11th Days of Commedia dell’Arte
Friday, February 21, 2020 - Sunday, March 1, 2020
Arlecchino, Mon Amour!
Many saw him as the embodiment the Roman god of trickery and thieves Mercury, others claimed he resembled African slaves, while others still believed his name was derived from Caesarius of Arles. Harlequin – the cunning servant, paramour and jester entertaining audiences with jokes and acrobatics – is the main protagonist of the 11th Days of Commedia dell’Arte (21 February – 1 March). The theatre form originating from 16th century Italy, celebrated worldwide on 25 February, is tirelessly popularised in Kraków by the Polish-Swiss couple Agnieszka Cianciara-Fröhlich and Jonathan Fröhlich.
The festival opens with a vernissage of the exhibition Harlequin. Around Commedia dell’Arte at the Italian Cultural Institute. The following days are filled with theatre meetings and workshops, and of course spectacles. The “Cracovia Danza” Court Ballet takes the audience on a dance-filled journey to Renaissance Italy and Baroque France (25 February, Kraków Variété Theatre). The same stage also presents audience favourites Trupa Komedianty group and a fairytale take on The Adventures of Harlequin. Faiytale dell’Arte. Way to go!
(Justyna Skalska, “Karnet” magazine)
14th AfryKamera Festival
Friday, February 21, 2020 - Thursday, February 27, 2020
Misteria Paschalia Festival 2020
Monday, April 6, 2020 - Monday, April 13, 2020
Orfeo & Majnun – community project
Saturday, February 1, 2020 - Saturday, June 20, 2020
Piotr Lutyński. Buddha, Mars and the Deer
Friday, February 7, 2020, 6:00 PM - Sunday, March 15, 2020
St Mary’s Church
Rynek Główny 5A history spanning over eight centuries, a high altar by Veit Stoss (Wit Stwosz), a bugle call, the...
Wawel HillA limestone rock rising above the Vistula in the centre of Kraków, an ancient centre of...
ICE Kraków Congress Centre
ul. Konopnickiej 17A modern venue hosting concerts, theatrical performances, exhibitions, congresses, conferences, and...
Rynek Główny 1-3One of the symbols of city, a pearl of renaissance architecture, Kraków’s oldest...
Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory
ul. Lipowa 4Where the tumultuous history of a world war meets everyday life, and private lives – a...
WawelThe cave that the legendary dragon inhabited leads down from Wawel Hill to the bank of the Vistula....