SPRING Performing Arts Festival
16 - 25 May 2019



After the enormous success of Magnificat at SPRING 2013, Polish theatre director and musician Marta Górnicka returns to Utrecht with her unique form of large choreographed choir. Hymn to Love is a wonderful collage of texts and music from national hymns, political speeches, rap lyrics, internet hate-talk and religious ceremonies. A virtuoso remix presented by a diverse cast of 25 performers: men and women, professionals and amatures, children and seniors and people with disabilities. The performance focuses on the rise of the current European nationalism and the refugee crisis, the closure of European orders, and how forgetting leads to a repetition of history. Due to the sympathetic cast and musical craftsmanship these issues are handled in a surprisingly light and playful manner.

'Hymn to Love is a masterpiece. Precision and energy, dynamism and rhythmical perfection.' – Gazeta Wyborcza

conceived, written and directed by: Marta Górnicka
music: Teoniki Rożynek
choreography: Anna Godowska
dramaturgy: Agata Adamiecka
set design: Robert Rumas
costumes: Anna Maria Karczmarska
puppets: Konrad Czarkowski (Kony Puppets)
lighting design: Artur Sienicki
producers: Izabela Dobrowolska, Agnieszka Różyńska
assistant to the director: Arnold Prządka
assistant to the choreographer: Anna Krysiak
assistant to the costume designer: Agnieszka Majkutewicz
assistant and musical consultant: Joanna Piech – Sławecka
technical director: Andrzej Szwaczyk
cast: Sylwia Achu, Pamela Adamik, Anna Andrzejewska, Maria Chleboś, Konrad Cichoń, Piotr B. Dąbrowski, Tymon Dąbrowski, Maciej Dużyński, Anna Gierczyńska, Paula Głowacka,
Maria Haile, Wojciech Jaworski, Borys Jaźnicki, Katarzyna Jaźnicka, Ewa Konstanciak, Irena Lipczyńska, Kamila Michalska, Izabela Ostolska, Filip Piotr Rutkowski, Michał Sierosławski, Ewa Sołtysiak, Ewa Szumska, Krystyna Lama Szydłowska, Kornelia Trawkowska, Anastazja Żak
co-produced by: The CHORUS OF WOMEN Foundation, Polish Theatre in Poznan, Ringlokschuppen Ruhr, Maxim Gorki Theater
partners: Goethe-Institut, Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle
project co-financed by The City of Warsaw, The City of Poznan and Kunststiftung NRW



Sat 3 Nov 21:00
Duration: 50 minutes
Language: Polish with Dutch and English surtitles


€25,50 / 16,50 / 10


03/11/2018 21:00


spring in autumn 2018


Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, DE-zaal

Tickets ssbu.nl

Combo ticket: Salt & Hymn to Love € 37 / 23. Only available by calling the box office of Stadsschouwburg at +31 30 2302023.




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