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Gospels of Childhood The Triptych
On from 24 Sep 2009 till 02 Oct 2009
Barbican
by Teatr ZAR
Genre(s): Drama

About: Gospels of Childhood The Triptych

This spiritual and sensual experience is a three-part ritualistic lamentation on birth, death, pleasure and pain, told through song, chanting and movement.

Part 1: Gospels of Childhood / The Overture
Based on texts from the little known apocryphal gospels, this overture to the triptych tells the story of resurrection; its musical structure is based on the polyphonic singing tradition of Georgia, Bulgaria and Greece.

Part 2: Caesarean Section / Essays on Suicide
Exploring the question of freedom and its limitations, Caesarean Section draws on the music of Corsica, through which Bulgarian, Romanian, Icelandic and Chechen songs are interwoven.

Part 3: Anhelli / The Calling
A tribute to the Polish Romantic poet Juliusz Slowacki and his poem about possession by an angel, Anhelli’s musical score is inspired by Byzantine and Sardinian Paschal hymns.

24 Sep – 2 Oct
St Giles & The Pit

Part 1 Gospels of Childhood / The Overture
Performance time: 19:00 at St Giles
Running time: 55 mins + 30 min interval

Part 2 Caesarean Section / Essays on Suicide
Performance time: 20:25 at The Pit
Running time: 50 mins + 30 min interval

Part 3 Anhelli / The Calling
Performance time: 21:45 at St Giles
Running time: 40 mins

Tickets £20 (includes all three parts)
Unreserved seating
1 ticket will be issued for all 3 parts of the performance.
Collect tickets from the Box Office at St Giles

Age guidance 12+

Project leader Jarosław Fret
All songs gathered and recomposed by the Company
Nini Julia Bang, Przemysław Błaszczak, Ditte Berkeley, Tomasz Bojarski, Jean Francois Favreau, Jarosław Fret, Kamila Klamut, Aleksandra Kotecka, Matej Matejka, Ewa Pasikowska, Tomasz Wierzbowski
Lighting by Bartosz Radziszewski
Company Manager Magdalena Maždra

Supported by Wroclaw City
Part of POLSKA! Year in the UK

Photo © Tom Dombrowski

Book online http://www.barbican.org.uk/theatre/event-detail.asp?ID=9471

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