Grotowski Institute, Theatr ZAR (Wrocław, Poland)
in Polish with Russian subtitles
Camille Claudel was a sculptress. She was also a sister of Paul Claudel and for ten years the companion and artist-partner of Auguste Rodin, with whom she lived her golden years. They created a perfect creative tandem. She was his muse, his assistant, but also during all that time she was an independent sculptress with her own artistic path. Auguste was also a father to the child she lost. This moment in her biography marks the beginning of her end, a merciless downfall that leads Camille into the abyss. She died over 70 years ago, and the last 30 years of her life she spent in a mental asylum.
The last photo ever taken of Camille provided an impulse that directly influenced the final shape of the performance. It features Camille together with a friend who visited her in the hospital. Such visits, which didn’t occur very often during her life in the asylum, may have evoked in her a cascade of memories – memories whose shapes the creators of the performance sensed and clothed in their own sensitivity.
- 50 minutes
- Directed by
- Mariana Sadovska
- Performed by
- Kamila Klamut
- With the participation of
- Ewa Pasikowska