4th United Solo Europe Begins Next Week

4th United Solo Europe Begins Next WeekFor the fourth year in a row, the world's largest solo theatre festival will bring selected performances to Warsaw, Poland for its showcase, United Solo Europe. A different show will be presented each night June 27 - July 3 at Teatr Syrena, a premier theatre venue in downtown Warsaw. Diverse offerings include a movement show featuring poems about human anatomy, a concert by a Polish-Italian singer, and an improvised comedy with audience participation. The festival will culminate with an original solo dance show created by this year's special guests, dancers from the world-renowned Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch.

The artistic director of United Solo in New York, Omar Sangare, in collaboration with the managing director of Teatr Syrena, Jakub Biegaj, and the artistic director of Teatr Syrena, Wojciech Malajkat, curated an original lineup of shows especially for European audiences. Most of the shows will be performed in English with Polish translation, which makes United Solo Europe a unique event for audiences seeking culturally diverse theatre, as well as for expat communities, and for discerning and adventurous theatre enthusiasts. United Solo Europe participants will also teach workshops for theatre apprentices.

In the past four years, United Solo Europe created its own place on Warsaw's theatrical map, bringing award-winning works by international performers from the U.S., Japan, Germany, Finland, Sweden, and elsewhere. One year, the festival was inaugurated by Fiona Shaw, a United Solo Special Award winner, who offered memorable remarks on the importance of solo theatre. The festival has become a world-class theatrical experience, and observes a steady growth in popularity and media attention.

The 2016 United Solo Europe performance schedule includes:

Monika Mariotti in "Spaghetti Poloneze" - representing Poland and Italy.
Greatest Italian hits in new arrangements. 6/27 at 7pm.

Claire Porter in "Namely, Muscles" - USA.
Poetry and movement, combined. 6/28 at 7pm.

Sarah Elizabeth Greer in "BIO-HAZARD: a relative comedy" - USA.
You'll laugh and cry at the same time. 6/29 at 7pm.

Clyde Engle in "Don't Cry for Me Banks of Wall St." - USA.
A solo musical. 6/30 at 7pm.

Alfredo Tauste in "The Last Call" - Spain.
A micro-play based on a story by Jean Cocteau. 7/1 at 7pm.

Suzanna Geraghty in "Auditions, Zoe's Auditions" - Ireland.
Featured on the BBC. 7/2 at 7pm.

Pablo Aran Gimeno in "17 cm Above the Floor" - Germany.
Performed by a member of Pina Bausch's company. 7/3 at 7pm.

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