Katarzyna Chmielewska _ Why Don’t You Like Sadness

The performance is a subtle journey through emotional states, which can be compared to passing from one room to another. Each of those rooms is saturated with a different hue and it happens at times that when entering one of them, we discover, once again, that we are goddamn sad. We cover ourselves with sadness as if it was a warm blanket and we are not in a hurry to leave its comfort. Melancholy causes a slowdown, which makes us more attentive. At the same time, being melancholic we simultaneously try to be distanced towards this state in order to open a new door with regained energy.

choreography: Katarzyna Chmielewska
artistic collaboration: Anna Steller
performance: Katarzyna Chmielewska, Radek Duda (muzyka na żywo)
lighting: Michał Kołodziej
produced by: Stowarzyszenie Teatr Dada von Bzdülöw / Dada von Bzdülöw Theatre Association
premiere: 22 July 2016, Malarnia Stage, Wybrzeże Theatre, Gdańsk