Following the premiere of the I, CULTURE contemporary craft workshop and Teatr Biuro Podróży's performance of Planet Lem in early August, the I, CULTURE international programme of events accompanying the Polish EU Presidency continues its run. On Friday, the 2nd of September, the Polish Cultural Institute in Berlin hosts a conference presenting the highlights of the programme in the German capital.
Stanisław Samostrzelnik, "Prayer book from the archives of the Cysters Monastery in Mogiła (near Kraków)
Following the premiere of the I, CULTURE contemporary craft workshop and Teatr Biuro Podróży's performance of Planet Lem in early August, the I, CULTURE international programme of events accompanying the Polish EU Presidency continues its run
On Friday, the 2nd of September, the Polish Cultural Institute in Berlin hosts a conference presenting the highlights of the programme in the German capital. Institute director Tomasz Dąbrowski is to be joined by Olga Wysocka, manger of the I, CULTURE programme, Academy of Fine Arts programme director Johannes Odenthal, Berliner Festspiele director
Hendrik Adler and Egidio Marzon, director of the Marzon collection.
Topping the events tied in with the Polish cultural programme in Germany is "Side by Side. Poland - Germany. A 1000 years of Art and History". Berlin's Martin-Gropius-Bau hosts close to 800 pieces ranging from artworks to documents detailing the spiritual and scientific development of both Poland and Germany. Exhibition pieces have been donated by major private and institutional collections in Poland, Germany and other European countries and reveal a shared cultural past of the two bordering nations. The exhibition runs between the 23rd of September, 2011 through the 9th of January, 2012.
Subsequent highlights include a retrospective of the works of Zbigniew Rybczyński (28th of October, 2011 – 1st of January, 2012). Literature buffs have the chance to take part in an event promoting the publication of the German-language audiobook of poems by Nobel laureate Czesław Miłosz during the Internationales Literaturfestival. Barbara Nüsse, Peter Franke and Stephan Stroux will recite a selection of works at the event on the 16th of September.
The theatre programme includes a presentation of the Polish Dance Theatre - Poznań Ballet company's performance of "Alexanderplatz" and "Minus2" on the 10th of October, and a showing of "Szosa Wołokołamska" (Volokamsk Highway) on the 11th & 12th of December, accompanied by a two-day theatre 'slam'.
Cinema screens in Berlin will host the best of Polish Animation between the 15th and 20th of November, as well as a refreshed version of the silent film "Mania. History of a Cigarette Factory Worker", starring Pola Negri, on the 8th of November.
The musical repertoire features works by Karol Szymanowski, with a concert of the composer's Violin Concerto No. 1, op. 35" performed by the I, CULTURE Orchestra on the 2nd of November. The Orchestra, made up of young musical talents from Poland and various nations of Eastern Europe, will be conducted by Sir Neville Marriner of the London Orchestra at the Academy of St. Martin the Fields. Arabella Steinbacher will perform a solo.
Date: Press Conference on the 2nd of September, 2011 at 11:00 am
Venue: Polish Cultural Insitute in Berlin, Burgstrasse 27 (1. OG), 10178 Berlin
Organised by the Adam Mickiewicz Insitute and the Polish Cultural Insitute in Berlin