Opera Nova Ballet
photo Andrzej Makowski
Opera Nova in Bydgoszcz is a modern music theater. Its repertoire embraces opera, operettas, musicals and ballet. Ballet has been present in the opera repertoire since its opening, and has included both classic titles like ‘The Nutcracker’, ‘Coppelia’ and ‘Romeo and Juliet’, as well as modern productions such as ‘Zniewolony Umysł’ (The Captive Mind), staged by prominent choreographers like Paul Chalmer, Jorma Elo and Robert Bondara.
The Captive Mind
- Robert Bondara Choreographer
- Diana Marszałek Set designer
- Mariusz Napierała Costume designer
- Maciej Igielski Light designer
Choreographer and scriptwriter Robert Bondara has created an original ballet based on the motives of ‘Zniewolony Umysł’ (The Captive Mind), one of Czeslaw Milosz’s most famous literary works. The show is about totalitarian systems that enslave people, taking away their freedom and dignity. Since its premiere in 2011, it has been one of the most acclaimed and moving Polish ballet performances of the last decade. The show is addressed to both adults and teenagers (ages 16+).
|Duration110 "||Crew *64||Artists39|
|Premiere 2011-03-19, Bydgoszcz|
* cast plus technical support
The National Institute of Music and Dance and the Adam Mickiewicz Institute
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