Ukrainian Enchantment Songs Workshop with Mariana Sadovska
ABOUT MARIANA SADOVSKA
Mariana Sadovska brings Ukrainian tradition into new musical territory. In her furious programmes the singer, actress and composer crosses all borders: archaic midsummer night invocations, wedding songs and emigrant chants from remote villages in rural Ukraine get a singular turn and transmute into contemporary sound, from folk until avantgarde. Creating her own innovative compositions and arrangements in dialogue with ancient traditions, Mariana Sadovska approaches each piece with a fresh and uniquely personal vision.
Mariana Sadovska is a singer, musician, actress and composer. Born in Lviv, Ukraine, her work in music and theater is inspired by the indigenous cultures and sounds from around the world. By organizing ethno-musical expeditions, she has collected a large body of traditional songs, stories and rituals which she transforms into modern sounds for today's generation. She performs and teaches around the world at the Grotowski Center (Poland), Giving Voice Festival (GB), International Workshop Festival (Israel), The Royal Shakespeare Co.(London), as well as various universities in the U.S.A. (Princeton, Harvard, Swarthmore, Bu alo, NYU, UNM, and Santa Barbara), and the University of Kabul (Afghanistan). She is currently working on a new project with the Kronos Quartet, "Chernobyl - a Pagan Requiem."
"Sometimes a musician has such an inborn desire to communicate that her message naturally becomes universal: it doesn't matter whether she is singing soul or bel canto or folk. Such was the case with the Ukrainian singer Mariana Sadovska." ~ Ben Ratliff , The New York Times
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