A.R. Akademia Ruchu. Teatr

Edited by Tomasz Plata

Akademia Ruchu was one of the most important Polish experimental theatres of the last few decades, perhaps even the most important. Clearly different from the theatres of Jerzy Grotowski or Tadeusz Kantor, distinctly different from other groups born out of the student movement, it drew intensively from the experience of the visual arts, contemporary dance and avant-garde music, never losing sight of the sphere of politics and social life. The book presents reconstructions of the seven most interesting performances by the group – from Everyday life after the Great French Revolution (1979) to The Song (1995). This volume, a continuation of the Akademia Ruchu 2003 collection, is an attempt to supplement the history of Polish theatre with new themes and at the same time recall the tradition that should become an important point of reference for also the youngest generation of Polish theatre experimenters.

  • Texts in Polish
  • Texts: Anna R. Burzyńska, Iga Gańczarczyk, Marta Keil, Marcin Kościelniak, Katarzyna Kułakowska, Zofia Smolarska, Agnieszka Sosnowska
  • Graphic design: Grzegorz Laszuk, Anna Hegman/Książki i Strony
  • Hardcover
  • 18,5 × 25,5 cm, 304 pages
  • Colour and black & white illustrations
  • ISBN 978-83-63276-47-8
  • Published by the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, Instytut Teatralny im. Zbigniewa Raszewskiego, Instytut Sztuk Performatywnych
  • Warsaw 2015