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Opening of the Exhibition "The Thoughtful Hand"

15 December 2017
  Juliusz Słowacki Theatre in Krakow - Dom Rzemiosł

The building at 3 Radziwiłłowska Street, built at the beginning of the twentieth century, was designed by Jan Rzymkowski as a theatre warehouse to store decorations and props. Today, after a renovation, it still serves the Juliusz Słowacki Theatre in Kraków as a workshop space and rehearsal room; it also houses an exhibition space, costume storage and a tailoring studio.

This exhibit, curated by Małgorzata Szydłowska, familiarizes the audience with the fascinating but little-known world of theatrical work studios and the backstage. Attendees will get a chance to see what a complicated organism a theatre is and what the process of creating plays is all about. The featured interviews, together with a documentation of the work of theatre craftsmen, reveal the processes of theatrical production and how they can be used to maximum advantage. The exhibit focuses on the physical space of a theatre in addition to the people that make it work. A multi-faceted narration creates an opportunity to observe the theatre from the perspective of its many different shapes and modifications. The interactive character of the event will draw visitors deep into the world of theatre craft, which nowadays combines traditional solutions with modern technologies.

As a part of the exhibit / discussion “Behind The Scenes – On The Materiality of Theatre”, starting at 4:00 PM