Artists of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch,
as well as the Grotowski Institute-based
physical theatre company Teatr ZAR
I Should Have a Party
for All the Thoughts
I Didn’t Say - processes
directed by Samantha Shay
November 17th at 19h 2023
Photos by @daniele_fummo
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I Should Have a Party for All the Thoughts I Didn’t Say is an original dance-theatre piece directed by Samantha Shay about the social awkwardness of grief, inspired by the writing of Anton Chekhov. Structured as a funeral and funeral afterparty, the piece enters into a tragicomic world beyond known logic, asking questions Chekhov posed years before: how do we move forward when an uncertain future presses on a dying past, where emblems of nostalgia are intertwined with the complexities of human suffering? Is connection possible in a world drawn taut by the force of imminent change? Hitting the inflection point between past and future, this piece is a powerful sum of collective and individual experiences, and a subconscious reaction to the living world of memory. Just as the writing of Chekhov approached the blurred frontiers of past and future, so does the artistic team. By gathering artists from two significant artistic lineages of performance: current and former artists of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, as well as the Grotowski Institute-based physical theatre company, Teatr ZAR, the performance will be a kaleidoscope of artistic influences, erupting from one medium to the other, refusing to impose a single viewpoint, leaving the door open for the audience to comprehend a myriad of themes.
Created with, and performed by:
Ola Aleksandra Kugazc Semerci
Julie Anne Stanzak
Music Dramaturgy @aslaug.magnusd / Áslaug Magnúsdóttir
Scenic Design @salbeydoun / Salmah Beydoun
Source Material admin & management:
Managing Director: Stephanie Regina
Lead Creative Producer: Ornella Salloum
Producer & Tour Manager: Julie Runge
Studio Manager: Jonas Mueller
This project is a co-production with Source Material & Teatr ZAR, Instytut Grotowskiego and in partnership with the Pinabausch Zentrum .
Project is co-financed by the Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage from the Culture Promotion Fund under the programme Dance, implemented by the National Institute of Music