INTRO by Dada von Bzdülöw Theatre
as a part of The Rehearsal for Truth theater festival
Sunday, October 1, 2017, 7:00 PM
Free and open to the public. Seats are limited, on first come, first served basis.
Reserve your seat online at eventbrite.
Bohemian National Hall
321 East 73rd Street, New York, NY
The production will be performed in Polish with English subtitles.
The Rehearsal for Truththeater festival, honoring Vaclav Havel, provides a platform for artists from the Central Europe to perform in New York City. The Rehearsal for Truth is organized by the Vaclav Havel Library Foundation and the Bohemian Benevolent & Literary Association, in partnership with Czech, Hungarian, Polish and Slovak cultural institutes and performing arts institutions to highlight Havel’s legacy as a playwright through live performances, panel discussions, exhibitions and an award ceremony.
“What matters is not whether a play is light-hearted or serious, butbe it comedic or otherwisewhether it speaks to people about their problems, how it speaks to them, what impact it has on them& We wish only to put on plays that meet certain standards of urgency, that are intellectually penetrating, complex, challenging, and powerful.” — Vaclav Havel,The Kind of Theater We Want to Do, from a letter to Alfred Radok, August 4, 1963
“INTRO” by Dada von Bzdülöw Theatre (Anno Domini 2015), draws inspiration, recognition and nervous melancholy from the undying spirit of the Dada movement, which – as his Apostles used to say – was, is and will be. In Intro, the Dada Theatre tackles the issue of refugees trying to integrate and find their own place within the society after arriving in Poland.
Directed by: Leszek Bzdyl & Katarzyna Chmielewska.
Choreographed and performed by: Katarzyna Chmielewska, Katarzyna Ustowska, Leszek Bzdyl, Piotr Stanek.
Music for this play was composed by a Polish group Nagrobki (Adam Witkowski, Maciek Salomon).
A Q&A session after the show will be moderated by Anna Galas-Kosil of the the Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute in Warsaw, and will be followed by a reception.
This performance of INTRO was made possible in part through a grant from the City of Gdansk, the Office of the Marshall of Pomorskie Voivodship, The Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute in Warsaw, and The Institute of Music and Dance.
Other performances at the festival include: Korespondence V+W / V+W: Letters (Czech Republic), Otthon / Home (Hungary), Navsteva Expertov / The Experts Visiting (Slovakia).