A recipe for Leonard Cohen
18:30 – 2020-09-18 – plac Litewski – free admission
A surprising story from the life of Leonard Cohen in a unique musical performance by Łukasz Witt-Michałowski.
The performance is based on the true story of singer Leonard Cohen, who in the 90s holed up in a Buddhist monastery for 5 years. The author of the songs such as “Hallelujah” or “Dance me to the end of love” took the name Jikan – the one who is silent. In our story, he is visited on Mount Baldy by the greatest stars of world music, and their surprising stories about Cohen are based on authentic statements.
How did their acquaintance with the Canadian bard influence them? What did it inspire them to do?
“A recipe …” is complemented by new, innovative arrangements of songs performed live and the non-obvious humour of the Canadian singer-songwriter.
I've always been attracted to monasteries where the structure of life is very specific, so I moved to a Zen monastery and became a monk. I have found that things get a lot simpler when you stop waiting for a win. You abandon your masterpiece to sink into a true masterpiece.
In 1994, Leonard Cohen left show business and civilization to hide in a Zen monastery on Mount Baldy in California. He became a Zen monk, receiving the Japanese name Jikan. After spending 5 years in a convent, he abandoned it for a Woman.
Body and Mystic – Cohen’s two worlds …
Łukasz Witt-Michałowski, director
directed by: Łukasz Witt-Michałowski; written by: Łukasz Witt-Michałowski; cast: Matylda Damięcka (vocals); Tomasz Deutryk (percussion); Max Kowalski (double-base); Tomasz Kraśkiewicz (electric and acoustic guitar); Mateusz Gurgul (accordion); Daniel Moński(percussion instruments); Łukasz Witt – Michałowski (vocals); stage design: Piotr Bednarski, Łukasz Witt-Michałowski; costumes: ElBruzda; poster: Matylda Damięcka; video: Bart Wolniewicz; lights: Marcin „Kabat” Kowalczuk; sound: Andrzej „Czopper” Czop; stage technician : Michał „Misiek” Mirgos; translation of songs: Daniel Wyszogrodzki Maciej Zembaty
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