In late October and early November 2019, Teatr Powszechny will host the Atlas
of Transitions Festival. The program of the festival comprises a variety of theatrical performances, workshops, lectures, and meetings with curators from a number of partner European theatres.
The guiding idea of the festival, and of the productions presented within it, concerns the development of a social reserve of knowledge and an awareness regarding migration as well as advocacy for intercultural dialogue and a tighter collaboration among European cultural institutions.
The following performances will be presented at Teatr Powszechny:
Lawrence of Arabia dir. Weronika Szczawińska (24.10 with subtitles in Ukrainian and 26.10 with English subtitles)
Damascus 2045 dir. Omar Abusaada (27.10 with subtitles in Ukrainian and 29.10 with English subtitles)
Turn on the boiler, so at least warm water waits for me dir. Alicja Borkowska (30.10 and 31.10)
Hierarchy of needs dir. Mattias Andersson (03.11) – a guest performance by the Swedish Backa Teater from Göteborg, at the invitation of Teatr Powszechny, presented at Teatr Nowy in Warsaw (ul. Madalińskiego 10/16).
Moreover, on 5 November on Teatr Powszechny’s Scena Mała stage, two episodes of the documentary film series Saga (Walking and Waiting) by the collective ZimmerFrei will be screened. Founded in 2000 in Bologna by Anna de Manincor, Massimo Carozzi and Anna Rispoli, the collective mixes languages and art forms in its works – from documentaries to video art – to present sound installations, photo sessions, performances, workshops and public art.
The festival is organized as part of the international project Atlas of Transitions. The project relies on a long-term collaboration between European cultural and educational institutions (2017–2020). It employs innovative methods at the intersection of artistic, social and research activities.