In the slang of allotment owners „going to RODOS” refers to affordable relaxation amid the nature. RODOS (Fenced-In Family Allotment Gardens, also a Polish homonym for Rhodes) is linked to rest and relaxation. But it is also a space full of mysteries and secrets, a place of separation, where something “untoward” can more easily be hidden. The RODOS project is not just a tourist exploration but also a cruising in the allotment underworld.
In RODOS, love songs and verses of woe will mix with skirmishing and flirting. In the evening, when the labyrinth of allotment gardens is shrouded in smoke from grilled meat, when wild strawberries and cherries take a breather from the relentless sun and dew weighs down on the blades of grass, we will get to know the heroes of the allotment gardens, their lovers and comics, their fables and true stories. When bottles of moonshine dry up and the black pudding lulls to sleep – RODOS will reveal a different, less expected face; just outside the city centre, amid residential towers and supermarkets, a séance will unfold, mixing farce and comedy with the purest tragedy. Suburban shepherdesses and rascals, highwaymen and exemplary housewives will dance together, scaling rows of carrots and bushes of berries, out to face adventure only possible at RODOS.
concept, choreography: Wojciech Grudziński
performance: Aleksandra Bożek-Muszyńska, Wojciech Grudziński, Oskar Malinowski
dramaturgy: Joanna Ostrowska, Paweł Soszyński
music: Wojtek Blecharz
set, visualisation: Rafał Dominik
lights: Aleksandr Prowaliński
costumes: Natalia Mleczak
video: Bartek Zalewski
Project co-financed from the funds of the Municipal Office of the Capital City of Warsaw.