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A short history of marching steps

Directed by: Zbigniew Szumski
Małgorzata Walas-Antoniello
Zofia Bajno
Iza Terek-Jopkiewicz
Kalki Henenberg
Karolina Szafranowska
Paweł Adamski
Tadeusz Rybicki

Choreographic consultancy: Janusz Subicz

The book of Roland Barthes "A Lover's Discourse. Fragments" was the starting point of the spectacle. According to the author the book is "a kind of a private diary where everything connected with the feeling of love was written down on index cards: memories from the past, impressions concerning present moment, discussions I had with my friends on that topic".
Being dedicated to reading but not quoting Roland Barthes we tried to tell our own stories. Our own fascinations. "Fascination is a dead point of the language". The impossibility of using words does not mean giving up the will to narrate. So, we used movement, dance, object. The spectacle is not designed to be watched but rather to be peeped. Who is the other man? The author of the introduction to Barthes's book M.P. Markowski writes that "the other" written in capital letters means the place from where we can be heard by the others and recognized in our desires. "The other" written in small letters means simply an object of love, a beloved person who does not necessarily have to hear me.
The spectacle consists of gestures, peeped situations, borrowed objects or the objects stolen from the real situations, and quoted characters. So, at the end, one more quotation, one more theft: "go on, tell your tales. I'm not going to listen to shabby fragments. Tell everything from the beginning to the end. I'll tell you, I will not listen to any short story. I desire the whole tale" (Franz Kafka Description of the fight)