The idea of the workshop is an introduction to the artistic trend called surrealism.
The workshop has a form of a dramatised lecture using varied artistic matters: from live theatre and audio drama to the puppetry that involves viewers into the stage narration. The authors use original quotes from works and speeches by people connected with surrealism (Freud, Artaud, Breton, Aragon, Tzara, Magritte, Dali, Lorka and many others). The workshop presents the main ideas and the philosophy of surrealism – the artistic trend created as a result of the value crisis after the world war and inspired by Freud’s studies in dreams that express human subconsciousness.
The expressions “poems out of a hat” or “ecritureautomatique” (automatic record) will be explained.
Ewa Tomaszewska, PhD was born in 1961 in Katowice. She completed the studies of architecture at Cracow University of Technology and of Puppet Theatre Direction at Aleksander Zelwerowicz Theatre Academy in Warsaw, the Department in Białystok. She took part in theatre workshops by Peter Schumann, Henk Boerwinkel and Richard Bradshow. Ewa Tomaszewska directed spectacles in theatres for children. Since 1990 she has been working for the cultural education section, University of Silesia in Katowice, the Department of Ethnology and the knowledge about education. She is the author of more than 50 releases about theatre as well as books: “Jan Dorman-the poet of theatre”, published in Katowice,2010,“Jan Dorman and his own way”, published in Katowice, 2012, and „Back and forth, the matter of Polish and Czechoslovak Puppet Theatre co-operation and Polish, Czech and Slovak puppet theatre co-operation in Silesia”, published in 2014.