What is it about?
The story presents the fate of three pianists who were connected by an extraordinary bond – a romantic triangle. The materials used to create the spectacle are their letters and diaries – full of mutual respect and attachment and unusual tenderness of Clara Schumann, Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms. The performance shows their sensitivity, love, parenthood, friendship, mental illness, adolescence, life experience acquisition, limitations and weaknesses related to the human psyche and body.
music & movement
The Clara dance performance is a result of cooperation of outstanding dancers from the Grand Theater in Poznań (Poland) and the Russian Bolshoi Theater, as well as students and graduates of the STA Acting Studio.
A story woven
of music and dance …
The Clara performance uses the universal language of movement and music, thanks to which it meets the expectations of a wide audience, both young enthusiasts of classical music and dance theatre, as well as older connoisseurs of theatre art and contemporary ballet in the so-called “good taste”.
Choreographer and director: Alisa Makarenko
Choreographer’s assistant: Natalia Trafankowska
Music: Clara Schumann, Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms
Costumes: Larisa Komyshn
Clara Schumann – Natalia Trafankowska
Robert Schumann – Alexey Torgunakov
Johannes Brahms – Filip Trawiński
(See full cast)
Photographer: Szymon Kawecki
Poster: RGB shapes
The Clara project was created with the help, support and resources from many donors. Bless you!
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Thanks to its educational and culture-making nature, Clara spectacle perfectly fits into the activities of theatre centres and institutional theatres.
bicentenary of the birth of
On September 13, 2019, we celebrated the 200th anniversary of the birth of a grand piano virtuoso, a romantic composer, occupying a leading position among nineteenth-century pianists. It was on this occasion that a dance performance was created, initially called the Clara Project. On the time of the anniversary of Clara Schumann’s birth, we would like to draw attention to the composer’s extraordinary biography and to ensure that her memory does not fade over time.
Our director and choreographer, Alisa Makarenko, says about the Clara spectacle:
“Everything happens in Clara’s head, a kaleidoscope of her real memories, unfulfilled dreams, strong emotions and unspoken reflections. I do not tell a biography, but I also do not try to generalize anything. Instead, it is the outline of a portrait of Clary Schumann, said through the lens of difficult relations with her husband Robert Schumann and the young composer Johannes Brahms. This love triangle between three outstanding German composers is one of the most exciting love stories in the world of music. ”
invite Clara to…
The tHEATRE or city
POZKultura is a TVP3 Poznań cultural magazine. The program shows aspects of the artistic life of the region that local society can be proud of. Among the various cultural events that were told on the air, there was also a place for our performance – Clara.
Spectacle Clara is a fusion of classical and modern dance. It uses simple geometric shapes, including a triangle, or – in the lyrical layer – he tells the story of the love trio of Clara and Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms (…)
The originator of the project is Natalia Trafankowska. A year ago, she was very impressed with the final show of students of the STA Acting Studio in Poznań – in my choreography. Sitting in the kitchen and sipping tea, she talked me into creating a spectacle. (…)