On Saturday, 21 January 2017 (8 pm), the CK ZAMEK Culture Centre in Poznań (ul. Św. Marcin 80/82) will host the premiere presentation of Harvest directed by Igor Gorzkowski and choreographed by Iwona Pasińska. The piece is the Polish Dance Theatre?s first project since Pasińska took over as its director. The premiere marks the inauguration of the company?s new artistic programme for 2017, known as “Rok Guślarzy” (The Year of Sorcerers).
Harvest refers to the rituals accompanying harvest and the cycle of husbandry, nature and human life, conceptualised enthnographically (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 will be 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 ? will 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. The music and vocal parts, based on traditional Polish music themes, has been contributed and performed by Adam Strug.
Directed by: Igor Gorzkowski
Choreography: Iwona Pasińska
Music and vocal parts: Adam Strug
Costumes: Adriana Cygankiewicz
Artists: Urszula Bernat-Jałocha, Fabian Fejdasz, Julia Hałka, Paulina Jaksim, Zbigniew Kocięba, Jerzy Kaźmierczak, Katarzyna Kulmińska, Kornelia Lech, Paweł Malicki, Marcin Motyl, Michał Przybyła, Katarzyna Rzetelska, Sandra Szatan, Dominik Więcek, Emily Wong, Maciej Cymorek
Tickets: PLN 50 (full price), PLN 25 (reduced)
Available at the CK Zamek Culture Centre cash desk and online at: http://www.zamek.poznan.pl/sub,pl,345,bilety-na-imprezy-on-line.html
The repeat performance will Take place on 28 February at the CK ZAMEK Culture Centre
Polish Dance Theatre website: www.ptt-poznan.pl