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The Funeral of Don Quixote

Cusumano, Andrea (2007) The Funeral of Don Quixote. [Performance]

Type of Research: Performance
Creators: Cusumano, Andrea

'A Funeral for Don Quixote' was written, directed and designed by Andrea Cusumano. The play is based on an adaptation of two novels 'Cosmos' and 'A Premeditated Crime' by Witold Gombrowicz.

The work was the result of an extensive research and development as the result of a collaboration in Poland between the Scenography department at Central Saint Martins and CRIKOTEKA (Centre for the Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor). This production continued Cusumano's deep interest in Kantor’s concept of theatre and in developing a direct link with this historical work through Mira Rychlicka who played the lead role in the production.

'Funeral…' explores a structure of narrative loops starting in ‘reality’ and ending each time a little bit further into the imaginary. It is a surreal work incorporating impossible transitions and transpositions.

The development of the performance integrated Cusumano's historical research, adaptation of the Gombrowicz novels and a period of improvisation conducted between the established performers from CRICOTEKA and post-graduate students from Central Saint Martins.

Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Central Saint Martins
Date: 26 April 2007
Related Websites: http://www.cricoteka.com.pl/en/main.php?d=wydarzenia&kat=5&id=17, http://www.afuneralfordonquixote.blogspot.com/, http://www.polishculture.org.uk/index.php
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Event Location: Galeria Krzysztofory, CRICOTEKA, Krakow
Locations / Venues:
LocationFrom DateTo Date
CRICOTEKA Krakow, Poland,April 2007
Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland.11 August 200719 August 2007
Eagle Wharf, London.5 October 200714 October 2007
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2009 12:21
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2010 16:05
Item ID: 1314
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/1314

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