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 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
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.
By challenging what is irrefutable and distancing themselves from the national sanctities, artists ask uneasy questions and provoke. This is an extremely valuable opportunity, which only art can give today, so as not to remain an uncritical participant, but to boldly reflect, not to take on faith faith that, which gives us today the market of ideas. […] If we want to reach the real world, we should be ready for Plateau – this difficult confrontation.
Joanna Sarnecka, taniecpolska.pl portal
P L A T E A U
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
- Paul Bargetto, Marta Jagniewska-Bargetto
- assistant choreographer, production support
- Paweł Urbanowicz
- second cast
- Wiktoria Zawadzka, Omar Karabulut
- 100 min
- 23.03.2019, Rozbark Theatre, Bytom, Poland
- Anna Wróblowska (Rozbark), Maciej Kuźmiński
- Bytomski Teatr Tańca i Ruchu ROZBARK