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08/06 - 28/06/2015

photo Maciej Zakrzewski
Galleryphoto Maciej Zakrzewski

It’s time to start summer at Malta! Theatre and dance shows, performances, concerts, films, visual arts, workshops, meetings and events for children will take place in several locations in Poznań from morning until late at night. Browse through the programme of Malta Festival Poznań and check when you can buy festival passes, tickets for 15 zloty, collect free tickets and to which events admission will be free.

The central figure of this year’s Malta is Rodrigo García – curator of the Idiom Latin America: Mestizos. As a theatre director, García will come to Poznań with his iconic show Golgota Picnic which aroused violent reactions among spectators in the most significant theatre centres in the world. García says about it: “I offer poetry, but many people are not ready for it.”

Malta also presents two legendary artists. Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker’s choreography inspired the most outstanding creators of contemporary theatre and dance as well as well-known pop-culture figures – her stage moves were copied in video clips for instance by Beyonce. Keersmaeker will visit Poland for the first time with such a broad presentation of her works, including dance events, recordings of her shows and meetings. The first festival weekend will feature Fase – a well-known show based on the compositions of Steve Reich in which the choreographer herself will dance.

Concert of Damon Albarn – 29 June. During his career, he created major hits, such as Girls &Boys, Song 2 (Blur) or Feel Good Inc. (Gorillaz) and set off on a musical journey to Africa with Africa Express; he also wrote film music and two operas. In his very well-received solo record Everyday Robots Albarn talks in a melancholic way about his artistic and private life.

Generator Malta comes back to Plac Wolności with an increased Latino energy. For three weeks in the festival town we will welcome you with morning classes of Capoeira and Zumba, play boules, badminton, meet during workshops and parties – classes of Latin dances. Each week will be devoted to a different theme and a different phenomenon. We will start with “alternative daily routines”, in the second week “democracy of children” will take control over Generator, while in the third we will arrange the “meeting of the worlds”, that is Latin America and Poznań. The evening programme will include shows, concerts, silent disco until dawn and staying overnight on the square.

City gardens formed together with inhabitants accompanied by a programme of cultural events are also part of Generator Malta. For the first time in Poland we will hold an international convention of community gardens creators.

We will see the review of most interesting stage events in Poznań, such as dance shows (Old Brewery New Dance is preparing a special programme in celebration of its 10th anniversary), shows from the repertoire of Teatr Nowy and Teatr Polski in Poznań, as well as from Republika Sztuki Tłusta Langusta, Scena Robocza, the foundation Orbis Tertius, cofounded by Lech Raczak and Teatr Ba-Q – Barak Kultury’s artistic group. In July, this year unusually after the festival, you will have a chance to take part in events for the youngest as part of the programme Art Seeks the Toddler.

The details of the programme was presented during press conferences on 12 May in Warsaw and 13 May in Poznań.