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    THE CHRONIC LIFE in Wroclaw

    Thursday, October 13, 2011 - Sunday, October 16, 2011

    Thursday 13, Friday 14, Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 October 2011

    at 8.00 p.m.

    Studio Na Grobli

    30/32 Na Grobli Street

    Wroclaw, Poland

    Firday 14 October - Book presentation >>


    The Chronic Life


    Dedicated to Anna Politkovskaya and Natalia Estemirova

    Russian writers and human right activists, murdered by anonymous thugs in 2006

    and 2009 for their opposition to the Chechnyan conflict.


    CHARACTERS: a Black Madonna, the widow of a Basque officer, a Chechnyan refugee, a Rumanian housewife, a Danish lawyer, a rock musician from the Faroe Islands, a Colombian boy searching for his father disappeared in Europe, an Italian street violinist, two mercenaries.



    The Chronic Life takes place simultaneously in different countries of Europe in 2031, after the third civil war. Individuals and groups with different backgrounds come together and challenge each other driven by uprooting war and unemployment. A boy arrives from Latin America in search of his father who has inexplicably disappeared. "Stop searching for your father" people tell him while escorting him from door to door.


    It is neither knowledge nor innocence that saves the boy. A new ignorance helps him to discover his door. Amid the bewilderment of all of us who no longer believe in the unbelievable: that just one victim is worth more than any value. More than God.



    TEXT: Ursula Andkjær Olsen and Odin Teatret   ACTORS: Kai Bredholt, Roberta Carreri, Jan Ferslev, Elena Floris, Donald Kitt, Tage Larsen, Sofia Monsalve, Fausto Pro, Iben Nagel Rasmussen, Julia Varley  DRAMATURG: Thomas Bredsdorff   LITERARY ADVISER: Nando Taviani   LIGHT DESIGN: Odin Teatret   LIGHTING ADVISER: Jesper Kongshaug   SCENIC SPACE: Odin Teatret   SCENIC SPACE ADVISERS: Jan de Neergaard, Antonella Diana   MUSIC: Odin Teatret, traditional and modern melodies  COSTUMES: Odin Teatret, Jan de Neergaard   TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: Fausto Pro   DIRECTOR'S ASSISTANTS: Raúl Iaiza, Pierangelo Pompa, Ana Woolf   DIRECTOR AND DRAMATURGY: Eugenio Barba

    Production: Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium (Holstebro), Teatro de La Abadía (Madrid),
    The Grotowski Institute



    First performance:  Holstebro 12 September 2011




    Friday 14 October 2011

    at 6.00 p.m.

    Studio Na Grobli

    30/32 Na Grobli Street

    Wroclaw, Poland

    Prof. Dariusz Kosiński in conversation with Eugenio Barba about his bookOn Directing and Dramaturgy: Burning the House.


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    The Grotowski Institute >>


    Instytut im. Jerzego Grotowskiego
    Rynek-Ratusz 27,

    50-101 Wroclaw


    Tel./fax (0048) 71 34 34 267
    Tel./fax (0048) 71 34 45 320
    Tel. (0048) 71 34 31 711 (Programme and Publishing House)


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