Anna Planeta @en
Elżbieta Rojek started her career in Orkiestra św.Mikołaja/ Santa Claus Orchestra, followed by her long-term association with the Gardzienice, Centre for Theatre Practices (Avvaakum, Carmina Burana and Metamorphoses). She has worked on her independent projects for a number of years, one of them is a collaboration with Daniel Bird, a film and theatre expert, author of books about Roman Polañski and Borowczyk, co-producer of documentaries (incl. documentaries on Polański), who also worked with Gardzienice (ancient music), developed a theatre and film project based on Euripides’ Medea, at present completing his doctorate on the Bakhtin Circle..
The first monodrama of Anna Planeta was based on sixty verses from a Greek tragedy in which the artists discovered an unusual scale of emotions and passion. They were interested not only in the semantic layer of the text, but also melody and rhythm of Greek, dissecting sonic matter into sounds, syllables, vowels, consonants. Medea’s monologue provided them with an inspiration to develop the whole theatrical macrocosm in which you can hear heartbreaking weeping, yelling, singing and hysteria.