Amareya Theater & Guests
– theater of movement and body; one of the leading independent theaters in Poland. It was created in 2003 on the initiative of Katarzyna Pastuszak, Aleksandra Śliwińska and Agnieszka Kamińska. In 2014, the theater expanded and operates now under the name of Amareya Theater & Guests, which also includes Pastuszak, Kamińska and Sliwińska: Joanna Duda, Louise Fontain, Monika Popow, Yuko Kawamoto, Kae Ishimoto, Rui Ishihara, Ichi Go, Magda Jędra, Monika Wińczyk Barbara Szamotulska-Dziubich, Jan Grządzielnia, Daniela Komędera, Przemek Jurewicz, Bartosz Cybowski (Technical Chief). Theater activities include three fields: artistic – performances, projects; didactic – dance / theater workshops, voice workshops, lectures, publications; cultural animation – the activities of the Amareya Art Association and the Gdansk Butoh School. The most important performances in the repertoire of the Amareya Theater / Amareya Theater & Guests are: “Kantor_Tropy: COLLAGE” (2016, directed by K. Pastuszak), “Memory of Water” (2016), “fetish.wtf” (2014, directed by Dorota Androsz) “2” (2013, directed by K. Pastuszak), “Nomadka” (2012, directed by K. Pastuszak), “Survived. On the edge of the sky “(2011, directed by A. Kaminska),” Empty house “(2011, directed by A. Kaminska). Performances of Amareya Theater are regularly presented at festivals in Poland and abroad. Amareya Theater also implements theater projects with people with disabilities, blind people and addicts. Amareya Theater & Guests was nominated for “Best Performance by OFF-OFF” in the Gazeta Świętojańska ranking in 2016, and in 2017 won the 2nd prize at the Torun Festival in Torun. “NOMADIC WOMAN” by Amareya Theatre has been presented in various festivals in Poland and abroad. It was especially important for the artists to be able to perform it in Greenland (National Theatre of Greenland in Nuuk and Sisimiut Kulturhus in Sisimiut) where it was very well received. In 2015 “NOMADIC WOMAN” was nominated for the prestigious prize “Splendor Gedanensis” and in 2017 it won the 2nd audience prize at the Festival Pestka in Jelenia Gora.
Selected highlights of the Amareya Theater & Guests performances abroad: – Tanztage Festival Salzburg (Austria, 2013) – Redplexus Festival – Préavis de Désordre Urbain, Marseille (France, 2014) – International Festival “Sound Around Kaliningrad” BBNCCA (Baltic Branch of the National Center for Contemporary Arts, Kaliningrad, Russia, 2014) – 11. Theater X International Dance and Theater Festival, Tokyo (Japan, 2014) – Sukkot Dance Festival, Mitzpe Ramon (Israel, 2014) – Fringe Festival in Aomori, (Japan 2015) – Butoh International in Minato; Noguchi Room, Tokyo (2015 Japan) Kulturhus in Sisimiut (Greenland) and the Greenland National Theater in Nuuk (2014, 2015) – Ethos Festival Ankara (Turkey 2016) – Bartin Theater Festival (Turkey 2016) – 30th Anniversary of Hijikata Tatsumi – d-Soko Tokyo (Japan 2016) – Pestka Festival Jelenia Góra (Poland 2017) – Ethos Festival Ankara (Turkey 2017)
AMAREYA THEATRE “DEADMAN EATING WATERMELON”
performance: Katarzyna Pastuszak, Aleksandra Sliwinska