Echo chamber: about (A)pollonia

La Bellone, Brussels
Profoundly affected by the history of his country, Polish director Krzysztof Warlikowski, who is the toast of the most well-known theatres in Europe, is the force behind a style of theatre that captivates the senses. In (A)pollonia, presented in summer 2009 at the Avignon Festival and at the Théâtre de la Place de Liège and the Théâtre National de Bruxelles in the autumn, on the initiative of the Théâtre de la Monnaie, ancient tragedies (Alceste and Iphigénie en Aulide by Euripides and Aeschylus' Oresteia) intertwine with contemporary literature (The Kindly Ones by Jonathan Littell, a new play by Hanna Krall), all of which examine one single question: what price a human life? Warlikowski thus calls into question the figures of the tormentor and the victim and the themes of offerings, revenge and forgiveness.
Krzysztof Warlikowski was acompagnied by his playwright Piotr Gruszczyński and the critic Georges Banu.
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