria Zawadzka, Omar Karabulut

duration
100 min

premiere
23.03.2019, Rozbark Theatre, Bytom, Poland

production
Anna Wróblowska (Rozbark), Maciej Kuźmiński

Producer
Bytomski Teatr Tańca i Ruchu ROZBARK

wideo
Paweł Gawlock Szymkowiak

photo
Aleksander Joachimiak

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Memoryhouse

Austria, Linz Landestheater
Schauspielhaus
21 Feb 2024 | 7:30 PM

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Memoryhouse

Austria, Linz Landestheater
Schauspielhaus
25 Feb 2024 | 5:00 PM

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Requiem | Talent on the Move tour

Netherlands, Kampen
Stadshoorzaal Kampen
29 Feb 2024 | 8:15 PM

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Requiem | Talent on the Move tour

Netherlands, Etten-leur
De Nobelaer
01 Mar 2024 | 8:15 PM

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Requiem | Talent on the Move tour

Netherlands, Ede
Cultura
08 Mar 2024 | 8:15 PM

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Memoryhouse

Austria, Linz Landestheater
Schauspielhaus
09 Mar 2024 | 7:30 PM

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Resistance Movement | Danza Metropolitana Festival

Spain, Barcelona-Cornellià City
Danza Metropolitana Festival
10 March 2024

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Requiem | Talent on the Move tour

Netherlands, Enschede
Vrijhof Cultural Center
13 March 2024 | 7:30 PM

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Requiem | Talent on the Move tour

Netherlands, Papendrecht
Theater de Willem
14 March 2024 | 8:15 PM

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Requiem | Talent on the Move tour

Netherlands, Vlaardingen
Stadshoorzaal Vlaardingen
21 March 2024 | 7:30 PM

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Requiem | Talent on the Move tour

Netherlands, Nijverdal
ZINiN
22 March 2024 | 7:30 PM

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Memoryhouse

Austria, Linz Landestheater
Schauspielhaus
23 Mar 2024 | 5:00 PM

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Dwa / Zwei – Premiere

Germany, Osnabrück
Theater Osnabrück, main stage
30 March 2024 | 7:30 PM

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Requiem | Talent on the Move tour

Netherlands, Hardenberg
Theater de Voorveghter
04 April 2024 | 8:15 PM

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Requiem | Talent on the Move tour

Netherlands, Weert
Munttheater
05 April 2024 | 8:15 PM

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