Awkward happiness or Everything I don’t remember about meeting you by “Studio Matejka”


Physical Theatre Performance
Director: MatejMatejka; Country: Poland
60 Minutes

Saturday, 18th January, (7:00 PM – 8:00 PM)
Kamani Auditorium, Copernicus Marg, New Delhi -110001
16th edition of ‘Bharat Rang Mahotsav’ by National School of Drama

Thursday, 2nd February, (2:00 PM – 3:00 PM) & (5:00 PM – 6:00 PM)
6th International Theatre Festival of Kerala
Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi (an autonomous body under Dept. of Culture,
Govt. of Kerala )
Chembukkavu, Thrissur, Kerala, South India – 680 020

The Polish Institute in association with National School of Drama (NBT) and Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi brings two acclaimed Polish theatre group “Studio Matejka” to India this month.

In Awkward happiness or Everything I don’t remember about meeting you, an intimate relationship is perceived as a playground to explore the individual and his/her great quest for happiness. The private space of a relationship allows for more personal and honest expressions. Masks fall and reveal what is hidden in public, the unvoiced questions, suppressed desires. The journey of two couples as shown in the play, depicts how the passage of time paints a relationship with layers of beauty, secret, surprises and misunderstandings. The moment of happiness appears and vanishes an instant after.

Awkward happiness or Everything I don’t remember about meeting you is a reflection on the futility of happiness, inspired by themes from Milan Kundera’s “The Unbearable Lightness of Being” and Pascal Bruckner’s “Perpetual Euphoria”.

About Studio Matejka:
Studio Matejka began its activities in the year 2010 as a physical theater laboratory exploring 21st century performance techniques that definitely work across borders: Borders between performance genres, training techniques, individual expressions and collective resonance. Through practical investigation, the performers work to develop the strength, agility and dexterity to physically speak through a diverse ideas, images and vocabularies. Studio Matejka has been shaped during its early years 2010-12 in the “Grotowski Institute”, led by Mr. Jerzy Grotowski, Wroclaw, Poland, It is composed out of 8 performers from 7 countries. studio’s film & documentary team is comprised of Adam Hanuljak(SK), Peter Kotrha(SK) and Karol Jarek(PL)