Marta Górnicka PL

Mothers. A song for wartime

Theater

They come from Kyiv, Sumy Irpin, and Kherson. They range in age from 9 to 72. They sing. First a gentle shchedrivka, an ancient Ukrainian New Year’s song reserved for women and children, then louder and louder, poems, incantations, and lullabies. With their voices, with their bodies, with all the power of their choir, they resist. Polish director Marta Górnicka brings to life the rites of women’s choirs from the 7th century BC with 21 survivors and witnesses to the violence and bombardment of war in Europe. Today, they use the power of their voices to name the unspeakable and defend the roots of their culture. They look at us, they aren’t afraid. Let’s hear them!

A discussion will be held after the show on Friday 30th of August.

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A co-production with the Comédie de Genève

Length 60'

Polish, Belarusian (French surtitles)

+14 years old

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Cast & credits

THE CHORUS OF WOMAN

Cast
Liza Kozlova, Palina Dabravoĺskaja, Svitlana Onischak, Kateryna Taran, Svitlana Berestovska, Valeriia Obodianska, Sasha Cherkas, Mariia Tabachuk, Yuliia Ridna, Natalia Mazur, Aleksandra Sroka, Katarzyna Jaźnicka, Bohdana Zazhytska, Anastasiia Kulinich, Hanna Mykhailova, Katerina Aleinikova, Elena Zui-Voitekhovskaya, Kamila Michalska, Maria Robaszkiewicz, Polina Shkliar, Ewa Konstanciak
Concept, directing
Marta Górnicka
Libretto
Marta Górnicka & Ensemble (UKR, BY, PL)
Music
Wojciech Frycz, Marta Górnicka, traditional music (UKR, BU, PL); quote from “Shchedrivka” Nikołaj Leontowicz
Choreography
Evelin Facchini
Stage design
Robert Rumas
Costumes
Joanna Załęska
Costumes designer's assistant
Maria Wierzbicka
Dramaturgy consultation
Olga Byrska, Maria Yasinska
Video, video documentation
Michał Ruma, Justyna Orłowska 
Video projections
Michał Jankowski
Lighting
Artur Sienicki
Vocal coach and vocal preparation
Joanna Piech-Sławecka / Agnieszka Piotrowska
Director assistant
Bazhena Shamovich
Stage manager
Sylwia Mączarowska
Choreographer assistant
Maria Bijak
Physical workshops
Krystyna Lama Szydłowska
Ukrainian translation of the libretto
Olesya Mamchych
Belarussian translation of the libretto
Maria Pushkina
English translation of the libretto
Aleksandra Paszkowska
Ukrainian Ethnomusicologist consultation
Anna Ohrimchuk
Ukrainian children games consultation
Venera Ibragimova
Translation during rehearsals
Marharyta Huretskaya
Surtitles
Zofia Szymanowska / Anna Karaban
Producers from The Chorus of Women Foundation
Marta Kuźmiak, Iwa Ostrowska
International tour producers from THE CHORUS OF WOMEN Foundation
Alicja Berejowska, Anna Galas-Kosil
Producer from Teatr Powszechny (Warsaw)
Magdalena Płyszewska

Production

The Chorus of Women Foundation

Co-production

Teatr Powszechny (Warsaw); Maxim Gorki Theater (Berlin); Festival d’Avignon; Maillon, Théâtre de Strasbourg – Scène européenne; SPRING Performing Arts Festival (Utrecht); Tangente St. Pölten – Festival Für Gegenwartskultur (Austria)

Co-making

Teatr Dramatyczny im. Gustawa Holoubka (Warsaw); Nowy Teatr (Warsaw); Euro Scene Festival Leipzig; Ukrainian Institute; Foundation for Freedom in Warsaw (independent non- profit public organisation focused on migrants from Ukraine, Chechnya, Belarus, Tajikistan, and other countries who settled in Warsaw, and all the greatest activities are addressed to them); “Przystanek Świetlica” – “Bus Stop: Community Centre” (day room for children and youth of migrants); Solidary Community Centre “Słonecznik” (community centre of Ukrainian artists in Warsaw)

Supports

The Project is co-financed by City of Warsaw

Notes

Reading at the Festival d'Avignon: July 23, 2023
Premiere: 29.09.2023, Teatr Powszechny, Warsaw
Premiere in Germany: 04.11.2023, Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin.
Premiere in France: 04.10.2023, Maillon, Théâtre de la Ville de Strasbourg, Strasbourg

Comédie de Genève


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