A bilingual Polish-Ukrainian poetry and musical performance was hosted by the prestigious stage of the Kiev Young Academic Theatre. The evening’s programme included the works of the most prominent Polish poets.
Actress Anna Dymna
A bilingual Polish-Ukrainian poetry and musical performance was hosted by the prestigious Kiev Academic Young Theatre. The evening’s programme included works from prominent Polish poets
The works of Czesław Miłosz, Zbigniew Herbert, Wisława Szymborska, Tadeusz Różewicz and Rev. Jan Twardowski were performed by Polish actors Anna Dymna, Katarzyna Zawiślak-Dolny, Radosław Krzyżowski and Krzysztof Orzechowski. Ukrainian translations of Polish poetry were read by prominent Kiev actors, such as Bohdan Stupka. The Motion Trio group's accordeon maestros also performed their own innovative arrangements of pieces composed by Frederick Chopin, Wojciech Kilar and Karol Szymanowski during the evening.
The Kraków Poetry Salon is an initiative started up by Anna Dymna at the "Juliusz Słowacki Theatre in Kraków" in January, 2002. Every Sunday at noon, renowned actors read the works of their favourite poets. Words are accompanied by live music, performed by prominent instrumentalists. The evenings present a chance to meet actors from various Kraków theatres with celebrities from other cities. People of all ages, including teachers and students, participate in the Sunday salon sessions.
350 meetings have taken place so far. Among their notable participants were: Teresa Budzisz-Krzyżanowska, Magdalena Cielecka, Mariusz Benoit, Anna Polony, Anna Seniuk, Maja Ostaszewska, Gustaw Holoubek, Jan Englert, Jerzy Trela, Krzysztof Globisz, Jan Nowicki, Edward Linde-Lubaszenko, Andrzej Seweryn, Zbigniew Zamachowski, Stanisław Sojka, Krzysztof Kolberger, Zofia Kucówna and Marek Kondrat.
Hosted by Anna Dymna, prof. Anna Burzyńska, Dr. Józef Opalski, Bronisław Maj and the director of the Juliusz Słowacki Theatre, Krzysztof Orzechowski, the "Kraków Poetry Salon" quickly gained popularity in Poland. In 2003, the Nike prize honoured the event with the title of most interesting cultural activity of the region. As the Salon drew interest of not only the theatrical circles of Kraków, but all of Poland, its popularity grew beyond the organisers’ expectations. Poetry Salons have been started up in Gdańsk, Tczew, Tarnów, Częstochowa, Opole, Lublin, Warsaw, Gliwice, Oświęcim, Rzeszów, as well as abroad - in Dublin, Stockholm, Montreal, Ottawa and Vienna.
The Kraków-based series of poetry meetings continues to promulgate Polish national heritage.
The "Juliusz Słowacki Theatre in Kraków" is one of Poland's most famous and meritorious stages, and it has been running continuosly since 1893. The institution's building, designed by Jan Zawiejski, was modeled after the most beautiful theatres in Europe. It is presently an exquisite example of Eclectism and one of Europe's most significant treasures of theatrical architecture. The inscription on its marble façade reads "Kraków sztuce narodowej" / "From Krakow to the National Arts", indicating how significant the founders of the newly created theatre's perceived the building to be, and how much they expected of the institution that would arise within it.
Those participating in the performance were: Anna Dymna, Joanna Mastalerz, Radosław Krzyżowski, Krzysztof Orzechowski and the "Motion Trio" group.
For more information on the Juliusz Słowacki Theatre, see:
Juliusz Słowacki Theatre in Kraków
Date: 14th of October, 2011, 7pm
Venue: Academic Young Theatre, Kiev
Organised by: Academic Young Theatre in Kiev
Project cofinanced by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland.
Source: Adam Mickiewicz Institute