Thursday, February 23, 2017
We have the pleasure in inviting you to Materia Prima. 4th International Festival of the Form Theatre which is unique on a European scale. We are going to present most outstanding performances of the form theatre from all over the world – from France, the Netherlands, Canada, Germany, Lithuania, Italy, Vietnam, Switzerland and USA.
We have invited award-winning productions that are shown at prestigious international festivals and appreciated by the public all over the world. We are going to present innovative and surprising performances which combine theatre with nouveau cirque with dance theatre, where dance alternates with multimedia, and with puppet, mask, and shadow theatres. Materia Prima is a festival of Polish premieres and of artists who have been discovered for Polish adult audiences.
You are going to watch ten unique and most diverse shows. Daniel Finzi Pasca, a visionary of the modern theatre, author, director, and producer from Switzerland, who is the author of the famous Cirque du Soleil success, is going to be the star of the Festival. The artist is going to visit Poland for the first time, to present “La Verità” – a dazzling surrealist performance performed by 12 Artist Acrobats.
Known for its daring experiments Compagnie Marie Chouinard from Canada is going to show the legendary “bODY_rEMIX/gOLDBERG _vARIATIONS” which is going to change your thinking about the arts of ballet and dance. While watching “Horror” by Jakop Ahlbom from the Netherlands, you will not only experience a masterly performed horror in the theatre but you will also find it hard to remain seated.
You are going to be stunned by the superhuman acrobatics by NoGravity Dance Company from Italy in their most recent “Aria” premiere. The dancers are going to deny all the principles of gravity. During the “Pixel” show by CCN Créteil & Val-de-Marne / Compagnie Kӓfig from France you are going to be immersed in virtual space created by the interaction between art, hip-hop and multimedia. Unique forms of puppet, object and mask theatres for adult audiences will be shown by TAMTAM objektentheater from the Netherlands, Numen Company from Germany, and by Vilniaus Teatras Lėlė from Lithuania.
There will also be a touch of Orient. Artists from Iran and USA – Fictionville Studio & Banu Productions – are going to play “Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic” – a 10th century story translated into the language of shadow and mask theatre, as well as movie. The show has been recommended by the famous filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola. Thang Long Puppetry Theatre from Vietnam is going to perform in a pool of water to give you a show of Vietnamese water puppets, a traditional form that dates back to the 11th century.
Materia Prima is a festival that confronts the common trends in art. Instead of ugliness or discussion about the widespread crisis of culture fed by the crisis of civilization, we encourage presentations that systematise the world. You are therefore going to indulge in a generous portion of beauty, emotion and delight. Come and share in these unforgettable moments.
ALWAYS IN GOOD FORM!