“The history of speech starts down here, on the ground, from steps. (…) The games of steps shape space. They are the fabric of places. Therefore, it seems that walking may initially be referred to as the speaking space.” Michel de Certeau, The Practice of Everyday Life. Vol.1
Walking is a way of communication. Steps, places in space and the way we move around may be perceived as the first common language. By walking together, we – children with parents, parents with other parents, children with other children – build the first relationships between each other. Do you remember your first step? What was it? How often do you hear your footsteps? What do they mean to you, and where do your steps lead you? For the first time, we have something for our youngest audience, i.e. children from 8 to 36 months and their adult loved ones; we are offering them an extraordinary sensory experience in a theatre setting.
Remember to take off your shoes before entering the installation.
Make sure the children have an additional change of clothes for after the show.
60 minutes (no break)
Magda Wolnicka (as a guest)
13th October 2018 r, BUNKER STAGE
THE MEDIA ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE
Alicja Morawska-Rubczak, Director, and Sebastian Świąder, responsible for dramaturgy, have a literal understanding of “walking” featured in the title of the show. At the same time, they are trying to bring out the hidden and not so obvious values and meanings of this very common and, one would assume, the most trivial activity in the world. Their wise and beautiful words are featured in the short program note: “Walking is a way of communication. Steps, places in space and the way we move around may be perceived as the first common language. By walking together, we – children with parents, parents with other parents, children with other children – build the first relationships between each other”.
teatralny.pl, Henryk Mazurkiewicz
Co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and the budget of the Opolskie Voivodeship.