The Cracovia Danza Ballet has been performing in public space within the Cracovia Danza: Ballet in the City series for a few years now. Dancers appear in various places not meant for dance, coming as a surprise to passers-by. These happenings are an unconventional way of promoting high art in everyday life, and this year they are part of Krakowâ€™s celebrations of the 100th anniversary of regaining Polandâ€™s independence, presenting Ignacy Jan Paderewskiâ€™s connections to Krakow. All the more so that Krakow owes a lot to this composer and pianist, politician and prime minister.
In past years, the whereabouts of the happenings were not announced, as the Cracovia Danza Ballet played a game of guesswork with its fans through its Facebook page. This year the rules have changed and the locations will be announced in advance. The Ballet will perform in places linked to Ignacy Jan Paderewski, and it is key to the ensemble to above all promote these venues and draw the attention of Krakowâ€™s inhabitants to them. All starting around noon, each of the happeningsÂ will recall different aspect of this eminent artist and statesman.
The organizers reserve the right to introduce changes to the programme.
26.03.2018, Paderewski â€“ a musician. Ignacy Jan Paderewski State Music School in Krakow, ul. Basztowa 8.
18.04.2018, Paderewski â€“ a donator. Collegium Paderevianum of Jagiellonian University, Aleja Mickiewicza 9.
29.05.2018, Paderewski â€“ a composer. The Juliusz SÅ‚owacki Theatre, Plac Å›w. Ducha.
20.06.2018, Paderewski â€“ a pianist. The Helena Modrzejewska National Stary Theatre, ul. JagielloÅ„ska 1.
26.09.2018, Paderewski â€“ a politician. HaweÅ‚ka Restaurant, Main Market Square 34.
18.10.2018, Paderewski â€“ a pedagogue. Instytitit of Musicology of Jagiellonian University, ul. Westerplatte 10.
6.11.2018, Paderewski â€“ a statesman. Grunwald Monument, Plac Matejki.