concept/direction/process work/light Sławomir Krawczyński
choreography Anna Godowska, Tomasz Wygoda
performer Tomasz Wygoda
music "The Rite of Spring" by Igor Stravinsky performed by the New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein conductor, 1958
costume concept Sławomir Krawczyński, Tomasz Wygoda, Anna Godowska
content-related consultancy Jadwiga Majewska
process-oriented psychology consultancy Agnieszka Wróblewska
technical production Łukasz Kędzierski
production Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk
premiere 1st of September 2013, Studio Słodownia +3, Old Brewery in Poznań
Special thanks to Ashtanga Joga Studio for their help and suport.
With the support of Ministry of Culture and national Heritage.
A new rendition of Igor Stravinsky’s great ballet – a solo performance travelling through Vaslav Nijinsky’s different states of mind. For the authors of the performance the legendary dancer and chorographer’s Diary and his works have become a book of daydreams scribbled down in haste. Analysing them, they would discover an internal world continuously verging on ecstasy and nothingness. The dramaturgy of this world is startlingly reflected in Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring.
On the hundredth anniversary of the first performance of Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring we would like to invite you to the latest staging of this piece, the première of the_rite_of_dreams_project from Warsaw, a solo performance by Tomasz Wygoda directed by Sławomir Krawczyński.
Work on this show started with the reading of Nijinsky’s Diary which seemed to the artists like a book of hastily recorded fantastic daydreams, a vision of a world torn apart by contradictions, always balancing between ecstasy and oblivion. The Rite of Spring makes a very accurate reference to this situation and faces us almost directly with a reality that Nijinsky experienced every day. In his Diary and ballets he posed questions about the point of our existence revealing a yearning for humanity’s childhood when the community grew from a ritual and unifying dance whilst contact with God was as direct as with another human being.