Polish — Czech Cultural Confrontations
/11 — 24 November 2001/
This year the Festival will be an encounter of two Central European cultures — Czech and Polish. It will be a dialog between people, cities, history and myths referring to the common heritage and mutual fascinations. It will also be a contemporary attempt of decoding the phenomenon of Central European, Slavic spirit and reaching to its essence and a historical background. However, above all the festival program has been created to be a gesture of looking into future, a sort of an opening and mutual understanding.
Festival events will successively create a diverse narration, in which the following languages will be shaped into theatrical masks, musical atmosphere, photographs of shady faces, drawings full of passion and emotions. Oscar-winning Czech movies will occur, in which universal dreams and fears, common to the inhabitants of both Olza’s riverside, have been hidden. You will also come across literary traces, which will lead you far away.
Orkiestra Kameralna im. L. Janáčka, Witold Szalonek, Ty Syčáci, Janusz Zduniak, Saksofon, Kwartet Klarnetowy im. A. Stadlera, Ensemble Moravia, Ghymes, Orkiestra Kameralna Camerata Impuls conducted by Małgorzata Kaniowska, Petr Matuszek, Józef Broda, Janusz Kohut, Cyprian Kohut, Vera Bila and Kale
Art / Exhibition
Josef Čapek, Wojciech Prażmowski
Andrzej Babuchowski, prof. Józef Zarek, J.H. Krchovsky, Petr Váša, Piotr Sommer, Zdzisław Jaskuła, poetry group NaDziko, Marek Bieńczyk, Aleksander Nawarecki, Michał Derda-Nowakowski
Magical Prague: Aleksander Kaczorowski, Zbigniew Machej, Jakub Potočka, Vaclav Burian
A meeting with editors of the magazine Literární noviny
Petra Bezruče Theatre, Arena Theatre
Miloš Forman, Jan Svěrák, Elmar Klos, Ján Kadár, Jiří Menzel, Jan Hřebejk