Byl sobie Dziad i Baba

  • 2009 – 2011
  • Theatre Institute, Warsaw
  • Photography: Steve Tanner

What does it mean to confront our own evanescence?

To notice the changes in our bodies? Being treated differently by others?

Learning the new cultural norms?

Do I still belong to this world?

Do I still belong to myself?

Where is my “I”?

In a memory or in a mirror?

A group of retired dancers use their movement and words to express the experience of getting older; they talk about the ageing process, what is happening to their bodies and minds, but also about a new, different way of perceiving the world around them.

Inspired by Jean Amery’s book On Aging: Revolt and Resignation.

Directed by: Agnieszka Blonska

Choreography by: Anna Godowska

Projections by: Michał Januszaniec

Music by: Jules Bushell

Producers: Paulina Drzastwa, Anna Galas

Performed by:

Irena Kazimierczuk

Hanna Rogowska

Kazimierz Jankowski

Jerzy Stępniak

Photos by: Steve Tanner