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Agon

DATE   TIME   PLACE
7 December 2020
  18:00
  PLAY KRAKÓW
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Directed by:

Dominika Knapik

Author

Patrycja Kowańska

DURATION

60 min.

Agon [Greek. Agn ‘conflict’, ‘fight’] – term used by the ancient Greeks for a situation in which sides disputed in order to show their superiority over the opponent, or, alternatively, the superiority of their arguments. The term was also used for a type of festival in honour of a god or a hero.
Agon is a choreographic monodrama. Dominka Knapik returns onto the stage as a performer to talk about jobs “for a lifetime”: that of an artist and of a mother. At the same time she stands and fights with her own biography of a workaholic choreographer who struggles with the eternal sense of guilt a busy mother feels in relation to her child. Her companion in this fight is an acute observer: Pytia the choreotherapist. Both artists work with highly perosnal material, which is detonated by the self-mocking form of a mockdocumentary (“fake documentary”). It results in distanced, embedded narrative which mirrors the performativity of representation: thanks to it the audience can move ahead into the artist's future while at the same time going back in her biography. The effect is a critical, but humorous study of the sense of having an (artistic) career and combining it with moterhood.

https://playkrakow.com/vods/vod.454

Team

Text and dramaturgy: Patrycja Kowańska
Direction, choreography, performance: Dominika Knapik
Space, lighting design, video: Wolfgang Macher
Sound design: Justyna Stasiowska
Costumes, objects: Natalia Mleczak
Master electrician: Sławomir Matysiak
Sound production: Jacek Kosiba
Video production: Jakub Katarzyński
Dresser: Bogumiła Kryśko
Prompter: Aneta Skrzyszowska
Makeup: Anna Cieślik
Technical team: Bolesław Gałkowski, Kazimierz Kofin, Kazimierz Wiliński
Stage manager: Aneta Skrzyszowska

Cast

Dominika Knapik

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