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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 the Polish Dance Theatre?s 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).



You go through the world and shape it through your deeds.

Look into the world, into its shape, and your trespasses will be revealed.


You are followed by moans and chased by curses;

Yours is the strength of a God lifting the world on his shoulders.

Recitative: Stanisław Wyspiański: The Return of Odysseus, act III


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 incidental music was inspired by the compositions of Eugeniusz Rudnik, a pioneer of Polish electronic music.

The music and vocal parts, based on traditional Polish music themes, has been contributed and performed by Adam Strug. 



 Dramaturgy and direction: Igor Gorzkowski

Musical and vocal compositions: Eugeniusz Rudnik and Adam Strug

Choreography: Iwona Pasińska and the artists of the Polish Dance Theatre

Costumes: Adriana Cygankiewicz

Lighting design: Przemysław Gapczyński, Mariusz Porada

Sound engineer: Michał Garstecki (Free Flay Music)

Assistant: Katarzyna Rzetelska

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 and Maciej Cymorek as a guest performer



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 Tickets: PLN 50 (full price), PLN 25 (reduced) are available at the CK ZAMEK Culture Centre cash desk and online at

The repeat performance will be presented on 28 February at the CK ZAMEK Culture Centre.


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