Alpha and More

Szymański / Bondara | Bacewicz / Tyski | Gryka / Przybyłowicz

Ballet evening in three parts

1. When You End and I Begin…
Choreography ROBERT BONDARA
Music PAWEŁ SZYMAŃSKI (Two Pieces for string quartet)
Costumes and Lights ROBERT BONDARA
World Premiere: 24 June 2009

2. In Search of Colours
Choreography JACEK TYSKI
Music GRAŻYNA BACEWICZ (Concerto for string orchestra)
Costumes TIJANA TYSKI
Lights MACIEJ IGIELSKI
World Premiere: 23 April 2010

3. Alpha Kryonia Xe 
Choreography JACEK PRZYBYŁOWICZ
Music ALEKSANDRA GRYKA
Set and Costume Designer PAWEŁ GRABARCZYK
Lights PUTTO
World Premiere: 7 April 2006

A ballet evening comprising works by three young Polish choreographers. Robert Bondara’s ballet When You End and I Begin… to music by Paweł Szymański is the most interesting effect of the 1st Choreography Workshop at the Teatr Wielki (2009), during which dancers from the Polish National Ballet had the opportunity to stage and present their own choreographies. That is why the work was included in the ballet company’s chamber repertoire last season. Our soloist Jacek Tyski already boasts some choreographic achievements outside the Teatr Wielki. His ballet In Search of Colours, to the music of Grażyna Bacewicz, is a new work commissioned by the Polish National Ballet. The evening’s third choreographer is our former dancer Jacek Przybyłowicz, currently the ballet company director at the Teatr Wielki in Poznań. He produced his work, Alpha Kryonia Xe to music by the young composer Aleksandra Gryka, at Warsaw’s Teatr Wielki in 2006, and the Polish National Ballet revived it last season as part of the evening entitled Alpha and More, in which young Polish choreography confronts contemporary Polish music.

Polish National Ballet
Music from a recording.