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Le Procès

Krystian Lupa

Poland

Krystian Lupa, the living legend of Polish theatre, adapts one of the most mysterious stories in world literature. In Der Prozess we never get to know why Jozef K. is arrested. All logic is undermined in Franz Kafka's opaque world, which shows resemblances to the contemporary Polish society.

The performance was to première at the Polski Theatre in Wroclaw in November 2016. Because of the appointment of a new theatre director, who went against the will of the artistic team, Lupa suspended work on this creation. The Teatr Nowy (Lódz) and Le Quai – Forum des arts vivants (Angers) decided to resume this special project. In an age of democratic crisis in Europe reflection is badly needed. Who does Jozef K. represent and against what system does he fight today ?

Lupa about Le Procès : “We don't want that the work and the energy that were invested in it are shattered and wasted. We want to make a European co-production of this performance, which is a reaction to the present agitation and unrest. A common perspective of the future, a diagnosis of a crisis, which might lead to a new process : the renewal of trust in freedom.”

Krystian Lupa is one of the most important contemporary European theatre directors. Lupa is known for his organic way of working with text and actors, which is sometimes defined by the term 'laboratory rehearsals'. He was granted several prominent state awards, such as the Polish Gold Medal for Artistic Merits, the knighthood 'Polonia Restituta', the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and the Austrian Ehrenzeichen für Wissenschaft und Kunst. In 2016 there was the Portrait Krystian Lupa at the Festival d'Automne in Paris, where three of his performances based on (theatre)texts of Thomas Bernhard were presented.

Free busses:
* 17/11: Departure at 16h45 from Valenciennes
* 17/11: Departure at 17h from Kortrijk

Krystian Lupa
Le Procès

TEXT Franz Kafka / TRANSLATION Jakub Ekier / DIRECTOR, ADAPTATION, SETS, LIGHTS Krystian Lupa / COSTUMES Piotr Skiba / MUSIC Bogumił Misala / VIDEO, COOPERATION IN THE REALIZATION OF LIGHTING Bartosz Nalazek / ANIMATIONS Kamil Polak / WITH Bożena Baranowska, Bartosz Bielenia, Maciej Charyton, Małgorzata Gorol, Anna Ilczuk, Mikołaj Jodliński, Andrzej Kłak, Dariusz Maj, Michał Opaliński, Marcin Pempuś, Halina Rasiakówna, Piotr Skiba, Ewa Skibińska, Adam Szczyszczaj, Andrzej Szeremeta, Wojciech Ziemiański, Marta Zięba, Ewelina Żak / COMMENTARY Krystian Lupa, Andrzej Kłak, Marta Zięba, Marcin Pempuś, Adam Szczyszczaj, Małgorzata Gorol, Radosław Stępień / DRAMATURGIC COOPERATION, DIRECTOR ASSISTANTS Radosław Stępień, Konrad Hetel / VIDEO ASSISTANT, CAMERA Natan Berkowicz / COSTUMES ASSISTANT Aleksandra Harasimowicz / ILLUSTRATION IN A PORNOGRAPHIC BOOK, PORTRAIT OF THE LAWYER Andrzej Kłak / DESERT LANDSCAPE OF THE PAINTER Titorelli Ninel Kameraz-Kos / GENERAL MANAGER AND OPERATOR Łukasz Jóźków, Sylwia Merk / PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Anna Czerniawska / COORDINATOR, PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Sylwia Merk / TECHNICAL COORDINATOR Paweł Paciorek / LIGHTS MANAGER Dariusz Adamski (Nowy Teatr), Daniel Sanjuan Ciepielewski (TR Warszawa) / SOUND MANAGER Mirosław Burkot (Nowy Teatr), Antoni Mantorski-Barczuk (TR Warszawa) / VIDEO MANAGER Maciej Żurczak (Nowy Teatr), Marcin Metelski (TR Warszawa) / PROP MEN Mateusz Andracki, Tomasz Laskowski (Nowy Teatr), Piotr Bogumił (TR Warszawa) / MAKE-UP AND HAIR Joanna Chudyk, Monika Kaleta / DRESSERS Garderobiana Iryna Kacharava, Ewa Sokołowska (Nowy Teatr) / TECHNICIANS SET Paweł Kłosiński, Kacper Maszkiewicz, Tytus Zaliwski (Nowy Teatr), Tomasz Trojanowski, Robert Tomala, Piotr Gromek (TR Warszawa) / TRADUCTION IN ENGLISH Dominika Gajewska, Artur Zapałowski / TRADUCTION IN FRENCH Margot Carlier / SURTITLES Adrianna Książek / MAIN PRODUCER Nowy Teatr / COLLABORATORS Teatr Polski w Podziemiu / PRINCIPAL PRODUCTOR Nowy Teatr / PRODUCTION Studio teatrgaleria, Teatr Powszechny, TR Warszawa, Le Quai Centre Dramatique National Angers Pays de la Loire / COPRODUCTION Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Bruxelles), Printemps des Comédiens (Montpellier), Odéon-Théâtre de l'Europe (Paris ), Festival d’Automne (Paris), La Filature Scène nationale (Mulhouse), Théâtre du Nord (Lille), La rose des vents Scène nationale Lille Métropole (Villeneuve-d'Ascq), HELLERAU (Europäisches Zentrum der Künste Dresden), Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens / WITH THE SUPPORT OF the city of Varsovie (Miasto Stołeczne Warszawa).

Duration: 300 min

Location: Lille - Le Théâtre Du Nord