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The Resurrection of Memory

Author(s): Aleksandra Kamińska
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts
Published by: Instytut im. Jerzego Grotowskiego
Keywords: Theatre; Performing Arts; Michał Zadara; Review

Summary/Abstract: The Hotel Savoy, a production based on Joseph Roth’s novel, which was directed by Michał Zadara at the Nowy Theatre in Łódź and premiered (15 X 2012) during this year’s Łódż of Four Cultures 2012 – Generations Festival, forms part of an interdisciplinary project devoted to Roth. The production’s point of departure was the novel’s motto: “The Hotel «Savoy» was like a world”. Taking place within the whole space of a historical hotel, the performance is a site specific piece in which every spectator, equipped with a map, plots his/her own route. In the finale, however the hotel happening turns into a kind of Dziady (ancestral spirit) ritual, connecting viewers with a bygone era and the people dwelling in it.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 112
  • Page Range: 116-118
  • Page Count: 3
  • Language: Polish