W&M Physical Theatre
Firehall Arts Centre
The primary concept and exploration of The Cube is around the Rubik’s Cube puzzle. This varicolored, many-sided box is utilized as a metaphor for our multi-faceted selves and ability to be part of a whole. It becomes a metaphor for limitation and potential; a cell-like structure which creates pathways and boundaries. The work explores how individual voices survive and even thrive in a group, how we mask or hide from aspects of ourselves and bring conflicting sides into harmony, how we sometimes experience parts of ourselves being ripped away, and how our deep desire to move beyond our personal borders, at great risk, survives.
W&M PHYSICAL THEATRE was founded in Poland in 1994. From diverse cultural backgrounds, Monteros and Mochniej have developed a distinct choreographic voice which culminates in a fusion of contemporary dance and Polish physical theatre.
With a commitment to balancing choreography, dramaturgy and strong visual design, the artistic directors raise questions and bring attention to the human condition.
Though W&M Physical Theatre originated in Poland, it has had an established home in Calgary, Canada, for more than a decade. The Company has been presented in Austria, Italy, France, Germany, Sweden, Lithuania, Estonia, Finland, and Poland.