Programme

Program 2019 OF THE 21ST OLGA SAWICKA IDF IN LĄDEK-ZDRÓJ

6-13 July 2019

06 July 2019

19.00, CK Kalina****, Parkowa Street no. 25, Lądek-Zdrój

Vernissage of “Lądek – the Town of Dancers” photo exhibition

Authors: Radosław Pietraga, Krzysztof Szczepański

“We Are” performance – Caro Dance Theatre. Photo Maciej Rukasz.

07 July 2019

21.00, Courtyard of “Na Skale” Castle, Trzebieszowice no. 51

Inaugural Gala: “BODY-SPACE”

Production: f.o.r.t.e. Foundation
Movement or sound? Which was the first? When does dance begin? How does our body respond to sound? Do we carry the “dance gene” in our body or is the beauty a result of long-time practice? The “BODY-SPACE” performance shows that dance is one of the most universal arts. Neither age nor nationality or body functions are able to stop the hunger to move rhythmically in the space.
The inaugural gala is composed of three sections:
– variations on movement and music – Justyna Rekść-Raubo & Zbigniew Szymczyk
– dance étude – Katarzyna Błoch & Marek Zaborowski
– “We Are 2” performance – Caro Dance Theatre

Please note that:
The number of places is limited.
You can enter after submission of a free of charge pasteboard available at the Centre of Culture and Recreation in Lądek-Zdrój, pl. Staromłyński 5, phone no. 74 814 65 62
The organiser provides free transport.

08 July 2019

16.00, Radochowska Cave, Radochów

“Między nami jaskiniowcami” Cezary Łasiczka interviews Zbigniew Szymczyk – the Director of the Wrocław Mime Theatre

Please note that:
Comfortable warm outfit and sports shoes are obligatory.
The number of places is limited.
You can enter after submission of a free of charge pasteboard available at the Centre of Culture and Recreation in Lądek-Zdrój, pl. Staromłyński 5, phone no. 74 814 65 62

Zbigniew Szymczyk – a dancer, choreographer, director, executive and artistic director of the Henryk Tomaszewski Wrocław Mime Theatre. A graduate of the mime studio at the Stanisław Wyspiański Silesia Theatre in Katowice.
In his professional carrier as a dancer, he has cooperated with the VIDE University Mime Theatre in Katowice, the Stanisław Wyspiański Silesia Theatre in Katowice, the Central Representative Artistic Group of the Polish Army, the “Stodoła” Mime Theatre in Warsaw, the KINEO Studio, the Warsaw Mime Studio, the Theatre of Entertainment in Chorzów and finally the Wrocław Mime Theatre. At the latter one, he acted in the most important performances by Henryk Tomaszewski, for example “Hamlet” (1984), “Rycerze króla Artura” (1984), “Syn marnotrawny” (1984), “Akcja – sen nocy letniej” (1986), “Król siedmiodniowy” (1988), “Cardenio i Celinda” (1990), “Kaprys” (1996), “Tragiczne gry” (1999), as well as those by Aleksander Sobiszewski (“Czarna Babka”, “Małpy”, “Science fiction”, “Niewiarygodne przygody M. Koziołkiewicza Gastronomia”), Jan Klata (“Nakręcanapomarańcza”) or Leszek Mądzik and Paweł Passini (“Osąd”).
A laureate of the Polish Competition of the Staging of Stanisław Wyspiański’s Works in which he was awarded a prize for stage movement in “Wesele” performance by the Contemporary Theatre in Szczecin. He was also awarded a decoration “Zasłużony Działacz Kultury” in 2003.

“WYKLĘCI” Performance – Paczka Artistic Centre (POLAND)

21.30, Main stage – Amphitheatre, Orla Street no. 7, Lądek-Zdrój

STAGE OF DEBUTES:
“WYKLĘCI” Performance – Paczka Artistic Centre (POLAND)

The IDF organisers have decided to enrich the event with an new important element: the Stage of Debutes. One of the evening festival performances will be devoted to the shows debuting in the last year in the field of dance theatre, movement, body flexibility. This year, the Stage of Debutes will present the performance entitled “Wyklęci” (“The Coursed”) by PACZKA Artistic Centre founded in 2017 in Łódź by a dancer and choreographer – Agnieszka Cygan.

“Paczka” Artistic Centre is an independent artistic school with its seat in Łódź. The entrants for dance, singing, acting and arts master their talents, develop their passions and follow their ambitions supervised by reputed educators. Significant elements of the educational process include new stage shows prepared in “Paczka” and “Wyklęci” is one of them. It is thought that everything has already been said, we have nothing left but repeat that. This is, however, only a half-truth as a well-known history can be told in many ways, which was done by Raymond Queneau in his “Exercises in Style”. “Wyklęci” is a story known for thousands of years in the canon of arts. William Shakespeare, adapting the tragedy, placed it in Verona among the Montagues and the Capulets. Agnieszka Cygan placed her play among African indigenous Waytees and Haluccis. Brilliant choreography presented in a colourful stage design full of creative solutions and vivid music are the key assets of “Wyklęci” performance. Is anything else needed for a thrilling trip across the savannah of the Dark Continent?

09 July 2019

13.30, Pool in “Wojciech” Zdrój pl. Mariański no. 13, Lądek-Zdrój

“Underwater History” Cezary Łasiczka sounds out Sławomir Pietras

Please note that:
Swimming costume (cap and slippers) are obligatory.
The number of places is limited.
You can enter after submission of a free of charge pasteboard available at the Centre of Culture and Recreation in Lądek-Zdrój, pl. Staromłyński 5, phone no. 74 814 65 62

Sławomir Pietras – a lawyer by education, a director of Polish opera houses by profession. For 40 years, he has managed the opera houses of Wrocław, Łódź, Warsaw and Poznań. He has created many remarkable and rarely staged productions of classical repertoire (Fidelio, Norma, Mephistopheles, Macbeth, Ernani, The Jewess, The Valkyrie, Parsifal, of “Die Kluge” author) as well as works of contemporary composers (Penderecki, Landowski, Britten, Szostakiewicz, Orff, Theodorakis and others). Nearly 300 opera and ballet premieres have been staged under his supervision. These performances have been many a time showed at international festivals in Xanten, Carcassone, Messina, Moscow, Hanover, Málaga, Thessaloniki.

16.00, Main stage – Amphitheatre, Orla Street no. 7, Lądek-Zdrój

“Follow the Dance” – lecture on dance for children

The purpose of the lecture is to create the children’s sensitivity to beauty and the ability to feel and understand aesthetic values. The subject area aims at providing children with fundamental knowledge on dance history, body functioning as a dancer’s working tool, back-stage work on the performance, interpretation of steps and ballet mime. Developing imagination and creative invention through the learning how to show and simulate emotional states and notions – stage gestures. The lectures are oriented to the development of artistic creativity, self-reliance, initiative and imagination of the children.

THE HISTORY OF BALLET – WHAT IS TUTU?
During the first lecture, the children will know the history of dance in a nutshell. We will start with historical dance and end with modern dance. We will tell the children about the typical features of different dances, the steps, music and costumes, including their development over time. The children will get to know what is a leotard or a ballet tutu. The lectures will be accompanied by dance shows prepared by professional dancers.

21.30, Main stage – Amphitheatre, Orla Street no. 7, Lądek-Zdrój

“FOUR STAGES” – dance project by Olga Rabetskaya (BELARUS)

In the “Four Stages”, Olga Rabetskaya depicts one year of the life of the main protagonist, a special year, a year of his transformation which is triggered by new surprising events, internal conflicts, sought solutions. The author divides the year into four stages-parts, four existential quarters of the protagonist’s journey forced by external “forces” to take sudden decisions causing formerly unknown emotions. This division is, however, soft, blurry and symbolic because life is a continuity and has neither a beginning nor an end – it is constant pulsing, waving of events and states on the horizon of our awareness.

Olga Rabetskaya – a Belorussian dancer and choreographer of the Skvo’s Dance Company (Minsk). A dancer and choreographer in the contemporary dance team of the National Youth Theatre of Belarus. A laureate of the International Festival of Modern Choreography (Vitebsk), JulaFestival (Munich), New Baltic Dance (Vilnius), TEART (Minsk), Plastforma (Minsk), Martcontakt (Mogilev), Belaia Veza (Brest). An artist working in the residence for young choreographers in Moscow.

22.15, Main stage – Amphitheatre, Orla Street no. 7, Lądek-Zdrój

“LADY MACBETH” (POLAND)

A co-production of the QART Polish Art Foundation and the Olga Sawicka International Dance Festival – premiere.
Adaptation, direction, choreography and stage design – Artur Żymełka. The performance is based on the “Macbeth” tragedy by William Shakespeare. It shows the issues concerning the power and decline of morality from the Macbeth’s wife’s point of view. A symbolic language of dance and ambiguity of a prop, namely THE THRONE, assign a suggestive expression and universal message to the history. Dancers: soloists of the Great Theatre in Łódź.

10 July 2019

16.00, Main stage – Amphitheatre, Orla Street no. 7, Lądek-Zdrój

“Follow the Dance” – lecture on dance for children

BEFORE YOU STEP ONTO THE STAGE… BALLET LESSONS
The lecture will make the children aware what is the learning of classical dance. We will start with history and tell about the Royal Dance Academy. The children will learn that classical dance is a tough work and education for long years. We will learn together the basic positions of hands and legs and will try to remember some ballet terminology. During the lecture, the dancers will conduct a short lesson and demonstrate a ballet warm-up.

19.00, Hotel Mir-Jan, Kościuszki Street no. 78, Lądek-Zdrój

CINEMA OF DANCE

Projection of the film “Pina” with a lecture of Jacek Przybyłowicz

21.30, Main stage – Amphitheatre, Orla Street no. 7, Lądek-Zdrój

Evening of Dance Meetings

BALLET GALA (POLAND, GEORGIA, THE U.S.A.)

Choreography and preparation: Eduard Bablidze
Hosting: Sławomir Pietras

The performance has been prepared especially for the 21st edition of the Olga Sawicka International Dance Festival in Lądek-Zdrój. On the stage you will see the soloists of the Great Theatre in Warsaw, the Great Theatre in Poznań, the National Opera and Ballet Theatre in Tibilisi, “Daisi” Georgian Dance Team and the students of the Roman Turczynowicz General Secondary Ballet School in Warsaw.

11 July 2019

16.00, Main stage – Amphitheatre, Orla Street no. 7, Lądek-Zdrój

“Follow the Dance” – lecture on dance for children

HOW TO TELL A STORY WITH DANCE?
During the last lecture, the children will have the opportunity to know better the fascinating world of classical dance. Theatre back room or preparation of the artists for stepping onto the stage are only some of the elements to be discussed during the lecture. The programme includes watching some fragments of ballet variations and duets with their discussion. The analysis of a short mise en scene will prepare the children to watch the performance with scrutiny and will teach them to read the specific stage body language.

19.00, Forest Garden (Arboretum), Moniuszki Street, Lądek-Zdrój

Author’s evening of Sławomir Pietras: “Sergiusz Diagilew – the truth and the legend”

21.00, Main stage – Amphitheatre, Orla Street no. 7, Lądek-Zdrój

“YOUNG DANCE SPIRIT” – part 2 of the international ballet project directed by Wiesław Dudek (POLAND, JAPAN)

12 July 2019

19.00, Hotel Mir-Jan, Kościuszki Street no. 78, Lądek-Zdrój

CINEMA OF DANCE
Projection of the film “Mr. Gaga” with a lecture of Jacek Przybyłowicz

21.30, Main stage – Amphitheatre, Orla Street no. 7, Lądek-Zdrój

“I ALWAYS HAVE A HANDKERCHIEF IN MY POCKET”
Albanian Dance Theater Company (ALBANIA)

13 July 2019

Main stage – Amphitheatre, Orla Street no. 7, Lądek-Zdrój

16.00 – “Children to Children” Concert – a summary of dance workshops for children and teenagers.

20.00 – “Lądek – the Town of Dancers” is a four-hour concert presenting the results of dance workshops. A great dance festival in Lądek-Zdrój. About 500 artists will perform on the stage.