Made in Heaven

Made in Heaven

 

written, directed, scenic design: Christoph Bochdansky

stagecraft assistance: Marta Guśniowska

scenic design assistance: Małgorzata Tarasewicz-Wosik

choreography: Karolina Garbacik

live music: Robert Jurčo

cast: Dagmara Sowa and Paweł Chomczyk

 

Beginning of time. Beginning of life. Beginning of all creation. The world’s like an empty stage. The Gods are up there – above the spotlights. Demons are frolicking beneath the floorboards. A pair of gardeners appears. A sown grove is rapidly growing. In an instant it becomes a forest. A dug spring turns into a rapid river, flowing into the sea. The stage floorboards are being cracked by a mountain range rising from underneath. All is under control. All is easy. There’s time for everything. There’s sowing time and there’s harvest time, time of birth and time of death. There is also the time to bury a single dangerous seed in a fertile soil, the mythical seed. A plant will sprout out of it that will soon spiral out of control. No-one and nothing will be able to stop it from spreading in all directions, just as no-one and nothing can stop a blowing wind, death, or a child speeding down the slide.

The myth takes a life of its own.

One who has not seen heaven with their own eyes shall behold it. But let’s have no illusions. This story is one without a happy ending.

 

Producer: Białostocki Ośrodek Kultury and Grupa Coincidentia.

The play was produced within the 30th Modern Art Days Festival.

The project has been funded with support from the Municipal Office in Białystok and the Podlaskie Voivodeship Marshal’s Office.