TEATR PIEŚŃ KOZŁA (SONG OF THE GOAT THEATRE), CASSANDRA’S REPORT, directed by Grzegorz Bral
Sunday, 19th May, 19.00 Teatr Wybrzeże, Scena Kameralna, Sopot
Song of the Goat Theatre has created a unique form of a concert which explores the ritual roots of theatre, where musicality is one of the factors that constitute theatricality. The mythological reality speaks to us with a polyphony of sounds.
The title Casandra’s Report is a symbolic reference to the stories of women who, through their sensitivity and ability to analyse, reach a more comprehensive idea of humanity. They cannot be heard in oppressive reality. The mythical characters’ behaviour is incomprehensible to society. The solitary female spirituality guards remain isolated in their suffering.
Literature gives us examples of women, however life teaches us that men may find themselves in similar situations as well. Song of the Goat Theatre turns musicality into a protagonist and makes the problem universal this way. Over ten polyphonic songs sang by eight singers accompanied by cello create perfect energy. The composition is accompanied by European existential thought and mythology.
Director – Grzegorz Bral
Music – Maciej Rychły
Dramaturgy – Alicja Bral
Arrangements – Maciej Rychły, Przemysław Michalak
Costumes – Alicja Gruca
Sound – Waldemar Trzaska
Cello – Malwina Maławy
Actors: Volodymyr Andrushchak, Mikołaj Bońkowski, Paweł Frasz, Piotr Gałek, Anna Grycan, Aleksandra Michniewicz, Urszula Milewska, Natalia Voskoboynikov, Łukasz Wójcik
* The tickets are available to purchase in the event’s venue.
ISLAND – A HAPPENING: Martin Blaszk
Friday, 17th May, 13.00, Molo in Sopot
Island – a happening
An island can be a haven or a place of isolation. It can be a magical place, a destination of choice and somewhere to experience adventures. It can also be a place of dread, a nightmare of forced isolation and a prison from which you cannot escape. In the middle of Sopot pier, through the use of words, images, sounds and objects, diverse themes are brought together in an attempt to explore the concept of island. The happening is the result of cooperation between Martin Blaszk and second year students studying Management of Artistic Institutions at the University of Gdańsk.
JULIAN WOLFREYS, SONGS FROM A SMALL ISLAND – concert
Wednesday, 15th May 2019, 19.30, Dworek Sierakowskich, Sopot
Julian Wolfreys is the author and editor of numerous books on nineteenth-, twentieth-, and twenty-first century literature and literary theory. In addition, he is also a musician, novelist and poet. He is at present working on a book on the poetics of the fragment in Jacques Derrida and Virginia Woolf, and has just released an album of ambient guitar, titled The Hundreds.
Threetween: Film and Performance Experiments – Beckett Laboratory Work, 2016-18, and The World Premiere of “Beckett on the Baltic”.
A meeting with professor S.E. Gontarski
Friday, 17th May 2019, 18.00, Teatr BOTO, Sopot
Beckett on the Baltic: Love’s Labor’s Lost,
conceived, selected and arranged by
Directed by S.E. Gontarski
Starring: Jon McKenna
Artur Karwat, Szymon Uliasz
Sound by Magdalena Gubała
Edited by Szymon Uliasz
Laboratory Work at the Between.Pomiędzy Festival (May 2018)Laboratory organizers:
Tomasz Wiśniewski, Katarzyna Kręglewska
S.E. Gontarski is Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of English at Florida State University, where he edited the Journal of Beckett Studies from 1989-2008. His recent books are: (with C. J. Ackerley) The Faber Companion to Samuel Beckett: A Reader’s Guide to His Works, Life, and Thought (2006) and (ed. with Anthony Uhlmann) Beckett after Beckett (2006). More recently, he has edited (with Paul Ardoin and Laci Mattison) Understanding Bergson, Understanding Modernism (Bloomsbury, 2013), which book has launched and served as a model for his book series with Bloomsbury called ‘Understanding Philosophy/Understanding Modernism’); his Understanding Deleuze, Understanding Modernism (also co-edited with Paul Ardoin and Laci Mattison) appeared as part of that series in 2014.
His critical, bilingual edition of Tennessee Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire was published as Un tram che si chiama desiderio / A Streetcar Named Desire in the series Canone teatrale europeo/Canon of European Drama from Editioni ETS in Pisa, 2012, for which series he is currently completing (with Laura Peja) a bilingual, critical edition of Endgame; a second edition of his On Beckett: Essays and Criticism has been published by Anthem Press in 2013.
He has also edited The Beckett Critical Reader: Archives, Theories, and Translations (2012) and The Edinburgh Companion to Samuel Beckett and the Arts (2014), both from Edinburgh University Press; his monograph, Creative Involution: Bergson Beckett, Deleuze has appeared in 2015 to launch his book series “Other Becketts” with Edinburgh University Press, from which his Beckett Matters: Essays on Beckett’s Late Modernism appeared in fall 2016.
His Przedstawienie Becketta: Eseje o Becketcie (Wybór i opracowanie naukowe Tomasz Wiśniewski i Miłosz Wojtyna) appeared from the University of Gdańsk and Maski Press in 2016.
His most recent books are: Beckett’s “Happy Day”: A Manuscript Study, appeared from Ohio State University Press in 2017 and his Revisioning Beckett: Samuel Beckett’s Decadent Turn appeared from Bloomsbury Academic in 2018.
* Admission free.
EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS BY JÓZEF CZERNIAWSKI
Opening: Friday, 26th April 2019, 19.00, Teatr BOTO, Sopot
Józef Czerniawski – born in 1954 in Mysliborz, he studied on The Painting Department in the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk. He made the diploma in 1977 in the prof. Kazimierz Śramkiewicz’s studio. Currently he is working as a fellow at the founder and the president of Pomeranian Association for Integration of Arts and Culture “One World” in Sopot. He has participated in several dozen group exhibitions and carried out many solo exhibitions. His paintings may be found in many public collections in Poland, as well as in the private ones both nationwide and abroad. Józef Czerniawski lives and works in Sopot.
“There are endless ways, in which a landscape can be seen and painted. Józef Czerniawski has found his own, unique transcript of the landscape reality, oscillating between the recreation and creation of it anew” (Bogusław Deptuła).
“Between fastening striped ready-made textiles and rigorous stripy landscapes, a remarkable qualitative jump was achieved, changing the painterly status of these works. It is as to come from a toy, fribble, practice, to a serious, comprehensive, conceptual and painterly design. Somewhere here, probably somewhat involuntarily this qualitative transformation, transiting to a painterly design in its earnest, took place. It is for this significance and solemnity that Józef Czerniawski had been recognized at the I Triennale of Pomeranian Art in 2013, where he won in the painting category, and received the Grand Prix from the Marshal of Pomeraniam Voivodeship” (Bogusław Deptuła).
Exhibition closing – 19 May 2019, 21.00, Teatr BOTO, Sopot
QUANTUM PHYSICS AT THE FESTIVAL – a Meeting with prof. Marek Żukowski
Sunday, 19th May 2019, 16.00, Teatr BOTO, Sopot
(Prof.) Marek Żukowski, director of International Centre for Theory of Quantum Technologies (Univ. of Gdansk, Foundation for Polish Science), editor at Physical Review A (Am. Phys. Soc.) 160 papers, including 27 in Physical Review Letters and two in Nature. 6500 citations.
FNP Prize for research on multiphoton entangled states, which led to formulation of information causality principle (2013); Polish Academy of Science Marie Curie Prize in physics (2013). Visiting prof.: Innsbruck, Vienna, U. Tsinghua, USTC. Famous collaborators: Anton Zeilinger, Harald Weinfurter, Jian-Wei Pan. Papers on methods for observation of multiphoton interference (Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen correlations), and interpretation and structure of quantum theory. Hobbies: running (up to 42.2 km), windsurfing, other sciences, World economy, history, philosophy. Loves jazz, audiophile. Euro-enthusiast. Mom, Halszka Cebertowicz, fine artist, Dad, Jerzy, sea captain (both in resistance in WWII). Wife Malgorzata, speech-therapist (Schools No. 6, Gdynia); daughter Monika, PhD student U. Warsaw (psychology).