News from Polska #4

  • Dance & performance
  • Festival

October 8-13, 2019


The most interesting performers from Poland will be coming on the stage of National Dance Center Bucharest ( National Center for Dance Bucharest) for the 4th edition of the “News from Polska” Festival, which will take place between October 9 and October 13, 2019.

Taking place every other year, this year’s edition of the festival is called “The Choreographic Theories”. The representations and performances chosen for the “News from Polska” program are a selection of the most recent accomplishments of young Polish artists. Viewers will find among them examples of modern art, which do not deny their origins and bring homage to their masters.

During the “News from Polka” Festival you will be able to see seven performances, ranging from some with a rich text to visual-only representation – says Agnieszka Skieterska, director of the Polish Institute in Bucharest, the founder of the festival. The highlight of this year’s edition will be “The Second Nature” show, inspired by the personality of Pola Nireńska, remarkable avant-garde Polish dancer from the interwar periods and artist of Hebrew origin who survived the Holocaust and, after the was, led the United States dance school, where she tragically died. Nireńska also was the wife of Jan Karski, one of the Second World War heroes, the man who, being a courier of the Polish emigration authorities, was the first to inform the leaders from the West, including the US president, about the Holocaust. “The Second Nature” invites the viewer to reflect upon the contemporary Extermination in a completely surprising way – adds Agnieszka Skieterska.

The „News from Polska” Festival 2019 Program:

Tuesday, October 8th, 7.30pm – „Thriller” (director/choreographer: Paweł Sakowicz/Anna Smolar)

Wednesday, October 9th, 7.30pm – Pair no. 1” (concept: Katarzyna Gorczyca/Oskar Malinowski)

Thursday, October 10th, 7.30pm –  „Stalking Paradise” (Lublin Dance Theater, concept and choreography: Külli Roosna/Kenneth Flak)

Friday, October 11th, 7.30pm –  „The Second Nature” (concept: Agata Siniarska/Katarzyna Wolińska/Karolina Grzywnowicz)

Saturday, October 12th, 6pm (Foyer hall) – “The Archers” (concept and choreography: Agnieszka Kryst)

Saturday, October 12th, 7pm (Stere Popescu Hall) – „Slowstepper – On The Edge Of Survival” (concept: HYGIN DELIMAT)

Organised by
Polish Institute in Bucharest and National Center for Dance Bucharest (80-82 Mărășești Bd.), where all performances will take place.

The “Choreography Territories” project is organized by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in collaboration with the Institute of Music and Dance, the Lublin Culture Center and the Art Stations Foundation. The “Choreography Territories” project is part of the international cultural program coordinated by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute and carried out within the NIEPODLEGŁA Multiannual Program for the years 2017-2022.

Co-financed by
The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage within the Multi-annual Program NIEPODLEGŁA.

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