He could have been a star, but he wasn’t – choice or chance? He could have made a lot of money, but he barely made ends meet – choice or chance? He could have found his own peaceful space outside
He could have been a star, but he wasn’t – choice or chance? He could have made a lot of money, but he barely made ends meet – choice or chance? He could have found his own peaceful space outside the hatred system, but he still worked on its borders.
Robert Brylewski was one of the most important figures in Polish culture of the last half-century. As the frontman of the bands Kryzys, Brygada Kryzys, Armia and Izrael, he created music that captivatingly described the present day. His music was always up-to-day, skillfully catching the spirit of the times. It was also a dream of a different, better world. A dream of a Golden Rock, to which you can escape from evil Babylon.
The performance is directed by Grzegorz Laszuk, leader of the legendary avant-garde theatre Komuna Warszawa, once a declared anarchist, today an art activist reckoning his former ideals. The story about the godfather of Polish punk becomes an opportunity for Laszuk to ask elementary questions about his own life choices. ‘It is always good to look back to recognize the destiny we choose for ourselves’, says the director.
Some of Brylewski’s most important songs appear in the performance. Next to the STUDIO actors, important musicians of the contemporary Warsaw alternative perform on stage, led by Bartek Tyciński, the co-creator of the famous Mitch & Mitch band.
This is a real punky reggae party with an existential hint.