neTTheatre presents "Puppet. The Book of Splendor" directed by award-winning Paweł Passini
Inspired by Tadeusz Kantor's work and what he has termed the Theatre of Death, Passini's presents a vibrant world of effigies, golems, and mannequins, as seen by cabalists.
3-13 August, 9pm
Summerhall (venue 26), Main Hall
Edinburgh EH9 1PL
Preview 3 August, 9pm: £7
Box office: 0845 874 3001
Language: Polish with English subtitles
Duration: 77 min
Age restrictions: 12+
As always in Passini's theatre performances, live music and visual projections accompany the actors in their exploration of the human condition. neTTheatre, the first Internet theatre in the world and a winner of the Herald's Angel and Total Theatre Awards, presents its plays simultaneously in the virtual world of the internet, and physically, in real life.
The work of Tadeusz Kantor reveals an archipelago of figures where the 'zone of death', as Kantor called it, has an unexpected neighbour - childhood. Encounters with both the imaginary and the real lead to moments of madness, to fear and joy, to euphoria and despair, and to a pulsating world seen by the Kabbalah master’s eyes. The Book of Splendour (Sefer ha-Zohar) is one of the key texts of Jewish mysticism. This beautiful text teaches us a lesson of understanding the world: the people and objects surrounding us, the global and intimate events which happen to us – they are all part of the Conversation between God and Man.
Part of the Polska Arts in Edinburgh, a presentation of the latest buzz in Poland’s cultural arts scene – in theatre, visual arts, music, dance, and film – to audiences attending Scotland's largest annual arts gathering organised by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in collaboration with the British partners.