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A Week of Polish Theatre & Dance in San Sebastián

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Iza Szostak, photo: Jakub Wittchen
Iza Szostak, photo: Jakub Wittchen

The San Sebastian Festival of Polish Dance and Theatre will begin on 16th December and will last until 20th December. It was realised as part of a common programme between the two 2016 European Capitals of Culture.

The idea behind European Capitals of Culture is to encourage deeper integration between Europeans. San Sebastian and Wrocław were chosen for the title in 2016. This idea is realised by creating shared programmes and actions in both cities, enabling dialogue between the cities and strengthening ties between them.

The Donostia‐San Sebastián 2016 Foundation intended to bring the spirit of Wrocław dance and theatre to Donostia. The festival’s aim is to underline the value of dance and theatre as a universal language, as well as showing the analogies in understanding the performing arts in both cities. All the performances are connected to the main subject chosen by the San Sebastian festival: Cooperation and Peace.


16th December at 7.30 p.m. at Lugaritz: Alien from Mons,  Ad Spectatores Theatre,

16th December at 8.30 - 11.00 p.m. at Ciriza Extea, Sense Actions: Upbringing, Tomasz Ciesielski

17th December at 6 p.m. at Kursaal, This Kind of Bird Flies Backwards,  Natalia Pieczuro

17th December at 8.30 p.m. at Musikene, {...} , Agata Siniarska

18th December at 7 p.m. at Kursaal, Cesarean Section. Essays on Suicide, ZAR Theatre

18th December at 8.30 p.m. at Tabakalera,  Bataille and the Dawn of the New Days, Anna Godowska, Sławek Krawczynski

19th December at 6 p.m. at Gazteszna, Sutdio Matejka. Demonstration of work suummarizing the workshop

19th December at 8 p.m. at San Sebastian, Europe. Inquiry,  Magda Jędra, Weronika PelczynskaIza Szostak

20th December at 6 p.m. at Gazteszena, Nyzinski. The Rite of Dreams, Slawek Krawczynski, Tomasz Wygoda, Anna Godowska

20th December at 8 p.m. at Teatro Principal, Instant Opera, Adult Crying Inventory, Radek Hewelt, Filip Szatarski


The Adam Mickiewicz Institute is the partner of the festival.

More information is available on the festival’s website.

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Source: AMI, written by md, translated by br

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