Wed, 06/07/2017 - 13:59
BITTERSWEET
gorycz fot andrzej grabowski
gorycz fot andrzej grabowski
gorycz fot andrzej grabowski
gorycz fot andrzej grabowski
gorycz fot andrzej grabowski

He who never tasted bitterness will never taste sweetness in heaven. 
Adam Mickiewicz  Forefathers’ Eve, part II

 

Let absinth be more bitter than wormwood
Let love be homeless and mute
Let freedom continue to be imperilled
Truth – a distant and present land

Jacek Berezin ***

 

Bitterness comes in many shades. The author of the piece examines various areas in which we experience bitterness – sensory, existential, metaphysical. Bitterness lies hidden in the taste of rust, absinth ecstasy, or the bitter-sweet feeling of love. It can be found in the cleansing herb of wormwood, which breaks evil spells.

The experience of bitterness encapsulated in the literary and folk traditions – including the poetry of Mickiewicz and Berezin, and the folk rites of Forefathers’ Eve and Whitsun – is enlaced with the embodied experience of traditional “white” voice.

 

Produced in collaboration with the Institute of Music and Dance as part of the Choreographic Commissions 2017 programme.

IMiT

Tłum. Józef Jaskulski © Instytut Muzyki i Tańca

 

Premiere:
27 May 2017 | Aula Artis | Poznań

concept, direction, choreography:
KAYA KOŁODZIEJCZYK

music:
JACEK SIENKIEWICZ

vocal consultation, traditional songs:
JULITA CHARYTONIUK

dramaturgy:
DARIA WOSZEK

costumes:
KATARZYNA BORKOWSKA

stage design:
BRACIA / MACIEJ CHORĄŻY I AGNIESZKA KLEPACKA

makeup artist:
MAGDALENA BANACHOWICZ

assistant choreographer:
SANDRA SZATAN

producer:
NATALIA GORZELAŃCZYK

performed by:
URSZULA BERNAT-JAŁOCHA, JERZY KAŹMIERCZAK, KORNELIA LECH, PAWEŁ MALICKI, MICHAŁ PRZYBYŁA, KATARZYNA RZETELSKA, SANDRA SZATAN, DOMINIK WIĘCEK, EMILY WONG