Portraits of Cherry Orchard

Song of the Goat Theater

2013 – 2018
Character: Leonid Gayev / Chorus
Co-created, premiered & tour internationally

This performance was based on Anton Chekhov’s drama The Cherry Orchard. The musical interpretation of Anton Chekhov’s drama has been composed by Guy Pearson and Maciej Rychły. We are speaking of a lost paradise. In which the eponymously squandered Cherry Orchard is  symbolic of spoiled values becoming poetical myth. The characters’ memories of a former existence become an unreachable perfection. Each character was created with serious of improvisations that belong to the actor. Those story’s which is expressed through individual gesture, movement and dance. Underlined by an ever-present musical score accompany by Guy Pearson piano. Relations are formed. Actions and characters defined and using Osip Mandelstam and Anna Akhmatova’s lyrical poetry.

Director: Grzegorz Bral
Choreography: Agata Makowska
Music: Guy Pearson, Maciej Rychły
Musicians: Guy Pearson, Maciej Rychły
Lighting: Wojciech Maniewski