Zadara/Wysocka/CENTRALA: Chopin without Piano © Natalia Kabanow (detail) View full image

Chopin without Piano / Chopin bez Fortepianu

Speaking Chopin

A remarkable actress in a blazing performance

Don Aucoin, Boston Globe

Replacing the solo parts of Chopin’s two piano concertos with monologue and offering a virtuoso physical performance, the charismatic actress Barbara Wysocka and director Michał Zadara have invented a new art form with which to explore the cultural and political tensions of the composer’s times, drawing on their contemporary relevance in a thought-provoking theatrical experience.