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DAY 5 - worth seeing

2010-06-29

MALTAFESTIVAL POZNAŃ 2010, DAY FIVE! 

We have reached the halfway point of the 20th edition of the maltafestival poznań which will be celebrated with the second major musical feature of this years festival, the concerts of two charismatic artists: Charlotte Gainsbourg and Renatte Jett. Both concerts will take place in the Old Slaughterhouse: Renate Jett at 9 p.m. and Charlotte Gainsbourg at 11 p.m. Admission to both concerts on the same ticket! 

Before that, we invite you to the Museum of Archaeology Courtyard where, at 1 p.m., Joanna Warsza will lead a meeting with the Flemish artist Filip Berte who is showing his installation Eutopia in the Old Slaughterhouse for the whole duration of the Festival. At 3 p.m., we will also hold the discussion panel Anniversaries, 20 Years of Malta, 10 Years of Teatr Usta Usta which will be an opportunity to meet the originators of the Festival, as well as the founders and artists of Teatr Usta Usta.

Also in the Museum of Archaeology, in the Audiovisual Hall, we will show Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker's film, Achterland (5 p.m.).

TG Stan is a company that balances between theatre and cabaret who relates to acting as it was understood by Diderot. At 6 p.m. in Collegium Maius you can see The Monkey Trial which is a transcription of a court trial from 1925 in Tennessee. In this trial John Scopes was accused of teaching Darwin's evolution theory in class and the whole situation is used by TG Stan to engage in a debate about scientific and social values and standards.

The March Backwards is an event within the urban space referring to Joanna Rajkowska's Minaret created by Hanna Gill-Piątek. At 6 p.m., a procession will set out from the main entrance to the cathedral. The participants will walk backwards from the definitely real cathedral, under the nonexistent, as yet, minaret/chimney, to the synagogue/swimming pool. No, this will not be a demonstration, but rather an event within the inner space of the participants of the march. With our bodies we will try to feel the line between the three sites. When walking backwards we watch our every step, we need help and we need to trust other people. Our attention and consciousness are sharpened. A completely new dimension is created, although we do not abandon reality for even a moment. In this new place, by experiencing and feeling within the body, it will be possible, for a moment, to build a connection. Not only between these three great traditions, but also between that which dominates within us and that which is suppressed and ruined.

At the same time, at the Muza Cinema, we will show Patrice Chéreau's film, Persécution (Polish title: Zagubieni w miłości) in which the leading female role is played by Charlotte Gainsbourg. The film will also be shown on 30 June (both shows at 6 p.m.). 

Trup (The Dead Guy) directed by Paweł Szkotak will begin at 7 p.m. in Teatr Polski Scena Duża. The show, based on the structure of a reality show, is a bizarre tale about the modern world and our perception of it subjected to the need of entertainment and of watching celebrities who endlessly strive for media and mass attention.

Our next proposal is a show inspired by a sentence from Franz Kafka's letter to Oskar Pollack: "A book must be an axe for the frozen sea within us." In Pieces is a show built from remembered sentences, movements, stories, emotional states, sounds and songs. Tim Etchels and Fumiyo Ikeda present a series of variations (that are often very funny) about what constitutes our mental interior. (8 p.m., Poznań International Fair, Hall 7)

Colourful and dynamic street theatre, this is what we can look forward to in Oriente by Teatro Due Mondi. The plot is set in a village in the Far East where the ruling tyrant tries to get rid of rebels who threaten his authority. The show, filled with emotion, effective tricks and vibrant colours, engages the audience to assist the actors in their travels and adventures. (8 p.m., Półwiejska Street

At 9 p.m., in the Rose Courtyard of CK Zamek, you can see the first installation of Tryptyk: Tańcz (Triptych: Dance). Inspired by the music of Chopin A3 Teatr's show plays with forms and searches for the non spectacular, the symbol, the essence and the least possible movements, without any "mime-show ornaments". The actors are suspended in space and time, restricted by an iron structure and deformed by reflections. Abandoned in the here-now-nowhere, they exist in relation to one another. They explore their lingering in time, in solitude, decline and ridicule.

Teatr Dada von Bzdülöw's Czerwona trawa is a surreal vision of the world based on the prose of Boris Vian. Movement replaces language. All is enhanced with live music performed by Mikołaj Trzaska. (9 p.m., Old Brewery, Słodownia 3rd floor)

Un Horizonte Cuadrado by Compagnie de Paso is a unique and subtle show, a story without words about life which is movement. On the verge of circus and dance six actors present various stages of life. Suspended in the universe they explore the outer reality which is as fascinating as it is terrifying. The Chilean ballet in the air will begin at 10.30 p.m., in Wieniawskiego Park.

This time, at the Festival Club you can listen to the guys from Absynthe Minded (11 p.m.), and after many hours spent in the auditoriums you might want to get some exercise at the Silent Disco (starting at midnight). 

MISSED ANY SHOWS? TODAY YOU HAVE ANOTHER CHANCE TO SEE:

10 a.m.: Odkrycie fresku w fabryce konserw, Michał Stachyra, Wilkońskich Street/29 Dąbrowskiego Street

Noon: Fundament ruina, Anna Czarnota / Mika Grochowska, E Szyc Stadium

5 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m.: Eutopia, Filip Berte, Old Slaughterhouse

6. p.m.: Sad face / Happy face, Needcompany, Poznań International Fair

7 p.m.: Another Sleepy Dusty Delta Day,  Jan Fabre/ Troubleyn, Poznań International Fair

 

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