Cricoteka Theatre in Krakow

 

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Cricoteka, Centre for the Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor was founded by Tadeusz Kantor as early as in 1980, at first as the Centre of Cricot 2 Theatre at 5, Kanonicza Street (now the seat of the Archives of the Centre).


For almost ten years it has been the basic institution for Kantor's theatre, simultaneously a kind of the "Living Archives" of his theatre creation. The main purpose of the centre has been to preserve his ideas "not in a librarian system, but in the mind and imagination of generations to come".
In 1955 Tadeusz Kantor founded  the Cricot 2 Theatre. At the beginning the theatre was located in the Artists' House, later on (after 1961) in the medieval cellars of the Krzysztofory Gallery. In 1980 Tadeusz Kantor left Krzysztofory. The City offered him the premises for the Archives of his theatre at 5 Kanonicza Street. The Cricot 2 Theatre never existed as an institution.
Address: 5 Kanonicza Street



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