Five years after his The Captive Mind, Robert Bondara returns to Bydgoszcz’s Opera Nova to choreograph Karol Szymanowski’s Stabat Mater and Harnasie.
Robert Bondara on choreographing Stabat Mater…
I hope that adding a more human dimension to the story by universalizing it will render the work more relatable to the audience. The structure of the performance adopts an atmosphere of a rite whose goal is to recollect and relive well-known events.
…and his work with Harnasie:
The folkloristic color has given way to an in-depth insight into the characters, their dilemmas, motives, as well as the interpersonal relationships and social relations which frequently influence the protagonists’ decisions.