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
TICKETS at http://www.uclalive.org/
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