What’s Eating You?
Text: Dimen Abdulla
What’s Eating You?
Opening: 8.03. 2019.
The Republic, Plato’s most famous dialogue, is permeated by a deep distrust towards existing governance: Athens is suffering from a deep crisis, and the trust in democracy is flawed. Seven citizens with different heritage meet at a dinner to talk about their experiences of the state and try to characterize the just city-state and the just man.
Who is the state meant for? How should it look like?
Is democracy the proper form of governance? And what happens to the idea of a parliamentary system when private interests rule the state? This is a performance addressing the problem of utopia since utopian ideas inevitably only mirror a contemporary image of the future. Or more precise: the problem of imaging something else than the state from within the state.
It is a performance that poses a question of what kind of deimaging images we need being the ones who are trying to hold open the door and escape Plato’s Cave. The project gathers an international crew of artists from different theatrical backgrounds trying to open a dialogue about the contemporary European societies in relation to arts.
Opening: June 2019
The Performance “Once We Got Lost ” Awarded!
The performance “Once We Got Lost” by Lotte Faarup was awarded the Best Performance for Young Audience Award at the Zlata Paličica Festival in Ljubljana in October 2017.
The performance “Blood on the Cat’s Neck” Awarded
The performance “Blood on the Cat’s Neck” by Rainer Werner Fassbinder produced by Teatr Polsky in Bydgoszcz was awarded the main prize at the New Theatre Festival (Festiwal Nowego Teatru) in Rzezow, Poland. The jury awarded the performance “for searching the new ways of expression, intelligent interactivity and the power of team spirit accompanied by the capacity of building expressive artistic creation.”