Re:visions 2008

Re:visions 2nd Independent Art Invasion is going to happen again in December 2008 in Warsaw!

The first Re:visions a five-day swirl of culture was held in Warsaw since December 13th till 17th, 2007. All art disciplines - the best of Warsaw Off. Things once hidden will see the daylight again. Magical places, inspiring artists, unknown climates. The insane and the unexpected - and the classical and canonical. Things felt under the skin, but not known with the mind, operating outside the official institutions, in metaphysical theatre space, underground music clubs and independent galleries. The art that adapts and integrates the urban space. Art events and artistic endeavours. Artists passionately fond of art, and professionals passionately seeking their artistic destiny.

The Cultural Department of the city of Warsaw awarded us with multianual grant!

First Re:visions was an opportunity to discover the independent art of Warsaw. We will continue the creation of a map of artistic places in the city. However, we want to open doors to Europe and expand the program in the future editions. We will invite art representatives and art event directors in order to strengthen the international ties of Warsaw artists.

Re:visions is designed to present amazing artistic visions, develop the audience curiosity on art, contribute to intercultural dialogue and open out the cultural map of Warsaw.

Re:visions 2007 programme is in the Archive.

If you want to propose your project please write to sylwia@filmfederacja.pl.

Polski Poemat Dydaktyczny / Polish Didactic Poem

  December 13, Time: 18:00 PM, STEP Association, Zachęta basement, 3 Małachowskiego Sq.

Music performance that undertakes questions revolving around art theory and the philosophy of creativity.
The message is as simple as silence: don’t screem too loud or you won’t hear the voice the world speaks through you; don’t run too fast or you won’t experience to path that speaks through your legs.

Angels of Stealth / Anioły w kamuflażu

  December 14, Time: 19:30 PM,  December 15, Time: 19:00 PM, Chelsea-hotel-eastside.com Cyber Production House siedziba Teatru Komuna Otwock, 30/32 Lubelska St.

Léon sitting in a hotel room, tired with the television images starts to create her own world of shadows. ITinErrant is a continuation of the experiment defined by Place as „film live”. Look behind the ironed curtain...

Warszawska Noc Tańca / Warsaw Night of Dance

December 14, Time: 19:00 PM, Body/Mind Foundation at the Artistic Centre Montownia, 6 Konopnickiej St.

The Warsaw Night of Dance is an only chance to get inside the world of contemporary dance and within a few hours find out about the environment and the potential of the Warsaw contemporary dance artists. We will have an opportunity to see the courageous and independent dancers, musicians, choreographers, video artists, performers and improvisers.

W zaułkach pałacu / In the Nooks and Crannies of the Palace

December 15, "Contemporary Dance Centre" Foundation, Palace of Culture and Science

 
This spectacle intends to have a free, non-fiction form. It is a dancing study by four performers to the music of the French baroque composer Marin Marais. The dance - stripped of its historical context is moved from a palace full of the baroque pomp and glamour to the space typical for the Polish People’s Republic era – a completely different palace.

2000DIRTY DJS

2000dirtydjs_9015th of December 2007, 11:00 P.M.,, Klub Hydrozagadka, 22 11 Listopada Street

 A group of DJS playing old vinyl albums from the eighties – lots of fun on the dance floor.

 

DJ SZUM

15th of December 2007, 11:00 P.M., Klub Saturator, 22 11 Listopada Street

saturator_dj_szum_90Alterative music heavily influenced by absolute absurd.

Break dance

December 15, Time: 23:00 PM, Palace of Culture and Science

The show of one of the street dances called break dance made by the b-boys kings of warsaw crew.

Wachlarze / Fans

December 16, Time: 18:00 PM, Folwark, Makata Theatre, 3 Folwarczna St.

Dancing with combat fans requires an eclectic choreography that combines the subtlety of the contemporary dance with the energy and precision of the eastern martial arts /kung fu/ - there are two cultures that entwine in our dance then: the eastern and the western. The beauty and etherealness of a female body is also a great source of inspiration to us as well as its strenght and confidence.
FUTURE SOUND OF ASIA

16th of December 2007, 9:00 P.M, Jadłodajnia Filozoficzna, 33/35 Dobra Street

 Experimental pop will change this evening into a sonic story full of exotic rhythms, trance atmosphere and punk-jazz improvisations. Plus Warsaw Gamelan Group proving that a traditional music from Indonesia is still full of life.

DJ NICOLAE MERCESCU

saturator_nicolae_mercescu_9016th of December 2007, 11:00 P.M, Klub Saturator, 22 11 Listopada Street

 Music inspired by numerous journeys to countries such as Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania.

BRIDGE MARKET OF YOUNG ART

10-21 December, Monopol Warszawski Association, Youngs Gallery
InfoGaleria at 36 Ząbkowska St. and Youngs Gallery at 8 Chałubińskiego St.

BRIDGE” was an idea of young people to make a cultural action that would somehow link the remote spots on the map of the city and blur the borders between the space of the modern office blocks and former factory buildings of Praga as well as between the left-bank (western) and the right-bank (eastern) part of Warsaw. Two places on the opposite banks of the Vistula will be temporarily annexed by the young artists.

BRIDGE MARKET OF YOUNG ART

10-21 December, Monopol Warszawski Association, Youngs Gallery
InfoGaleria at and Youngs Gallery at 8 Chałubińskiego St.

BRIDGE” was an idea of young people to make a cultural action that would somehow link the remote spots on the map of the city and blur the borders between the space of the modern office blocks and former factory buildings of Praga as well as between the left-bank (western) and the right-bank (eastern) part of Warsaw. Two places on the opposite banks of the Vistula will be temporarily annexed by the young artists.


 
 
 
Pomoc zimowa II / Winter Help II
December 13,  Akademia Ruchu Theatre

"Winter Help II" – the action relates to the events that took place during the time of Marshal Law in Poland. The object-symbol used in this production is a precise miniature of an outdoor charcoal heater made of copper wire (8cm x 4 cm). The rhythmically flickering diode placed inside of it indends to symbolise new energy pulsation - this time – the energy of good news.
vlep[v]net t[v]

13- 16 December, time: 18:00- 22:00, G.S. Rozwój at 22 11 Listopada St.

G.S. Rozwój presents: vlep[v]net t[v], a t[v] internet reportage series made by the [v]net group. The t[v] - street art live - that has more or less cyclic streetart television transmissions in the form of short episodes - this time will be presented in Mac version, on the big screen.

 
 
Cinema at Klima Bocheńska Gallery – a vernissage

13 December, time: 22:00, Klima Bocheńska Gallery in Koneser at 27/31 Ząbkowska St.

Klima Bocheńska Gallery will be temporarily transformed into a cinema. The artistic interventions like performances, space arrangements provoking dialogue with the place, film projections of chosen works, individual artistic output presentations – will have a form of an exhibition and of a cinema repertoire. 

 
 

 

SHINS, EMBROIDED FOLK CLOTHS, GRAFFITI – FOLK ART

  14-16 December, Zoya Gallery, 32/8 Kopernika St.

The exhibition of the shins, embroided folk cloths and graffiti is an attempt to meet the „city” art with the „village” art or „street-art and country art”: the shins from Belarus, the embroided folk cloths from Podlasie regions and the street art from Warsaw, Zamość and Gdańsk.

Silent Running

  14- 16 December, time: 15:00- 22:00, Raster Gallery: Johanna Billing,

The worlds depicted by Johanna Billing in her films are filled with dilemmas familiar to us all here and now. In a simple way, rather documenting the real-life situations and ongoing processes than creating fictional scenarios, the artist touches upon such issues as participation, community feeling, one's engagement in group undertakings, or the lack of it manifesting itself in passivity, silent resistance and indecisiveness 

The Lodgers –1st exhibition

  14 –16 December, time: 16:00- 19:00, lokal_30 Gallery at 17 B / 30 Foksal St.

"While adapting our gallery for its new function we tried to keep the look of a regular flat – all traces of the previous tenants have been preserved. Just like Trelkovsky, the hero of Roman Polański’s striking horror film „The Tenant”, we let ourselves be seduced by the past and the special atmosphere of this place.”

Photo Laundry

  14-16 Decemeber, time:18:00, InfoPraga and Synteza Gallery, 36 and 38 Ząbkowska St.

InfoPraga and Synteza Gallery will host an exhibition of photography and a photographic happening, both with Praga as their subject matter. A concert of children from the Moniuszko Music School in Praga will add splendour to the vernissage. The photos were taken by Przemek Sendzielski. He will let us see the soul of Prage as a result of his search for and a record of the places situated far off the beaten tourist paths.

Noc Poetów – lokomotywa nie rozgada tajemnicy / The Night of Poets – the Locomotive Won’t Blurt the Secret out

  December 14, Time: 19:00, Ślad in Teatr Academia, 22 11 Listopada St. 

A concert – melorecitation of poetry in hip hop style. Andrzej King Kong...what?! Nothing, a vast broad bean field and its righthandside shrovetide by Szpindler – a spectacle, a film, a poetry presentation in quasi-jazz arrangement. Crazy imagination, surrealism, pure nonsense. 1 Poem Tournament – open to the public!

Zajawka / Trailer

December 14, Time: 19:30 PM, Koncentrat, Montownia Theatre, 6 Konopnickiej St.


Performance, improvisation, dance and videos presenting the characteristic features of the Koncentrat group and their newest productions - "Nawrotnik" and "Królik, Śmierć i konkurs ujeżdżenia".

BAJZEL

lysypingwin_bajzel_9014th of December 2007, 10:00 P.M, Łysy Pingwin, 11 Ząbkowska Street

 In short – an orchestra man. He plays electric guitar, creates loops, adds drum samples and sings at the same time – one man sounding like a full band.

PUSTKI

 14th of December 2007, 10:00 P.M, Klub Hydrozagadka, 22 11 Listopada Street

pustki_90 One of the most popular alternative groups from Poland. The band connects elements of indie rock, avant pop, post rock, kraut rock etc. The are especially famous for their concerts which are never the same.

HUNGRY HUNGRY MODELS + OUT OF TUNE

14th of December 2007, 10:30 P.M,, Jadłodajnia Filozoficzna, 33/35  Dobra Street

 The collective Hungry Hungry Models is famous for their DJ sets presenting the best of the indie rock music. This time they will be accompanied by the band Out of Tune which is becoming more and more popular in Poland.

Silent Running
14- 16 December, time: 15:00- 22:00, Raster Gallery: Johanna Billing, Hoża 42/8

 

The worlds depicted by Johanna Billing in her films are filled with dilemmas familiar to us all here and now. In a simple way, rather documenting the real-life situations and ongoing processes than creating fictional scenarios, the artist touches upon such issues as participation, community feeling, one's engagement in group undertakings, or the lack of it manifesting itself in passivity, silent resistance and indecisiveness.

 
 
Pani Koch / Lady Koch
img_2359_90December 14, Time: 16:00 PM, Marebito Foundation, cafe at Zachęta National Gallery l..

 "Lady Koch" spectacle by Marebito Foundation was based on Miron Białoszewski’s drama as well as on the experiences and feelings of the actors and the director of the play that were connected with illness, dying and hospital.


 
 
 
Parada Uliczna – w podróży za cieniem / Street Parade – A Trip Out to Shadow

December 14, Time: 17:00 PM,  Makata Theatre, Chmielna St.

Street Parade – „A Trip Out to Shadow” is a meeting of two different worlds that unintentionally attract each other. The actors dressed as dolls stand on two sides (the action took place between Nowy Świat and Domy Centrum). An invisible bond pulls them towards each other but the conflict provoked by contradictions makes it impossible for them to function together.

 
 
 
The Lodgers –1st exhibition

laura_pawela_9014 –16 December, time: 17:00- 19:00, lokal_30 Gallery at 17 B / 30 Foksal St.

"While adapting our gallery for its new function we tried to keep the look of a regular flat – all traces of the previous tenants have been preserved. Just like Trelkovsky, the hero of Roman Polański’s striking horror film „The Tenant”, we let ourselves be seduced by the past and the special atmosphere of this place.”


 
 
Photo Laundry

14-16 Decemeber, time:18:00, InfoPraga and Synteza Gallery, 36 and 38 Ząbkowska St.

InfoPraga and Synteza Gallery will host an exhibition of photography and a photographic happening, both with Praga as their subject matter. A concert of children from the Moniuszko Music School in Praga will add splendour to the vernissage. The photos were taken by Przemek Sendzielski. He will let us see the soul of Prage as a result of his search for and a record of the places situated far off the beaten tourist paths.

 
 
Wyprawa zimowa / Winter Expedition

December 14, Time: 18:00 PM,  Studium Teatralne, 30/32 Lubelska St.

During the winter of 1980-1981 Piotr Borowski together with his three friends – actors started off their „Winter Expedition”. For three months they played their spectacle at Białystok region. They met many people from the borderland of different creeds: the Eastern Old Ceremonial Church members, the Tatars, the members of the Orthodox Church, Belorussians.

 
 
"Mufmi Premiery” / „Mumfi Premieres”

December 14, Time: 19:00 PM, Klubu DGW Scene, 141 Niepodległości St.

 gemini_90"papa papu" – premiere

"Gemini_after"

"Pragmatyści " wg Witkacego /„The Pragmatists” by Witkacy

The Pragmatists” by Witkacy and the exhibition of paintings by Barbara Gołaszewska

 

December 14, Time: 19:00 PM, GO Theatre, 23 Hery St.

"The Pragmatists" is a drama written by Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz. The spectacle tells a story of young artists finding themselves in a theatrical world of forms and fantasies - the imaginary world that is full of amusements and deep experiences.

 
 
 
Nic tylko błękit / Nothing But the Blue

December 14, Time: 19:00 PM, Scena Współczesna, Stara ProchOFFnia, 2 Boleść St.


Freedom. The first connotations: flight, space, the blue. Dance. An airport scene. Rush, the rumble of departing planes. The travellers carry their suitcases filled with clothes, favourite books, some records, fountain pens, eau de Cologne. And an emotional luggage – the luggage of their experiences, feelings and expectations.


 
 
 
SHINS, EMBROIDED FOLK CLOTHS, GRAFFITI – FOLK ART

14-16 December, Zoya Gallery, 32/8 Kopernika St.

The exhibition of the shins, embroided folk cloths and graffiti is an attempt to meet the „city” art with the „village” art or „street-art and country art”: the shins from Belarus, the embroided folk cloths from Podlasie regions and the street art from Warsaw, Zamość and Gdańsk.


 
 
Wyrok śmierci na konia faraona / Death Sentence on the Pharaoh’s Horse
December 14, Time: 19:00 PM, Konsekwentny Theatre,Stara ProchOFFNia, 2 Boleść St.

wyrok_mierci_90Adam Sajnuk’s theatre adaptation of the story „Death Sentence on the Pharaoh’s horse” by Jerzy Janicki is an attempt to look back into the forgotten past, the past that nobody is sure anymore if it has ever existed. Bieszczady mountains. The middle of the 70’s. Severe winter conditions. „The sea of vodka”. And an invastigation: „The invastigation that still remains unclear...”

 
 
 
Sz jak Szarik / Sz for Szarik

December 14, Time: 19:00 PM, Teatrum Society at Żoliborz, 51 Czarnieckiego St.

sz_90"Sz for Szarik" is a musical story, interlaced with honest confessions of people completely overwhelmed by the adventures of the four tankmen and the dog – Szarik (Polish TV series „Tank Crew of Four and a Dog”). The characters taking the TV series for the reality played by the young actors are comically entertaining.


 
 
 
TIMES NEW ROMAN

15th of December 2007, 9:00 P.M.,  Klub Hydrozagadka, 22 11 Listopada Street

times_new_roman_90 Formerly from Tricity, now from Warsaw – the legends of drinko-disco, Romano Mazzante and Nick Valentino. Their shiny muscles and hairstyles make everybody mad with envy. They will take you back to the pink paradise of the eighties.

MUZYKA KOŃCA LATA

14th of December 2007, 9:00 P.M, Klub Hydrozagadka, 22 11th Listopada Street

muzyka_koca_lata_90 A band from Mazovia created in 2004. Two guitars, bass and drums playing simple, melodic songs about love, time passing by and other banal aspects of everyday life.

DJ BADDLOVER

saturator_djbaddlover2_9014th of December 2007, 9:00 P.M, Klub Saturator, 22 11th Listopada Stree

DJ set, DJ Baddlover is a precursor of Polish nu rave scene.

ASTROMIX LA MANCHE

14th of December 2007, 9:00 P.M, Łysy Pingwin, 11 Ząbkowska Street

 

An improvising - electronic project conducted by a real professor of absurd things – Paulus Mazur – the program of the show is supposed to be a surprise for the audience

HATIFNATS
14th of December 2007, 9:00 P.M, Jadłodajnia Filozoficzna, 33/35 Dobra Street

filozoficzna_hatifnats_90 A trio from Warsaw created in 2006. One of the most interesting Polish bands of the indie scene, providing warm, mysterious and incredibly colourful compositions, enhanced by noisy sounds of guitars and high pitched, melodic voice of the lead singer. Plus very expressive rhythm section.

Ciocia / Auntie

December 14, Time: 21:00 PM, Teatr Druga Strefa, 14a Magazynowa St.

ciocia_90„Auntie” is a tragicomedy by Rafał Wojasiński, based on tension filled, strong, inter-generational dialogues lined with anxiety and the phantom of death. This play in a way is a dialogue that takes death for its main topic to show how difficult it is for us to talk about it – no matter if the subject is to be touched by a young dying man or an older person saying goodbye to the world in a natural way.


 
 
 
KERD
14.12 godz. 22.00 Cafe Kulturalna, Pl. Defilad 1

The music of the quartet is a special synthesis of electronic sounds and jazz. Their concerts are full of spontaneous interactions with the audience.
projekt tereNnowy.info / tereNnowy.info Project

  December 15, tereNnowy.info Project, Palace of Culture and Science–Maria Skłodowska-Curie Hall

"Under this slightly enigmatic name a very nice hybrid of a party, exhibition, sports game, cinema and lecture is hidden... The friendly atmosphere and no superfluous pretentious flair should be conductive to this multi genre exchange of experiences between artists” .(Aktivist, June 2007)

"Stereometria - Impresje” / „Stereometry – Impressions”

 December 15, Katarzyna Jaśkiewicz, Palace of Culture and Science


This multimedia spectacle has its origins in intuitive art. It’s an impression on the stereometric body of a human being in relation to geometric forms and perfect proportions of the „Golden Rectangle” that are crucial for the geometric structure of the unfolding spiral – a part of arithmetic series of Fibonacci Sequence.

Przetwory, akcja twórczego recyklingu / Przetwory, a Creative Recycling Action

  December 15 – 16, ArtAnimacje Association, PZO, 316/320 Grochowska St.

ArtAnimacje invited artists, designers and handcrafters who – before the audience’s eyes – will recycle waste products, the unwanted raw materials or objects that have already fulfilled their role.

Idea Obrazu / The Concept of an Image

  December 15, Time: 16:00 – 19:00 PM,  Laboratorium Sztuki, 22 11 Listopada St.

Sound Images 2007 is a new series of works by Tomasz Sikorski that depict the static and dynamic visual forms of a looped sound.

Bajki afrykańskie / African Fairy Tales

  December 15, Time: 17:00 PM, « Grupa Studnia O » Association, Ethnographic Musem in Warsaw, 1 Kredytowa St.

African fairy tales about people and animals overheard from the African storytellers. The African parables, songs and incantations performed with the participation of the listeners, as well as music played on traditional African instruments like balaphone, djembe, jew’s harp and kalimba are the integral part of the narrative.


FOLWARK – PraskaMettaArtystyczna / Animal Farm – PraskaMettaArtystyczna

  December 15, Time: 18:00, Makata Theatre, 3 Folwarczna St.


AMsverg – is another Mazzoll’s project. This time he invited musicians that fall under electronic and trance genre. The musical innovation here lies in the fact that Mazzoll will try to unite electronic improvised music with images and join the digital and anolog sounds through playing his clarinet.

Śniło mi się, że jesteś taka inna – czyli obrazy ze snów wywołane / I Dreamed that You Were So Different – or the Images Evoked by Dreams

 December 15, Time: 18:00 PM, Martwy Ludzik Kolektyw, 22 11 Listopada St.

I tend to have incredibly clear dreams with women. I trigger my memory afterwards to recall them and then turn them into reality. This is how they finally end up being projected on the walls. At the same time during my show, a dancer-stuntwoman will appear hanging in mid-air, all tangled up in sheets of clothes attached to the ceiling.

Patterns – a vernissage

  15 December, time: 19:00, Le Guern Gallery

Patterns” – an exhibition of works by Zofia Kulik will accompany the premiere of the one-off print of her works in the limited edition of 35 copies issued by ART+ EDITION.  

Metaxa

December 15, Time: 19:00 PM, Fulltura at PZO, 316/320 Grochowska St.

The poetry and photography project created by Renata Plaga (poet) and Tomasz Gotfryd (a photographer) is an innovative composition of word and image. The photographer follows each poem translating the emotions expressed by words into the language of images.

Między Słowami – Międzynarodowy Projekt teatru tańca / Lost in Translation – The International Dance Theatre Project

 December 15, Time: 21:00 PM, Palace of Culture and Science, Cinema Art Foundation

The true human intentions remain hidden between the lines. Could we try and say anything without words then? Are words necessairy for us to be understood? How much do we lose in translation and how much can we gain through interpretation? Do we translate the languages strange to us only or do we also do it with music and movement?

Akustyka Wisły / The Acoustics of Vistula River

  December 15, Time: 21:00 PM, Palace of Culture and Science, Federation of Independent Filmmakers of Poland

Sounds, colours, shades, tones, hue – what has the Vistula been hiding from us? The Acoustics of Vistula River is revealing its secrets through camera, music and creative insight.

Film, visualizations, concert, photo exhibition.

Taniec – nasza pasja / Dance – Our Passion

December 15, "Artbale" The Cultural and Artistic Education Development Association


A cycle of etudes and improvisations on different subjects united by one thought they have in common: „We are young, we love movement and dance, it’s our way of life - the way to express our emotions, desires, joys and sorrows.

LEONOFF
palackultury_leonoff_9015 grudnia, godz. 00:15 (60 min.), Pałac Kultury, duża scena, Pl. Defilad 1

Psychedelic funky, city folk, dixieland, ska and a little bit of warm reggae from Mazovia.
Kamienie w kieszeniach / Stones in His Pockets

kamienie_90December 15, Time: 14:00 PM, Montownia Artistic Centre, 6 Konopnickiej St.

Another production of Montownia Theatre is a tragicomedy based on the play written by Marie Jones „Stones in His Pockets”. One day Hollywood film crew visit some little Irish village. Two extras living there – Charlie and Jake - see it as a golden, one-off chance to progress in their careers.


 
 
Po godzinach / After Hours

December 15, Time: 17:00 PM, Scena Współczesna at Stara ProchOFFnia, 2 Boleść St.

po_godz_90"After Hours" – is a story about young clerks and their work. Their relationships get weakened. In the morning they get into the subway, a car or a tramway just to - as quickly as possible - sit in front of their desks. In the evenings they are too tired to feel any emotions. The only thing that is left for them are their fantasy worlds...

 
 
Stójka / The Handstand

December 15, Time: 17:00 PM,  Group of Theatre and Media Ventures Association in Montownia, 6 Konopnicka St.

stojka_2006_pl_photo2_jpg_90The Handstand” is a metaphoric story about the last days of Brunon Jasieński life. Among the poet’s confessions in front of NKWD there are visionary scenes that refer to his last writings: „Dummy Ball” and a short story „The Main Culprit”. The spectacle is about artistic imagination that sometimes happens to find its ironic context in reality

 
 
Patterns – a vernissage

15 December, time: 19:00, Le Guern Gallery, Widok 8

Patterns” – an exhibition of works by Zofia Kulik will accompany the premiere of the one-off print of her works in the limited edition of 35 copies issued by ART+ EDITION.

 
Faust

faust_90December 15, Time: 19:00 PM, Akcja Foundation, Teatr Academia, 22 11 Listopada St.

Spectacle based on the 1st part of „Faust” by J.W.Goethe (adults only).

 
wo by Klimt by man", "Cztery Róże dla Lucienne" /”Four Roses for Lucienne”

December 15, Time: 19:00 PM,  Klubu DGW Scene, 141 Niepodległości Av.

Strategia dla dwóch szynek / The Strategy for Two Hams

December 15, Time: 20:30 PM, Scena Współczesna, Stara ProchOFFnia, 2 Boleść St.

Inside the two-square-meters-space cage a bristly thinker speculates on the sense of life that revolves around the bucket, the feeder, and the pig master. The pig knows that its time is up but doesn’t get panicked – in the end it is the pigs fate. In a very matter-of-fact way the pig describes its existence, objectively and scientifically characterises its limitations: phisical, spacial and mental.

 
Nowe legendy miejskie / The New City Legends
December 15,Time 21:00PM,Moma Film,Palace of Culture and Science,Broniewski Hall

The New City Legends is a showcase of four incredible films inspired by the legends created by ten-year-olds from Praga and Targówek primary schools in Warsaw: „Zęboludy”, „How Praga Came into Being”, „Mr Sówka and the Barber from Targówek” and the animated one „The Heroic Parrot with a Dog”.
STREET CITY NOMAD

saturator_streetcitynomad_9015th of December 2007, 9:00 P.M., Klub Saturator, 22 11 Listopada Street

 Raw and wild  cyber acid punk bringing the memories of Atari Teenage Riots, Digital Hardcore Recordings, acid house and industrial.

 

SPACE STAR LOVERS
15 grudnia, godz. 21:00, Jadłodajnia Filozoficzna, ul. Dobra 33/35

filozoficzna_kochankowie_gwiezdnych_przestrzeni_120A band which connects almost all possible music styles – reggae, ragga, funky, rock, jazz, trance, drum’n’bass. The power of their sounds strikes you and the rhythm invites you to join the band in their journey into space.
Jubileusz / The Jubilee

December 15, Time: 21:00 PM, Druga Strefa Theatre, 14a Magazynowa St.

jubileusz_90„The Jubilee", just like other Tobori plays, is a gruesome procession of the dead, a black mess fed by desire, love, loss and suffering. Only the directly experiened delight and pain guarantee staying alive „inside of one’s own everyday dying”.

 
Łysa śpiewaczka / The Bold Singer

December 15, Time: 21:00 PM, Konsekwentny Theatre,Stara ProchOFFnia, 2 Boleść St.

The most recent production of Konsekwentny Theatre is one of the most well-known dramas written by the master of absurd Eugene Ionesco. The characters are depicted in the most casual, almost banal situations and their relations should be simple and clear: home, circle of friends, collegues from work, a solemn dinner, an nice evening spent together on conversation and recreation......

 

 
 
 
Kolumbowie Tańca. Uwertura życia / The Columbus Boys of Dance, The Overture for Life

December 15, Time: 21:30 PM, "Contemporary Dance Centre" Foundation, Palace of Culture and Science

The Columbus Boys of Dance project is the first project ever made by the "Contemporary Dance Centre" Foundation. That is why it contains the seeds of everything that has always been important for the Foundation from the artistic point of view: the educational elements mixed with the artistic ones as well as building a community that would not only be artistic but also - or maybe even most of all – simply human.

 

DesdeMONA

December 15, Time: 21:30 PM, Kropka Theatre, PKiN, Rudniew Hall

destem_90The monodrama’s theatre adaptation is characterised by the atmosphere of the hypnotic power of fate, spiced with the Willow tree symbol taken from Shakespeare. Displaying the female demand for equality between men and women in the patriarchal world and the memory-ritual soaked in movement, photography and poetry the play delivers the message on the mechanisms of power, the violence of love, the insanity and the decay.

 
Gra w dybuka / Dybuk Game

December 15, Time: 21.30 PM, Prze-Twórcze Society, Palace of Culture and Science

The Dybuk Game is a Polish-Israeli theatre of dance and movement inspired by „Dybuk”- a play by Szymon Anski. It is a meeting of a dancing actress with a visual artist - we will have a chance to see their joined work and interpretations of Anski’s writings. The action takes place next to a 4 meter long swing for two. The swing itself is not just an object but also becomes the third protagonist – the heart of the matter.

PŁYNY
15 grudnia, godz. 21:45 (60 min.) Pałac Kultury, duża scena, Plac Defilad 1

palackultury_plyny2_90A mixture of different influences – highly melodic avant pop, a little bit of rock, reggae, trance and acid jazz. Plus lyrics in Polish, English and French. Their first CD got fantastic reviews in Polish press.
HORNY TREES
15 grudnia, godz. 21:45 (45 min.) Pałac Kultury, mała scena,  Plac Defilad 1

palackultury_horny_trees_90An improvising trio using only wooden instruments – the caretakers of the sonic forest.
KASZEBE

15th of December 2007, 10:00 P.M., Cafe Kulturalna, Pl. Defilad 1

 A new project of a double bass player Olo Walicki, this time exploring Kashubian music and folklore.

TRES B
15 grudnia, godz. 22:00, Łysy Pingwin, ul. Ząbkowska 11

An international group (people from Poland, Denmark, Holland and the States) – their music may remind you of both Sonic Youth and PJ Harvey.
MASS KOTKI
saturator_masskotki_9015 grudnia, godz. 22:00, Klub Saturator, ul. 11 listopada 22

A complete, elektro-punk madness.
De-naturat / De-natured (Alcohol)

December 15, Time: 22:00 PM, MŁYN Artistic Foundation, Wytwórnia Theatre, 18 Markowska St.

denaturatplakat_90He and She – trapped in the four walls of their small flat in a typical Polish housing estate. The play „DE-NATURED (ALKOHOL)” is - as one of the play reviewers wrote - “A state of the final collapse an alcohol-dependent person is not able to recover from. He just sits there unable to stand up, feeling more and more sleepy. His head waddles, he squints his eyes and he doesn’t even try to mumble anything anymore. And in front of him stands a young girl, maybe twenty-year-old, pregnant” (E. Hevelke, Nowa Siła Krytyczna).

 
 
HOT ASTERIX
lysypingwin_hotasterix2_9015 grudnia, godz. 22:00, Łysy Pingwin, ul. Ząbkowska 11

A jazz trio which plays a relaxing music designed for your happiness.
DJ KRZAK + De:Er
15 grudnia, godz. 23:00, Jadłodajnia Filozoficzna, ul. Dobra 33/35

One of the most popular DJ’s from Warsaw plus a young but rebellious MC – De:Er.
Two times Two - Four, or Everything that is Beautiful and Noble after Dostoyevsky’s stories.

December 15, Time: 23:00 PM, Group of Theatre and Media Ventures Association, PKiN, Rudniew Hall

I’m just wandering around Warsaw, London and Peterborough” are three short film impressions from the tournee of the spectacle „Two times Two - Four, or Everything that is Beautiful and Noble” after Dostoyevsky’s stories performed by Jerzy Łazewski and directed by Małgorzata Szyszka.

After the show of the film the spectacle „Two times Two...” will be presented. 

 
Umarli muszą tańczyć / The Dead Must Dance

December 15, Time: 23:00 PM, Theatre of Emotions and Imagination, PKiN, Trojka Hall

umarli_90What is this spectacle by the Theatre of Emotions and Imagination about? At the beginning it was a story about a family, then about dishonesty, after that about greed and somewhere in the meantime about the unfulfilled dreams... finally it was about the things inside of us that others will never know... All these subjects meet in the scenery of a family dinner.


 
Opera toffi / Toffi Opera

December 15, Time: 23:00 PM, Bretoncaffe & Wytwórnia Theatre, PKiN, Kruczkowski Hall

opera_90Multimedia spectacle by Bretoncaffe Theatre inspired by the phenomenon of the opera theatre. The opera eclectisism has been brought here to a minimalist form that combines music, singing, text, theatre and video installation.

 
TRICPHONIX
15 grudnia, godz. 23:00 , Pałac Kultury, mała scena, Plac Defilad 1

A jazz-punk ensemble – their line-up becomes bigger and bigger in time – be careful or one day you may also join them! An energetic mixture of funk, jazz, etno and punk.
DIZIROQUI
palackultury_diziroqui2_9015 grudnia, godz. 24:00 (30 min.), Pałac Kultury, mała scena, Pl. Defilad 1

A female, rock’n’roll bard. Simple music with difficult lyrics, intelligent, beautiful, powerful.
Miejsca znaczone / The Marked Places

  December 16, Time: 18:00 PM, Janusz Bałdyga, Laboratorium Sztuki / Inter – Viso Foundation, 22/1a 11 listopada St.


The Marked Places is a performance relating to the destructiveness of the idea of democratic arbitrariness where the only winner is one person and the rest simply serves to consolidate his/her position. The high politics „marked places” game remain socially intelligible.

MusicOFFReading

December 16, Time: 19:30 PM, Zaklęte Rewiry Club, 50a Narbutta St.


„Music OFF Reading” is an event where writers, actors and musicians meet on one stage. The poets will challenge the musicians to a duel in order to create some fugitive forms made of sound and word.

NIECHĘĆ

16th of December 2007, 9:00 P.M, Klub Saturator, 22 11 Listopada Street

 

A freaky type of music bordering on jazz. Cold wave, free jazz and Chopin.

Czarna Mańka Królowa Przedmieścia / Czarna Mańka the Queen of the Suburbs

December 16, Time: 17:30 PM,   Pracownie Twórcze Lubelska 30/32 Association, 30/32 Lubelska St.

czm_90"Czarna Mańka ..." is a spectacle-musical based on the legend of „Czarna Mańka – the First Lady of the Suburbs”. Stanisław Wielanek describes her this way: "Who Czarna Mańka was, did she actually ever exist or was she just a fictitious heroine, an exotic phenomenon of the Warsaw law life - the discussion goes on. It is maintained by voices of the old inhabitants of our city who remember the pre-war Warsaw with Czarna Mańka, even though each of them discribes her in a different way. Czarna Mańka is definitely a marvelous legend and as such it exists in each district of Warsaw.

Głuchoniemoc / Deaf-numb
December 16,Time: 18:00PM,"MŁYN" Artistic Foundation,Stara ProchOFFnia,2 Boleść St.

glucho_90An underaged girl gets pregnant during her pilgrimage to Częstochowa – a touching story based on an authentic event. The spectators become co-patients who witness the confessions of the girl in the hospital waiting room.

 
Ziemia jałowa / The Waste Land

December 16, Time: 18:00 PM,  Teatr Akt, 12 Waryńskiego St.

ziemia_jaowa_01_90Teatr Akt about the spectacle: „Our production of Eliot’s poems ("The Waste Land", "The Hollow Men") is made for postindustrial spaces that perfectly illustrate the spirit of his poetry. We are convinced that the power of illusion created by the theatre of movement and pantomime will help spectators reach the heavenly realms of the invisible unreality of poetry.

 
Płatonow – Warjanty1 /Platonov – Version 1

December 16, Time: 18:30 PM, Folwark, Makata Theatre, 3 Folwarczna St.

The literary inspiration for this play was the untitled but usually called “Platonov” piece by Anthon Czekhov. The project gives an opportunity to discover new theatre horizons in such genres as: improvisation as the starting point of the production, experiments in production and work on the actors’ skills.

 
PomroCność jasna / Bright Twilight

December 16, Time: 19:00 PM, Montownia Artistic Centre, 6 Konopnicka St.

pomrocznosc_90The Bright Twilight” is a black, provocative and inadequate Pulp Fiction style comedy that takes the spectators into the journey towards a surprising finale.

 
"Bóg 8 dnia" / „God of the 8th Day”

December 16, Time: 19:00 PM, Klub DGW Scene, 141 Niepodległości Av.

 

 - premiere

Kobieta w czerni / Woman in Black

December 16, Time: 19:00 PM, Fabryka Trzciny, 14 Otwocka St.

logo_scena_kobra_90The first play presented in the series of „Kobra Theatre” at Fabryka Trzciny. The Kobra Theatre is a Fabryka Trzciny project that refers to Kobra thriller theatre shown on Polish television many years ago. We make theatre adaptations of the criminal stories, thrillers and horrors known from this famous television series, leaving references to television theatre though. The first spectacle of the series and we hope – also the next ones – will be sponsored by Suzuki Motor Poland.

 
Taśma / Tape

December 16, Time: 19:00 PM, Konsekwentny Theatre, Stara Drukarnia

tas_90The play by the thirty-five-year-old American playwrite Stephen Belber entitled „Tape” made a brilliant career in the United States. It was played off-Broadway, off-off- Broadway and also in respectable municipal theatres. The Polish premiere was produced by Konsekwentny Theatre – that has been well-known by Warsaw audience for years - and took place at Stara ProchOFFnia off theatre.


 
Za siedmioma chmurami / Beyond Seven Clouds

December 16, Time: 19:00 PM, Academia Theatre,  22 11 Listopada St.

ewa_90The spectacle has a character of a visual narration that refers to the construction of a musical. This fickle attempt to finally bring the actors to sing the „Over the Rainbow” song from Judy Garland’s repertoire is built on a sequence of dancing scenes. It’s a reflection on the nature of beauty and the sense of creating theatre.

 
„Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead” by Tom Stoppard

December 16, Time: 19:30 PM, LA M.ORT Theatre, 2 Na Uboczu St.

"Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead" – a new play directed by Ewelina Kaufmann is – under the cover of an intellectual play based on Hamlet – a shocking diagnosis of the contemporary world. A story about fear, time and time entanglement, about dying deprived of glory, about asking questions and looking for answers.

TOPORLAND – SUITA BEZ SŁÓW / TOPORLAND – SUITE WITHOUT WORDS

December 16, Time: 19:30 PM, Teatr Niemożliwy Union, Stara Prochoffnia, 2 Boleść St.

A spectacle without words but with live music. The visual layer was based on Roland Topor’s works a French black humour graphic artist and a man of letters. The music layer was created under influence of great enchantment with the texture of the spectacle and greatness of J.S.Bach.


 
BABARYBA czyli kobieta po grecku / BABARYBA or a Woman en Greek

December 16, Time: 19:30 PM, Folwark, Makata Theatre, 3 Folwarczna St.

How to express in short the complexity of the phenomenon of “being a woman”? Any attempt of an unambiguous definition is doomed to failure. What is left? The kitchen. Uniting the opposite visions. The mixture of different ingredients and spices - properly weighed out, thoroughly mixed and dressed.

 
Perechodnik/Bauman

December 16, Time: 19:30 PM, Komuna Otwock, 30/32 Lubelska St.


"Perechodnik/Bauman" is a story about Calel Perechodnik – a Jew from Otwock who was a Jewish policeman that took his wife and daughter for transport to Treblinka death camp. The incredibly dynamic, physical and expressive form of the rhythmical, paratheatrical movement of the actors whose bodies make a compact, energetic machine - is accompanied by the unique, live music and video projection.

 
Tańcząc Sarę Kane / Dancing Sara Kane

December 16, Time: 20:00 PM,  Bretoncaffe & Wytwórnia Teatr,  18 Markowska St.

bretoncaffe_sarah_2awww_90Dancing Sara Kane by Bretoncaffe theatre is the first complete vision of Sara Kane’s writings realized in Poland in such a unique way – through theatre of body and dance. The producers of the spectacle treated all Kane’s dramas as one multidimentional text revealing a drastic and painful vision of the world.

 

 
Twarzą w twarz / Face to Face

December 16, Time: 20:00 PM, Proscenium Foundation / Teatr GO, 23 Hery St.

twarza_90A drama of an artist tormented by existential and artistic dilemmas. Life in a painting, an image in real life. Tears and drolleries in the artist’s fresco about his attempt to escape the nothingness. Art as a means to get to the purpose which is art as well. This drama depicts us all very well.

 
Oczekiwanie / Waiting

December 16, Time: 20:00 PW, Scena Współczesna, Stara Prochoffnia

oczekiwani_90A play about waiting for a miracle. About the fact that we all tend to put the blame for our failures on other people, on the external world. We got used to thinking that somebody else, some unidentified „they” pull the strings of our fate. And we obviously keep on waiting for some miracle that may never happen – sais the author of the „Waiting”.

 
 
„…i póki nas śmierć nie rozłączy” czyli Tryptyk Czeski/ „...Until Death Parts Us” or The Czech Triptych

tryptyk_90December 16,Time: 20:00 PM, Konsekwentny Theatre, Stara ProchOFFnia, 2 Boleść St.

„…Until Death Parts Us” or The Czech Triptych by Vaclav Havel, Ladislav Fuks and Pawel Kunjas is a story of a very aged married couple placed in a nursing home who - during the day of their golden wedding anniversity - conduct a never-ending quarrel about their long dead friends, neighbours and relatives.

Chińska lekcja / Chinese Lesson

December 16, Time: 20:30 PM, Akademia Ruchu Theatre, the residence of Komuna Otwock Theatre, 30/32 Lubelska St.

The whole spectacle prepared for public presentation consists of a sequence of performances, short shows of a team of five people that last between five and ten minutes. Their basic feature is formal concord that comes as a result of thirty years of research of Akademia Ruchu in the field of visual theatre language.


 
Jedno echo / One Echo

December 16, Time: 20:30 PM,  Remus, 80 Targowa St.

jedno_90A spectacle-concert of traditional songs coming from different cultures, an attempt to awaken new meanings of the archaic songs through using specific acoustic conditions and architecturally unconventional theatre spaces to exploit their full sound potential. 

 
Piosenki małego miasteczka / Songs from a Little Town

December 16, Time: 20:30 PM, Teatr Niemożliwy Union, Stara Prochoffnia, 2 Boleść St.

lena_i_dorota_1_90The women meet after many years to perform the songs they used to make in Grodno, Belarus where they accidentaly met for the first time - once again. An incredible concert takes place – sligthly modern and slightly sentimental... words: D.A.Dąbek, music: Lena Ledoff.

 
IKARYZMA
16 grudnia, godz. 21:00, Łysy Pingwin, ul. Ząbkowska 11

lysypingwin_ikaryzma_90A solo project of the leading singer of the rock’n’roll band Złodzieje Oklasków. A special journey into sub consciousness using only voice and electric guitar.
Pacjent / The Patient

pacjen_90December 16,Time:21:00 PM,Konsekwentny Theatre,„Stara Drukarnia”,31/35Ogrodowa St.

"The Patient" is an ironic tour along the dehumanising maze of corridors in one of Warsaw hospitals. The monodrama got the I-st Actors Award atWindowisko” Polish Independent Authors' Theatre Play Festival in Gdańsk (2007).

 
Pętla / The Loop

December 16, Time: 21:00 PM, Druga Strefa Theatre, 14a Magazynowa St.

petla_90"The Loop" – is a one day taken out of an alcoholic life. The spectacle depicts the world of people who have long been stripped of their humanity. Vodka has taken everything away from them. In return they got loneliness, despair and slow awaiting the death.

 
TRES B
16 grudnia, godz. 21:00,  Klub Hydrozagadka, ul. 11 Listopada 22

An international group (people from Poland, Denmark, Holland and the States) – their music may remind you of both Sonic Youth and PJ Harvey.
Opcje życia / Life Options

December 16, Time: 21:20 PM, Teatr Niemozliwy Union, Stara Prochoffnia, 2 Boleść St.

Life Options – philosophical quasi-lectures by proffesor Leszek Kołakowski illustrated with a sculpture animation and an introduction and a musical commentary by Marek Żurawski.

 
TOMEK LIPIŃSKI

16th of December 2007, 10:00 P.M, Łysy Pingwin, 11  Ząbkowska Street

lysypingwin_tomek_lipinski2_90 A legendary singer, songwriter, the leader of the groups such as Brygada Kryzys or Tilt.

 

Spacerowicz / Stroller

December 16, Time: 22:00 PM, Koło Theatre Studio, 316/320 Grochowska St.

spacerowicz1_90The spectacle’s scenario based on the short stories by Robert Walser, describes one day of the title-role - Stroller, a clerk and a writer, a man incredibly sensitive to the reality that surrounds him and gives him inspiration.


 
NOVALITKA (theatre miniature)

December 16, Time: 22:00 PM, Masarnia Theatre, Klub Saturator, 22 11 Listopada St.

teatr_masarnianovalitkawww_90We can observe the lives of four characters that entwine in „Novalitka” in a gruesome finale. The driving force of their actions is the revenge motif that leads to a bloody confrontation… „Novalitka” – is a one-act play with an attitude. Before coming to the show find out more about it from the leaflet enclosed, consult the Festival director or a pharmacist ;-).

 
BAABUNIO

baabunio_9016th of December 2007, 11:00 P.M., Klub Hydrozagadka, 22 11 Listopada Street

 Bartek Weber and M.Bunio S playing with sounds, mixing samples, doing live acts, presenting improvisations and mockery. Sense of humour is indispensable if you want to enjoy the show.

Pasażer / The Passenger
December 4, Time: 18:00 PM, Akcja Foundation at Central Station, Al. Jerozolimskie 54

pasazer2_90"The Passenger" is a monologue of a man who got stuck in the subway on his way to work. He gives us an account of his existential dilemma caused by the lack of belief in the purposefulness, sense and humaneness of the contemporary social life that starts to bug him.

 
 
 
Obrazy dźwiękowe 2007 / Sound Images 2007

 

Sound Images 2007 is a new series of works by Tomasz Sikorski that depict the static and dynamic visual forms of a looped sound.


 

December 15, Time: 16:00 – 19:00 PM,  Laboratorium Sztuki, 22 11 Listopada St.
Pointe to Point – Forum Tańca Europa-Azja / Pointe to Point – Europe-Asia Dance Forum

  December 15, Time: 21:00 PM, Palace of Culture and Science, Cinema Art Foundation

 
Cooperation of dancers and visual artists. Cooperation of Europe and Asia. Cooperation of dance and images.

Film and a photo exhibition.

Gra pamięci - Art-kolacja / Memory Game – Art Dinner

December 15, Time: 21:00 PM, STEP Association, Palace of Culture and Science, TRÓJKA Hall

Living in the city we seem to function on the border of culture and nature, luxury and homelessness, tradition and high-technology. Sometimes we get lost in it, sometimes we love it and sometimes we’d like to understand it better. Let’s sit together at one table and experience this unique situation while consuming food and drinks also rich with meanings.

The Wall

  December 15, Time: 21:00 PM, Palace of Culture and Science, Federation of Independent Filmmakers of Poland

We miss freedom and still live trapped between walls. And we still build new ones. We establish new borders. We separate and isolate ourselves. We believe it will make us safer. We say it’s going be healthier. Calmer. We create our self-contained worlds. Once upon a time the walls have grown in the minds of people without imagination. And they will stay there because they think imagination is less important than admitting one’s fault. Why the wall is „the Wall” for me? Because it is not my wall. It is a strange thing that I keep on seeing and am aware of and which remains ununderstandable for me.”

GALERIA 2b w Pekinie / GALERIA 2b in Pekin

  December 15, Time: 21:00 PM, STEP Association at PkiN (Palace of Culture and Science)


A series of projects and exhibitions by Galeria 2b. Since 2003 we have managed to present works and profiles of over 300 artists. On December 15 we will show a film roundup of the most interesting events and artists.

Prezentacja Teatru GO / GO Theatre Presentation

  December 15, Time: 22:00 PM,  Proscenium Foundation / GO Theatre, Palace of Culture and Science, Gagarin Hall

Proscenium Foundation will present an exhibition of theatre scenography and art by Barbara Gołaszewska as well as photos made during the spectacles. We will also see a documentary about GO Theatre and then - played by actors - extensive fragments of GO Theatre spectacles.

JazzDa Malarska / Artistic Drrrive

 December 15, Time: 22:30 PM, Marzena Turek-Gaś – STEP Association, Palace of Culture and Science, Broniewski Hall

The artist will paint while roller-skating. With the co-participation of the musicians (India Czajkowska, Tadeusz Sudnik) invited to the project the artist will create a multi genre live painting-music performance.

The artist wearing a special costiume with tubes during the action will become a „painting tool” herself.

vlep[v]net t[v]

 13- 16 December, time: 18:00- 22:00, G.S. Rozwój at 22 11 Listopada St.

G.S. Rozwój presents: vlep[v]net t[v], a t[v] internet reportage series made by the [v]net group. The t[v] - street art live - that has more or less cyclic streetart television transmissions in the form of short episodes - this time will be presented in Mac version, on the big screen.

Cinemana at Klima Bocheńska Gallery – a vernissage

  13 December, time: 22:00, Klima Bocheńska Gallery in Koneser at 27/31 Ząbkowska St.

Klima Bocheńska Gallery will be temporarily transformed into a cinema. The artistic interventions like performances, space arrangements provoking dialogue with the place, film projections of chosen works, individual artistic output presentations – will have a form of an exhibition and of a cinema repertoire.