As part of the Multiannual Programme NIEPODLEGŁA 2017-2021, financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage within the frame of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute subsidy programme ?Cultural Bridges,? the Polish Dance Theatre will be performing in five European capitals. The tour began on Sunday, 2 September, with a presentation of The Harvest, directed by Igor Gorzkowski and choreographed by Iwona Pasińska, at the Admiralspalast stage in Berlin.
The subsequent performances will be presented according to the following schedule:
8 October: Forty (directed by Jo Stromgren) in Minsk during the International Theatre Forum TEART
9 October: The Harvest in Minsk during the International Theatre Forum TEART
11 October: The Harvest at Dom Polski in Vilnius
14 October: The Harvest at the VEF Culture Palace in Riga
30 October: The Harvest at a4 ? space for contemporary culture in Bratislava.
The Polish Dance Theatre is looking forward to performing for the audiences in Germany, Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia, and Slovakia, as part of the Niepodległa programme.
About the piece:
The Harvest refers to the rituals accompanying harvest and the cycle of husbandry, nature and human life, conceptualised ethnographically (inspired, among others, by Oskar Kolberg?s studies and Zofia Kossak?s Polish Year), as well as anthropologically and philosophically. The narrative axis of the show is delineated by the trope of the return of Odysseus, based on Homer?s classic epic and Stanisław Wyspiański?s The Return of Odysseus.
The performers ? dancers of the Polish Dance Theatre, and an actor ? portray the protagonists exploring various variations of kinetic and verbal events. The physical and psychological intensity of their actions is accompanied by the ascetic visuals. Incidental music and vocal parts, based on traditional Polish music themes, have been contributed and performed by Adam Strug.
Financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage as part of the Multiannual Programme NIEPODLEGŁA 2017-2021, within the frame of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute subsidy programme ?Cultural Bridges.?