"Kordian" by Juliusz Słowacki,
Directed by Robert Traczyk
Set design by Marta Czujowska, Adrian Lewandowski Music by Miłosz Majchrzak, Krzysztof Paździora
Cast: Patrycja Bukowczan, Bartosz Jędraś, Michał Kurek, Miłosz Majchrzak
"Kordian" by Juliusz Słowacki is the story of a romantic act of a conspirator overpowered by the moral dilemma of crime in the name of the good of the fatherland. The figure of the individual as a liberator is present not only in romantic literature, but also in the great legends of, for example, Robin Hood or Janosik. These stories stir the imagination of millions of people around the world, because they respond to our need for a man-defender who, when necessary, will go as far as an act of terror removing responsibility from society.
In the play, the director wonders, what would the world look like in which Poland was under partition? Would we live radiant with the warmth of a nation that doesn't exist, and would poets create works where they describe what Poland would be like if it did? Would there be people romantically blowing themselves up in Deutsche Bahn train cars? Would independence activists issue 'No in my name', 'We don't support killing people' statements?"
The premiere was created as part of the "ZPTeatru Nowy" project aimed at young, debuting artists. Financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.
"This performance is an excellent dialectic of fear and hope, the work of desires against the walls of creation that have power over us. And no didactics."
~Konrad Sikora – https://barbarzyncawfotelu.wordpress.com/blog-2/