Mothers. A Song for War Time

Mothers. A Song for War Time

conception and direction Marta Górnicka

27 and 28/03/24
Montjuïc. Sala Fabià Puigserver


At 19:00

Running time

1 h


Sala Fabià Puigserver


in Polish over-titled in Catalan


€11 – €32

The Polish director and singer Marta Górnicka presents a choral piece with 24 refugee women from Mariupol, Kiev and Bucha, a healing ritual inspired by the ones dedicated to women in the seventh century BC.

In this project, hope and love transcend human cruelty. Onstage: 25 Ukrainian, Polish and Belarusian mothers and their children. The voices convey Ukrainian children’s voices full of life, traditional songs, magic spells and striking political statements. They are the refugees from Mariupol, Kyiv and Bucha. Some of them fled the war; others, persecution. They all have a place in the Heart of Mothers, which follows an operatic form that dates back to ritual women’s choruses from the seventh century BC. A chorus is an embodiment of collective, transgenerational wisdom, and it offers us the opportunity to imagine the unimaginable, like a world without war. Similar to the pre-Christian choruses whose main purpose was to care for citizens, individual experiences coexist alongside the collective imagination in these encounters, workshops and laboratories. The goal is to heal through community with a polyphony of voices and critical discourses.


to be confirmed


Marta Górnicka & Ensemble


Marta Górnicka, Wojciech Frycz and traditional music


Evelin Facchini


Robert Rumas


Tanya Tur, Svenja Gassen and Daniela Zorrozua


Maria Yasińska and Anka Herbut


The Chorus of Women Foundation Warsaw, Teatr Powszechny – Warsaw, Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin, Festival d’Avignon, Maillon Theatre de Strasbourg - Scene Europeenne, Spring Performing Arts Festival Utrecht, Landestheater Niederosterreich Und Tangente St. Pölten – Festival Für Gegenwartskultur

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