Director: Janusz Adam Biedrzycki, Magdalena Paszkiewicz
Choreographer: Janusz Adam Biedrzycki, Magdalena Paszkiewicz
Artistic consultation: Tomasz Rodowicz
Music: Kuba Pałys, Kuba Krzewiński, Joanna Filarska, Tomasz Rodowicz
Video projection: Anna Świderska
Light: Maciej Kobalczyk
Sound: Marcin Dobijański
Pedagogical supervision: Hanna Gzella-Jastrzębska
Coordinaton: Joanna Filarska
Cooperation: Special Education and Care Centre no.6
Cast: Anna Piekarniak, Ewa Otomańska, Aleksandra Ziomek, Przemysław Bitner, Grzegorz Nasalski, Damian Kukiałka, Jan Tarasiewicz, Tomasz Amsolik
Premiere: 28.11.2014, Art_Inkubator in Fabryka Sztuki in Lodz
The project is an attempt to answer the question of what seeing is and what it is not. Do we realize the meaning of the sense of sight? By confronting the visually-impaired with the sighted, we are trying to develop alternative techniques of work, that will cross the physical limitations. We use the synergy of impulses – words, sounds, touch, movement – to create our own language for communication. We are learning to see with our whole bodies, and discover the world based on a different kind of seeing, which does not have to be limited by a physical impairment or the blindness of the mind, or by stereotypical judgments. This kind of work in theatre lets us go beyond the borders which the society puts in front of us in our everyday lives. Theatre becomes a medium, in which differences between us become a tool for creating the reality together. Visual impairment does not need to mean life in the dark. And how do you see it?
The “Vidomi” performance was created as a part of the “Art_Impulsy” project within the “Młodzi niepełnosprawni - sprawni z PZU” programme and Janusz Adam Biedrzycki’s grant from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in Poland.