Avvakum

GARDZIENICE THEATRE ASSOCIATION

DIRECTION, TEXT ADAPTATION, DRAMATURGY OF MUSIC: Włodzimierz Staniewski
COSTUMES: Małgorzata Dżygadło by concept Włodzimierz Staniewski
PRESENT CAST: Jadwiga Rodowicz, Anna Zubrzycka, Mariusz Gołaj, Henryk Andruszko, Jan Tabaka, Tomasz Rodowicz.
QUESTS: Ulrich Hardt, Franz Hodl, Wolfgang Niklaus, Susanne Philhoffer.

„The experiences from the Expeditions in the eastern regions of Poland, and expecially the material concerning human behaviour and movement, the particularity of walking for a long time, the studies of the body gestures and the positioning of the figures in icons allowed a special form of training to be worked out – the basis The Life of Archpriest Avvakum (1983) – a pictorial analysis of “the soul of Europe” as Włodzimierz Staniewski called it. Work on the spine put together movements and gestures of the “collective body” of the actors. The recreated liturgical songs, sung with the whole body, imposed the construction of the whole in a greater degree than in Sorcery.” (www.gardzienice.org)