Sedona Chamber Ballet presents World Renowned Mime/Clown/Marionette Artist
Sedona Posse Ground Hub
Sunday, March 18th at 2 PM
Tickets on sale now!
Recently named one of the top 100 clown performers in the world, Przemysław Grządziela will perform live in Sedona for our children. Many of you have seen Przemyslaw perform in Sedona as Drosselmeyer in the Phoenix Ballet Nutcracker these past years. Now Przemyslaw will provide the children a lovely clown/mime/puppeteer performance which will be an explosive mix of clowning, mime, dance, acrobatics, masks, puppets, stilts, juggling balls, clubs, riding a unicycle and improvisation with the audience. The marionettes are hand made by Przemyslaw and are works of art in their own right. The performance will be on March 18, 2018 at 2pm-3pm at the Sedona Hub at a cost of $5 for children and $10 for adults.
Przemysław Grządziela studied classical ballet at the Gdansk School of Ballet and he danced professionally for 17 years as a soloist with Opera Bydgoszcz, PolishDance Theatre Poznan, and Operetta Wroclaw, and later became an actor/mime in the Wroclaw Mime Theatre. Currently he dances as a guest artist with the Polish Dance Theatre, the Grand Theatre in Poland and the Phoenix Ballet. In 1980, Przemyslaw founded the internationally acclaimed and award-winning Theatre Push Pin in Gdansk. Theatre Push Pin productions showcases his rare talents.
Theatre Push Pin has won many awards to include the International Puppet Theatre Festival for Best Acting Performance. Theatre Push Pin has performed at festivals in Avignon, Paris, Lyon, Edinburgh, London, Ankara, Kiev, L’viv, Vilnius, Mosow, Kalinigrad, Thessaloniki, Baska Bystrica, Berlin, Stuttgart, Budapest, Vienna, Zurich, Stockholm, Oslo, Luxembourg, Madrid, Amsterdam, Guadalajara (Mexico), Quito (Ecuador), and at many festivals in Poland. This company has represented Poland at the World Exhibition “Expo ‘92” in Seville, Spain and at “Expo 2000” in Hanover, Germany, as well as at the Fair of Culture and Arts in Umeå, Sweden. Last week he was a featured performer and master teacher at the Festival Puppet Palooza in Santa Barbara, California.
Przemysław Grządziela has choreographed for performances in drama and puppet theaters, including Remember Me, Tristan and Isolde, Balladyna, Pinocchio, The Jungle Book, The Last and Kwak, Hansel and Gretel, Puss in Boots, Ferdinand Wonderful, Baktus and Karius, and many more.
Przemysław is a world renowned educator of his art form and has taught pantomime classes at Theatre Acedemy Zelwerowicz in Warsaw and at the Department of Puppetry Art in Bialystok. For ten years he has led creative mime workshops in Poland and abroad for children of all ages.