This year, Polish culture will once again shine at the interdisciplinary cultural festival Žižkovská Noc. Since 2016, Polish artists from different fields have been invited to take part in the festival and a special Polish programme has been presented. The festival will take place in Prague from 22nd to 24th of March.
The Žižkovská Noc Festival, established in 2010, brings together artists from independent art scenes from around the globe. Over three days, the festival takes over the district of Žižkov in Prague – events take place in over 60 different venues including clubs, theatres, cafés, pubs and galleries, and over 300 artists take part.
The Polish programme will include the following performances:
- Maria Zimpel: Body & Fiction (world premiere) – dance performance (Venuše ve Švehlovce)
- Teatr Bestemmia: The Waiting Room – performance (Venuše ve Švehlovce)
- Ludomir Franczak: Walden – audiovisual performance (Cross Attic)
- Małgorzata Haduch: Rezonans (Natalia Drozd + Matilde Basetti (I) + Barbora Vaňková (CZ) - dance performance – based on the choreography book by Małgorzata Haduch (Venuše ve Švehlovce)
Cross Attic is responsible for curating the Polish theatre section of Prague’s interdisciplinary festival Žižkovská Noc. Cross Attic is a platform for an independent art that creates space for different approaches to performing arts in order to establish an artistic and interdisciplinary dialogue. The main goal of the Cross Attic is to provide long-term support for their artistic development and to form an environment for mutual communication between artists and viewers.
The project has been organised in co-operation with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute operating under the Culture.pl brand as part of POLSKA 100, the international cultural programme accompanying the centenary of Poland regaining independence.
Financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland as part of the multi-annual programme NIEPODLEGŁA 2017–2021.
Source: press materials, compiled by NR, Mar 2018