SWITEZIANKI

“Switezianki”

musical play

 

libretto by “Ballads and romances” by Adam Mickiewicz
Music: Old songs of Kresy Wschodnie

 

Design:  Piotr Kossakowski

 

Musical and poetic journey to the Nowogródek (Navahrudak), to the Świteź lake, to the heart of Lithuanian woods, where the beautiful daemons of Świteż, Rusalkas and Dziwożonas, lurk for the travellers. The romantic "Ballads and Romances" of Adam Mickiewicz mixed with original music and singing present their new face. The music - created as contrafactum, based on the old songs from Kresy Wschodnie, from the areas of Nowogródek, Lida, Vilnius, Kaunas and Volyn, coming from Oskar Kolberg`s collection; it also encompasses the compositions of Stanisław Moniuszko, songs from the Seklucjan`s hymnbook with texts by Andrzej Trzecieski and Mikołaj Rej, song from Jan of Lublin`s organ tablature and 19-century salon dances: polka and waltz.

Credits

Written, directed, choreography, musical arrangement: Jadwiga Leśniak–Jankowska
Development of vocal and accompaniment: Oleg Sznicar
Set design and costumes: Joanna Jaśko–Sroka

Narrator – Wanderer: Hubert Bronicki

Świtezianki: Ewa Breguła, Beata Czarnecka, Magdalena Kajrowicz, Anna Krawczyk, Martyna Malcharek, Oksana Pryjmak, Anna Warchał

Photos

 

fot. Paweł Zechenter

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