WARSZAWA – MUNICH

FESTIVAL / FEBRUARY 14 TO 17, 2019

From 14-17 February, the Münchner Kammerspiele will present outstanding productions by the next generation of Polish directors. The focus is on plays that turn away from dominant Polish theatre traditions and generate their own new stories and ways of working. Four plays will be shown, all of which are formally very different, but which have one thing in common: the breakdown and reinterpretation of traditional genre boundaries and the desire to engage with the power and impact of theatre. Collective theatre-making is essentially social in nature and therefore a space that facilitates – or even requires – the invention of new models of social interaction. That is why the audience plays an important role, as does the longing for a joint reinvention of the future. Current instances of political crisis are also reflected in present-day theatre: familiar narratives and attributions are being interrupted and new forms of theatre are emerging. The festival will be accompanied by discussions and lectures that deal with the collapse of democracy, the strengthening of right-wing populism throughout Europe and feminism as an international counter-movement.
Experts from the fields of philosophy, sociology, art, and political science will examine pressing questions that concern not only Polish society but the whole of Europe. As part of the festival, we will also be showing a special edition of the ensemble’s karaoke format “Wuss”.

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Events in the context of the festival

14. Feb 19, 19:30 to 20:30 Hrs
Kammer 2

FANTASIA

DIRECTOR: ANNA KARASINSKA / IN POLISH AND ENGLISH WITH GERMAN SURTITLES

14. Feb 19, 18:00 Hrs
Dachkammer

WHAT FUTURE FOR DEMOCRACY?

WITH: KAROLINA WIGURA (SOCIOLOGIST, PHILOSOPHER, JOURNALIST), MARTA KEIL (CURATOR) MOD.: JOANNA BRONOWICKA (CO-FOUNDER OF POLAND'S MOST PROGRESSIVE PARTY “RAZEM”) / IN ENGLISH, FREE ENTRY

15. Feb 19, 21:00 to 22:00 Hrs
Kammer 2

FANTASIA

DIRECTOR: ANNA KARASINSKA / IN POLISH AND ENGLISH WITH GERMAN SURTITLES

15. Feb 19, 22:30 Hrs
Kammer 3

ARTIST TALK

WITH CEZARY TOMASZEWKSI, ANNA KARASINSKA, MODERATION: AGATA KOLACZ / IN ENGLISH, FREE ENTRY

15. Feb 19, 18:00 to 19:00 Hrs
Dachkammer

NEW EXPERIMENTS IN POLISH THEATRE

BY TOMASZ PLATA (THEATRE EXPERT, CURATOR, HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT FOR THEATRE STUDIES AT THE THEATRE ACADEMY WARSAW) / IN ENGLISH, FREE ENTRY

16. Feb 19, 18:00 to 19:00 Hrs
Kammer 2

HOW TO DEAL WITH POPULISM

WITH KLAUDIA HANISCH (POLITICAL SCIENTIST AT THE GÖTTINGER INSTITUT FÜR DEMOKRATIEFORSCHUNG) MOD.: ASTRID SÉVILLE (AKADEMISCHE RÄTIN FOR POLITICAL THEORY) / IN GERMAN, FREE ENTRY

16. Feb 19, 19:30 to 20:30 Hrs
Dachkammer

NEW EXPERIMENTS IN POLISH THEATRE

BY TOMASZ PLATA (THEATRE EXPERT, CURATOR, HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT FOR THEATRE STUDIES AT THE THEATRE ACADEMY WARSAW) / IN ENGLISH, FREE ENTRY

17. Feb 19, 19:30 to 20:30 Hrs
Kammer 2

JEDEM DAS SEINE

EIN MANIFEST / BY MARTA GÓRNICKA / With new texts by katja brunner

Funded by the

Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung

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