We present the program of the XIX. Edition of the PRO CONTRA 2021 festival.
Grand Prix„Gwiazdozbiór” – Aleksandra Grącka – Baczyńska & Bartłomiej Gąsior Artistic Director Award “Don Quixote” Ekaterinburg Puppet Theatre The Best ActressVanoosheh Vahedi “MEDEA (Madness Season) &Kamila Banasiak „Wanda Wasilewska” The Best ActorKonstantin Gayokho „The Seagull over the Cherry Orchard” &Bartłomiej Gąsior „Gwiazdozbiór” Thank you and see you next year!
In one of the collections of memories about Chekhov, I came across a story about how Anton Pavlovich while being treated in Yalta from phthisis, was bothered by male and female fans of “antonovka”. They annoyed him on the street with stupid conversations, asked for autographs, tore off buttons from clothes as a keepsake. And […]
From the story of the man who survived; “ -The neighbour killed 16 members of my family. I survived. I was wounded. The next day he came again, He got me in the hair, he took me to the back of the house and showed me, how did he beat the dead bodies of my […]
Five Asians, who could also be Turks, Romanians or Hungarians or any other poor humans of the world, work in a very crowded fast food, called The Golden Dragon. They are immigrants, they have no papers – neither identity cards, nor labour contracts. The small restaurant is located in the middle of the Chinese neighbourhood […]
Leaning on the bar of his friend Cisco Noguera, Josep Pascual has a few drinks every night. It’s been a while since the last customer left, and at that hour where the stillness reigns and the light is softer, Josep waits for his friend Cisco to finish picking up, turn off the lights and close […]
Death at Work is a stage performance mixing two distinct rituals: a funeral and a theatre piece. Its performers are individuals working with death, such as a gravedigger, a priest, a cantor and a funeral home worker. Instead of philosophical and religious speculations, the piece approaches death from the perspective of practicalities and routines. The […]
This puppet musical suite is inspired by the second volume of «Don Quixote». Separate scenes are held together by a refrain – a tauromachy scene, which becomes a metaphor for the imminence of doom, somehow instead of canonical windmills. Victor Plotnikov, once the scenographer / artist-designer of the famous «Snow Show» by Slava Polunin, does […]
“… And in the play, in my opinion, there must certainly be love” – either the statement or the question, the words the crafty author puts into the mouth of one of his most famous heroines. He is a hard worker, a doctor, a connoisseur of men and a humanist not in the figurative, but […]
The two heroes – HER and HIM – are a kind of a lens which focuses the phenomenon of unfulfillment, and various love stories comprise a story about our desires and dreams. The performance is an attempt to understand the phenomenon of love and desire. We try to answer one question: are unrequited loves the […]
Some say everything is better in Scandinavia. The food tasted better, boys are more handsome, a the Baltic Sea seems warmer. But to pass a judgement on that one needs to go to Scandinavia. Meanwhile on the other side of the Vistula river we witness the posthumous birth of a Polish Adonis. One day the […]