Szymon Michlewicz-Sowa

The producers of ‘Canaries’ are an informal group of artists selected in the ‘ROZBARK_new perspective’ competition organised by the ROZBARK Theatre in Bytom in order to produce a performance based on the history of the Rozbark mine. The performers are mainly graduates of the National Academy of Theatre Arts in Kraków and the Dance Theatre Department in Bytom. The main idea behind the performance was to pair word and movement, working on the border between dance and dramatic theatre.






Szymon Michlewicz-Sowa


  • Szymon Michlewicz-SowaChoreographer
  • Gabriel GietzkyDirector
  • Michał ZdrzałekComposer
  • Tomasz BerekVideo designer
  • Agnieszka Raj-KubatActress
  • Szymon Michlewicz-SowaDancer
  • Filip WójcikDancer
  • Filip WójcikDancer

Performance synopsis

Canaries in mines are representatives of the species serinus canaria sensorem and should go under that scientific name. The image of canaries – yellow, hard to capture, full of twittering and trills – does not harmonise with the darkness grasped in mine metaphors. And yet, a closer look reveals that these images are analogous. Darkness and danger, joy and community – canaries always sing for someone – and unexpected death lurking in the nooks of the underground. All these are united in ‘Canaries’.

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Duration 55 " Crew * 8 Artists 4
Premiere 2020-10-17, Bytom
Audience dorośli
  • nudity

* cast plus technical support



Dofinansowano ze środków Narodowego Centrum Kultury w ramach programu „Kultura - Interwencje 2020"Spektakl został wyprodukowany Bytomski Teatr Tańca i Ruchu Rozbark
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