Teatr AKT (Poland)
Teatr AKT was founded in 1990 in the Stodoła Student Club in Warsaw, and since 1991 it has operated as an association. The core of the company is made up of mime actors – the theatre had grown from the tradition of the Polish school of mime, but it soon started to create its own dramatic language. Experience gathered in the streets forced the actors to vary their means of expression. The basis of their work is still mime, gesture, and image, but it is complemented by the elements of circus, dance and all kinds of acrobatics.
For many years Teatr Akt has been the only representative of Warsaw at street theatre festivals in Poland and abroad. The group has regularly participated in theatre festivals in Poland, but also in Germany, Slovenia, Belgium, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Italy, Austria, Croatia, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine and Hungary. The company has won numerous prizes, including Grand Prix for The Stories about the Wind at the Małe Zderzenie Teatrów Festival in Kłodzko, the Audience Award at A Part Festival in Katowice for Śmietnik spectacle, the Golden Mask at MFTU in Chojnice, the Award of the Culture Foundation at Teatr w Walizce Festival for The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Grand Prix for Fenix at Dionizje in Ciechanów. Teatr Akt represented Polish art at the Polish Art and Culture Days in London, Paris, Leipzig and Vitebsk.
Since 2010 the theatre has had its own building in Olszynka Grochowska near Warsaw, at 9 Łaziebna Street, where they prepare their performances for wandering tours and carry out local artistic projects..
Date and place of presentation
24 June 6 p.m. Rynek Nowego Miasta, Teatr AKT "Travellers"
a combination of visual theatre, mime, dance and movement. The spectacle uses specific characteristics of the space, in which the artists perform. It is a kind of wandering theatre that invites the audience to join in a symbolic journey. The company follows the example of a theatre phenomenon known as a ‘walking act’ that is extremely popular in Europe.
This unique performance encourages accidental passer-byes to join the creative work, it surprises and provokes to theatre actions inspired by actors who have experience in all kinds of improvisations.
From company materials:
When you set out on a journey nothing stays the same. An encounter with another person and the experience of evanescence create an opportunity to stop and notice each, most important day of our life.
„If only I could feel me pulling back again and feel embraced by reality again.”
Premiere - 16 December 2017 in Warsaw (at Sztuka Obrzeży)