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On the other side

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Performance „On the other side” (Poland)

Creators: Jubilo Foundation

Direction: Diego Pileggi

Stage design, costumes: Katarzyna Pieniawska

Video, sound: Aleksandra Gronowska

Light: Diego Pileggi

Cast: Alessia Romano, Marek Idzikowski, Michał Murawski

Coordination: Diana Wolińska

Production: Fundacja Jubilo

Premiere: 26.11.2021



Date: 24.08.2022 / Wednesday

Time: 7 pm

Place: Stage in Art_Inkubator in Art Factory in Lodz

Tickets: 30 PLN (reduced) / 40 PLN (regular)

Duration: 60 minutes (no intermissions)

Viewers' age: 16+

After the event we invite the viewers to a meeting and discussion with the artists

The discussion will be held in Polish



Date: 24.08.2022 / Wednesday

Time: 7 pm

Place: CHOREA Theatre You Tube channel / https://www.youtube.com/user/ChoreaTheatre

Access: free / film available for 24 hours



“On the other side” is the next step in Jubilo Foundation’s three-year research on the themes of freedom and seclusion. How can we, the artists, become active witnesses of encounters (e.g. with migrants or behind prison walls) and, through performative tools, transform the themes, the stories and the faces met on that journey to make them speak to a broader audience?

The research started by interrogating the theme of ‘personal prisons’, that is ‘prisons’ no longer perceived as imposed from the outside by someone else (for example public institutions), but as often unconscious restrictions that we impose on ourselves, unaware of our social and cultural conditioning. Starting from the individual dimension, the group opened their observation towards a broader horizon, contextualizing their questions about the current condition of society. On the one hand, we observe a world with clearly defined boundaries, where conflict grows and separation is given as an answer. On the other hand, we see a constant need to pursue relations, to open up possibilities and to search for an authentic dialogue between one person and another.

The textual and thematic material presented in this performance comes from various sources, including interviews, literary sources, and texts written by the performers themselves. As theatrical explorers, Jubilo has been developing their work from the microscopic to the macroscopic level, using video footage and installation elements as lenses to help them increasingly define the core of the theme and its repercussions in our daily lives.

The title of the work should not be interpreted as a definition. Instead, it should be seen as a question, a suggestion of direction, a dynamic of living change - both in the external world and within ourselves.



Jubilo - is a theatre group born in 2011 in Wrocław, Poland, driven by the need for artistic intervention as a protest against cultural exclusion. Jubilo aims to topple social, economic, language and cultural barriers through artistic encounters, where the platform of exchange is the language of theatre and music. The group leads long-term workshop encounters and directs performance pieces that build a space for theatre dialogue between the participants and Jubilo.
Since its inception, the Ensemble has worked with physically and mentally disabled, Roma minorities, homeless, refugees, and prisoners. Jubilo collaborates with many art organisations and theatres in Wrocław, including the Grotowski Institute.
For many years now, the company has been leading, in collaboration with the Grotowski Institute the project „Unlocking”, addressed to inmates of closed and half opened departments, which has produced the award-winning performance piece „Reflection” (2015), „Kain” (2019), and the performative installation „Kain In Absentia” (2020). Within this project, the company develops different platforms, including theatre training for inmates, a professionalization programme within the disciplines of theatre and academic research. Jubilo has also been a founding member of the International Network of Theatre in Prison (INTiP, with the patronage of Unesco) and collaborates with the Italian Network of Theatre in Prison (Coordinamento Nazionale Teatro in Carcere). Within the different activities of the company, Jubilo cooperates with professional theatres in Poland and abroad, leading international workshop programmes and artistic projects. Since 2017 the Ensemble has been participating in international projects such as Erasmus+ and Creative Europe.
Jubilo presented its work in many international festivals and theatre events, including the festival Dreams Before Dawn in Paris, the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, the National Festival of Theatre in Prison Destini Incrociati and the International Conference of Theatre in Prison I Teatri delle Diversità in Italy. The company collaborates with academics and researchers throughout Europe, including doctoral students from Università La Sapienza di Roma and the University of Reading, where research is being done on the subject of professional theatre in prison.