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We are coming back from Iran with our shield. Jury Award!

The 14th International Theater Festival in Mariwan (northeastern Iran) is behind us. Three performances of “Dance Pageant – Harlequin’s Heart (here: “Play March”), shown among dozens of theatre performances from 9 countries, brought to us a lot of joy from an extremely hot receptions. Unmerciful heat, costumes with covered necks and covered actress heads, hardships related to the technical implementation of performances , everything will remain only in our memory. In addition, great news: The jury of the Festival awarded the spectacle with distinction for arranging the theatre space.

We return home very happily, despite the late hour and fatigue, a long trip by bus to Tehran, frequent checks on the route running along the border with Iraq and heat. However, we were pleased to host among friendly Kurds and Persians …

The Dance Pageant has entered Iran.

On the way to the Festival in the Iranian capital of Kurdistan Mariwana, we landed with the Kiev Street Theater in Tehran. Unfortunately, some costumes and stilts !!! they stayed in Istanbul. The gentlemen at the airport promised to deliver tomorrow
   On Saturday and Sunday we play specially prepared “Korowod Tanca” adapted to local cultural and religious conditions. However, we are convinced that such a spectacle presented here under the title “Harlequin’s Heart”, its dynamic scenes, the bravado of our stilt actors, humor, in total a piece of good street theater will make Widzow smile and leave viewers with a pleasant impression and beautiful memories.

Dance Pageant in Cologne (Köln)

September 14, 2019 in Köln, on the charming alley Heinrich-Böll-Platz, near the monumental cathedral of St. Peter and the Blessed Virgin Mary, we were pleased with the German premiere of the street performance “Dance Pageant”. The viewers, most probably tourists from all over the world, spared no applause, shouts of recognition and admiration. The artists repaid their exceptionally beautiful acting and dance performances on stilts. All this meant that a stay at the Sommer Köln Festival will remain long in our memory.

37th International Street Theatre Festival in Jelenia Góra.

Our presence at the oldest Polish street theater festival in Jelenia Góra is a pleasure and honor. After all, it all began here. 37 years ago, a young cultural expert from Wrocław, Piotr Szczeniowski, persuaded the then director of the Lower Silesian State Theater Cyprian Norwid in Jelenia Góra Alina Obidniak for coloring gray towns of Lower Silesia by street theater. Today, the legend – the empress of street theater, director and director of theaters can proudly look at his work. All over Poland, street theater artists enchant countless crowds of viewers in the summer season. This year, in the cradle of street theater, our band showed two of their performances on Sunday. Immediately in the afternoon, not only for children, we staged a “Happy fairy tale about a sad princess”, and in the evening we enjoyed the thunderous reactions of the Spectators applauding the “Dance Pageant”. Truly the greatest Festival Audience.

Nods to the audience of 37 MFTU in Jelenia Góra

The clowning ended the XXII Open Theater Festival in Świdnica

“The clowning exposure” ended the XXII Open Theater Festival. During the final performance, the crowd gathered in the Świdnica Market Square had the opportunity to see acrobatics, juggling shows, as well as dance accompanied by a fantastic play of lights. There was plenty of humor and interaction with the viewers.

On July 7, 2019, after the premieres of performances in Krakow and Tarnów, the combined bands “Highlights” and “Lvivki” presented themselves on the Świdnica market square. Our performance was staged at the end of the three-day festival of open theater. Crowds of spectators said goodbye to our artists and this year’s Festival with thunderous applause.

In the final performance prepared by artists from Ukraine, you could find the primeval sources of the clown, which originated in ancient Egypt, but also elements of a new circus using dance, music, theater, pantomime and even sport. In a spectacle full of magic, circus tricks, equilibristic performances, as well as acrobatics and artistic gymnastics, and stilt dances, the artists presented comedy scenes that allow them to have fun and interact with the audience. Artur Ciachowski Swidnica 24

The premiere of the Clowning Exposure in Krakow

Street in Krakow is behind us. The spontaneous and friendly reception of our performances in Krakow and Tarnów is remembered. All the artists from the “Highlights” and “Lvivki Voila” theatres were rewarded with fantastic efforts in preparing the premiere. Jerzy Zon and the KTO Theatre team, colleagues from other theatres! thank you for being able to touch the elusive at this year’s Festival …

Camera and editing by Aldona Zielińska (zilalna 01)

Artists from Ukraine (Kiev Street Theater “Highlights” and Lvivki Theater) presented a circus show titled Przystanek klaunada, showing a cross-section of the fair-circus traditions from the beginning of the clownade to the art of “cirque nouveau”. Various forms of circus tricks were used in the performance: equilibrium performances, artistic gymnastics and stilts dance. Attractive choreographically and visually the spectacle with beautiful music gave a lot of joy to both children and adults. 32. International Festival of Street Theaters “Ale Cirk!” Anna Małachowska, Na Scenie.info

Oh, What a Circus! 32. Ulica Festival of Street Theatres in Krakow. And our Opening Evening!

At this year’s Festival of Street Theaters, 32. ULICA, whose dominant feature will be showing the mutual symbiosis of the circus and street theater, we will show the premiere spectacle entitled “The clowning exposure”.

The Clowning Exposurea performance is inspired by the art of theatrr and circus. The aesthetics of the performance goes back to the primeval sources of the clowning, which originated in the 5th century BC in ancient Egypt, but also contains elements of a new circus that uses dance, music, theater, pantomime, and even sport. In the harlequin’s magic journey in search of perfect love, viewers will see dynamic scenes full of circus tricks, equilibristic performances, as well as acrobatics and artistic gymnastics, as well as dances on stilts.

Photos from the pre-premiere performance of The clowning exposure which has shown at Kalisz La Strada, photos CKiS in Kalisz.

32 ULICA. Street Theatre Festival. Oh. what a Circus! Krakow, 07/07/07/2019

50 years of culture in Lubin

June 30 this year The market in Lubin was probably the hottest place in Poland. The organizers from the Cultural Center “Muza”, despite the ubiquitous heat, did not give up, prepared refreshing water curtains and a giant shower. As announced, exceptional air acrobatics shows began by the artists of the Ocelot Theater, a 15-meter dragon from the Groteska Theater in Kraków flew majestic over the Market, and artistic workshops for children and their parents took place in the shade of the tents. In such a hot and joyful atmosphere we started the “Dance Pageant”. A friendly tower obscured part of the Market Square, where numerous spectators applauded our actors with great applause. The cheerfulness of the presented scenes, dynamic dance performances on stilts probably meant that no one remembered the still prevailing heat and the final stage of the colorful spectacle was applauded for a long time.

We thank the organizers from the Muza Culture Center for the invitation and hospitality. Viewers for a truly warm welcome to the performance. Congratulations to all for the spectacular Jubilee!

photos by Ewa Chojna

The Clowning Exposure on La Strada in Kalisz.

Last year’s success of the Dance Pageant, presented at the 25th Jubilee La Strada, stimulated Organizers from the Center for Culture and Arts, headed by Andrzej Tylczyński, to invite us to this year’s edition of the festival and additionally to the Final !. We were pleased that we could show before the premiere the latest production prepared for the International Street Theatre Festival in Krakow. The Klaunada stop performance inspired by the art of theatre and circus was prepared as part of a Polish-Ukrainian cultural project in which artists of the Highlights Kiev Street Theater and Lvivki Voila Theatre from Lviv take part. The aesthetics of the performance goes back to the ancient sources of the clowning, which originated in ancient Egypt, but also contains elements of a new circus using dance, music, theater, pantomime and even sport. In a spectacle full of magic, circus tricks, equilibristic performances, as well as acrobatics and artistic gymnastics, as well as dances on stilts, the artists presented comedy scenes allowing for a good time. This was appreciated by the Kalisz audience, who, despite the night time, prepared an ovational party for the theatres, and Andrzej Tylczyński, thanking for the performance, said: Here is a spectacle worthy of the La Strada finale! Thank you!

photos Karolina Bazan

Report from the 26th International Festival of Street Art Activities La Strada

” Dance Pageant” brought a fun to the festival Day of the City in Gorzow

On June 15, 2019, at Błonia Nadwarciańskie in Gorzów, we showed as part of the City Days, thanks to the invitation of the director of the Juliusz Osterwa Theatre Mr Jan Tomaszewicz, a street performance entitled “Dance Pageant”. The performance took place at the end of a great parade, in which children and youth dance groups from all over Gorzów went, and which later appeared in a special program on the outdoor stage. Children, teenagers, adults and seniors – all of them – applauded the humorous scenes and dance performances on stilts. Thank you for the lively party on the Warta.

photos Jarosław Miłkowski