Electra and the Wedding | Poland

The Centre for Theatre Practices Gardzienice, founded in 1977 by Włodzimierz Staniewski, is known worldwide thanks to its groundbreaking performances and theatrical practices. Their work focuses on the investigation of indigenous and ancient musical traditions, and powerful physical and vocal techniques, while bringing together both the rural and the urban cultural environment. Their performances are often accompanied by an undertone of the mysterious, the enigmatic and the cultic, bringing together live music, movement, and speech.

The company will present four performances as two double bills. The first evening will be dedicated to two tragedies by Euripides - "Iphigenia in Aulis" and "Iphigenia in Tauris" and will allow the audience to experience two perspectives on the story of Iphigenia's sacrifice in one evening.

The second double bill will open with a third tragedy by Euripides - "Electra", which presents another part to the tale of the House of Atreus, when Iphigenia's brother Orestes comes to avenge the murder of his father Agamemnon. The second performance of the evening will uncover echoes of antiquity within the company's own culture in the play "The Wedding" by the great Polish poet, playwright, and painter Stanisław Wyspiański.

 

ELEKTRA
based on Euripides’ “Electra”

The Theatrical Essay based on cheironomia/gestures

Direction, text adaptation, dramaturgy of music and gestures: Włodzimierz Staniewski – based on "Electra" by Euripides
Translation: Jerzy Łanowski
Animations: Daniel Tumanowicz, Rafał Tumanowicz
Lighting: Paweł Kieszko
Subtitles: Beata Szymańska

Current Cast: Mariusz Gołaj, Joanna Holcgreber, Marcin Mrowca, Anna Dąbrowska, Dorota Kołodziej, Kacper Lech, Paweł Kieszko, Magdalena Pamuła, Maciej Gorczyński, Tetiana Oreshko, Aleksandra Zawłocka, Anna Nguyen
Musicians: Rafał Granat, Gabriela Żmigrodzka, Szymon Kałużny, Adam Lipiński, Kamil Gosek

 

THE WEDDING – Wyspiański – Malczewski – Konieczny
based on “The Wedding” – by Stanisław Wyspiański

Author of the performance: Włodzimierz Staniewski – based on “The Wedding” – by Stanisław Wyspiański

Music: Zygmunt Konieczny
Composer of the music piece “Polonaise”: Jan Lech
Director’s assistant: Joanna Holcgreber
Masks: Ryszard Hodura
Animations & subtitles: Krzysztof Dziwny
Lights: Paweł Kieszko
Current Cast:
Mariusz Gołaj (Host, Ghost, Spectre), Marcin Mrowca (Jew, Grandad), Joanna Holcgreber (Vernyhora, Klimina, Stańczyk), Anna Dąbrowska (Hetman, Radczyni), Dorota Kołodziej (Strawman, Grandad), Maciej Gorczyński (Poet), Tetiana Oreszko (Maryna, Black Knight), Magdalena Pamuła (Rachela, Marysia), Kacper Lech (Groom, Jasiek), Jan Żórawski (Priest, Journalist), Aleksandra Zawłocka (Haneczka), Martyna Konewka (Zosia), Anna Nguyen (Bride), Beata Szymańska (Kasia), Maciej Czerniak (Kasper)
and Jarosław Tomica (The Author, Headman)
Musicians: Szymon Kałużny, Gabriela Żmigrodzka, Filip Pysz, Rafał Granat, Kamil Gosek, Adam Lipiński, Jakub Stefaniak

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The Centre for Theatre Practices Gardzienice

Location:

The Theatre Club

Running time:

1 h 30 m

Language:

Polish

Subtitles:

Hebrew

Date:

June 27, 20:30