Wojtek Ziemilski: “A Show for Tourists”

Directed by: Wojtek Ziemilski
Cast: Maria Stokłosa, Damjana Černe, Primož Bezjak

Credits
Text and lighting design: Wojtek Ziemilski
Dramaturgy: Sodja Zupanc Lotker
Assistant director: Alicja Balcerak
Costume design: Slavica Janošević
Lighting design: Marijan Sajovic
Make-up artist: Nathalie Horvat
Translation (Polish, English): Aleksander Nowacki
Translation (Slovene): Barbara Skubic
Language consultant (Slovene): Mateja Dermelj
Language consultant (English): Aleksandra Žerjav
Surtitles: Tina Malič
Production management: Katarzyna Sztarbała
Stage manager: Liam Hlede
Production: Komuna// Warszawa and Slovensko mladinsko gledališče

The project is organised in co-operation with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute as part of POLSKA 100, the international cultural programme accompanying the centenary of Poland regaining independence.
Financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland as part of the multi-annual programme NIEPODLEGŁA 2017–2021.
Based on an original choreography by Maria Stokłosa, made anew every time, this show tries the impossible – to guide the audience through everything that the movements of the body consist of – the person, the biography, the philosophy, the history. The unknown will become familiar, dance will be spoken, traditions unbroken.
Her dance is like candy. It’s like when you go to your grandma’s and she has candy. And you take the candy and it’s sweet. And you don’t want to talk about it. You don’t want to know the ingredients of the candy or if it’s cancerous. She says: “I have candy, would you like some?” And you say “Yes!” And you eat it. And it’s sweet. Your whole body shakes from the sugar. You’re living a tiny dream. A tiny piece of gorgeousness in real time. And that is your fullest experience.
A dance and theatre project is based on a personal story in the context of great political and systemic changes. It is devised in collaboration with the KOMUNA// WARSZAWA collective, as a part of the project Before the War / War / After the War.


Project co-financed from the funds of the Municipal Office of the Capital City of Warsaw.