THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY

Inspired with camp aesthetics, the performance presents the contemporary generation of metropolitan 30-year-olds: the masters of life. Dorian Gray, a young man of hypnotic beauty, poses for his new portrait created by Basil Hallward. This common event leads to the immersion in the world of young hedonists. Dorian’s youthful ideals become devalued under the influence of personalities that value beauty and exquisite menu the most. Oscar Wilde’s sharp satire helps Michał Borczuch find an answer to the question: when looking for absolute beauty can one reject moral categories and reach eternal beauty? The eternally young, perfect Dorian is the embodiment of the ideals of postmodernity. The realised utopia becomes an occasion to critically review our dreams and open up to the fears hidden under their surface.