An offer of a meeting with a musical spectacle written by the composer, JANUSZ KOMAN to texts by STASZEK GŁOWACZ.

          The texts were inspired by the works of two Nobel Prize winners: PETER HANDKE and OLGA TOKARCZUK.
    A musical journey around the world and looking into yourself - these are the leitmotifs of this work.

          A world full of reflections, reflections on the world around us, but above all on where we come from and where we are going, closed within the time that we have been given to live here on earth. Full of emotions that make us.

          The whole is illustrated with film material, which introduces one more element of human perception - visual stimuli.

         The musical and poetic sensitivity of this performance means that in the rush of everyday life and the rush of life that the world has prepared for us, we stop for a moment and bend over ourselves to hear and see who we really are and where the source of our own ego is.
    Is loneliness a fall or a victory for man?

    The program takes approximately 90 minutes.


    Peter Handke - Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature for 2019.    

    The Swedish Academy awarded him "for influential works that explore the periphery and specificity of human experience with linguistic genius".
    Austrian writer (born in 1942 in Griffen)
    He made his debut with a provocative performance at a meeting of Grupa 47 and a staging of the play "Invented audience".
    From the very beginning, Handke's literary work was oriented towards a sublime provocation. The second, no less important, component of his writing activity was his literary political involvement. Handke is part of a broader stream of political literature here.
    With his participation in the international discussion on the break-up of the Yugoslav federation in 1991, Handke's literary political commitment reached a kind of climax.
    Don Juan (he tells about himself).
    A brilliant, perverse self-portrait of the title character.
    He tells the whole truth about himself, putting the lie to the archetype of a cynical seducer established by Tirso de Molina, Molière, and Mozart.


    Olga Tokarczuk - 2018 Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature.

    The Swedish Academy distinguished her "for her narrative imagination, which with encyclopedic passion shows crossing borders as a form of life".
    Became famous for novels such as " Primeval and Other Times", "Flights", " The Books of Jacob'" or " Drive your Plow over the Bones of the Dead", which was filmed by Agnieszka Holland in the movie "Pokot".
    Tokarczuk has been nominated six times for the "Nike" Literary Award, which she won in 2008 ("Bieguni") and 2015 ("The Books of Jacob'").
    In 2018, she was the winner of the prestigious The Man Booker International Prize ("Flights").
    Księgi Jakubowe
    For those who have not read yet - to be encouraged. And for those who are already read - memories.
    A great journey across seven borders, five languages, and three major religions, not counting the small ones.
    The word book is not sufficient in the case of "Books of Jacob". It does not reflect the literary momentum and the enormity of the wisdom written by the writer. This is a book. A book that has a lot of magic and takes the reader to a distant land on "a great journey, across seven borders, five languages, and three large religions, not counting the small ones." Takes you back in time ...
    Those who have not yet had the opportunity to read will have an additional incentive to reach for the "Books of Jacob"





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