Peregrinus

6.09 | 14.00 | Kraków, The Main Market Square, by the Town Hall Tower

6.09 | 19.00 | Kraków, The Podgórski Square

Peregrinus
Photo. Filip Rudnicki

This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper

T. S. Eliot

A wandering street show depicting a day in the life of a contemporary everyman. In an appealing visual form, with attractive choreography and grotesque mode of presentation taken with a pinch of salt, it severely exposes the traps of contemporary world, in which many of us fall unreflectively losing the distinctiveness of our souls. The production has been presented around the world, attending over 50 festivals, the most important of which are: The Theatre Olympics in Saint Petersburg, FiraTàrrega, Chalon dans la rue, Nous La Rue in Montreal, The Sziget Festival in Budapest, The Sibiu International Theatre Festival, The Seoul Street Arts Festival, The Tbilisi International Theatre Festival, The New York International Fringe and The Greenwich & Docklands International Festival in London. The Tony Bulandra Award for the best street performance on Babel Fast in Târgoviște, Romania 2016.

Teatr KTO | Poland

The KTO Theatre was established in 1977. Its first production was The Garden of Delight the first ten performances of which were closed to the general public and presented to no more than several hundred people. In the following year, however, they were attended by the audience of nearly three thousand in Krakow and some other Polish cities. In the 43rd year of the company’s operation the statistics are considerably different: over 80 productions, performed indoors and outdoors in Poland and around the world, have been attended by more than 3 000 000 people. The group has visited over 250 cities in over 40 countries on 5 continents. It has performed in Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Iran, Mexico, South Korea, Tunisia, the USA, and almost all the countries in Europe. The worldwide stature of the KTO Theatre has also been reflected in its involvement in numerous international projects. Among the most important ones there were Operation Opera, a show created together with the Norwegian National Opera in Oslo, and The Refugees, a theatre installation presented in Leipzig to the audience of 120 000 viewers on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. For 43 years now the KTO Theatre has operated under the leadership of Jerzy Zoń.

script, selection of music, stage direction: Jerzy Zoń

masks concept:
Spitfire Company

masks design:
Joanna Jaśko-Sroka

stage set, costumes:
Joanna Jaśko-Sroka

stage movement and choreography:
Eryk Makohon

performers: Karolina Bondaronek, Paulina Lasyk/Agata Łabno, Grażyna Srebrny-Rosa, Justyna Wójcik, Marta Zoń/Monika Daukszo, Sławomir Bendykowski/Marcin Dąbrowski, Bartek Cieniawa/Krzysztof Cybulski, Paweł Monsiel/Krzysztof Tyszko, Michał Orzyłowski

premiere:
Milan, May 2015

duration: 50’

reviews:

(…) one of the most striking images of the festival. (…) a performance that explores the meaning of life when it is deprived of spirituality, love and beauty.

Olivia Clement, „Playbill”, New York

Part circus act, part dance theatre, all delightfully strange.

oah J NelsonN, No Proscenium.com, San Diego

I have a soft spot in my heart for Peregrinus by Teatr KTO because I was able to see them perform at a theatre festival in Spain. I totally fell in love with them and decided to bring them here.

Teresa Sapien, BroadwayWorld.com, San Diego

Hundreds of people in Aghmashenebeli Avenue in the centre of Tbilisi marvelled at the improvised show by the KTO Theatre from Poland.

Nino Alavadze, Agenda.de, Tbilisi

useful links:
Teatr KTO - Instytucja Kultury Miasta Krakowa

Ⓒ 2020 – Teatr KTO

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