TADEUSZ KANTOR CENTENARY
The Centenary presents an outdoor photo exhibition of Tadeusz Kantor`s theatre works and screenings of 3 performances of Cricot2 Theatre.
03/26 Thursday 17:00
Photography kills people – exhibition of theatre photos by Romano Martinis. In 1969, Romano Martinis became the first stage photographer to document Tadeusz Kantor’s theatrical work. Their collaboration lasted for twenty years, until Kantor’s death. Due to their completeness and quality, Romano Martinis’ stage pictures represent an unique document for understanding Tadeusz Kantor’s leading role in the cultural life of the twentieth century.
The exhibition is open during the whole period of the festival.
TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY
Directed by: TV S. Zajączkowski, 1991
Screening of Tadeusz Kantor’s performance with English subtitles
1h 20 min
In his last production, Kantor attempts to alienate from subjectivity, however, it grows from his spirit and memory. He takes on the constant observer’s habit, which allows him to rewrite pictures, illusions. At the premiere his figure had a manifestation in an empty chair ̶ he passed away after the last rehearsals. The absence of his personal presence made this work extremely unsettling and powerful pageant.
Tadeusz Kantor (1915 Wielopole – 1990 Krakow)
One of the most significant art and theatre reformers in the last century. Passionate and willful director, actor, author, brilliant theoretician, anti-painter, artist, heretic happening-participant obsessed and vanguard artist. He stripped all the traditional theatricality, created a totally new theatrical world and named it dead theatre.