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Linatendu

 

Performance by Anna Krotoska directed by Alexandra Kazazou

Performance as part of Solo Situations 4

Sun 6 March 2016, 18:00, 20:30

Mon 7 March 2016, 19:00

Wrocaw Contemporary Theatre, Small Stage, ul. Rzenicza 12

 

Admission: 15 PLN

Pass for 3 performances: 35 PLN

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Linatendu is a story about a critical point in life. About the calm before... About rebellion, absurd, sadness and everyday life after a loss. Is one as many as a million? Does a single death weigh as much as one multiplied on TV news? Is memory a blessing or a curse?

Performer: Anna Krotoska
Director: Alexandra Kazazou
Dramaturgy: Alexandra Kazazou, Anna Krotoska
Music: Nefeli Stamatogiannopoulou, Daniel Han
Set design, lights: Karol Jarek
Premiered: 26 February 2014
Running time: 50 minutes
Based on Fabric Melquiot’s L’inattendu in Wioletta Kaczmaryn’s translation and Anna Krotoska’s own writings.

Created during an artistic residency at the Grotowski Institute in Wrocaw




Anna Krotoska graduated from the Faculty of Historical and Pedagogical Sciences at the University of Wrocaw. As a teenager she attended workshops with Grzegorz Bral and Anna Zubrzycka. Then, for 12 years, she honed her acting craft at Song of the Goat Theatre, where she was in Song of the Goat: A Dithyramb, Chronicles: A Lamentation and Lacrimosa. Together with Song of the Goat she toured internationally, including Taiwan (the National Theatre in Taipei) and the US (New York’s La Mamma and UCLA festival). She performed twice at the Edinburgh Fringe, where, in 2004, the piece Chronicles: A Lamentation garnered the Scotsman Fringe First award, a Herald Angel, and the Best International Show award. For years, she has been sharing her experiences, teaching in Song of the Goat Theatre’s MA Acting programme delivered in collaborations with the Manchester Metropolitan University, and leading theatre workshops for adults and youth in Poland and abroad. Seeking new challenges, she trained as a family mediator. She is also a member of Mamatucada, a Brazilian-style percussion group, where she plays the surdo (bass drum).

Alexandra Kazazou was born in Wrocaw in Poland. She is half-Greek, half-Polish and studied acting at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She worked as an actor in the North National Theatre and co-founded Asypka, a theatrical group based in Athens. She first encountered physical theatre in a workshop with the Song of the Goat Theatre during her studies and in 2009 she went to Wrocaw to enter the MA in Acting course with the Song of the Goat Theatre in collaboration with Manchester Metropolitan University. Kazazou is currently a member of Studio Matejka, a resident company at the Grotowski Institute. In 2012 she prepared a solo piece, Charmolypi, directed by Matej Matejka, which she performed in Poland, Belgium, Russia, Greece, Turkey, the USA and Scotland. During her six-year spell in Poland, she has performer with Odra Ensemble, co-founded Jubilo and taught ancient Greek drama at the University of Wrocaw. Her main interest of research is the function of chorus in Greek tragedy and the connection with the daily chorus of life and ensemble work. A significant inspiration and life experience was her expedition to the Guantanamo Bay base in Cuba. She is a certified teacher of Ashtanga Yoga. In 2014 she directed Linatendu, which she presented at the Grotowski Institute as part of Solo Situations 2. She co-directed Borders with Theatre Under the Tree (Istanbul), and created the role of Miranda in Storm directed by Anna-Helena McLean, the leader of Moon Fool (UK). She was assistant director on Studio Matejka’s The Harmony of Contradictions: Poland. In January 2015 she played the title role in KassendER, directed by Io Voulgaraki, created at the Grotowski Institute as part of Solo Situations 3. She currently teaches acting workshops around the world.