Dot dash, dot dash
Directed by Paweł Paczesny
Dramaturgy: Tomasz Jękot
Musical score: Marek Lewoc, Paweł Lewoc, Olga Mysłowska, Daniel Pigoński
Stage design and costumes: Agata Andrusyszyn, Patryk Chwastek
Choreography: Katarzyna Sikora, Marta Ziółek
Assistant director: Magda Grąziowska
Dramaturgical cooperation: Maciej Podstawny
Video projections: Kuba Garścia
Camera operator: Tomasz Ziółkowski
Stage manager: Renata Głasek-Kęska
An interdisciplinary team of artists is working on a musical production heavily inspired by the concert film Stop making sense featuring live performances by Talking Heads. The film was directed by Jonathan Demme in 1984 and spans over three live shows which the band put on at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood, Los Angeles while they were touring to promote their new albumSpeaking in Tongues. For the originators of the project, a group called Po co komu KOLEKTYW (“who needs a COLLECTIVE”) completing the screenplay is a chance to follow in the footsteps of Talking Heads and head on a journey in search of honesty and a sense of community. Completing their project at the Theatre of Kielce, the group wants to convey the meaning through music and the performance that accompanies it.
The title of the production “.-.-“ refers to the simplest sequence of the International Morse Code, which has no meaning ascribed to it. Stop making sense. Be with me.
In the words of Jan Lauwers of Needcompany:
…my group fell apart. It is then that I realised I was only fulfilling my own ambitions. I wanted to be the best artist in the world. I came home to rest for a while and decided to give myself some time, to start all over again and to learn how to love people again. I understood that I do not want to be a guru. I just want to work with other people. I may sound a bit sentimental, but love is the most important thing.
(source: I WANT [NO] REALITY. Needcompany on Life and Art,a film by Ana Brzezińska)
We need rituals.
We need a sense of community.
We need each other.
duration: 80 minutes, no intervals
BIG BIRD: Bartłomiej Cabaj
DARLING: Magda Grąziowska
BLESSING: Marek Lewoc
THANKSGIVING: Paweł Lewoc
DEVIL: Olga Mysłowska
VAMPIRE: Daniel Pigoński
PREACHER: Paweł Paczesny
Echo Dnia: Are we on the road to nowhere?
Gazeta Wyborcza Kielce: Music and dance in line with the spirit of the 1980s.
Radio Kielce: Inspired by the Talking Heads
Radio eM: They relied on music
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