Teatr ZAR's "Caesarian Section" at the CWT
May 29 - June 1, 2011
Charlestown, MA, 4/28/2011: Poland's renown Teatr ZAR will make only two stops during its upcoming U.S. tour- the San Francisco International Art Festival and in Boston at the Charlestown Working Theater. Director Jaroslaw Fret and the company’s more than 10 years of investigative research and development into ancient sacred songs. ZAR will perform the acclaimed "Caesarian Section" the first in the company's performance triptych "The Gospels of Childhood". This is the company’s third U.S. tour.
"haunting... gorgeous" - The Los Angeles Times
"Stunning, four stars" - The Chicago Tribune
Teatr ZAR is the Resident Company at the Grotowski Institute in Wroclaw, Poland. The company's performances are part of a much longer process of research, expeditions, personal explorations, and transformation. The musical structure of this performance was developed from a base of polyphonic Corsican songs, through which the company weaves Bulgarian, Icelandic, and Chechen songs.
Teatr ZAR takes audiences on a journey of polyphonic sound. Death, mourning, ritual and resurrection are essential themes in Teatr ZAR's work. The group represents one of the most interesting trends in contemporary Polish theatre, described as 'theatre out of the spirit of music'.