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Ditte Berkeley, Kamila Klamut
in Caesarean Section by Teatr ZAR © Lukasz Giza
San Francisco International Arts Festival
and The Polish Cultural Institute

present


TEATR ZAR

THE GOSPELS OF CHILDHOOD TRIPTYCH:

OVERTURE
(part 1),
CAESARIAN SECTION
(part 2),
ANHELLI: THE CALLING (part 3).

Project leader: Jaroslaw Fret

Thursday, May 19, 2011 - Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Purchase all three shows in advance at a series discount for $48.
Tickets for single sections of the Triptych are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

Overture (part 1)
7:00 pm, Thursday - Wednesday (No Sunday Shows)
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St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church
500 De Haro St.
San Francisco, CA 94107

Caesarian Section (part 2)
8:15 pm, Thursday - Wednesday (No Sunday Shows)
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Portero Hill Neighborhood House
953 De Haro Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

Anhelli: The Calling (part 3)
9:30 pm, Thursday - Wednesday (No Sunday Shows)
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St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church
500 De Haro St.
San Francisco, CA 94107

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Teatr Zar in Charlestown Working Theater in Boston, MA



READ THE REVIEWS


After an extremely successful 2009 US tour which included performances at Chicago's Millennium Park and at UCLA Live, Teatr ZAR, the resident company at the Grotowski Institute in Wroclaw, Poland, is making its third visit to the US. This time, at the San Francisco International Arts Festival, the group will perform Gospels of Childhood. The Triptych, drawing material from the Bible, the Apocrypha, Byzantine and Sardinian hymns, and from Orthodox irmos songs is the fullest presentation of Teatr ZAR's work.


This project is the culmination of artistic director, Jaroslaw Fret and the company's more than 10 years of investigative research and development into ancient sacred songs. Teatr ZAR takes audiences on a journey of polyphonic sound. Death, mourning, suicide, ritual and resurrection are essential themes in Teatr ZAR's work. The group represents one of the most interesting trends in contemporary Polish theatre, described as "theatre out of the spirit of music."


It is a seminal work that also builds on the nearly half a century of teaching and exploration conducted by Jerzy Grotowski. The company emulates Grotowski's ethos of ensemble work and develops its productions through a long process of creating its own theatrical language - a language that, like Grotowski's in the last years of his life, utilizes Eastern Orthodox music as a source for the creation of a performance that seeks to recreate the very roots of theatre itself.


The two earlier parts of the project, Gospels of Childhood and Caesarean Section: Essays on Suicide, have been presented individually or as a diptych in countries such as Poland, Italy, Hungary, the Czech Republic, the UK, Egypt, Korea, India and the US.


Co-presented by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw, Trust for Mutual Understanding and the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles.




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MORE ON OVERTURE (part 1)
MORE ON CAESARIAN SECTION (part 2)
MORE ON ANHELLI: THE CALLING (part 3)


        
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