Metamorphoses of Death, Memory and Presence- Translated by Anda MacBride
Edited By Katarzyna Fazan, Anna R. Burzynska and Marta Brys
Andrzej Wełmiński – Function and Significance of the Theatre Company in the Development of Cricot 2 Productions
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Function and Significance of the Theatre Company in the Development of Cricot 2 Productions
1. The structure and modus operandi of the company, or the unique theatrical concept
Tadeusz Kantor’s theatre has generally been considered his greatest work of art. Today, after more than two decades that have passed since the artist’s death, the question continues to arise whether his theatre was merely ephemeral, now no more than a museum curiosity, a specimen that can be investigated, analysed and interpreted but can no longer function; or whether it is the case that there are some aspects of it that remain topical and inspirational and that could be of use to contemporary artists. What does Cricot 2 represent for the contemporary creative community or what could it become? What has remained of it? To what extent does it continue to be a contemporary concept, or an impossible one? What conclusions can we draw today from its achievements?
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