Regina Advento
created by a member of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch
Sun., Sept. 15, 2013 at 8pm
After nearly two decades as a member of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Regina Advento presents her first independent solo project. “Dreamlines” is a manifestation of fantasy, creativity and artistic liberation. With the idea for a solo piece, Regina developed her performance in the rehearsal room interacting with the camera, analyzing images, and making artistic choices along the way. The theme is based on Regina’s personal reflections linked to her Brazilian ancestry. The style is influenced by Pina, yet represents Regina’s individual physical expression. Photo by Karl-Heinz Krauskopf.

Bill Bowers
It Goes Without Saying
in the spirit of Marcel Marceau
Sat., Sept. 14, 2013 at 8pm
Compared to the work of David Sedaris and Claudia Shear, “It Goes Without Saying” is a “75 minute joyride” that blends mime and storytelling into an autobiographical tour-de-force. In an evening of hilarious, heartbreaking, and unbelievable true stories, Bill takes you on a scenic tour of his life thus far: from growing up in rural Montana, to Broadway, to studying with legendary Marcel Marceau.

Mark Gindick
a comedian featured by American TV PBS
Sat., Sept. 14, 2013 at 6pm
“Wing-Man” restores faith in the “world wide web” of comic humanity in a hot pursuit of ideal romantic love. Without a single live spoken word, physical comedian and clown Mark Gindick builds a romantic relationship with the audience in the tradition of silent comedians and clowns, reveling in the angst, humor and joy in our search for love. Director: West Hyler. Producer: Michael Bongar.

Herbert Kaluza
The Story of My Dovecote
performed in four languages
Fri., Sept. 13, 2013 at 8pm
“The Story of my Dovecote” is based on a short story by Jewish writer Isaac Babel (1899-1941). This unique performance in four languages captures the atmosphere of Jewish life and culture in early 20th century Odessa. An old man recalls a story from his childhood, in which he had his first experience with pogrom in the marketplace, on the same day that his father made him a present of a dovecote. Herbert Kaluza will perform in English, German, Polish and Russian! Director: Christoph Munk. Artistic Representative: Marek Gierszal.

Ewa Kasprzyk
Patty Diphusa
written by Pedro Almodóvar
Fri., Sept. 13, 2013 at 6pm
A marvellous scene of a heroine’s transformation, when she confesses to unrequited love and takes off the kitsch wig, shows that from behind the mask of the tart emerges the inhumanly tired face of a resigned woman, overwhelmed by loneliness and awareness of her passing beauty, which so far has made her attractive in the eyes of the public – that means – no-one. Director: Marta Ogrodzińska. Author: Pedro Almodóvar. Translation: Hanna Torrent-Piasecka and Caryl Swift. Adaptation: Remigiusz Grzela. Make-up: Hubert Grabowski.

Anthony Nikolchev
The Echoes Off The Walls Underground
Are Louder Than Your Footsteps Above Me
an American trained at the Grotowski Institute
Thu., Sept. 12, 2013 at 8pm
A man. Salesman. An Orpheus of Dostoevsky’s creation and Witkacy’s nightmare, selling what people don’t need in a time when people have nothing. His life drones on, one above ground, another beneath it. And then the unbearable happens. A schizophrenic waltz on the precipice of the recession. Best Actor at United Solo Festival 2011. Co-Directors: Yuriy Kordonskiy & Matej Matejka. Text Inspired after: C. Bukowski, F. Dostoevsky, S. I. Witkiewicz, A. Miller. Photo by Zbigniew Warzynski.