Programme & tickets

24 September (Friday)

Impart backyard, 5:30 p.m.

Awake LOVE Orchestra, Awake Projects (Sweden)

Duration: 50 min.

Age: family play

20 PLN

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Thousands of audiences around the world have been mesmerised by this performance for the whole family. It is interactive from the first moment and takes the audience on an exciting

journey through musical cultures and languages of the world. The four multitalented performers introduce each new song with the unbelievable story of how they came to know the song and its origins. With a colourful and borderless world map as a backdrop, a heart is placed on eachregion that the song represents and the audience are engaged in creating music together with the performers. With humour, excitement and sincerity the stories transports you from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean, to Eastern Europe and into contemporary American music.

The music breathes passion and love, with its fusion of haunting folk and contemporary grooves.

 

square in front of Impart, 7:00 p.m.

Kosmiczna Podróż Guliwera / Gulliver’s Space Travels, Puppet Clinic Theatre

Based on Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift

Duration: 50 min.

Age: family play

20 PLN

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We are currently at a turning point in the history of our planet. On the night of 21 December 2020, the world entered the Age of Aquarius. Jupiter and Saturn aligned with each other in the sky, so that when observed from our point of view, they looked like a single planet. According to astrologists, this event would bring about enormous changes in human mentality. The coming of the Age of Aquarius brings about the end of the old and the beginning of a new life – the end of wars and quarrels, peace and respect towards nature and all living beings. It is not enough to just live – it is how you live that counts.

Gulliver’s Space Travel is a play for children and adults. We set off on another journey together – going to the stars on board of Gulliver’s magical ship. Meanwhile, like a meteorite, a large Cosmic Egg falls from the sky to Earth with information for humanity. It hits Gulliver’s ship straight on and breaks it in half. It then rolls all the way to the Land of the Liliput, which constantly wages absurd wars. Only Gulliver can help the Egg return to the sky, so that the stars’ prophecy of a new era of love and respect for everything and everyone can come true.

The latest production of the Puppet Clinic Theatre was carried out with funds from the Cultural Support Fund / COVID-19 Relief Fund.

CREW:

Directed by: Wiktor Wiktorczyk

Script: Stanisław Wolski, Wiktor Wiktorczyk, Zespół aktorski

Set design: Zbigniew Roszkowski, Wiesław Drzewiecki, Krzysztof Roszko, Actors

Music: Włodzimierz Kiniorski

Songs / Lyrics: Marek Konopczak

Studio: Ranjit Prasad

Installations / Structures: Bartłomiej Majchrzak / Saldator

Actors: Anna Olechnowicz-Lachowska, Dominika Skoczylas, Tomasz Kanczewski, Krzysztof Roszko, Kamil Lachowski, Mateusz Brodowski, Mateusz Grabowski, Mateusz Zagórski

EXTRA: After the show – together with the Astronomical Institute of Wrocław University – we will attempt telescopic observations of the Solar System’s largest planets, Jupiter and Saturn – elements of the Universe usually inaccessible to our eyes.

Event only for those with tickets for Kosmiczna Podróż Guliwera.

Age: 0-99 years

 

25 September (Saturday)

Impart backyard, 11:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m. 

„The Kluns”, Awake Projects (Sweden)

Duration: 30 min.

Age: 3-5

11:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m.

15 PLN

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An enticing, charming and spellbinding theatre show, performed in a mesmerising scenography, with beautifully handmade puppets. The beloved Swedish children’s book The Kluns by Per Backman is about the little dog with the same name who is unsatisfied with himself, and constantly wishing to be something more than he is. The grass is always greener on the other side, and the urge to have what other animals have takes over, and makes him a very different and strange creature. What happens then, when he meets another Kluns?

The award-winning theatre company Awake Projects theatrically embody this moving story about The Kluns, and gives it a new life in this theatrical form for the kids. The two actors Hanna Björck and Maria Sendow make use of gripping storytelling technique and well-embodied puppetry, to give the children a theatrical experience above the usual.

 

ALL-DAY PASS IS VALID FOR ALL THE EVENTS TAKING PLACE ON THE SQUARE IN FRONT OF IMPART ON 25.09 FROM 12:00 to 7:00 p.m. 

40 PLN

square in front of Impart, 12:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m.

Eliksir mądrości / Elixir of Wisdom, Wariate Theatre (all-day pass)

age: > 3

Duration: 45 min.

In a certain home laboratory, the eccentric Professor Eugeniusz has been trying for years to create the invention of his life. In all his crazy attempts, he is helped by Zofia – his faithful housekeeper, who in addition to having a big heart, also has the unusual ability to destroy everything she touches.

Given that, it’s hardly surprising that none of Professor’s inventions works as it should. The professor, devastated and convinced of his lack of talent, finally decides to breed an Artificial Intelligence, also known as the Brain. He wants to use it to extract the Elixir of Wisdom, which could let the Professor’s mind come up with a brilliant creative invention.

However, the task is not at all easy, even with the help of Professor’s old invention – Albert, the Multifunctional Kitchen Robot. What can Albert do when Zofia puts her hands on everything?

A nut-like brain, a bird’s brain – these are hardly the perfect stages.

Will the Professor succeed in achieving his goal?

Elixir of Wisdom attempts to encourage young viewers to explore and be creative.

While doing so, it offers great fun, as well as reflection on what is the most important in life.

It is a humorous, expressive play about the genius that lies within all of us…

Written and directed by: Wariate Theatre

Stage design: Marek Cyris

Costumes: Sylwia Cyris

Music: Michał Łaszewicz

 

square in front of Impart, 12:00 – 7:00 p.m.

The Grand Marionettes of Puppet Clinic Theatre – animations and workshops (all-day pass)

Age: 3+

The Puppet Clinic Theatre will invite children to get acquainted with “super-marionettes”. With 5-metre-long puppets: Gulliver, with Giraffe Emanuelle, with Elephant Charlie and Lion Leonardo. Theatre actors will be present in the festival space to bring the art of acting, puppetry and pantomime closer to the youngest and slightly older… to invite them into the magical world of theatre.

 

square in front of Impart, 12:00 – 7:00 p.m. – workshops

2:00p.m. – show

Circus Village FrikArt in cooperation with Kids New Circus group (all-day pass)

Age: 3-12 years

Many hours of fun, which does not get boring, and in addition forms the character, develops passions, encourages to sports exercises and teaches the correct body posture. In the Circus Village children will learn the secrets of circus arts at various stations, which are simultaneously operated by professional animators trained to work with children. Quite a circus!

photo credit: press shoot

 

square in front of Impart, 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

GOZ  Land – a talk and an acting workshop (all-day pass)

Age: 0-99 years

At the information point of the GOZ Land you can take part in acting workshops combined with short talks for children and parents. The main topic will be important issues related to the closed loop economy, the challenges we face as inhabitants of our planet and interesting solutions that can be a turning point for the environment.

The GOZ Land campaign was born out of a heartfelt need to talk about problems that are slowly starting to overwhelm us all. But there is still hope. We can all agree and start treating our one and only true home, planet Earth, rationally. We have limited resources, so let’s stop pretending otherwise. Let’s talk about how things are, not how they seem to be.

Professor GOZ (Tomasz Olejnik) is not necessarily a real character, although he talks about real problems. He is the main protagonist of the social campaign GOZ Land, which aims to encourage Poles to change their habits in line with the concept of a Closed Circuit Economy (GOZ) and to prove that it is not a utopia, but a conscious decision taken at every level of society’s functioning. The campaign is based on the conviction that each of us can become a GOZ “professor” for ourselves and our community and start changing reality.

Between high noon and 7 p.m., we also invite you to the GOZ Land information point.

 

square in front of Impart, 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.

Pchła Szachrajka, Zelazny Theatre (all-day pass)

Duration: 50 min.

Age: > 3

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Pchła Szachrajka is a family play for children aged 3 to 99 years old, an adaptation of one of the funniest fairy tales written by Jan Brzechwa. The brilliant poet had a way of getting through to children with his poems. At the same time he used them to smuggle a lot of allusions for adults, as a commentary to the Polish reality of that time, which are still relevant today. Pchła Szachrajka is a colourful show for the youngest audience, during which children will go on a wonderful journey with a small, naughty and very mischievous Flea. The ingenious set design takes the audience to all the places visited by the protagonist. Music of the 1920s, colourful scenery and lively acting let the watching children have a blast. The Flea visits various places, crossing the land and sea to give children the opportunity to experience a lot of emptions, as well as countless reasons to laugh. Colourful puppets and cheerful songs will let the youngest viewers fall in love with theatre and get to know the best children’s literature has to offer.

 

square in front of Impart, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Screen printing workshop with the PANATO cooperative (all-day pass)

Age: 0-99 years

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Screen printing on Dziecinada – it’s childishly easy!

In a very simple way, you can refresh your wardrobe. Bring your materials with you and we will show you how to do it! You can also buy practical canvas bags and print festival graphics on them.

The workshop will be led by Anna Pastuszka, an educator and cultural animator who has been running a screen-printing workshop for 8 years.

 

square in front of Impart, 6:00 p.m.

Baśnie Ludów Ziemi / Tales of the Peoples of the Earth, Theatre of the Ancient Art of Storytelling (all-day pass)

Duration: up to 60 minutes

Age: > 7

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The tales I tell and sing are ancient traditional tales from many corners of the world, as well as new ones that emerge now,  says Aishi Ma, also known as Magda Polkowska: a wandering storyteller. Her show is a mosaic of voice, sound of traditional instruments from distant lands and silence… They contain patterns that are older than even the Teller who tells the stories knows.

Wandering storytelling is an art that is beginning to return to life. Magda Polkowska was born in Gdańsk. She learned on the Faculty of Anthropology and Ecology in New Jersey and California. She has been doing storytelling since (not) long. She draws inspiration from the old woman who lives in her own silence at the bottom of a sacred lake, and the peoples she has spent time among – in the Lakota reservation in South Dakota, in Mexico, in Kazakhstan, and on the steppes of South Siberia.

The tales teach, offer wisdom and new perspectives – they revolve around the same, eternal Truth passed down through generations so that we can remember who we are…Join us in the world of fairy-tale metaphor.

The evening is intended for adult listeners, although children, who can find their place in the space of silence can also join us there.

 

Impart backyard (stairs), 7:00 p.m.

Szafa Show, Sztukmistrze Foundation

Duration: from 30 to 45 minutes

Age: > 3

15 PLN

photo credit: Jakub Borkowski

This is a hilarious fire street comedy where anything can happen. A show suitable for both children and adult audiences.

Three extraordinary characters Ninja, Panda and circus  director Santiago – perform an exciting show full of unexpected twists and turns. In addition to the fire show, the performance includes acrobatics in the Cyra wheel and juggling. 

Szafa Show is a play full of banter and interactions with the audience, going beyond the traditional framework of a theatrical show.

 

26 September (Sunday)

 ALL-DAY PASS IS VALID FOR ALL THE EVENTS TAKING PLACE ON THE SQUARE IN FRONT OF IMPART ON 26.09 FROM 12:00 to 6:00 p.m.

30 PLN

square in front of Impart, 12:00 p.m.

Alicja w Krainie Czarów / Alice in Wonderland, Aya Theatre (all-day pass)

Duration: 50 minutes

Age: > 5

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The AYA Theatre operates under the auspices of the Wy-Ja-Śnienie Association, which carries out various programs in the field of cultural education and personal development

The show is an imaginative variation on one of the most beloved novels of all time and the world created by Lewis Carroll in Alice in Wonderland. A journey to the land where the lines between dreams and reality are blurred, where we face our own weaknesses, and where we learn to recognise the power of love and self-acceptance. The play was adapted to the 21st century, with blogging, social media, love, friendship, authenticity, and destiny. Due to the fact that Alice in Wonderland is a mandatory school reading, the play is intended particularly for school children and teenagers. Since this is the modern retelling of the story, using the youth slang, it will be perfectly understandable by the intended audience. Thanks to the humorous presentation of Alice’s story, the message will easily reach young people, showing them what is important in life.

We invite you to go deep into the rabbit hole, to experience a fantastic, magical adventure together with Alice.

Written and directed by: Irmina Chocianowicz, Angelika Gnacy, Radomir Bachar

Music and lyrics: Krzysztof Sorodnik, Krzysztof Riewold

Cast:

Krzysztof Riewold (Narrator): artist, teacher, circus art instructor, graduate of the Opole University, where he studied educational and therapeutic pedagogy. Semi-finalist of Mam Talent. A juggling marathon runner.

Irmina Chocianowicz (Alice): dancer, choreographer, teacher, certified contemporary dance instructor, graduate of the University of Physical Education and Sport in Gdańsk. Founder and director of Oshicat Dance Theatre in Opole. Creator and director of numerous theatre and dance performances.

Radomir Bachar (Rabbit, Worm): dancer, choreographer, teacher, graduate of the Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy at Opole University of Technology. He completed the Instructor’s Qualification Course in Jazz Dance at the Mazovian Centre of Culture and Art in Warsaw. He has collaborated as a dancer and performer with many professional and amateur dance theatres.

Angelika Gnacy (Queen, Mad Hatter): dancer, choreographer, dance instructor, workshop organiser, graduate of the Opole University, political scientist, owner of the Wymiar X Artistic Agency, co-founder of the Hip Hop Culture Academy.

 

square in front of Impart, 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Stinorhy, Waxwing Theatre (interactive theatre exhibition)

(all-day pass)

Age: 0-99

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Come play with light and shadow! Stínohry interactive installation (Shadowplay) consists of various games based on experimentation and interaction with light and shadow and playing with marionettes. The whole installation is located in several “mini-chapiteaux” tents.

Concept: Zuzana Smolová and Peter Gaffney

Originating from the south of the Czech Republic, run by Zuzana Smolová and Peter Gaffney, Waxwing Theatre creates performances in which puppets meet with the expressive potential of materials such as clay and earth, sticks and leaves, creating absolutely unique characters, situations, movements and stories.

 

square in front of Impart, 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.

The Grand Marionettes of Puppet Clinic Theatre – animations and workshops (all-day pass)

Age: 3+

The Puppet Clinic Theatre will invite children to get acquainted with “super-marionettes”. With 5-metre-long puppets: Gulliver, with Giraffe Emanuelle, with Elephant Charlie and Lion Leonardo. Theatre actors will be present in the festival space to bring the art of acting, puppetry and pantomime closer to the youngest and slightly older… to invite them into the magical world of theatre.

 

square in front of Impart, 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Circus Village FrikArt in cooperation with Kids New Circus group (all-day pass)

Age: 3-12 years

Many hours of fun, which does not get boring, and in addition forms the character, develops passions, encourages to sports exercises and teaches the correct body posture. In the Circus Village children will learn the secrets of circus arts at various stations, which are simultaneously operated by professional animators trained to work with children. Quite a circus!

photo credit: press shoot 

 

square in front of Impart, 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Edukido – educational activities with Lego bricks (all-day pass)

Age: 3-12

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Edukido is learning through play in its purest form! By playing, children abandon the stereotypical approach to learning, because acquiring new knowledge can be exciting, and you can learn and develop in many different ways – not just from books. Edukido workshop participants together, under the guidance of an instructor, look for the answers to the questions, “How does it work?”, “Why does this bulldozer push?”, “How much can a crane lift?”, “Why doesn’t a bird fall when it doesn’t flap its wings?”. They look for the answers by practicing and experimenting.

What awaits children during the Edukido workshops? Your kids will be able to gain exciting knowledge and learn about issues related to history, geography, ecology, Polish language, physics, technology and mathematics. All this in a relaxed and creative atmosphere conducive to learning. By building windmills, children learn about renewable energy. How did people live in the Middle Ages?

This is what they will find out when they construct a castle, a royal hall and stables. And the 7 Wonders of the World is the best opportunity to learn geography and world maps!

 

square in front of Impart, 12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

GOZ  Land – a talk and an acting workshop (all-day pass)

Age: 0-99 years

At the information point of the GOZ Land you can take part in acting workshops combined with short talks for children and parents. The main topic will be important issues related to the closed loop economy, the challenges we face as inhabitants of our planet and interesting solutions that can be a turning point for the environment.

The GOZ Land campaign was born out of a heartfelt need to talk about problems that are slowly starting to overwhelm us all. But there is still hope. We can all agree and start treating our one and only true home, planet Earth, rationally. We have limited resources, so let’s stop pretending otherwise. Let’s talk about how things are, not how they seem to be.

Professor GOZ (Tomasz Olejnik) is not necessarily a real character, although he talks about real problems. He is the main protagonist of the social campaign GOZ Land, which aims to encourage Poles to change their habits in line with the concept of a Closed Circuit Economy (GOZ) and to prove that it is not a utopia, but a conscious decision taken at every level of society’s functioning. The campaign is based on the conviction that each of us can become a GOZ “professor” for ourselves and our community and start changing reality.

Between high noon and 7 p.m., we also invite you to the GOZ Land information point.

 

square in front of Impart, 1:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m.

Epidemia śmiechu, czyli Teatr Clowna Pinezki / Epidemic of Laughter or the Clown Pinezka’s Theatre

Duration: 50 minutes

Age: Pinezka Theatre cures audiences of all ages with laughter.

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Starring: Clown Pinezka – Przemysław Grządziela and Grandma Maciejka – Maciej Słowik

Warning! Laughter is contagious! You can die of laughter, however, laughter is also the best cure for all the sorrows of this world, and people all over the world are laughing the same way: Ha, Ha, Hi and He, He 🙂 Pinezka Theatre cures audiences of all ages with laughter, because everyone is a child 🙂

The shows presented by the Pinezka Theatre are an explosive mixture of clown acts, pantomime, dance, acrobatics, masks, marionettes, stilts, juggling with balls, clubs, wheels, diabolo, fire spitting, riding a unicycle and improvisation with the audience – great fun for viewers of all ages. Pinezka Theatre’s productions have no text – this means that they can bring their shows all over the world without having to worry about the language barrier.

 

square in front of Impart, 2:00 p.m.

Parent-Leader workshop

Registration: bilety@strefakultury.pl (registration for those with passes)

Limit: 20 adults with children

Children sometimes talk to us a lot…. and sometimes even too much – so that we wonder where such a “Hanka Bielicka” comes from in our family. The situation changes when we want to find out something from them – then they stubbornly remain silent. You don’t have to worry about it, because most messages are hidden between words anyway. Asia Bzdzion – populariser of the RIE method in Poland and author of workshops that she runs under the brand Parent-Leader – will show you how to read them.

“Hear me!” is right next to “See me!” and “Let me be me!” some of the most important human needs. In this workshop, parents will learn the tools to be able to assure their child with much greater ease that they can really hear them. This will build a remarkable bond and trust.

 

square in front of Impart, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Screen printing workshop with the PANATO cooperative (all-day pass)

Age: 0-99 years

 

photo credit: press shoot

In a very simple way, you can refresh your wardrobe. Bring your materials with you and we will show you how to do it! You can also buy practical canvas bags and print festival graphics on them.

The workshop will be led by Anna Pastuszka, an educator and cultural animator who has been running a screen-printing workshop for 8 years.

 

square in front of Impart, 4:00 p.m.

Usłysz mnie/ Hear me out, PoProstu Theatre (all-day pass)

Duration: 50 minutes

Age: > 4

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Usłysz mnie is a modern story in the convention of masked theatre for children aged 4 and older, told without words, using only movement.

The protagonist – a little girl – misses her parents who do not pay attention to her due to being busy all the time. Her efforts to attract their attention and encourage them to play together always fail, which leads her to get shut in, feeling lonely and useless.

However, this state does not last forever – everybody, especially children, has hidden layers of self-defence mechanisms, which use our imagination and our need to cope with sadness to give us strength to come out of such states unscathed. In the play, the girl meets cute creatures who are the embodiment of childhood dreams. Their adventures – both nice and not so nice – make the protagonist regain her desire to be a child again and give her the strength to convince her parents to be more attentive to her needs.

It is a show for children and adults alike, as it lets the parents take a closer look at their relationships with their children and analyse them.

Cast: Anna Zych, Daria Iwan, Bartłomiej Kamiński

Directed by: Marta Kwiek

Music: Andrzej Nawrocki

Stage design: Beata Tomczyk

The project was carried out in cooperation with the NEONET Foundation.

 

Impart backyard (stairs), 1:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m.

Noe / Noah, Walny Theatre

Duration: 50 min.

Age: > 9

1:30 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

15 PLN

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A play about a conductor, who faces the challenge of conducting a concert, during which the Flood will be played. Unfortunately, the Orchestra, terrified by the score, runs away. The conductor is left alone with his instruments and a disappointed audience. The situation spurs him to become an instrumentalist himself. He begins to use instruments whose sounds and words hint at the impending end. The conductor tries to stop this end, to postpone it in time, using various tricks, creating history and music live. The audience, gets caught up in the fun of delaying the end, until the Conductor – Noah doesn’t get on the Ark – starts the concert with selected members of the audience. The concert comes to an end. Noah is faced with a dilemma… he lets his wife and animals off and sails on. The flood is still going on, Noah is still going on.

Directed and written by: Adam Walny
Music: Jan Wyszkowski
Release: Wertep International Festival, August 2015

Impart backyard, 5:00 p.m.

Pinokio / Pinocchio, Baj Theatre in Warsaw

Duration: 70 minutes

Age: > 4

15 PLN

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Who is Pinocchio? A puppet? A boy of wood who lies, and has a growing nose to show for it? Or maybe just an ordinary child, curious about the world, interested in every new adventure that pulls him in?

A backyard spectacle based on conventions, which can take place in any space, with any audience willing to experience Theatre. A group of wandering actors of the Baj Theatre will go to the backyards to tell the story of Pinocchio. Their retelling of the story is going to be pompous, musical and theatrical at the same time – all to defend the fragile sensitivity of children and their right to being curious of the world.

The performance was created as part of the Praga Dorożka Teatralna na Podwórzach project. The task was carried out with the financial support of the City of Warsaw as part of the Integrated Revitalisation Programme of the Capital City of Warsaw until 2022.

Author: Carlo Collodi

Adaptation: Michał Derlatka

Translation: Zofia Jachimecka

Director: Michał Derlatka

Stage design: Michał Dracz

Music: Joanna Sowka-Sowińska

Assistant director: Robert Pluszka

Cast: Elżbieta Bieda, Malwina Czekaj, Marta Gryko-Sokołowska, Hanna Kinder-Kiss, Aneta Płuszka, Andrzej Bocian, Marcin Marcinowicz, Piotr Michalski, Robert Płuszka, Marek Zimakiewicz

 

24-26 September (Friday-Sunday)

Motorpol Wrocław zone

Age: 0-99 years

For three days on the square in front of Impart an ordinary exhibition of a four-wheeled vehicle will turn into an extraordinary adventure. The festival’s motoring partner, Motorpol Wrocław, will make a real car available for children to paint.

The zone will also host competitions with prizes. Look for the place marked with dark blue flags!