The International Theatrical Festival Dialog that was organized for the first time in 2001 and became very popular because of presenting great plays. The main aim of the festival is to try to define artistic, social and ideological needs that the theatre has to face and its place in the process of globalization and integration.

Like the previous editions, this year edition will present the most interesting plays of world theatre of the last two seasons versus great plays of Polish artists – not only well known but also debutants. New trends, different styles and brave attempts to define the spirit condition of Europe and the world – this is the topic of the 6th edition of International Theatrical Festival Dialog.

This festival will take place in Wrocław on 8-15 October 2011. The well known artists Ivo van Hove and Romeo Castellucci invite Modern Theatre from Wroclaw to cooperate with their international projects. In the programme of the festiwal one can find:

– Theatre Milagros from Santiago (Chile), ”Coat” by Gogol, this is the story about fiction and location of the meaning of life in an object – a coat, and the character of narrator is illustrated by an anime puppet;

– Compana La Resentida from Santiago (Chile), ”Simulacro” directed by Marco Layer – the group of young, rebellious people are saying about their attitude to modern Chile trying to define their own position in the country;

– Les Ballets C de la B from Brussel (Belgium), ”Gardenia” directed by Alain Platel – it’s a history about identity, belonging to gender, art and senility involving two professional actors and 7 comedy artists- transvestites;

– Associazione Raffaello Sanzio from Cesena (Italy), ”About the face. Image of God’s Son” directed by Romeo Castellucci, is a very personal project, the director is trying to comfort himself with the Jesus, raising philosophical questions about the meaning of life, God existence;

– ToneelgroepAmsterdam from Amsterdam (Holland), ”Russians! Płatonov meets Ivanow”, director Ivo van Hove; in his project he studies the situation of modern, intelligent man through the prism of two main characters of Czechow’s works.


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