April 2nd, 2018 4:31 pm

 

A dance performance interpretation of the sacred hymn Stabat Mater to a setting by Polish composer Karol Szymanowski will be performed by Camden amateur dance group Rush in Ballet 20th April 2020.

The event will take place at Covent Garden St. Paul’s Church.

Szymanowski’s work was completed in 1926. It comprises six short movements and was composed for a four-voice choir and soprano, alto and baritone soloists.

Stabat Mater is Latin for “the sorrowful mother was standing”. It is inspired by the crucifixion, which was witnessed by Mary, mother of Jesus.

“This is a magnificent work which expresses religious convictions as well as Polish nationalist sentiments,” says Rush In director Natalia Napalkova. “What we’ve done, which is unprecedented, is choreograph a dance that expresses the passion in the music.”

Stabat Mater will start at 1 pm on Monday 20 April.

 

 

 

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