Karol Urbański / Mieczysław Karłowicz
The Wages of Sin
Can a woman's love make her hit rock bottom? Can she save her dignity in the world dominated by men?
The show is inspired by the film of Walerian Borowczyk named the greatest scandal of the Polish cinematography and equally well-known book of Stefan Żeromski of the same title.
A story of a woman lonely in the world of men. A woman who led by her passions hits rock bottom. A woman who on that day bounces back and saves a part of herself. It is also a story of the world. The world in which our emotions, feelings and weaknesses are being observed as in a shop window.
The ballet The Wages of Sin is an encounter with literature and even with... a film. Karol Urbański, the creator of the show, has illustrated the story with music from that time – late romantic symphonic poems of Mieczysław Karłowicz. The show has gained cinematographic expression becoming a story-telling ballet, a dance adaptation of the story being told.
Urbański knows how to tell a good story and has a very talented group of dancers.
Beautifully danced, it enchants you with the sophisticated scenography and interesting costumes.
Culturally brave, though without drastic scenes.
Proj. plakatu: Agata Pełechaty
Mieczysław Karłowicz (1876-1909)
The Wages of Sin
A ballet based on the motifs of the novel of Stefan Żeromski to the music of Mieczysław Karłowicz and choreography of Karol Urbański
The premiere: Oct 25, 2014, the Castle Opera in Szczecin
|Music director||Jerzy Wołosiuk|
|Costume design||Tijana Jovanović|
|Scenography||Wacław T. Ostrowski|
|Light direction||Dawid Karolak|
|Hrabia Cyprian Bodzanta|
|Urzędniczki, siostry szpitalne, prostytutki|
|Solo vocal parts|
|Orchestra the Castle Opera in Szczecin|