Harakiri Farmers

The Harakiri Farmers collective was created as a communication platform for representatives of various areas of art wishing to learn something different. The group was founded at the turn of 2008 in response to the limited activity of institutionalised theatre in Poland. Their open character and no true leader is what makes them unlike other independent initiatives. The group members [among others: Szymon Kaczmarek, student of directing at the Department of Theatre Directing, the Ludwik Solski Academy for the Dramatic Arts (PWST) in Kraków; Kaja Migdałek, student of stage design at the Department of Stage Play, Faculty of Architecture and Design, Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań; Wojtek Klimczyk, candidate for doctor's degree at the Instytute of Sociology, Jagiellonian University in Kraków and author of the book "Erotyzm ponowoczesny" [The Postmodern Eroticism], published by the Universitas Publishing House; Dominika Knapik, dance actor and the 2007 grant holder of Kulczyk Foundation at Stary Browar in Poznań] represent various areas of art and different aesthetic traditions. They point out the "brutal romanticism of animated film, performative greed for experiment in the contemporary dance of the absurd, nihilistic cynicism of plunging in the lowest sort of pop culture by means of creating black comedies at the crossing of scenic forms".