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Sunday, October 14, 2007

Teatr ZAR

Arden2 in association with UCLALive!
and with the support of the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles Present

Gospels of Childhood

by Teatr Zar
a multinational theatre group from Wroclaw, Poland

US Debut and UCLALive! Exclusive
Tue-Fri, Nov 27-30 at 8pm;
Sat, Dec 1 at 2 and 8pm;
Sun Dec 2 at 2 and 7pm
at Freud Playhouse UCLA

or phone: 310.825.2101

A profound, visceral, and ritualistic spectacle in the tradition of the late Polish theatre revolutionary, Jerzy Grotowski. Gospels of Childhood incorporates acting, chanting, movement and millennia-old polyphonic funeral songs from Georgia, Bulgaria and Greece to envelop the audience in a deeply moving and meditative experience. Using texts from Christian mythology, including the resurrection of Lazarus and the testimony of Mary Magdalene, Gospels transports audiences to a realm hovering between the worlds of the living and the dead, ultimately leading to a fully realized theatrical moment of redemption.

Teatr ZAR is the resident artist company at the Jerzy Grotowski Institute in Wroclaw and, apart from pursuing their own creative work; they also manage the administration of the Institute, of which Jaroslaw Fret is its present director.

Special Reception and Performance Event at Arden2 O.C. Project Gallery:

Monday, Dec 3, 2007 5-7pm

honoring Zar ensemble with guest performance by ARTEL with accompanying interdisciplinary exhibition.

Beyond Orange Curtain: on the wills of Madame Modjeska, Jerzy Grotowski and Disneyland.

Arden2 O.C. Project Gallery
350 East 17th street #112, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

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