Art stations fundation - by Grażyna Kulczyk

25.06.2010 - 27.06.2010
Stary Browar
Przybysz / Szwajgier / Wollny Summer solstice - performance in 12 acts spektakl

direction Zorka Wollny

Magdalena Przybysz

Anna Szwajgier

project coordination 
Piotr Grzymisławski

Alicja Biała, Sonia Borkowicz, Emilia Bromber, Elżbieta Czwartos, Daria Futkowska, Natalia Grubizna, Piotr Grzywacz, Joanna Jakubowska, Magdalena Jakubowska, Justyna Jasłowska, Marcin Juszczyk, Bartosz Kajmowicz, Barbara Kaszuba, Szymon Kędziora, Scheherezade Kondratowicz, Marcin Mańkowski, Konrad Mazur, Natalia Peek, Ewelina Pers, Marika Pyrszel, Katarzyna Taborowska, Agnieszka Sokolińska, Marek Szwedziak, Dagmara Wujewska


Production possible thanks to grand prix in the Stary Browar Site Specific Show Contest organized together by Stary Browar Center and Art Stations Foundation

What would be Midsummer night ritual today? What ballad would romantic poets write if they were to live in 21st century? Is a language of contemporary dance able to express relentless Spirit of Slavic nations? Is this Spirit still able to posses people bodies when moved from lakes and forests into Stary Browar modern architecture?

During the performance, the audience walking through Browar’s maze, will actively witness a summer solstice? The public will be first invited just to listen to ethnographic and bit gothic tale as of 19th century romance.. Irrational sounds and song of the sentimental soul can wake up desires and echo a catastrophe from far past. Forgotten awareness of rituals and myths may return with double force to remind us of the ancient culture we do not feel attached to anymore…

Performers movement bringing ritual back to life, calling for a summer of love, will shake our senses and last till exhaustion. Summer solstice is a search for what seems to be lost - an ancient ballad in Stary Browar spaces.

The project is inspired by poems of Bolesław Leśmian, by Slavic rituals and legends connected to summer solstice and the stereotyped image of what is considered “romantic” – longing for mystery, moments of spiritual madness and a bit of a thrill.

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