This is a musical

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  • 30 September 2015 7.00 PM duration: 40 min. Teatr Powszechny - Mała scena
  • 01 October 2015 7.00 PM duration: 40 min. Teatr Powszechny - Mała scena

This-is-a-musical-Fot-P-Planik
fot. P.Płanik

choreography and performance: Karol Tymiński
lighting director: Jan Cybis
production: Fundacja Ciało/Umysł
co-production: Instytut Sztuk Performatywnych, Open Latitudes, supported by European Union Culture Programme
partner: Centrum w Ruchu
presentation at the C/U Festival: Performing Europe, supported by European Union Culture Programme

This is a musical is a performance exploring the sound-creating potential of a human body. The performer, while seeking the mechanisms of motion that would result in generating sound to create a composition, gets in-depth insight into his own physicality. The body is partitioned in this artistic experiment; it is presented as a set of mechanisms, physical tissues. The human and living matter he is made of are becoming an instrument, an object. The body becomes the main theme of the performance, the mechanism delivering language used to describe its essence. It is experienced and experiences in parallel, becoming a receptor of itself. The need for a full experience, where sheer interaction with a physical tissue is not enough, pushes the performer to the extreme. Balancing between roughness and tenderness he blurs the boundaries between the two.