“Ugly Ducklet” for the Polonia in Vilnius
Sunday, November 18 the artists of the OiFP are going to perform two spectacles of the fairy-tale “Ugly Ducklet” directed by Jakub Szydłowski for the Polonia in Vilnius, at the invitation of the foundation Fundacja Dobroczynności i Pomocy “Dom Kultury Polskiej w Wilnie.”
Performing: Karolina Kuklińska, Monika Ziółkowska, Andrzej Danieluk, Bartłomiej Łochnicki, Maciej Nerkowski, Rafał Supiński, and the musicians of the OiFP.
“Ugly Ducklet” is a contemporary take on the story, which focuses on the norms governing social life and affecting both the young and the old. The performance touches upon the problem of feeling different and the loneliness it breeds. It sheds light on the intolerance rooted in the language and manner of thinking, and teaches viewers that “different” doesn’t have to mean “worse.” The fairy tale is also an interactive performance that encourages children to sing, listen to music and have fun. Even though the plot is set in Podlasie, it could take place in any corner of the world… No matter where we come from or what language we speak, it is bound to have words for tolerance, acceptance, respect for diversity, friendship and love. “Ugly Ducklet” explains the meaning of these words, highlighting that our looks and origin are not nearly as important as what we have in our hearts.