FESTIVAL INFO IN ENGLISH: theatrical events, meetings, workshops & call for volonteering

Below you find information about:

  1. Theatrical events and meetings
  2. Workshops
  3. Volunteering at the festival

Watch out, this is not all, the program is yet being completed, and besides some dates can change as well!

All questions concerning accommodation, reservation of tickets etc. kindly direct to the festival reception desk via the email address wioska.recepcja@gmail.com.

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1) Theatrical events and meetings: 

Friday, 20th July

– the premiere of the new performance of The Other Theatre School, directed by Wacław Sobszek

 

Saturday, 21st July

– „And People Live. Abdul.” – a theatre play of the group Teď nádech a leť (Praha, the Czech Republic) directed by David Zelinka , realized by: Dominika Grenda, David Zelinka

 

Sunday, 22 July

– „Auditor” – a theatre play by Teatr Prawie Dorosły (Almost Adult Theatre) from Bartąg near Olsztyn, based on Gogol’s „Revisor”, directed by Agnieszka Reimus-Knežević

– „Washing Dirty Laundry” – a performance of Transnationales Ensemble Labsa (Dortmund, Germany), directed by Zofia Bartoszewicz, choreography: Emilia Hagelganz

 

Monday, 23rd July

– „Symptoms” – 11 pieces for a multiplied double bass, monoctone and an actress, to the texts by Agnieszka Kołodyńska. The actress: Agnieszka Kołodyńska (Olsztyn/Warszawa) Double bass/ Monoctone: Jarek Kordaczuk (Olsztyn)

 

Tuesday, 24 of July

– „Do it” – an open-air performance by 3.5 Theatre about freeing yourself of things, directed by: Marek Kurkiewicz, realized by: Marek Kurkiewicz, Tomasz Puchalski

– „Dziób w dziób” („Beak to Beak”) – a performance by the group Piktogram (Sztum) for adults and children, based on a text by Malina Prześluga, directed by Florian Staniewski

– „The First Day of Freedom” – a performance and a record of its showing in the Teatr Forum convention, with the participation of the imprisoned from the Detention Centre Warszawa Służewiec. Directed by: Jarosław Rebeliński, script by: Zbigniew Biegajło, Ewa Machnio, Dominika Makosz, Agnieszka Michalska, Agnieszka Piasecka, Agata Szmytka, produced by: „Drama Way Fundacja Edukacji i Kultury”

 

Wednesday, 25 of July

– „Magic Mirror” –  a performance by the young theatre group Art Mixte (Murviel, France), directed by: Alice Mercadier

– „Skur-wienia” – a monodram by Łukasz Dąbrowski; the scripts, direction, music and scenography: Aleksandra Skorupa

 

Thursday, 26th of July

– Bazaar of Imagination – an open-air happening in the space of the village

– „Multitude” – an original dance performance by Wojciech Marek Kozak

 

Music:

Musical program under preparation

 

Colloquia and meetings:

Edwin Bendyk, Magda Hasiuk, Marcin Wojtalik (Institute for Global Responsibility), Valerian Collot, Sebastian Świąder and others

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2) Workshops:

Attention! All the workshops are going to be run between 10.30 a.m. – 2 p.m., so there is no possibility of participating in two workshops happening on the same days parallelly. The workshop fee for each workshop is given under the descriptions below. The application procedures are given below, after the descriptions.

21-23 July: autobiography theatre: a workshop of Emergence Theatre (England) by: Agata Krajewska and Phil Barber

From a description on the Emergence Theatre webpage:

„Our body remembers. It carries stories. When we play them out, we reveal ourselves to each other and in that our vitality manifests. Paradoxically, when we free our history, we become more present and available, enriched by the process of reworking our experiences. Let’s allow our body to speak and reveal its wisdom, using the power of its activity as a transformer. We not only tell our stories but also claim a full right to embody them, with everything that has led us to them. The rough material of our memories we transform into diamonds. We work playing and healing ourselves at the same time, a kind of a ritual which happens amongst witnesses. This way we learn that our history, however exceptional, is somehow collective, makes a tapestry out of her-story. This an open process, available to all, regardless of their experience.

Workshop fee: 110 PLN

22-23 lipca, „Improvisation without words”, a theatre workshop, run by Allice Mercadier,  „Arte Mixte“

During the two days of the workshop, through some little activities with the public, we shall try to explore the language of the body, how to make it speak, without using words. How to understand each other between improvisations, creating stories together, without thinking beforehand, without planning? Let’s play together with the language of improvisation!

Workshop fee: 70 PLN

21-23 July “In the song of the Universe – healing forest” – a workshop by Indi Orlando

A workshop – experiment. An artistic expedition towards deeper knowledge of oneself; towards discovering our own unknown areas, our rich inner space. The workshop bases on a proposition of free, and at the same time mindful, movement in a space which is free from any intellectual concept; what is recommended is to get entirely or partly free from thinking, which constantly accompanies us. The workshop suggests a method of a direct experience of phenomena by means of the senses, as well as spontaneous expression going freely beyond schemata and limitations of the mind controlling our actions. Our artistic meeting in the forest is an invitation to common play/expedition into the unknown, in the atmosphere which guarantees a sense of safety, relaxation, play, positive vibrations, friendly cooperation, contagious optimism and cosmic sense of humour.

Issues and inspirations:

#natureart, #heartspace, #inthesongoftheuniverse, #healingforestart, #artintheforest, #mandalaofunity, #naturethesourceofpower, #timemachine, #emotionalantipodes, #transformation, #landart, #instalationart, #meditationart, #bigmind, #pathsandlimits, #place, #roots, #identity, #odegodoeco, #joyofcreation, #artcommunity, #feastinthegarden.

Workshop participation fee: 100 PLN

 

24-26 July: „Stay in the game” – a clowning workshop by Joasia Gierdal and Ivan Petro

Workshop of theatre clowning “Stay in the game”. Through theatre games we shall discover the clown that is in all of us, in our emotions and dreams. The clown is always „integrated”, that’s why we shall work on the connection with your partner on stage and the audience at the same time. We shall learn basic clowning skills, which come from the art of improvisation and whose possibilities are infinite. And all that we shall learn through playing games which are the theatrical source of clowning performances, because, as one brilliant clown and teacher, Aitor Basauri, says: “Theatre is play and play is theatre”. Take with you: 1. Loose clothing for theatre exercises, 2. „Auto-ironic costume” (that is such as would make your best friend laugh – it can also be a part of a costume: a cap, a hat etc.)

workshop participation fee: 110 PLN

 

25,26 July: „A Non-Singing Choir” (vocal workshop) – Bartek Wrona

A vocal workshop for everyone, both for professional musicians and actors, and those „trampled upon an ear by an elephant”. This method, developed for years, uses the structure of the choir, that is the sum of voice after voice, and a conductor, taking care of the whole. In this case, however, music is not made out of melodies which are harmonised together, but out of abstract sounds, looped words. Layer after layer of humming, whispers, murmuring, shouts make, like in ambient music, a sound-scape.

The workshops create space for inner search, for finding one’s natural voice, freeing the expression. They stimulate creativity, allow for discovering previously unknown possibilities of the voice and the body. In the Non-Singing Choir, breathing and voice are not only physical phenomena, but also the point of meeting our own body and emotions, our presence here and now.

The Non-Singing Choir does not provide ready solutions. It is constant exploration and constant attempt to answer the question: what is good for me and my voice? Music in the Non-Singing Choir comes into being spontaneously, it depends on each of the participants, as well as external circumstances. The whole process occurs in positive atmosphere, the “non-singing” is a play both with the mouth-phone and with various conventions.

The workshop encompasses: breathing exercises, relaxation exercises, work with resonators, elements of improvisation and extended vocal techniques. The workshop is an intense experience, both for people who work with their voice on everyday basis and those who want to learn something more about themselves. In the festival version, the workshops are shorter, so they focus on a couple of issues chosen together with the participants. For example: making the body vibrate, seeking your natural voice, opening yourself for improvisation.

Workshop participation fee: 70 PLN

 

24-26 July: „Workshops, that is me meeting you” – Marek Kościółek (Teatr Krzyk)

Because what should you otherwise call workshops in this “rushing” world of today? To me, what is essential is what is in us, what thoughts, happenings, sensations and emotional states accompany us here and now. Art requires from us constant questions about ourselves, about the world and our relations with people. And I would like through my theatre experience to share with You a part of my way which I call my own identity. And that it is going to be lively, reflexive, organic and playful? At least I hope so and I hope that all this shall help us discover and together ask about ourselves.

 

WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN

21-23 July: „Play with imagination”. Theatre and improvisation workshop using the techniques of drama and storytelling. Run by: Iza Alwingier

Workshop activities based on motifs of a chosen fairy-tale or story and its potential for staging. During the workshop we shall have a closer look at chosen elements of presentation, which can make the story we tell more brilliant and enticing (the use of the voice, sound, weaving the story, movement, use of props) The workshop shall consist of simple activities with the use of theatre-and-improvisation techniques of storytelling and drama.

Workshop participation fee: 20 PLN for participation in one day of the workshop

 

24-26 July: „Weirdwicket” – creating sculptures out of wicket, bark, grass and natural materials, run by: Ewa Woźniak

(workshops of sculpture out of wicket and other floristic materials – FOR EVERYONE:)

During the workshops, the participants make sculptures out of wicket, tree bark, grass, floristic elements, getting inspired by the flora and the fauna of the Polish meadows and forests. They get basic information on chosen plants and animals. This knowledge is to serve as inspiration for the work on the project and finally on the sculpture. I assume that the forms which will be made will be permanently installed as landart in some chosen place.

Ewa Woźniak: The co-founder and vice-head of the De-Novo Association (2002-2014). She realized activities with the Polonia in Pojana-Micoula in Rumania (2007-2012). Participant of the course of Puppet Makers in the Animation Theatre in Poznań (2017). The author of scenography and projects of costumes for numerous performances in theatres of various Polish cities (Warszawa, Gdynia Rzeszów, Opole, Nowa Huta, Białystok) and the puppet theatre in Zwickau (Germany). Participant of many artistic/cultural/social/nature-oriented events, e.g. in Węgajty Theatre, Cross Culture Festival, in Białowieża Skrzyżowaniu Kultur, w Białowieży. She has realized over fifty projects in the area of theatre pedagogy, cultural education, social art – participated in numerous projects organized e.g. by Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute in Warsaw; Małopolski Instytut Teatralny, Małopolski Instytut Kulturalny; Brave Kids, Song of the Goat Theatre in Wrocław. She works with children, youth, adults, elderly people, with the disabled. I am interested in man – his creative potential and inner beauty and good. I am interested in the world in all its complexity.

Workshop participation fee: 20 PLN per day

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Applications should be sent to the address: wioska.recepcja@gmail.com, email subject: workshops

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EMAIL CONTENT:

Name and surname

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Do you study, do you work? Write a couple of sentences… ……………………………………………………………………………………………………

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What are your interests, experiences and current activities in theatre, dance, other?…

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The workshops you choose

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Sending the above blank to the email address of Węgajty Association I agree for my data to be processed by the Węgajty Association (KRS 0000020919) for the purpose and in the area necessary in the recruiting process for the participation in the workshops organised by the Węgajty Association. At the same time I declare that I have read the information appendix (view below), including the information about the purpose and manners of processing personal data and the law of access to the content of my data and the right to correct them

GDPR informational appendix

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Attention! The number of workshop participants is limited. The participants shall be accepted in order of application.

 

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3) The volunteers and the student’s practice at the Theatre Village Festival 2018

 

With all our hearts, we invite you to join the volunteers’ team during the Theatre Village Festival in Węgajty Theatre this summer. During the festival you can also realize your student’s practices. If you enjoy working together, coking and keeping watch over the shape and comfort of festival space, if you are interested in theatre, folk culture, participation art, music, conversation and meeting interesting people – here’s a place for you!

Please send your applications to: wioska.recepcja@gmail.com .

Your email should be entitled “The Volunteers” or “Practices”.

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EMAIL CONTENT

Name and surname …………………………..,contact telephone number ……………………………..

age ………………………,

your interests or experiences which might be important from the point of view of voluntary work (knowledge of languages, experience in kitchen work, technical works, work with children, driving licence, the possibility of coming with your own car etc.) ………………………………………………………………..

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By sending the above blank to the email address of the Węgajty Association I express my agreement for my personal data to be processed by the Węgajty Association (KRS 0000020919) for the purpose and to the extent necessary for the recruitment for participation in the workshops of the Węgajty Association. At the same time I declare I have got acquainted with the contents of the information  appendix (view below) , including the information about the purpose and means of processing personal data and the law concerning the access to the contents of your data and the right to correct them.

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Attention, the number of volunteers is limited! What counts is who applies first.

 

THE DUTIES OF THE VOLUNTEERS AND THE STUDENTS ON PRACTICE:

  • Contact with artists and taking care of the festival guests
  • Organization and technical works
  • transportation (We are also of great need of people with driving licences and maybe even their own car who could support us in logistics – bringing artists and guests from place to place during the festival – we shall of course pay you back the costs of petrol etc.)
  • helping in organizing the space
  • help in current tasks given by festival organizers in contact with the inhabitants of nearby villages, with children and also, in accordance with your abilities:
    • editing the festival newspaper, including writing reviews of artistic events and festival workshops
    • helping the person responsible for PR and festival promotion
    • help in translation works
    • help in preparing the photo- and-video documentation

 

What we can offer:

  • the opportunity to personally meet artists and people active in culture
  • knowing the backstage of the organization of an untypical festival
  • working in an international, creative team
  • certificates of practice and references
  • free entrance to all the events of the festival
  • discount for some of the workshops

Co-financing of accommodation costs: 50 % of the camping site price

  • warm dinners

 

TECHNICAL ISSUES:

  • The volunteers work about 3 hours a day (students on practice – about 5 hrs per day).
  • The organizers do not cover the costs of breakfasts or lunches
  • The accommodation is organized at the camping site with the access to gas stove (12 PLN per day) or in agro-touristic farms.
  • For reasons of organization, the volunteers and the students on practice are supposed to come to Węgajty 19 July 2018 before 2 p.m. and stay until 27th July till 3 p.m. – this is a necessary condition!
    persons who decide to stay longer after the festival to help us tidy up the space can expect further discounts – depending on the range of their cooperation.

 

MORE DETAILS

This year we have decided to modify the form of the voluntary work a little, in order not to burden you overmuch in all possible areas, we would like to invite you to be active in the workgroups we devised. They are as follows:
– drivers’ team: if you are planning to come to the Village by car, if you’ve got a driving licence and you feel well behind the driving wheel, if you could potentially devote an hour during night dances and jam sessions to get somebody to the farm they stay – this is the team for you! The task of the members of this work group would be (in case of need) taking people to their lodgings, shopping excursions, driving people to the railway station in Olsztyn or in Godki;

– decoration team: each year the festival space requires some freshening up and new ideas for its organization. If you feel well in manual and artistic jobs, if you enjoy creating temporary cafes, bars, resting places, recycling corners – we invite you to this type of work in this group!

– technical group: if you know something of technology or lights or you would like to learn something and help e.g.  putting up scenography/lights for performances – this is the best way!

– cleaners and technicians – if you enjoy taking care of order in the space, you like DIY and fixing things up, like patching a hole in the roof, you are excited with amateur handicraft, if you’re fond of garbage segregation – join this team!

– kitchen team: the best integration always happens in the kitchen! If you like cooking, want to learn the secrets of vegan kitchen or various cooking tricks – you are very welcome! Your job will be to help in the kitchen under the eye of our festival cooks

 

Organizer, partner organizer, financial help, media partner: