One Gesture won a prestigious prize, it will be presented also on Divadelná Nitra

05.09.2017 11:09

One of the ten most important Polish theatre productions from 2016 – ONE GESTURE, directed by Wojtek Ziemilski from the Warsaw Teatr Nowy, which disclosed to spectators the fascinating world of the sign language, has achieved the prestigious ZKB PATRONAGE PRIZE on the closing award ceremony of the festival Zürcher Theater Spektakel. On September 25 ONE GESTURE will be also presented on the International Theatre Festival Divadelná Nitra 2017!

«ONE GESTURE» was the first production, which equally touched 4 members of jury coming from 4 horizons and with 4 very different cultural backgrounds (Cuba, Kongo, Iran and Switzerland). First of all we were touched by the generosity, humour and intensity of the four incredible performers (of different generations) on stage. Their body language asks for a directness that breaks down all the walls between the stage and the audience. But for us the production was much more than «just» a performance about deaf people. It shows how do we communicate with each other and the «otherness» in general. We consider ONE GESTURE to be an important production these days, because it talks about language, communication, exclusion and integration without a specific geographical, racial or religious context», that is how resonated the verdict of the international jury, which gave the main prize to ONE GESTURE on the festival Zürcher Theater Spektakel. The Winner of the ZKB PATRONAGE PRIZE got 30000 Swiss Francs as a support for its further artistic work.


Congratulations to director Wojtek Ziemilski!


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