Polish National Ballet
photo Ewa Krasucka, TW-ON
The Polish National Ballet is a leading ballet company in Poland, with a 250-year tradition dating back to 1765. Since 1833, its venue has been Teatr Wielki. Krzysztof Pastor, a renowned choreographer previously associated with the Dutch National Ballet, has served as its director since 2009, under the Polish National Ballet brand. The company presents a Polish and world classical, neoclassical and contemporary repertoire. Its ensemble is made up of more than 80 dancers, who are from Poland and around the world.
- Krzysztof Pastor Choreography
- Matthew Rowe Conductor
- Henry Purcell Music
- Thomas Tallis Music
- Robert Johnson Music
- Matthew Locke Music
- Michel van der Aa Music
- Jean Kalman Set and lighting design
- Shirin Neshat Video projections
- Shoja Azari Video projections
- Tatyana van Walsum Costume design
A storm that you don’t need to run away from is a rare occurrence, yet one has just hit the PNB. The source the show is tapping is, of course, Shakespeare – but Krzysztof Pastor’s ballet escapes simplistic interpretations and successfully draws on different orders, epochs and registers of culture. In the musical sphere, the Iranian daf frame drum takes pride of place, while the poignant visualisations are the work of Iranian artists. The production was co-produced with the Dutch National Ballet.
|Premiere 2016-04-09, Warsaw|
* cast plus technical support
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