performance by Candelaria Saenz Valiente, directed by Anna Smolar
Stage designed by: Michał Jońca
Scenography: Anna Nykowska
Lights: Rafał Paradowski
Assistant performer: Ania Chojnacka, Hanka Maciąg, Maureen Lutjohann
Assistant director: Agata Zdziebłowska
Documentary video: Liubov Gorobiuk
“You are invited to a child’s room where you will witness creation of Golem, a creature possessing a great power. White and tints will probably be devoured by dirt. We will tell you about a unique female event, about colliding desires and powers. Ritual energy will remind us about cosmic vibrations with which everyday life loses the touch. Using music, dirt and spells, the performer will bring to life a beautiful and, as it may happen, a dreadful creature.” (Anna Smolar)
The show uses a part of Joël Pommerat’s monologue from the play To dziecko (This Child).
Candelaria Saenz Valiente is a versatile Argentinian artist: painter, writer, director, singer. She studied music conducting and singing in Buenos Aires and Boston. Since 2005, she has been living and working in Warsaw. Participated in numerous music events with Polish and foreign artists, she performs with Paris Tetris band. Last year, she released her solo album Eat Your Coney Island under the stage name Pictorial Candi.
Anna Smolar is a Polish-French director, graduate of Sorbonne majoring in literature. She also participated in acting and directing workshops in Sudden Théâtre. Collaborated with Agnieszka Holland, Krystian Lupa, Jacques Lassalle and Andrzej Seweryn. As a member of La Compagnie Gochka in France, she directed several productions. The latest productions pursued in Poland include Maestro, Jedna ręka, Pani z Birmy, Bullerbyn, Obcy, Wariatka z Chaillot, staged in Warsaw, Kraków, Opole and Białystok.