The performance is set across a bare minimalist space. The director – narrator acts as a prelude to this show where music is the main actor.
Each song is a starting point for another ‘dramatic poem’. The music becomes a real character or event, and shapes relationships. It brings emotions to the stage: despair, tragedy, madness, disappointment and love.
Songs of Lear evolves out of the unique acting method known as Coordination Technique. This unique training was developed by Grzegorz Bral and the Song of the Goat theatre practitioners and now forms the ground for performer training at the Bral School of Acting in London.
Songs of Lear has impressed critics in Poland and internationally, and wowed audiences worldwide. It has received numerous awards including: Fringe First, Herald Archangel and Musical Theatre Matters Special Award at Fringe Festival 2012 in Edinburgh. Songs of Lear was the overall highest ranked performance during the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
“Songs of Lear seems to have already passed into legend even though it’s only a work in progress” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
“In Songs of Lear, human emotion overflows the capacities of language, creating a unique, tragic theatre of the most powerful kind” Mark Brown, The Herald
Established in 1996 in Wrocław Song of the Goat Theatre (Teatr Pieśń Kozła) has developed an international reputation as one of Europe’s most innovative theatre companies, committed to researching what makes theatre distinctive from other art forms. Song of the Goat Theatre’s ever-evolving training, rehearsal and performance processes are treated as laboratories, enabling the Company to research the craft of the actor and director and to evolve new techniques, performance languages and work. Commitment to connection informs the development of each new training approach, which always seeks to integrate movement, voice, song and text, creating performance that has an inherent musicality and connects with the audience on a sensory level.
In 2013, Song of The Goat Theatre in co0operation with Bral School of Acting established an acting course for all theatre actors and practitioners. Classes are enhanced by lectures entitled “Anthropology of Acting”. This studies programme has been designed for actors, directors, performers, and dancers.
导演：格泽戈斯·布拉尔 Directed by Grzegorz Bral
音乐：尚•克劳德，梅西杰•莱赫利 Music : Jean Claude-Acquaviva, Maciej Rychły 歌曲编配：卡克珀•库斯维斯基 Song Preparation: Kacper Kuszewski
Anu Almagro Monika Dryl Katarzyna Janekowicz Jenny Kaatz Julianna Bloodgood Gabriel Gawin Henry McGrath Łukasz Wójcik Kelvin Chan Rafał Habel Maciej Rychły Olga Kunicka