The Polish National Ballet (PBN) will perform four times at the legendary Gran Teatre del Liceu of Barcelona, presenting its Bach Dances programme (24, 25 and twice on 26 October 2013). It is the Polish company’s yet another visit in Spain, coming after a series of performances of La Bayadère (The Temple Dancer) at the Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville in January 2012. The Bach programme dates back to 2010 and brings together two pieces by Polish choreographers and two works by foreign artists. It opens with Emil Wesołowski’s new work commissioned by the PBN, titled Pocałunki (Kisses) set to Harpsichord Concerto in D minor, followed by the famous Concerto Barocco –George Balanchine’s excellent neoclassical choreography for Concerto for two violins in D minor, and the contemporary ballet The Green by Ed Wubbe of the Netherlands, who confronts the expression of male dance with a choral performance to The St. John Passion. The programme concludes with a choreographic potpourri by Krzysztof Pastor in the form ofIn Light and Shadowset to the lyrical aria of The Goldberg Variations juxtaposed with the vividly dynamic Orchestral Suite No.3 in D Major, which has been successfully performed by ballet companies of Amsterdam, Stockholm, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Ankara and Hong Kong.
The Polish National Ballet is going to perform in Barcelona accompanied by the renowned orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu under young Polish conductor, Jakub Chrenowicz, who has just taken over as the programme’s music supervisor. Piano parts will be played by the PBN’s regular pianist, Marcin Mazurek.