nino" is absolutely the newest large scale outdoor production of Teatr Cogitatur,
directed by Marcin Herich, presented only once till now, prepared for playing
in tour since season 2004. It's kind of continuation of successful performance
"Femina" from the idea and aesthetic point of view but completely autonomous.
The show is realised with method of emotional composition. It is the story of
hard love in time of anxiety. The performance is a tragic parable about unsuccessful
maternity. This story is situated in post-industrial reality, in the world in
shadow of disasters of XXth century, in the contemporary world of plagues and
cataclysm, suffering from AIDS, SARS and tragedy of September 11, 2001 with all
its consequences.Big moving constructions are used in the performance, naked bodies,
stilts, smoke, water and open fire. No words.
& direction: Marcin Herich
Actors: Katarzyna Pryc, Monika Wachowicz,
Marta Waszkielewicz, Maciej Dziaczko, Marcin Kuszej, Marek Radwan, Bogdan Smiganowski,
Stage scenery: Marcin Herich
Costumes made by Jolanta Wozimko
Fragments of the works by Kronos Quartet, Soma and G. Allegri, R. Carlos, P. Glass,
Sound design: Miroslaw Matyasik
Cogitatur :: Teatr Cogitatur has been
working in Katowice in Poland since 1981. It is truly independent, experimental,
physical and visual theatre, which has staged more than a dozen premieres, for
example "Mein Herz ist schwer" (1990), "Cabaret Neopathetique"
(1993), "Journey of the Magi" (1994, an outdoor action prepared together
with Teatr Biuro Podrózy), "Il fondo d'oro" (1994), "Passion"
(1996, an outdoor action), "Four Dreams of Hölderlin" (1997), "Tribute
to Expressionists" (1999), "Femina" (1999, outdoor performance),
"Aztec Hotel" (2003), "Gotham Prj." (2003, an outdoor performance
prepared together with Polish Dance Theatre), "Extracts" (2003, special
outdoor project), "Extracts II" (2003, special outdoor project), "El
nino" (2003, outdoor performance). It has presented shows all over Poland
and abroad (Bylorussia, Brasil, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary,
Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden and USA). The venue
of Teatr Cogitatur is one of the most important independent places of contemporary
theatre art in Poland. Teatr Cogitatur is also organiser and producer of the International
Theatre Festival A Part, which takes place in Katowice every year (ten editions).