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To The Source

To The Source

Recovering a culture, one song at a time.

JAN 30 - FEB 3, 2019

Due to an unforeseen challenge to the request for travel visas, the AST National Academy of Theatre Arts in Krakow (Poland) is unable to be here for the planned U.S. engagement of To The Source, previously scheduled for January 30 through February 3, 2019 at ArtsEmerson. At this time, it is unclear whether we will be rescheduling the performances. ArtsEmerson is grateful to the company for their efforts, and for the support of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Poland to try and secure this U.S. premiere engagement.

All existing ticket holders of To The Source will be contacted by the ArtsEmerson box office to discuss options.

ArtsEmerson's 18/19 season continues with Manual Cinema's The End of TV running January 16-27, 2019 followed by the US premiere tour of Raphaëlle Boitel's When Angels Fall (France) in February.

For over 120 years, Poland was partitioned and its national identity erased from the map of the world. When a group of young artists unearth a motherlode of folk songs and classic compositions from that period, they discover their true cultural inheritance. With a surprisingly contemporary lens, To the Source takes audiences on a harmonically thrilling journey to the musical Rosetta Stone of great Polish composers, including celebrated legends Frédéric Chopin and Karol Szymanowski. It’s a one-of-a-kind song cycle built on fresh approaches to classic Polish folk songs that is as captivating as it is revelatory. With a smart, sexy, infectious appeal, these artists share their delight at uncovering their own cultural DNA, one song at a time.

“The ensemble expressed as many emotions as make up the human spirit.”
- The Theatre Times