And The Rain Will Pass…

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A ballet in three parts by KRZYSZTOF PASTOR

Music by HENRYK MIKOŁAJ GÓRECKI

 

I. TIME OF COMMUNITY (BEATUS VIR)

Looking back… there is birth, a building of unity. Divisions, differences, fears and threats soon appear in this community….

ABOUT

 

A ballet in three parts by KRZYSZTOF PASTOR

Music by HENRYK MIKOŁAJ GÓRECKI

 

I. TIME OF COMMUNITY (BEATUS VIR)

Looking back… there is birth, a building of unity. Divisions, differences, fears and threats soon appear in this community. However, the community spirit watches over everything, supporting unity, restoring faith in survival. The role of men is to fight and sacrifice themselves, the fate of women – to wait in solitude…

 

II. TIME OF FEAR (QUASI UNA FANTASIA)

Concerned and worried, the women await their husbands and sons. No one knows better than they that not all will return from the war. But time heals wounds. Optimism returns, as it did in the inter-war years. However, the joy of independence is disturbed by a violent dispute and heavy-handed government. These are also times of crisis and ethnic-related unrest. Impossible love emerges – almost like Romeo and Juliet’s – in Polish reality. Meanwhile, history comes full circle: there is fear, war, defeat. The spirit of hope is reborn to the sound of a Christmas carol…

 

III. TIME OF MISFORTUNE (KLEINES REQUIEM FÜR EINE POLKA)

Life goes on despite enslavement, though under constant threat. Love overcomes fear, but it can also end tragically. Evil dominates and follows its own rules. The invaders’ reign of terror clips everybody’s wings. Selection for the death camps continues, culminating in a plea for speedy death. A wild polka invokes the merry-go-round next to the Warsaw Ghetto wall that separates life from death. Yet again, the community spirit saves us from annihilation. “Rain is like compassion – it wipes everything away: the blood from the battlefield, and people, and the air petrified with fear…”

 

CREDITS

Production and Choreography KRZYSZTOF PASTOR

Conductor MARTA KLUCZYŃSKA

Arrangement of Space and Lighting BERT DALHUYSEN

Dramaturgy DANIEL PRZASTEK

Chorus Master MIROSŁAW JANOWSKI

Costume Designer YUMIKO TAKESHIMA

Projections MIGUEL NIETO

 

CAST

The Spirit KRISTÓF SZABÓ (debuting in the role)

Two Ominous Ones DAWID TRZENSIMIECH and PATRYK WALCZAK (debuting in the roles)

Our Woman YUKA EBIHARA (debuting in the role)

Our Man PAWEŁ KONCEWOJ

Other Girl CHINARA ALIZADE (debuting in the role)

Our Man GREGOR GISELBRECHT (debuting in the role)

Our-Strong Man MAKSIM WOITIUL

Our-Strong Woman MARTA FIEDLER

Our-Other Man CARLOS MARTÍN PÉREZ

 

POLISH NATIONAL BALLET

CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA OF THE TEATR WIELKI - POLISH NATIONAL OPERA

Baritone ADAM KRUSZEWSKI