Rehearsal For Truth Theater Festival / play (Poland)

October 1, 2017 , 7:00 - 9:00 PM

[4th Floor]

The play INTRO draws inspiration, recognition and nervous melancholy from the undying spirit of the Dada movement, which - as its Apostles used to say - was, is and will be. Part of Rehearsal for Truth, a unique festival presenting the best in Central European theater, organized under the auspices of Gale A. Brewer, Manhattan Borough President, and Daniel Herman, Minister of Culture of the Czech Republic.

99 years after the emanation of Dada in Zurich (AD 1916), accompanied by the scent of blood from the trenches of Verdun, national exultation and the revelations of Fatima - Azazel or whatever he happens to be called by the Talmudists or the Islamists - it debuted in Poland. Under the wings of Azazel, Poland has become a thesis, synthesis and antithesis at the same time. Under the authority of Azazel, there is a growing conviction in a Pole that ONE means more than MANY. Dada Theatre, inspired by the spirit of dada, is going to rip the veil off it and reveal the deadly face of the Angel of Death; it is going to laugh in the face of the Angel of Death. Dada von Bzdulow Theatre in the play INTRO, both mockingly and desperately, shouts out: Dada is Polska!!! The shouting and dance of Dada von Bzdulow Theatre is accompanied by a musical band Nagrobki (Gravestones).

Presented by The Dada von Bzdulow Theatre. Choreography and performance by Katarzyna Chmielewska, Katarzyna Ustowska, Leszek Bzdyl and Piotr Stanek.

The show will be performed in Polish with English subtitles. A talk-back after the show with the performers and creators, introduced by Anna Galas-Kosil, Raszewski Theatre Institute.

Rehearsal for Truth is organized by Vaclav Havel Library Foundation and BBLA, in partnership with Czech, Hungarian, Polish and Slovak performing arts institutions to highlight Havel’s legacy as a playwright through live performances, panel discussions, exhibitions and an award ceremony. It seeks to establish exchanges between U.S. and Central European theater professionals. The festival reflects not only Havel’s contribution to 20th century theater but also his belief in the potential of Central European cultural traditions to enrich human existence in the modern age.

For more information, visit Free and open to the public. Seats are limited, on first come, first served basis. Reserve your seat online at eventbrite.

Organized by: VHLF, BBLA