...I am that lady, who gives the breath, who gives the soul to the happy and sad, to the white plastic bags...





Bag lady is the story of a lonely woman who plays using the simplest objects to build her own world. Alone, with the whole body, exploring the wordless poetry of silence, each plastic bag becomes a different character in her hands, and as a gift, will take us to discover and live different moments, all built with white plastic bags. Bag Lady travels through her past and memories, imbued with their own desires and fantasies all of these characters and moments...

A dancer who can not dance until she finds her own heart, a gentleman who is looking for his loved woman, and a geisha who uses a simple bamboo cane as a flute or as an instrument of death...

...But is she a crazy old-fashioned woman or does she hide a passionate past...?

...Who is "Bag Lady"?

There are no words on "Bag Lady", only a perfect combination of music, images, songs...and silence.




Created and performed by Malgosia Szkandera

Directed by Jean Louis Danvoye and Malgosia Szkandera

Cover: Sarah Anglada

Director´s assistant: Nick Lehane

Light Designer: Miguel Ángel García. Rosa

Production: Ana Szkandera

Production and Manager: Compañía AntártiCa




 (…)"Bag Lady," by Malgosia Szkandera, a Spanish artist of Polish descent, is a most original gift. (…) It is made with a playful driving impulse, an overflowing imagination, and zero assumptions. (…)


Javier Vallejo "El Pais"


(…)It was her stay in New York that gave shape to a few remnants, recycled by Szkandera herself, to form a new and unique spectacle. (…) In a subtle, delicate and evocative way, "Bag Lady" delves into what is behind unconventional individuals who possess a memory. (…)   


César Blanco “ El Norte de Castilla”


(...) The Szkandera show (...) has the main ingredient that makes any work of art interesting: soul. In addition to an enveloping aesthetic sense, a technique on a high level, and the plus of the voice of the actress (...)


Ana San Romualdo “El Adelantado De Segovia”



...) Bag lady is a creation from the bowels (...) Her stage presence is powerful, credible, expressive (...) is a creative exercise worthy of praise.


Alfonso Arribas “El Norte De Castilla”