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Drama about the mysteries of the subconscious "Day of Wrath» (Dies Irae), Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards

November 8 2005

Theatre Project Bridge: Developing Theatre Arts "- a new research direction in the drama" Working Centre of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards, founded in May 1998. The first product created by the project "Bridge", was the play "There was one breath, staged Mario Byadzhini and Thomas Richards.

Drama disclose feelings and experiences of the heroine, whose left to live on earth only one day. This is a heavy psychological statement became the basis for further research that resulted in a new collective work - a kind of absurd spectacle «Dies irae (« Day of Wrath "): the incredible performance of internal theater."

Location - the human soul. "Day of Wrath" is made up of scraps of emotional ravings, dreams and battles place inside the hero. Actors performances remind the team of scientists researching the phenomena of borderline mentality, putting human experiments, which hangs in a deep state between life and death, between knowledge and ignorance. They eagerly sought the answer in his subconscious mind - the answer about the essence of human nature, and yearn for revelation.

"The magnificence of life always waiting for all of us in its entirety, but it is hidden from view, hiding in the depths, it is invisible, far off - the director says the play. - However, it is not hostile, it does not oppose us, to us it is not dull. It is necessary to call him, calling the right word, referring to his real name - and it will come. That is the essence of theater, which does not work, but inviting.

Do the actors play Dies irae («Day of Wrath") role is very unusual. Director of photography plays a major role - the role of man, the other heroes of drama - Soul Bird mockingbird soul, stern judge, impotent nostalgia, stubborn spirit, betrayed innocence, lost and unsatisfied desire questioned.

The performance put Mario Biagini and Thomas Richards. Lyrics taken from different sources are used direct quotations from the works of Kafka and TS Eliot. In the play more importance is attached to the action as to convince the director Jerzy Grotowski, "the flow of action - a river, while the text - only a boat that carries over."

Product «Dies irae» - a statement of the Italian theater "Fondazione Pontedera Teatro" and Austrian "Teater des Augenbliks» (Theater des Augenblicks). The premiere was held in April 2005 in Pontedera in the Italian Festival Fabbrika Europa. Then the performance was in Poland, Turkey and Greece.

Statement of the "Day of Wrath" will be going to Moscow Theatre "School of Dramatic Art" from November 23.

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