God and Dust is a series of experimental shows at the intersection of performance art, music, and visual arts, based on an original theatre play by Tomasz Man. They are rendered in the form of audio theatre – a sound-based show: an attempt to translate the traditional format of radio drama into the live stage.
Sound is produced on stage by the actors and musicians using various instruments, not only musical ones, as well as amplified everyday items. The use of special techniques (such as piezoelectric converters or contact microphones) allows, on the one hand, for hearing ordinary objects, and on the other, for using them in the process of musical composition or improvisation.
In the series of performances, the dramaturge undertakes to reinterpret familiar motifs from the Old Testament. God and Dust is the story of man who, having been expelled from paradise, seeks to reach an understanding with his creator. The play raises questions about the origins of religions, the circumstances, and conditions in which monotheistic religion developed, the way in which the dogmas of the faith were established.
Starring Joanna Freszel, Marcin Przybylski and Alicja Węgorzewska, God and Dust. Part Four tells the stories of three female biblical protagonists. The first, Jephthah's daughter, whose meeting with her father – following his wow – turned out to be tragic in consequences. The second recounts Bathsheba and David's affair and its dramatic results and the third – the story of the God-fearing Judith, who seduces her enemy Helofernes to bring the war to an end.
- Alicja Węgorzewska
- Joanna Freszel
- Marcin Przybylski
- Directed and written by
- Tomasz Man
Photo: Marta Ankiersztejn