Katarzyna Kalwat

Katarzyna Kalwat

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Director, graduate of psychology at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow and the Directing Department of the Aleksander Zelwerowicz Theatre Academy in Warsaw. Recipient of a scholarship from the French Government. Her work often starts with archival research and focuses on the study of mechanisms of memory and post-memory, and their main axis becomes the relationship between language and reality. She has produced Holzwege, which won the Grand Prix of the 22nd National Competition for the Staging of Polish Contemporary Drama, and Reykjavik '74 (2017), which won the second prize in the Competition of the Art of Directing “Interpretations” 2018. During the Festival of Contemporary Music Warsaw Autumn 2018 she presented the opera Rechnitz. Author of the performative installation Robert Walser. I would prefer not to (2018). In April 2019, as part of the New Theatre Showcase, she presented the project Maria Klassenberg. Ecstasies (2019), constructed around the biography and work of the artist Maria Klassenberg. Grotowski non fiction, a piece produced in collaboration with visual artist Zbigniew Libera (2019), is Kalwat’s latest venture into the realm of the transdisciplinary