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How does memory work, what do we remember, what do we forget? How to recreate familiar places, people, emotions from scraps of memories and recollections? The stimulus behind the creation of the show were last year’s events related to the arrival of refugees to Europe and to the reactions of our society to this phenomenon. How did it happen that we had forgotten that we ourselves were once refugees, that had to flee from war or persecution? The inspiration for the work of the multigenerational group from Strefa WolnoSłowa, where the refugees, the migrants and the Poles met, was the book I remember by Georges Perec, a fragmentary tale about Paris, recalling memories, small events of everyday life, places and stories we cannot find in history books, but ones which significantly formed the fabric of everyday life.
From the stories of the participants of Strefa WolnoSłowa’s workshops emerges a multitude of images describing the history of the post-war era from the perspective of people of Polish origin and of those who have come to Poland in search of a better life, love, escape from persecution.
Small stories are interwoven with the events of the big history, and the viewer is invited to put this scatterred puzzle into theirown atlas, where they can decide which of the events and images are the most important in the description of today’s world.
Starring: Teresa Ferraris, Viera Hres, Anton Snotau, Veronika Los, Jolanta Pacewicz, Barbara Bernard, Alejandra Castelblanco, Krystyna Gielecińska, Aliaksandra Shapialevich, Izabella Pietura, Kamilla Tantasheva, Barbara Herman, Alma Sarahi, Tashi Woetsang, Fenglan Xu , Darinka Nedeljkovic, Yona Aloewie, Diah Anggraini Martin, Małgorzata Zagajewska, Elżbieta Mazur, Justyna Laskowska-Otwinowska, Magdalena Andrzejewska, Abdellah Yamani, Yu Koyanagi, Vita Shkaraban, Olivia Klochko, Mamadou Ba, Andrzej Krzymowski, Magdalena Derrien, MartaSzepietowska, Bartłomiej Smoleński, SzymonBarzyc, Thomas Hildenbrand, Magdalena Zawadzka, Karolina Soja, Iryna Kovalchuk, Maria Roguska, Monika Śliwińska, Bogdan Melniczuk, Tatiana Roslyak
Director: Alicja Borkowska
Artistic supervision: Paweł Łysak
Texts: Tomasz Gromadka, Katarzyna Mazur, Artur Pałyga, Przemysław Pilarski
Music: Ray Dickaty
Choreography: Aleksandra Bożek-Muszyńska, Katarzyna Stefan
Visualizations: Maria Porzyc
Production: Weronika Chinowska, Magdalena Duszyńska-Łysak
Organizer: Fundacja Strefa WolnoSłowa
Partners: Teatr Powszechny im. Zygmunta Hübnera, Miasto Szczęśliwe, Stół Powszechny, Cantieri Meticci, CK Points, kunstZ, Instytut Badań Literackich/ Magazyn Widok, Universita di Bologna, ARCI, Muzuem Sztuki Nowoczesnej, Ludoteka Roszada
Media partners: Dwójka Polskie Radio, TVP 3 Warszawa, Gazeta Wyborcza, Co jest grane 24, Wyborcza.pl, metrocafe.pl, Activist, Kontynent Warszawa
Project is financial supported by European Commision – Program Europe for Citizens and co-financed by Evens Foundation
This project has been funded with support of the European Commission. This communication reflects only the views of the author, and the Commission can not be held responsible for its content merits.