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14 June Thursday

19:00BALFOLK Workshop workshops Strefa Club, 31 św. Tomasza St.

The BALFOLK workshop. Led by: Andrew Walbran. 

After workshops we will dance! 

Entrance: 1 zł

More informations: kbalfolkowagrupawsparcia@gmail.com, etnokraków@rozstaje.pl
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16 June Saturday

16:00Ania Broda - traditional dances workshop workshops Strefa Club, 31 św. Tomasza St.

entrance: 40 PLN

reservations: etnokrakow@rozstaje.pl

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20:00Ania Broda solo: Jankiel in a skirt concert Strefa Club, 31 św. Tomasza St.

ticket: 25 PLN

for the participants of workshop (16.06): 20 PLN

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17 June Sunday

16:00Ania Broda – concert for families concert Strefa Club, 31 św. Tomasza St.

ticket: 25 PLN (adult ticket), 30 PLN (child with guardian), 40 PLN (two children with guardian)
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21 June Thursday

19:00BALFOLK Workshop workshops Strefa Club, 31 św. Tomasza St.

The BALFOLK workshop. Led by: Andrew Walbran.

After workshops we will dance!

Entrance: 1 zł

More informations: kbalfolkowagrupawsparcia@gmail.com, etnokraków@rozstaje.pl
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22 June Friday

20:00Martin Złotnicki solo concert Strefa Club, 31 św. Tomasza St.

ticket: 25 PLN, 30 PLN (at the day of the concert)
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23 June Saturday

15:00Joanna Słowińska - joint singing workshop workshops Strefa Club, 31 św. Tomasza St.

ticket: 50 PLN
reservations: etnokrakow@rozstaje.pl

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21:30WIANKI: KAPELA MALISZÓW + DOLA i SWADA concert Strefa Club, 31 św. Tomasza St.

Etno music will sound at Wianki concerts! 

The Malisz Family Chapel, Dola and Swada groups - these extraordinary artists will be heard already on 23 June at the Klub Strefa (ul. Św, Tomasz 31), where they will play as part of this year's Wianki - Music Holidays. The concert will start at 20:00. After the concert we invite everyone for a dance. Admission is free.
admission free
24 June Sunday

17:00Chiara Scarfato – tarantella workshop workshops Strefa Club, 31 św. Tomasza St.

ticket: 50 PLN
reservations: etnokrakow@rozstaje.pl
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20:00Addhrai – italian traditional music concert Strefa Club, 31 św. Tomasza St.

ticket: 15 PLN, reduced ticket: 10 PLN, for the participants of the workshop (24.06): 5 PLN
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29 June Friday

20:00Kinga Rataj Trio – fado concert concert Strefa Club, 31 św. Tomasza St.

ticket: 25 PLN (advanced sale), 30 PLN (at the day of the concert)


admission free
30 June Saturday

11:00Masha & Olga Natanson - Russian Roma: old romances and songs - roma songs workshop workshops The Ethnographic Museum in Kraków, 1 Wolnica Square

Led by: Masha i Olga Natanson

ticket: 35 PLN
rezervations: dorota@etnomuzuem.eu
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16:00Mazurek and Balfolk workshops workshops Strefa Club, 31 św. Tomasza St.

ticket: 15 PLN 

reservations: etnokrakow@rozstaje.pl
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19:00Fest Noz - dance party workshops Strefa Club, 31 św. Tomasza St.

entrance: 1 PLN
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1 July Sunday

19:00Tuuletar (Finland) concert Radio Krakow - Romana Bobrowska Studio

Tuuletar (“The goddess of the wind” in Finnish mythology) is a vocal band made up of four Finnish artists. Since 2012, these brilliant vocalists have been working, composing and performing together, creating their own unique sound.
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2 July Monday

12:00LiveLab / ŻyWa Pracownia: Bags with Krakow themes workshops LiveLab / ŻyWa Pracownia, 5 Celna St.


Family crafts workshops in LiveLab / ŻyWa Pracownia : Bags with Cracow themes

2.07.2018 (Monday) from 12 to 2 p.m.

admission: 30 PLN / one meeting, 100 PLN / admission for 5 meetings

reservations: warsztaty@zywapracownia.pl
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18:00Sofia Herian - ukrainian song workshops: traditional summer songs workshops The Ethnographic Museum in Kraków, 1 Wolnica Square

ticket: 35 PLN
reservations: dorota@etnomuzeum.eu
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3 July Tuesday

12:00LiveLab / ŻyWa Pracownia: Wooden horses workshops LiveLab / ŻyWa Pracownia, 5 Celna St.


Family crafts workshops in LiveLab / ŻyWa Pracownia : Wooden horses

3.07.2018 (Tuesday) from 12 to 2 p.m.

admission: 30 PLN / one meeting, 100 PLN / admission for 5 meetings

reservations: warsztaty@zywapracownia.pl
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18:00Julita Charytoniuk – song workshop of the eastern borderland workshops The Ethnographic Museum in Kraków, 1 Wolnica Square

ticket: 35 PLN

reservations: dorota@etnomuzuem.eu

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4 July Wednesday

12:00LiveLab / ŻyWa Pracownia: Dolls in regional costumes workshops LiveLab / ŻyWa Pracownia, 5 Celna St.

Family crafts workshops in LiveLab / ŻyWa Pracownia : Dolls in regional costumes

4.07.2018 (Wednesday) from 12 to 2 p.m.

admission: 30 PLN / one meeting, 100 PLN / admission for 5 meetings

reservations: warsztaty@zywapracownia.pl
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16:00Vigűela – spanish dances workshop workshops Strefa Club, 31 św. Tomasza St.

ticket: 20 PLN

reservations: etnokrakow@rozstaje.pl
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18:00Alireza Ghorbani (Iran) concert The Museum of Municipal Engineering, 15 św. Wawrzyńca St.

Alireza Ghorbani is one of the icons of Iranian music, an artist who directly refers to the greatest vocal achievements of the Persian tradition. Alireza Ghorbani is a performer of exceptional talent and international recognition. His recordings from the last dozen or so years, perfect from an artistic point of view and highly acclaimed, have given him the reputation of one of the leaders of the new generation of classical Persian singers. This recognition results from the scope of his repertoire, his accuracy and natural performance, as well as from his flawless taste and uncompromising character.
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19:30Teofilović Brothers (Serbia) concert The Museum of Municipal Engineering, 15 św. Wawrzyńca St.

The twin brothers Ratko and Radiša Teofilović. The musical culture of Serbia and the Balkans as a whole became their greatest creative inspiration. In their own interpretations, the reach for an original two voice a capella formula, which has not been used before. They are well received by both music reviewers and audiences.
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21:00Alim Qasimov & Fargana Qasimova (Azerbaijan) concert The Museum of Municipal Engineering, 15 św. Wawrzyńca St.

The Guardian hailed Alim Qasimov as “one of the most thrilling, unashamedly emotional performers on the planet, and the finest exponent of mugham”. His specialty is mugham, a sophisticated form of traditional Azerbaijani sung poetry and music. For years, Alim has been accompanied in his artistic undertakings by his also extremely musically talented daughter, Fargana Qasimova. Their ecstatic vocal outpourings delight audiences and reviewers in all corners of the world. Alim Qasimov was awarded the International Music Council-UNESCO Music Prize in 1999.
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23:00Dance night - Viguela (Spain) concert Strefa Club, 31 św. Tomasza St.

Members of Vigüela present their work with passion, joy and enthusiasm, drawing on their own local culture, cultivating traditional styles and techniques. For thirty years, they have been working on traditional works from their region of Castilla-La Mancha, the southern part of the Iberian plateau, in the heart of Spain, the main landscape of the iconic Don Quixote de La Mancha, known from the legendary novel by Miguel de Cervantes.

More informations!

admission free
5 July Thursday

12:00LiveLab / ŻyWa Pracownia: Goats made with straw workshops LiveLab / ŻyWa Pracownia, 5 Celna St.


Family crafts workshops in LiveLab / ŻyWa Pracownia : Goats made with straw

5.07.2018 (Thursday) from 12 to 2 p.m.

admission: 30 PLN / one meeting, 100 PLN / admission for 5 meetings

reservations: warsztaty@zywapracownia.pl
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18:00Adam Strug / Kurpie (Poland) concert The Museum of Municipal Engineering, 15 św. Wawrzyńca St.

“Kurpie forest songs were used as calls during berry picking, and many other things. They consist of elements that seem distant: romances, bloody ballads, and pieces both educational and lewd. The collection is as extensive as it is not obvious. Musicologists emphasise the uniqueness of the musical scales in this material. I was delighted with the lyricism and inexorable realism,” says Adam Strug. During this year’s festival, the artist will perform this a cappella repertoire.

Learn more about the artist
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19:00Stage of Freedom concert The Museum of Municipal Engineering, 15 św. Wawrzyńca St.

The concert "One World" is a part of the plan, building the World Orchestra; it is a musical journey full of space, subtle emotions and magic. Music is described by critics and listeners as the language of the soul that we all subconsciously know, the beauty of which is able to move everyone, regardless of age, religion, continent or wealth. It is a journey to the roots of music, to the music of the world, to ancient improvisation from the times when there was no notation of notes, and multi-generation musical traditions were passed from father to son. Despite the development of civilisation, music remains the only universal language in the world.

More informations about the project!
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21:00Omar Souleyman (Syria) concert The Museum of Municipal Engineering, 15 św. Wawrzyńca St.

Omar Souleyman’s work is one of the most unusual phenomena of recent years, on an international scale, on the world music scene. It is music that leaves no one indifferent, seducing with direct references to local Syrian tradition, as well as electronic, hypnotic trance. His work, which belongs to the dabke genre, is both an intriguing creative experiment and a pretext for having some fun with dance.

More informations!
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23:00DANCE NIGHT [ethnoelectro] - Lua Preta / MLDVA with Çınar Timur / African Djs Sets by Kfjatek & concert Alchemia, 5 Estery street

DANCE NIGHT / ethnoelectro

Alchemia club / 5 July / 11 p.m. / free admission

Lua Preta / MLDVA with Çınar Timur / African Djs Sets by Kfjatek & Eta Hox

cooperation OFF Radio Kraków

OFF Radio Kraków cooperation

 
The Alchemia club in the heart of Kazimierz will be filled with African rhythms inspired by the folklore, customs and the spirit of the continent. The special guests will be the duo Lua Preta, co-created by Ms. Gia, a singer from Luanda, and the Polish DJ and produced, Mentalcut. Their work, inspired by Angolan and South African musical traditions is a giant dose of energy! Get ready for an intense time on the dance floor. Also performing that evening will be MLDVA, which will reach for African sounds just for you. The sounds of Africa will also be mixed with electronica by Krakow DJs Era Hox and Kfjatek, known from their music broadcasts on OFF Radio Krakow.

 
Lua Preta (from the Portuguese, black moon) is definitely one of the most interesting projects on our electronic music scene. On the Polish side, it consists of the extremely experienced DJ and producer Mentalcut, who co-creates it with a vocalist from Luanda, performing under the stage name Ms. Gia. It is the inspirations from Angola and South Africa that are the main theme of the duo’s music, which can be perfectly heard in their hit first single: “Melhor Vai Embora”. Lua Preta's resume also includes an EP with Greek label Shango Records, a performance at Unsound Festival, a collaboration with Lesotho-born vocalist Morena Leraba on the “Quero Mais” single and a video for “Ta Bater”, which was shot entirely in Lisbon. After their first foreign concert in December 2017 in Spain, Lua Preta are set to go on tour this year to conquer the rest of Europe, and they already have performances planned at festivals in Germany, France and Norway.

Ms. Gia – vocals + Mentalcut

 

MLDVA with Çınar Timur is a project that was created as a producer and DJ duo during the 23rd Jewish Culture Festival. Currently, it is a 4-person band playing music inspired by Turkish psychedelics, in keeping with the tradition of Polish Ottomania. MLDVA is a tribute to the giants and giants of popular Turkish music from the 70s, such as Barış Manço, Selda Bağcan, Zafer Dilek, Neşe Karaböcek, Fikret Kızılok, Arif Sağ, Özdemir Erdoğan. Expect a pulsating funky groove and a huge dose of energy.

 Çınar Timur – bağlama

Tomasz Jurecki – bağlama, bass

Grzegorz Dąbek – pads, synthesisers

Szymon Piotrowski – drums

 

Eta Hox – DJ, promoter and radio journalist; together with the Deep Impact collective, for 6 years she has been inviting producers and DJs from the Polish electronic music scene and the world deep-techno music scene to Krakow. Her sets are built on spatial, dubbed works. Among the labels closest to her heart are Informa Records, Raster-Noto, Attic Music and Silent Season. In the programme B-sides, she offers niche dub-techno music.

 

Kfjatek – DJ, radio host and promoter; once reggae and hip-hop, now more house and disco. Resident at Krakow’s Alchemia. Produces the Off Beats programme every Monday on Off Radio Krakow.


admission free
6 July Friday

10:00Forró Krakow (6-8.07) workshops Salsa House, 17a Długa St.

Workshops - chill - forró picnic (Salsa House, ul. Długa 17a / Aquarius, Czerwieński Boulevard), booking and info: forrokrakow@gmail.com
admission free

12:00LiveLab / ŻyWa Pracownia: Wicker baskets workshops LiveLab / ŻyWa Pracownia, 5 Celna St.


Family crafts workshops in LiveLab / ŻyWa Pracownia : Wicker baskets 

6.07.2018 (Friday) from 12 to 2 p.m.

admission: 30 PLN / one meeting, 100 PLN / admission for 5 meetings

reservations: warsztaty@zywapracownia.pl
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16:00 Krakowiak and other Polish traditional dances workshop workshops Strefa Club, 31 św. Tomasza St.

Led by: Katarzyna Chodoń & Arkadiusz Szałata
music: kapela Raraszek (Poland)

ticket: 20 zł
reservations: etnokrakow@rozstaje.pl
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18:00Mamadou & Percussion Mania (Burkina Faso) concert Wolnica Square

Mamadou Diabate is a world-renowned, award-winning master of balafon and composer, born in Burkina Faso. He belongs to a family of jeli (griots), who have been telling the story of the Sambla people for many generations with the help of music and songs. The oldest records of the Diabate family date back to the 13th century.

Get more informations! 
admission free

19:00Szikra - Sondorgo & Amsterdam Klezmer Band (Hungary/ Int.) concert Wolnica Square

An extraordinary cooperation of two famous bands from distant corners of Europe, which decided to create a great piece of art together. The members of the leading avant-klezmer and Balkan bands – the Dutch Amsterdam Klezmer Band and the Hungarian Söndörgő, joined together to form Szikra, and together they have a chance to become one of the biggest attractions of European festivals this summer.

More informations about the band!
admission free

20:00Marko Marković Brass Band (Serbia) concert Wolnica Square

The band presents the tradition of Balkan wind orchestras in a classical, exemplary dimension, and yet, at the same time, they make an attempt to interpret this tradition anew in a new, modern way.

Marko Marković inherited the love for music from his father, the legendary king of trumpet – Boban Marković – who has been playing the instrument for several decades, mainly leading the legendary Boban Marković Orkestar, which we could see in 2003 during the CROSSROADS Festival in the Main Market Square in Krakow. 

More informations about the artist
admission free

21:00Chico Trujillo (Chile) concert Wolnica Square

Elemental energy, fire, musical dynamite, and – at the same time – carefully thought-out sound and great fun on and in front of the stage. Presenting the Chilean Chico Trujillo band, who are considered to be one of the best ambassadors for a modern South American cumbia. 

 More informations about the artist!
admission free

23:00Dance night [balfolk] - Sprinkle Blizzard / Balquemia / Korolev–Gałczewski–Biel concert Strefa Club, 31 św. Tomasza St.

Sprinkle Blizzard makes music for balfolk dance meetings. The band comprises five experienced musicians, five fascinating musical personalities and five instruments from different corners of Europe. The spontaneous and passionate approach to music – traditional dance melodies and their own compositions – combined with the brilliance on stage, openness and virtuosity of the band’s members constitute a new quality in the balfolk scene.

Balquemia - The band originates from the Warsaw balfolk community. It was created, at least according to its members, out of the need of the moment and the need to dance. The line-up includes instruments typical for this genre, such as diatonic accordion, violin and hurdy-gurdy. Balquemia plays dances from different regions of France, but the band does not focus strictly on any of them. That’s why the music played by the band is a colourful journey through different corners of France, a journey both in the light of the day and at night.

Korolev – Galczewski – Biel is a trio of instrumentalists from Ukraine and Poland. They offer their audiences broadly understood folk music, inspired by many traditions from different parts of Europe. Their repertoire includes works from many regions of the continent. The folk and ethno music they play is filled with enthusiasm, spontaneity and pure joy, and they never shy away from hints of improvisation.

admission free
7 July Saturday

10:00LiveLab / ŻyWa Pracownia: Ceramic bowls - workshop for adults workshops LiveLab / ŻyWa Pracownia, 5 Celna St.

Craft workshop for adults in LiveLab / ŻyWa Pracownia : Ceramic bowls with themes from krakow costumes

7.07.2018 (Saturday) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

admission: 100 PLN / one meeting, 160 PLN / admission for 2 meetings

reservations: warsztaty@zywapracownia.pl
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16:30Andrzej Bieńkowski - Found Music; movies - concert meeting Strefa Club, 31 św. Tomasza St.

Andrzej Bieńkowski (Poland)

Jewish Music in the Memory of Rural Musicians

Found Music | stories | videos from field research | a concert by Raraszek band


Rural music of the 20th century. What was the cooperation between Polish and Jewish musicians like in the countryside before World War II? How did the melodies and dances intermingle? And what was the situation after World War II, when there were no more Jews? What is it like now? I’m going to talk about my field research, which I have been conducting since 1980. The stories will be illustrated by my documentary films from the 1980s.

The Krakow band Raraszek (winners of this year’s edition of the Old Tradition competition) will play a specially prepared Jewish repertoire from the collections of Oskar Kolberg and Found Music, which will include Jewish and Polish works from the same areas,

a parallel and intertwining coexistence of our cultures.

Andrzej Bieńkowski






In the photograph: a wedding band. The Jewish fiddler Judły was killed during the war. The harmonist Karpiński came from the famous “Owczarek” musician family. Grabowski had a photographer brother, who took the picture [Rawa Mazowiecka, 1930–1939].

 

The meeting in the CANON OF THE ONE HUNDRED series is co-financed from the funds of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage

 
STREFA, Krakow, Św. Tomasza 31.

7 July 2018, 4.30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
 

 

 

 

admission free

18:00Night (Nepal) concert The Galicia Jewish Museum, 18 Dajwór St.

Night is a folk band from Kathmandu, founded in 2006. Its members come from various musical circles, some of them previously played in a heavy metal band. The idea of the group is the revival and restoration to concert practice of traditional Nepali instruments – forgotten ones, or those threatened with being forgotten. And further: creating new sounds rooted in Nepal’s heritage and, finally, reintroducing the music and instruments to the stages of the world and presenting them to both local and international audiences. They compose in different local languages and dialects.

Get more informations about them!
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19:00Pokrzyk (Pl) / Raraszek (Pl) concert Wolnica Square

Pokrzyk - They met in Krakow and although each one of the musicians comes from somewhere else, they stick together. They were united by their fascination with traditional dance and ritual music from Poland and other countries. The band shares its name with the Polish name for deadly nightshade – wolfsbane, a mysterious plant related to the mandrake.

Kapela Raraszek - The musical interests of Raraszek include the region of historic Małopolska. The members of the band, who live in Krakow, have been visiting local singers and instrumentalists to listen to local music archives. They are particularly fond of the melodies from the northern and south-eastern borders of the Krakow territory, which have the most characteristic traits of dance music, non-stage and non-stylised. In 2017, they decided to form a band that plays Małopolska music. They are assembling a repertoire based on Oscar Kolberg’s records and archival Polish Radio recordings.
admission free

20:00Leśny Bożek / Adam Strug (Poland) concert Wolnica Square

Adam Strug - singer and instrumentalist, ethnomusicologist, songwriter, poet, composer of theatre and film music, screenwriter of documentary films. The leader of a music company performing his own songs and the originator of the Monodia Polska singing group, which practices Polish songs passed on in the oral tradition.

Learn more about the artist! 
admission free

21:00Muzykanci band / 20 years (PL) concert Wolnica Square

The legends of the Polish folk scene are still in top shape! The band Muzykanci was founded in 1997. It quickly became a sensation on the Polish music scene. Its members were equally successful at playing at weddings, rural community centres and prestigious concert halls throughout Poland and Europe.

More informations about the artist!
admission free

23:00Dance night - Pokrzyk / Raraszek / Muzykanci i goście concert Strefa Club, 31 św. Tomasza St.

Pokrzyk - They met in Krakow and although each one of the musicians comes from somewhere else, they stick together. They were united by their fascination with traditional dance and ritual music from Poland and other countries. The band shares its name with the Polish name for deadly nightshade – wolfsbane, a mysterious plant related to the mandrake.

Kapela Raraszek - The musical interests of Raraszek include the region of historic Małopolska. The members of the band, who live in Krakow, have been visiting local singers and instrumentalists to listen to local music archives. They are particularly fond of the melodies from the northern and south-eastern borders of the Krakow territory, which have the most characteristic traits of dance music, non-stage and non-stylised. In 2017, they decided to form a band that plays Małopolska music.

MUZYKANCI / SŁOWIŃSCY & HAŁASOWIE / XX LAT - The legends of the Polish folk scene are still in top shape! The band Muzykanci was founded in 1997. It quickly became a sensation on the Polish music scene. Its members were equally successful at playing at weddings, rural community centres and prestigious concert halls throughout Poland and Europe.
admission free
8 July Sunday

10:00LiveLab / ŻyWa Pracownia: Batik workshop for adults workshops LiveLab / ŻyWa Pracownia, 5 Celna St.

Craft workshop for adults in LiveLab / ŻyWa Pracownia : Batik workshops for adults

8.07.2018 (Sunday) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

admission: 100 PLN / one meeting, 160 PLN / admission for 2 meetings

reservations: warsztaty@zywapracownia.pl
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17:00DO DNA [TO THE BOTTOM] / dir. Ewa Kaim (Poland) AST National Academy of Theatre Arts in Krakow, 22 F. Straszewskiego St.

The diploma performance of the 4th year vocal and acting specialisation students of the Faculty of Acting at the AST National Academy of Theatre Arts in Krakow, directed by Ewa Kaim, turned out to be one of the most acclaimed Polish theatre productions of the last season.
Its main theme is song as the primal form of expression, which marks out our organic pulse, stretched across both day and night, love and death, the rhythm of nature and annual customs.


starring: Dominika Guzek, Agnieszka Kościelniak, Weronika Kowalska, Jan Marczewski, Łukasz Szczepanowski and Dawid Sulej Rudnicki (piano, basolia)


directing, screenplay and pedagogical supervision: Ewa Kaim

dramaturgy: Włodzimierz Szturc

stage design, costumes, projections and lighting: Mirek Kaczmarek

music direction and arrangements: Dawid Sulej Rudnicki

choreography: Maćko Prusak / vocal preparation: Justyna Motylska

assistant director: Natalia Orkisz


The lyrics and music come from the collections of Oskar Kolberg and Father Władysław Skierkowski (The Kurpie Forest in Song, Pt. 2) and from The Kurpie Songbook, edited by Henryk Gadomski.

The creators and producers of the performance wish to warmly thank all those performers who keep folk songs close and thanks to whom the continuity of the great tradition of Polish singing is preserved. We want to show particular gratitude to: Józefa Albiniak, Czesława Borek, Stanisław Fijałkowski, the Kapela Bukowianie band, the Kapela ze Wsi Warszawa band, Helena Giloszek, Anna Kiełbusiewicz, Apolonia Nowak, Justyna Piernik, Joanna Słowińska and the Muzykanci, as well as Adam Strug.



The song has always resulted from the deep need to find the source of power and mystery. We want to check whether the need for singing and the need for songs have really faded away. Do we still have the primal power to return to the sources from which the voice emerges? Apart from the chaos of small, but also empty and often aggressive sounds of everyday life in which we live, we want to find the true voices and tones of existence. By singing, we want to find out whether it is still possible to travel to a deeply hidden archaic world. To the springs that are quietly drying out.

By giving our performance the title DO DNA [TO THE BOTTOM] we have defined the space for finding sounds and rhythms towards which we are heading. We extract them from Polish folk songs, original songs. They are based on various phonemes of archaic sounds, ancient tones and melodies. They create a music of emotions expressed in extreme situations: death, birth, marriage and parting, as well as in states of erotic desire and fear of war and annihilation. The extreme sounds permeate all elements: water, fire, air and earth, and they are expressed by the instrument of the body.

In order to bring out the primal voice, one has to go towards the bottom. One needs to recall the seemingly simple rhythmic and melodic arrangements discovered by Chopin and Szymanowski, to expose the archaic tones and sounds by reaching the sources of singing, such as Lutosławski, Karłowicz and Górecki. One has to listen to how much of the pain and anxiety we all know there is in folk song, how much attraction and repulsion, love and hatred, how much magic, how many warnings, how much despair and joy. One has to find the song’s DNA within it. That is the goal we are journeying towards.

Włodzimierz Szturc



The premiere of the performance took place on the 12th of November 2016, on the Stanisław Wyspiański Stage of the AST National Academy of Theatre Arts in Krakow.



· The performance received the Ludwik Krakow theatre awards in 2016 in three categories:
// best performance
// best director: Ewa Kaim
// best male partner role: Łukasz Szczepanowski



· The spectacle was awarded the Radio Krakow Mark in February 2017



· Weronika Kowalska received the MARTA AWARD for best female role at the 27th International Festival of Theatre Schools SETKÁNÍ/ENCOUNTER in Brno



· Grand Prix and the ensemble award for DO DNA at the 35th Festival of Theatre Schools in Łódź



· Ewa Kaim received the Stanisław Wyspiański Award, established by the City Council of Krakow 
and the Mayor of the City of Krakow, for directing the spectacle



· Ensemble award, award for leading role for Weronika Kowalska, and the audience award at the 9th International Festival of Theatre Schools ITSelF in Warsaw



· Ensemble award, the ZASP “Ale Aktor!” award for Weronika Kowalska, and the audience award at the 21st TALIA National Comedy Festival in Tarnów



· Cyclica Special Award for Weronika Kowalska at the 58th Kalisz Theatre Meetings




AST National Academy of Theatre Arts in Krakow

F. Straszewskiego 22, 30-001 Krakow

Stanisław Wyspiański Stage



8 July, 5 p.m.

8 July, 8 p.m.



Tickets can be booked in person, by telephone or via the Internet at the AST Theatre and Promotion Organisation Department (Straszewskiego 22 in Krakow)
Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Phone: 12 430 15 92, bilety@ast.krakow.pl.
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20:00DO DNA [TO THE BOTTOM] / dir. Ewa Kaim (Poland) AST National Academy of Theatre Arts in Krakow, 22 F. Straszewskiego St.

The diploma performance of the 4th year vocal and acting specialisation students of the Faculty of Acting at the AST National Academy of Theatre Arts in Krakow, directed by Ewa Kaim, turned out to be one of the most acclaimed Polish theatre productions of the last season.
Its main theme is song as the primal form of expression, which marks out our organic pulse, stretched across both day and night, love and death, the rhythm of nature and annual customs.


starring: Dominika Guzek, Agnieszka Kościelniak, Weronika Kowalska, Jan Marczewski, Łukasz Szczepanowski and Dawid Sulej Rudnicki (piano, basolia)


directing, screenplay and pedagogical supervision: Ewa Kaim

dramaturgy: Włodzimierz Szturc

stage design, costumes, projections and lighting: Mirek Kaczmarek

music direction and arrangements: Dawid Sulej Rudnicki

choreography: Maćko Prusak / vocal preparation: Justyna Motylska

assistant director: Natalia Orkisz



The lyrics and music come from the collections of Oskar Kolberg and Father Władysław Skierkowski (The Kurpie Forest in Song, Pt. 2) and from The Kurpie Songbook, edited by Henryk Gadomski.

The creators and producers of the performance wish to warmly thank all those performers who keep folk songs close and thanks to whom the continuity of the great tradition of Polish singing is preserved. We want to show particular gratitude to: Józefa Albiniak, Czesława Borek, Stanisław Fijałkowski, the Kapela Bukowianie band, the Kapela ze Wsi Warszawa band, Helena Giloszek, Anna Kiełbusiewicz, Apolonia Nowak, Justyna Piernik, Joanna Słowińska and the Muzykanci, as well as Adam Strug.



The song has always resulted from the deep need to find the source of power and mystery. We want to check whether the need for singing and the need for songs have really faded away. Do we still have the primal power to return to the sources from which the voice emerges? Apart from the chaos of small, but also empty and often aggressive sounds of everyday life in which we live, we want to find the true voices and tones of existence. By singing, we want to find out whether it is still possible to travel to a deeply hidden archaic world. To the springs that are quietly drying out.

By giving our performance the title DO DNA [TO THE BOTTOM] we have defined the space for finding sounds and rhythms towards which we are heading. We extract them from Polish folk songs, original songs. They are based on various phonemes of archaic sounds, ancient tones and melodies. They create a music of emotions expressed in extreme situations: death, birth, marriage and parting, as well as in states of erotic desire and fear of war and annihilation. The extreme sounds permeate all elements: water, fire, air and earth, and they are expressed by the instrument of the body.

In order to bring out the primal voice, one has to go towards the bottom. One needs to recall the seemingly simple rhythmic and melodic arrangements discovered by Chopin and Szymanowski, to expose the archaic tones and sounds by reaching the sources of singing, such as Lutosławski, Karłowicz and Górecki. One has to listen to how much of the pain and anxiety we all know there is in folk song, how much attraction and repulsion, love and hatred, how much magic, how many warnings, how much despair and joy. One has to find the song’s DNA within it. That is the goal we are journeying towards.

Włodzimierz Szturc



The premiere of the performance took place on the 12th of November 2016, on the Stanisław Wyspiański Stage of the AST National Academy of Theatre Arts in Krakow.



· The performance received the Ludwik Krakow theatre awards in 2016 in three categories:
// best performance
// best director: Ewa Kaim
// best male partner role: Łukasz Szczepanowski



· The spectacle was awarded the Radio Krakow Mark in February 2017



· Weronika Kowalska received the MARTA AWARD for best female role at the 27th International Festival of Theatre Schools SETKÁNÍ/ENCOUNTER in Brno



· Grand Prix and the ensemble award for DO DNA at the 35th Festival of Theatre Schools in Łódź



· Ewa Kaim received the Stanisław Wyspiański Award, established by the City Council of Krakow 
and the Mayor of the City of Krakow, for directing the spectacle



· Ensemble award, award for leading role for Weronika Kowalska, and the audience award at the 9th International Festival of Theatre Schools ITSelF in Warsaw



· Ensemble award, the ZASP “Ale Aktor!” award for Weronika Kowalska, and the audience award at the 21st TALIA National Comedy Festival in Tarnów



· Cyclica Special Award for Weronika Kowalska at the 58th Kalisz Theatre Meetings



AST National Academy of Theatre Arts in Krakow

F. Straszewskiego 22, 30-001 Krakow

Stanisław Wyspiański Stage



8 July, 5 p.m.

8 July, 8 p.m.



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