Marta Górnicka: Requiemaszyna

Marta Górnicka: Requiemaszyna

© Marta Ankiersztejn

Theatre

Marta Górnicka

Marta Górnicka & Chór Kobiet, Warsaw
“Requiemaszyna”
Based on texts by Władysław Broniewski
Theatre

  • Length 45 min
  • In Polish with German surtitles

Past Dates

What is missing from protest movements in public squares all over the world is a contemporary soundtrack. In her third chorus production, the first to feature men and women on stage together, Polish director Marta Górnicka provides just that. The starting point for this “requiem machine“, constructed by Marta Górnicka out of language, music and choreography, were Polish poet Władysław Broniewski’s poems. Written almost a hundred years ago during the great economic depression, they appear surprisingly up to date. The rhythm of the recitation is contagious; the collective body of the chorus gives us courage. Górnicka achieves a paradoxical effect: The production deals with the redundancy of human beings in a world increasingly driven by machines, and yet it shows the liberated energy of outraged women and men, whose strength develops its own mechanics, opposing the ruling system.

With Antoni Beksiak, Justyna Chaberek, Bartosz Dermont, Maciej Dużyński, Michał Głowacki, Paweł Góralski, Bartosz Grędysa, Anna Jagłowska, Katarzyna Jaźnicka, Borys Jaźnicki, Ewa Konstanciak, Adam Konowalski, Wiesław Kowalski, Grzegorz Kuraszkiewicz, Piotr Antoni Kurjata, Janusz Leśniewski, Maciej Łagodziński, Kamila Michalska, Grzegorz Milczarczyk, Magda Roma Przybylska, Anna Rączkowska, Dominika Stefańska, Kaja Stępkowska, Dawid Wawryka, Anna Wodzyńska, Łukasz Wójcicki, Marcin Zarzeczny

Conceived by, libretto, directed by Marta Górnicka
Score IEN
Choreography Anna Godowska
Dramaturgy Agata Adamiecka
Stage Robert Rumas
Costumes Arek Ślesiński

Production: Instytut Teatralny im. Zbigniewa Raszewskiego
Co-production: La Filature – Scène Nationale / Théâtre National de Strasbourg / Le Maillon – Théâtre de Strasbourg / Ringlokschuppen Mülheim an der Ruhr
With thanks to Mary Pijanowski-Broniewska and Eva Zawistowska for the permission to use the texts by Władysław Broniewski.

Funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation

With support of: Polish Institute