austrian premiere
Wed, 5. June 2024 19:30 Uhr

Mothers. A Song for Wartime

Marta Górnicka
Stückeinführung um 18:30
Landestheater Niederösterreich
Book tickets
51 | 45 | 39 | 26
© Bartek Warzecka

Description

The rituals of war – Violence against, rape, and murder of women, along with the execution of civilians, remain unchanged. These atrocities occurred across Europe during the Thirty Years' War and have persisted in the Balkans over the last thirty years, in regions such as Chechnya, Syria, Georgia, Ukraine, Israel, and Palestine. "Whoever wins, baby, the winner is always war!" 

 

The internationally renowned Polish director, author, and singer Marta Górnicka brings together 25 Ukrainian, Polish, and Belarusian mothers and their children on stage. They are refugees from Mariupol, Kyiv, Bucha—some fleeing the war, others escaping persecution in their home country. All find their place in the Chorus of Mothers, inspired by an opera form referencing ritual women's choruses from the seventh century BCE. During this ancient period, choral poetry held a prominent and central place in religious and social life in Ancient Greece 

 

Marta Górnicka stands out as one of the most distinguished European directors of contemporary theatre work with choirs. Her unique approach, combining political engagement and artistic work, draws inspiration from Bertolt Brecht, emphasizing the importance of making the contradictory voices in social conflicts heard.

 

 

Supported by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage Republik of Poland from the Fund for the Promotion of Culture.

Contributors

  • Konzept, Regie
    Marta Górnicka
  • Libretto
    Marta Górnicka & Ensemble
  • Musik
    traditionelle ukrainische, belarussische und polnische Musik, Wojciech Frycz, ein Zitat von Mykola Leontovych's Shchedryk, Marta Górnicka
  • Choreografie
    Evelin Facchini
  • Bühne
    Robert Rumas
  • Dramaturgie
    Maria Jasińska, Olga Byrska
  • Darsteller*innen
    Palina Dabravolskaja, Liza Kozlova, Svitlana Berestovska, Maria Robaszkiewicz, Kateryna Taran, Ewa Konstanciak, Kamila Michalska, Katerina Aleinikova, Svitlana Onischak, Natalia Mazur, Yuliia Ridna, Elena Zui-Voitekhovskaya, Katarzyna Jaźnicka, Aleksandra Sroka, Darya Novik, Hanna Mykhailova, Anastasiia Kulinich, Valeriia Obodianska, Sasha Cherkas, Bohdana Zazhytska, Polina Shkliar
  • Kostüme
    Joanna Załęska
  • Video, Videodokümentation
    Michał Rumas, Justyna Orłowska
  • Visuals
    Michał Jankowski
  • Licht
    Artur Sienicki
  • Vocal Coach
    Joanna Piech-Sławecka
  • Choreografische Assistenz
    Maria Bijak
  • Movement Workshop
    Krystyna Lama Szydłowska

Weitere Termine

austrian premiere
Thu, 6. June 2024 19:30 Uhr

Mothers. A Song for Wartime

Marta Górnicka
Stückeinführung um 18:30
Landestheater Niederösterreich
Book tickets
51 | 45 | 39 | 26

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