Only seemingly these two worlds do not fit together: the philosophical, sensual and courageous poetry of Halina Poświatowska and the specific mix of trip-hop, jazz, electronic music and the decadence of English clubs.
venue: The Capitol Musical Theater, Big Stage
date: March 26, 20:00
time: 1 hour 30 min
tickets: 70, 80, 100 PLN
texts: Halina Poświatowska, directed by: Marzena Kopczyńska-Urlich, co-founder: Michał Gawlicz
music director: James Morton, choreography: Bożena Klimczak, film production: Maciej Urlich, animation: Dobromił Nosek, sound engineer: Everton Thomas
cast: Wojciech Waglewski, Paulina Przybysz, Renata Przemyk, Skubas, Natalia Sikora, Emose Uhunmwangho, Eldo, Jarzębina
Craq Squad band: James Morton – saxophone, Guy Calhoun – guitar, DJ Suv, Si John – bass, Tomasz Bura – keyboard, Simon Lea – drums, Oliver Parfitt – keyboards
voice of Halina Poświatowska: Marzena Kopczyńska-Urlich
dancers: Paulina Woś, Justyna Taborska, Kasia Donner, Artur Perskawiec, Jan Grządziela
festival producer: Karolina Gonera
Halina Poświatowska (1935-1967) spent a large part of her life in hospitals and sanatoriums. A fatal heart disease meant that her time – squeezed like a fist – had to accommodate more: thoughts, events, love. She left us not only poems and prose, but also the legend of a free artist living beyond measure and in spite of everything. And a legend is at least as important to poetry as the words.
James Morton, the musical director of the play, plays the saxophone in the English band The Herbaliser, a precursor in combining jazz with hip-hop. With him on the stage there are musicians of bands such as Massive Attack or Roni Size Reprazent – representatives of trip hop, a trend that at the turn of the 20th and 21st century pessimistically introduced balance to the media story of economic and social prosperity on the Old Continent. It is music of those infected with otherness and a desire to be in another place, and maybe in another body. It is ideal to sing Poświatowska’s poems in a slow rhythm. Of course: the most of the poems are those about love.
The premiere of the “Puls” project, which took place in 2018 in Częstochowa, was realised by Generalnie Smakowicie: Marzena Kopczyńska Urlich and Michał Gawlicz duo.
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