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„Snow” was staged by Grzegorz Wiśniewski (who won the Konrad Swinarski prize in 2010) and is well known to the Toruń audience for „Maria Stuart” by Friederich Schiller which he staged at the Horzyca Theatre in 2008. „Snow” is based on two plays by Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz (aka Witkacy). The central theme evolves around a realistic mother figure – symbol of loneliness and unfulfilment. The characters seek solace in drugs (cocaine – „white fairy”, „white madness”, and „snow”). The coke trip takes them to a different level of consciousness. In Grzegorz Wiśniewski’s adaptation, „Water Hen” is the world of hallucinations in which events are not ruled by any logical principles but only reflect, like a mirror, the amplified terror experienced by the characters, as well as their desolation, phobia and emotional void. But while the coke trip lasts „one is at the very centre of the hideousness of the world, and existence in particular.” (Witkacy)

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Wojtek Szabelski
wojteksz Torun, Poland

Professional photojournalist who discovered his fascination for the theatre 16 years ago.
Wojtek photographs theatre for the unique emotions, colours, movement and internal peace that the genre evokes in audiences.
He sometimes works in the limelight and other times in secret - giving the finished works of art a completely new and different form.
Wojtek is a member of the Associations of Polish Art Photographers. He has received many prizes and awards in Polish and international competiotions and exhibitions.
His works has to date been presented during numerous indyvidual exhibitions.

Publish Date  January 29, 2011

Dimensions  Small Square  80 pgs   Premium Paper, matte finish

Category  Arts & Photography

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