“The sphere of the legendary and the mythological (Nymph Goplana and two Elves) both in the author’s description and in the traditional theatre was shown in an equally naive, banal and sentimental opera manner (and privileged, it must be added).
In my production the Nymph has an abstract
p h a n t o m f o r m; the Elves are two-part movable circles, gravitating around the initial form.
It is an abstract sphere, a sphere of the superordinate notions, of free imagination, where nuances stretch from tragedy to burlesque. The
p h a n t o m f o r m is the nucleus of the whole arrangement. Its abstract laws transcend (in various degrees) into other forms and constitute the formal base for the structure emerging on the pole opposite to the r e a l i t y o f t h e a u d i e n c e: the structure of i l l u s i o n (…)”
Pleśniarowicz, Krzysztof (chosen and ed. by). Metamorfozy. Teksty o latach 1938-1974. [Metamorphoses. Texts about the years 1928 – 1974] Kraków: Centre for the Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor Cricoteka, Księgarnia Akademicka, Kraków 2000, p. 71.