Teatr Wielki Opera Narodowa
Polish National Ballet

COMING SOON: balet evening "1914."

 


On the photo: Soldier's Mass by Jiří Kylián performed by The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet
Fot. Erik Berg


It is exactly 100 years since World War I broke out. What conclusions did we draw from those four years of fighting and millions of casualties? New armed conflicts are breaking out all the time, in defiance of peace declarations, common sense and repeated warnings.

    We remember, and also encourage you to reflect on this as you watch the works of three choreographers representing different nations, times and generations.

    In his new ballet Nevermore...? Robert Bondara touches upon the causes, nature and effects of wars from the viewpoint of the always helpless individual.

    Leading Czech choreographer Jiří Kylián pays homage to the young soldiers dying on the front lines with his poignant Soldiers’ Mass (1980).

    Kurt Jooss’ legendary The Green Table (1932) is a revealing political satire referring directly to the origins and tragic consequences of the Great War and at the same time one of the greatest works of German expressionism and 20th-century art.It is exactly 100 years since World War I broke out. What conclusions did we draw from those four years of fighting and millions of casualties? New armed conflicts are breaking out all the time, in defiance of peace declarations, common sense and repeated warnings.


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