Chorus of Orphans (without words)
|8 December 2014
9 December 2014
10 December 2014
|The KTO Theatre|
Directed by:Jerzy Zoń
ProductionThe KTO Theatre
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Directed by Jerzy Zoń, this “theatrical seance with orchestra, solo soprano and actors”, to quote the production’s byline, is a unique artistic event for a couple of reasons. First, it’s a hypnotic performance with no text, although it’s based on Guy Croussy’s novel Bluebottles. Secondly, it’s inspired by such varied material as the Book of Exodus, traditional Bolivian song and the Third Symphony by Henryk Mikołaj Górecki. Croussy’s book tells the story of orphans living in post-war France, and the running time of the play is defined by the time needed to play the composer’s piece. The audience sits on opposite sides of a square-shaped construction and observes the everyday activities of the titular orphans, who are supervised by two strict guardians. The developing narrative, governed by the dramaturgical structure of the aforementioned musical composition, dramatizes the mechanisms of social behavior within a closed group, and shows how the adult world exerts control over “enslaved” children.
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Direction, screenplay, music supervision: Jerzy Zoń
Scenography and costumes by Joanna Jaśko-Sroka
Choreography by Eryk Makohon
Production of stage set and structures: Pracownia Ślusarska Robert Calikowski
Stage movement: Eryk Makohon
Rhythmic training of the cast: Grzegorz Bauer
Music: Henryk Mikołaj Górecki "III Symfonia"
Assistant to stage director: Monika Kozłowska
Karolina Bondaronek, Anna Kamykowska, Paulina Lasyk, Martyna Malcharek, Grażyna Srebrny-Rosa, Justyna Wójcik, Marta Zoń, Sławek Bendykowski, Bartek Cieniawa, Paweł Monsiel, Michał Orzyłowski