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On 8-9 November the Polish Dance Theatre is premiering Architektura światła [The Architecture of Light] in Poznań (Intrenational Poznań Fair, MP2, ul. Głogowska 14). The piece, described by its creators as “a journey into the land of mysticism and ritual”, is inspired by some common notions shared by different religions and certain concepts of quantum physics, such as the “God particle”, or Higgs boson. Paulina Wyciechowska’s choreography is an outcome of a creative dialogue with composer PRASQUAL, who divided the piece’s score into eight Rites played by the Orchestra of the Academy of Music in Poznań. They are: the Rite of Darkness, of Passage, of Love, of Blood and Soil, of Light, of Game – Birth, of Life and Death, of Eternity and of Mystical Unity. All of the Rites are commented upon by electronic music and soloists – soprano Chelsey Schill and trumpeter Nathan Plante. Costumes and props were designed by Paulina Plizga and the lighting directed by Katarzyna Łuszczyk. On stage the audience is going to see nine artists of the Polish Dance Theatre, who have also been actively involved in the piece’s creation: Karina Adamczak-Kasprzak, Urszula Bernat-Jałocha, Agnieszka Fertała, Kornelia Lech, Andrzej Adamczak, Artur Bieńkowski, Paweł Malicki, Daniel Stryjecki and Guillermo Millan Merida.

Choreography: Paulina Wycichowska
Music: PRASQUAL
Set and costume design: Paulina Plizga
Lighting director: Katarzyna Łuszczyk
Musicians: Chelsey Schill (soprano), Nathan Plante (trumpet)and the student orchestra of the Academy of Music in Poznań under PRASQUAL
Cast: Andrzej Adamczak, Karina Adamczak-Kasprzak, Urszula Bernat-Jałocha, Artur Bieńkowski, Agnieszka Fertała, Kornelia Lech, Guillermo Millan Merida, Paweł Malicki, Daniel Stryjecki
Duration: about 60 minutes

The premiere’s co-producer is the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań.

Supported financially by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland under the programme “Collections – Composing Commissions” implemented by the Institute of Music and Dance in Warsaw.

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