Ghost Road Company (Los Angeles) and Warsaw Bauhaus Foundation (Warsaw) present an international real-time collaboration: original works of dance, theatre, and film, created to respond to the work of maverick Polish composer and playwright, Boguslaw Schaeffer. The event will be live-streamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network on Monday 23 November 2020 at 12 p.m. (Los Angeles) and 9 p.m. (Warsaw).
In Warsaw, under the auspices of Aurea Porta—a Polish non-profit organization devoted to disseminating the legacy of Boguslaw Schaeffer’s work through artistic projects—well-known actors Lidia Bogaczówna, Izabela Warykiewicz, Marcel Wiercichowski, Sean Palmer, Witold Jurewicz, and musicians Włodek Pawlik, Michał Urbaniak, Michael Patches Stewart, Janusz Radek, Marcin Wyrostek and Tango Corazon (Piotr Zaufal, Krzysztof Nowakowski, Mateusz Adamczyk, Daniel Popiałkiewicz) will perform Schaeffer’s work, Era Schaeffera, while Los Angeles-based actors Peter Mark, Anthony Nikolchev, Paul Outlaw, Izabella Miko and Jessica Emmanuel will interpret an original script adapted from several Schaeffer’s plays by the project’s longtime director, Maciej Sobociński, performing in situ at REDCAT | CalArts theatre.
Noted Los Angeles choreographers Heidi Duckler, Laurie Sefton, and Micaela Taylor are each creating dance films shot in unique outdoor locations in which company members perform short works inspired by or accompanied by Schaeffer’s music, and PMC Director Marek Zebrowski provides context on the composer’s important place in Polish music history. This ninety-minute live stream from Warsaw and Los Angeles will consist of simultaneous performances being mixed live by the theatre director as a veritable VJ.
23 November 2020 | 12:00 p.m. PST / 9:00 p.m. CET
12th Schaeffer’s Era from the New World – Schaeffer in L.A.
Online Livestream at howlround.com and on Facebook
More information: Aurea Porta Friends of Arts Foundation
[Sources: instytutpolski.pl, polmic.pl]