in association with
David Eden Productions
is proud to present
TEATR BIURO PODROZY
in their internationally acclaimed
outdoor physical theatre performance
Teatr Biuro Podrozy
Edinburgh Festival winner of Fringe First and Critics Award
directed by Pawel Szkotak
Thursday, September 4, 2003 - Sunday, September 28, 2003
Chicago - Sept. 4-6
Minneapolis - Sept. 10-14
Phoenix - Sept. 19-20
New York - Sept. 26-28
Chicago, Minneapolis, Phoenix, New York
Beautiful, and quite unmissable - The Independent
Unforgettable - The Observer
Electrifying - The Guardian
A masterpiece - The Scotsman
From Poland, acknowledged home of some of the world's greatest theatrical innovation, and from one of its preeminent avant-garde theatrical companies - Teatr Biuro Podrozy (The Travel Bureau) - comes what is perhaps the most internationally celebrated single theatrical performance in the history of Polish theater. Carmen Funebre (Funeral Song) comes to New York City for the finale of its first major U.S. tour following its overwhelming impact last year on critics and sell-out audiences alike in Philadelphia.
This monumental work of outdoor, night-time physical theater, performed in Brooklyn's large but roofless old Tobacco Warehouse in DUMBO, a perfect venue, incorporates towers of fire, sinister masked actors on giant stilts, searchlights, and chilling music to evoke metaphorically the terrors of armed conflict and ethnic hatred, while managing to elicit both fear and compassion. As the performance derives from Poland's highly developed tradition of the visual theater of movement, it is virtually wordless and thus accessible to all. Carmen Funebre's creation by Teatr Biuro Podrozy was originally inspired and informed by eyewitness accounts of the war in Bosnia and other ethnic conflicts. It has been performed in close to forty countries on five continents.
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