Open Circus Stage

Open Circus Stage:
The International Street Art. Festival would like to invite goups of artists or individual circus artists to participate in organising the OPEN

CIRCUS STAGE.  
If you can juggle, eat fire, swirl hula-hoop, throw diabolo or have other unusual talents and would like to present your art in front of the audience – you’re welcome!
Please send us an email not later than 28 June, describing your programme and what you generally do. We will be pleased to answer any other questions, and we will contact groups/individual artists qualified for the Open Stage by email.

Time and venue: 4 and 5 July 2015, Park Szczęśliwice, Warsaw
Participation requirements: send your CV with a programme of you presentation or a description of your skills
Application deadline: 28 June 2015
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The 23rd International Street Art Festival

The Mayor of the Ochota Borough, Ochota Arts Centre and the Scena 96 Association are pleased to invite you to the 23rd International Street Art Festival. The Festival will take place on 28 June and 3-5 July.

The Street Art Festival is an artistic event with an international impact, which has been carried out in Warsaw public space since 1993. In 2015 it will be organised for the 23rd time. Every year many artists from Poland and abroad gather here to meet with the faithful audience. Performance art presentations create a vivid kaleidoscope of experiences and artistic reflections on the open stage of Warsaw, its streets, squares and parks.

The organisers would like to invite you to the first spectacle of the 23rd Street Art Festival to Plac Zamkowy (The Royal Castle Square) on 28 June at 5 p.m., when Compagnia Mar Gómez, a dance group from Spain, will present Heart Wash, a funny dance show full of madness, love, responsibility, and coincidence of circumstances – all of this told through dance in a company of a commonplace, yet somehow inconspicuous… washing machine. The spectacle has come to the Festival thanks to cooperation with Mr Jerónimo Fuentes, the Cultural Counsellor of the Spanish Embassy in Warsaw.

From 3 to 5 July Park Szczęśliwicki with its alleys will become the main stage of the Festival. We’ll see a regular participant of the Festival – Teatr Akt from Warsaw with the spectacle of Beyond Time. An excellent set, and outstanding preparation! You can’t miss circus workshops, either. They’ll be an opportunity to meet with friends and explore the secrets of juggling, group juggling or diabolo. And they’ll be an introduction to an encounter with circus artists. This year the Festival will host a Czech V.O.S.A. group. Its members will present a rare form of circus without a tent, a circus associated with an old wandering group of jugglers, tightrope walkers, and acrobatics masters performing to live music.

Traditional street theatre will be present as well - Teatr Formy from Wrocław will come with a spectacle inspired by Mikhail Bulgakov’s Master and Margarita, an open-air production designed with great momentum.  

The spectators will have an opportunity to join two parades. The first one - The Dream About the Midsummer Night  by A3Teatr from Podlasie will lead them in the light of lanterns along the alleyways of Park Szczęśliwicki. The other one – Seven Tons of Pure Happiness by Klinika Lalek from Lower Silesia will connect two parks in Ochota Borough – Park Szczęśliwicki and Park Zachodni.

And it will be here, in Park Zachodni that the Festival will close on 5 July at 10 p.m. with the spectacle of Pedaleando Hacia el Cielo by Tol Theatre from Belgium. An enchanting performance, sung, danced and painted in the open-air will remind us at the end of the 23rd Street Art Festival about the essence of open-air theatre – momentum, raving constructions, flying machineries, unbridled spirit – simply m a g i c.
Art in public space evolves, changes, new groups are formed, new performances produced for the new spectator, for whom the notion of ‘intercultural dialogue’ contains many different meanings. The organisers of the International Street Art Festival fill this dialogue with specially designed, varied programme, thus responding to the needs of the Warsaw audience.
 


PROGRAMME
23rd INTERNATIONAL STREET ART FESTIVAL – WARSAW | 28 June and 3-5 July 2015

28 June - Sunday | Plac Zamkowy (Royal Castle Square)

5 p.m. | Heart wash - Cia Mar Gómez (Spain)

3 July - Friday | Park Szczęśliwice

9 p.m. | Beyond Time - Teatr Akt (Poland)

4 July - Saturday | Park Szczęśliwice

1 p.m. – 4 p.m. | Circus presentations
5 p.m. | High Dreaming - V.O.S.A. Theatre (the Czech Republic)
7 p.m. | Master and Margarita - Teatr Formy (Poland)
9 p.m. | The Sun in the East, the Moon in the West – The Dream About the Midsummer Night - A3 Teatr (Poland)

5 July - Sunday | Park Szczęśliwice

1 p.m. – 4 p.m. | Circus presentations
5 p.m. | High Dreaming - V.O.S.A. Theatre (the Czech Republic)
8:30 p.m. | Seven Tons of Pure Happiness - Teatr Klinika Lalek (Poland) – a parade from Park Szczęśliwice to Park Zachodni

5 July – Sunday | Park Zachodni

10 p.m. | Pedaleando Hacia el Cielo - Theater TOL (Belgium)

OPEN CIRCUS WORKSHOPS AND CIRCUS MASTERCLASSES

4 and 5 July – Saturday and Sunday | Park Szczęśliwice

12.00 – 4 p.m. | juggling, diabolo, stilts, rola - bola, slack line

ORGANISATIONAL OFFICE of the 23rd International Street Art Festival
Stowarzyszenie Scena 96, ul. Raszyńska 32/44, lok 140, Warszawa 02 – 026,
tel./fax.: (48 22) 668 67 08, www.sztukaulicy.pl

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A word from the organizers

Ladies and Gentlemen,
Dear Spectators,
Honourable and Much Esteemed,
Old and New Enthusiasts of the Street Art Festival,


It’s already the 23rd time we have invited artists to perform in Warsaw public space.
We will begin as usual at Plac Zamkowy (Royal Castle Square), this time with the performance of Heart Wash by Compagnia Mar Gómez, a Spanish dance company. A huge dose of funny dance madness about love, responsibility, and circumstances – told in the language of movement, in a theatre without words, with so commonplace, yet somehow inconspicuous… washing machine.
We’ll have a pleasure to host this spectacle thanks to cooperation with Mr Jerónimo Fuentes, the Cultural Counsellor of the Spanish Embassy in Warsaw.
Then we will move to Ochota (somebody said it was the outskirts of Warsaw, to which I respond: it’s one of the oldest boroughs of our city ;-) ).
The main stage of our festival will be Park Szczęśliwicki with its squares and alleys.
Teatr Akt will appear there with their new performance entitled Beyond Time. A gorgeous set, an outstanding production. You just can’t miss it.
At the weekend I would like to invite you to open workshops of circus art. Use it as an opportunity to spend time with your friends while discovering the secrets of juggling, group juggling and diabolo. It will be the beginning of your encounter with circus artists. This year we’ve invited V.O.S.A. from the Czech Republic. They will present a rare form of circus without a tent, associated with a wandering group of jugglers, tightrope walkers, masters of acrobatics with live music in the background.
We’ll also have traditional street theatre this year, represented by Teatr Formy from Wrocław with a performance inspired by Mikhail Bulgakov’s Master and Margarita, an open-air spectacle produced with great momentum.
During this year’s encounters we will also have a chance to participate in two parades. The first one – The Dream about the Midsummer Night by A3Teatr from Podlasie will take us along the alleyways of Park Szczęśliwicki. Let’s discover this place anew in the light of the lanterns.
The second parade – Seven Tons of Pure Happiness by Klinika Lalek from Lower Silesia will join together two parks in Ochota – Park Szczęśliwicki and Park Zachodni.
And it is here, in Park Zachodni, where on July 7 at 10:00 p.m., at the closing of the Festival, the Belgian Tol Theatre will present Pedaleando Hacia el Cielo. A charming performance, sung, danced and painted in the open-air will remind us what is at the heart of street theatre – momentum, raving constructions, flying machineries, and an unbridled spirit – simply m a g i c.
The 23rd Street Art Festival is organised thanks to the financial support of the Capital City of Warsaw. This year’s Festival is very modest, but I’m grateful we can exist anyway…

You are kindly welcome!
Dariusz Jarosiński

PS.
I dedicate the Festival to my City on the 250th anniversary of public theatre in Poland.

PS.
I would like to thank the following people for their care and concern about the Festival:
Mr Jarosław Józwiak – Vice-president of the Capital City of Warsaw,
Ms Małgorzata Zakrzewska – Chairperson of the Culture and Promotion Committee of the Capital City of Warsaw,
Ms Katarzyna Łęgiewicz – Mayor of the Ochota Borough of the Capital City of Warsaw,
Mr Jarosław Szostakowski – Alderman of the Capital City of Warsaw,
Ms Bożena Majewska – Director of the Ochota Centre for Art and Culture.

PS.
Honourable and Much Esteemed,
Old and New Fans and Enthusiasts of the Street Art Festival,
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