BWW Review: XIEGI SCHULZA at TEATR POLSKI WROCLAW - Dreaming Schulz's dream

BWW Review: XIEGI SCHULZA at TEATR POLSKI WROCLAW - Dreaming Schulz's dream

There are two kinds of people on this planet: those who love Bruno Shultz and his a-realist way of describing a reality and other part. If the second case is yours you will be just amazed by music and what you see on the stage. If you are in the first group you will just not believe how good is what you experience sitting in the audience.

This show is based on artist life, his memories, novels and graphics. A music as a background is a cherry on the pie. Leading singer, actors, dancers and choir create an atmosphere of past moments. Blurry and fuzzy, the production follows his flashbacks picked up from ocean of memories.

Made by Jan Szurmiej - living legend of musical productions - and (after this show is sure thing) huge connoisseur and admirator of Schulz. Every second is directed with high precision.

Fogg can be annoying and it's easy to lose a focus. First 20 minutes are like a dream and there isn't clear what this dream is about but for some reason there's this inexplicable need to stay asleep.

Scenes are like pictures and it's easy to dive in this world of not realistic space. There's a teller seeing himself as a young boy, a father, whole childhood and adult life melting in to one story. Original, amazing music by Marcin Partyka leads a spectator through life of Shultz. This life as every life is full of amazing and mundane moments that make sense after years.

Production has great energy with magical touch. The amazing ensemble show beautiful choreographies, sometimes full of delight („Daisy"), spiritual jewish piece (that want you get up and dance) or nicely zesty („Ulica Krokodyli"). There are some not expected twists, rhythm of music changes a lot, scenography (huge respect for Wojciech Jankowiak ) moves endlessly making the audience going with this flow without resistance. For fans of Shultz there is much more as references to his work, life, graphics, dogs and high-heels are everywhere.

This show seems to be timeless. And after big smashy life of the artist there is a reflection right before a gunshot: What about occurrences that came too late?

You will simply love this trip to another, dreamy dimension even if you don't understand it. That its beauty.

Photo credit by Jan Oborski

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