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The Ballet Company of the Lodz Grand Theatre

Ziemia obiecana

Promised Land,
photo Ewa Ryszkowska

Ziemia obiecana
Promised Land,
photo Ewa Ryszkowska

The first opera in Łódź was opened thanks to the great efforts expended by the members of the Stowarzyszenie Przyjaciół Opery (Friends of the Opera Association). On 1st January 1961, the opera was nationalised by a resolution of the National Council, and a directive from 23rd August 1966 changed its name to the Lodz Grand Theatre. The building at Plac Dąbrowskiego became the home of the opera on 19th January 1967; since then, more than 300 premieres have been presented there to the public.

Events

Lorca Massine, ‘Zorba the Greek’
2020, Łódź
Tamás Juronics, ‘Carmina Burana’
2018, Łódź
Kirill Simonov, ‘Spartacus’
2015, Łódź
Giorgio Madia, ‘Chopin Imaginaire’
2015, Lodz

Prizes

‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ (director: Maciej Prus) – Jan Kiepura Theatre Music Award for: Best Performance, Best Opera Singer (Joanna Woś), Best Director (Maciej Prus), Best Conductor (Tadeusz Kozłowski)
2019, Łódź
‘The Man From Manufaktura’ (director: Waldemar Zawodziński) – Honorary Golden Mask for the Composition Competition (Contemporary Opera)
2019, Łódź
Honorary Golden Mask for two of the ballet soloists: Monika Maciejewska-Potockas and Gintautas Potockas, for their artistic mastery in solo and duet parts across many artistic seasons at the Lodz Grand Theatre
2019, Łódź
‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ (director: Maciej Prus) – Golden Mask for the best performance in the 2017/2018 artistic season
2018, Łódź
Golden Mask for the best acting and the best opera role in the artistic season 2017/2018 for Joanna Woś for the role of Blanche in the performance Streetcar named desire on the stage of the Lodz Grand Theatre
2018, Łódź
‘Święto Wiosny/Krzesany’ (chor. Martha Graham) – Honorary Golden Mask in the 2015/2016 artistic season for implementing Martha Graham’s innovative ballet choreography in the Polish ballet repertoire
2016, Łódź
‘The Haunted Manor’ (director: Krystyna Janda) – Golden Mask for the best performance in the 2014/2015 artistic season
2015, Lodz
Performance

Promised Land

Ziemia obiecana
Promised Land,
photo Ewa Ryszkowska

Company

The Ballet Company of the Lodz Grand Theatre

Credits

  • Gray Veredon Choreographer
  • Franz von Suppé Music
  • Michael Nyman Music

Performance synopsis

Gray Veredon, a British choreographer fascinated with the history of the city of Łódź, created this unique ballet show. He looked at its residents and the development of social relations there at the turn of the 20th century, and dedicated his production to Łódź. The main protagonist of the performance is the city itself and, most of all, the silent creators of its power: the labourers of Łódź, including weavers and dyers. ‘Promised Land’ is a deeply moving, but immensely dynamic show about the cultural identity of Łódź. Intended for every age group

Duration155" Crew *66 Artists46
Premiere 1999-05-22, Łódź
Audienceeveryone (regardless of age)

* cast plus technical support

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