Where: Klúbbur Listahátíðar í Reykjavík (IÐNÓ)
When: Saturday, August 29, 16:00
Saturday, August 29, 18:00
Sunday, August 30, 16:00
Sunday, August 30, 18:00
REYKJAVÍK ENSEMBLE International Theatre Company presents I Shall Always Return / Ég kem alltaf aftur / Już zawsze będę tu wracać, a collaboration piece directed by Pálína Jónsdóttir, conceived together with a group of artists:
Adam Świtała
Ewa Marcinek
Jördis Richter
Magdalena Tworek
Mao Alheimsdóttir
Karolina Bogusławska
Robert Zadorozny
Wiola Ujazdowska
The project is a tribute to the Polish theatre director Tadeusz Kantor who's considered one of the most important theatre artists of the 20th century. In 1990 Kantor visited Iceland with his theatre company Cricot 2 and performed I shall never return at the Reykjavík Arts Festival. Thirty years later, Icelandic director Pálína Jónsdóttir, together with Polish and international artists, embarked on creating an interdisciplinary theatre production inspired by the work of Kantor. The project I Shall Always Return corresponds to the master's artistry, investigates and questions important current social realities, related to the immigration of Poles in Iceland.

The project was presented as a "work-in-progress" performance at the Reykjavik Art Festival between 24th and 30th of August, during a take-over of IÐNÓ by REYKJAVÍK ENSEMBLE.
The project is funded by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science through the Professional Theatre Groups Fund, Reykjavik Art Festival 2020 and City of Reykjavik.

Reykjavík Ensemble thanks our generous supporters.

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