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Lasts app. 120’; no intermission.

Tadeusz Konwicki’s 1965 production Salto is one of the outstanding movies of Polish cinema. The year the movie was produced also marks the time when the phenomenal Polish Film School starts to flourish.

Salto is the story of Kowalsky-Malinowsky, a stranger suspended between reality and dream that visits an isolated town in slumber. Kowalsky-Malinowsky gives contradicting accounts of the reasons of his visit and about his character to the seemingly confined inhabitants of the town. Salto is a mysterious Poland ‘allusion’ with a robust theatrical script and a Kafkaesque narrative. Salto is a play that doesn’t rely on absolute reality, contains countless and endless ways that you can view yourself. It makes us understand the games we play with our lives as well as the games we play with the world – not only the tricks we pull on others but also to ourselves. We dance the Salto –possibly the only real dance– till the day we die.

Salto has been realised with the support of The State Theatre of Istanbul and sponsorship of Grotowski Institut, and collaboration.


Istanbul-based theatre company Teatr Andra was established in 2016 to generate an artistic and creative dialogue between artists from Turkey, Greece and Poland. In 2016, the company delivered its first project TROAS to the audiences with the support of Kadıköy Theatron and received the Afife Theatre Award for the same play in 2017. Salto is included in the repertory of Kadıköy Theatron, and has been presented to the audiences at the State Theatre of Thessalonica, Festival of Ancient Drama and Politics, the International Ankara Theatre Festival, and at the Grotowski Institute in April 2018.

  • Written by: Tadeusz Konwicki
  • Directed by: Alexandra Kazazou
  • Translated into Turkish by: Behiç Cem Kola
  • Dramaturgy: Alexandra Kazazou, Karol Jarek
  • Assistant Director: Behiç Cem Kola Beste
  • Composition & Musical Coordination: Nefeli Stamatogianopoulou Skenografi
  • Scenography & Light Design: Karol Jarek
  • Performers: Kerem Karaboğa, Salih Usta, Cem Yiğit Üzümoğlu, Didem Kırış, İpek Seyalıoğlu, Aytek Şayan, Muhammed Ali Dönmez, Bora Aksu, Anestis Vasilakeris

Tickets for this event will be available for cash only at the venue door beginning at 10.00 o’clock in the morning on the days of performance.
Due to the limited capacity of the venue please make reservations from November 12 either via (555) 161 77 94 or