31 AUGUST 2017, Thursday

 


10.00 GUIDED TOUR AROUND THE JEWISH CEMETERY IN BRÓDNO

Jewish Cemetery in Bródno district 15 Wincentego St.

Supporting event organized by the Warsaw Jewish Religious Community

To register, please write until 29 September to: zapisy.brodno@jewish.org.pl


11.30-17.00 ACADEMIC SESSIONTHE PATH OF THE YOUNG. UPBRINGING, POLITICS AND VISUAL CULTURE. A SESSION ON THE 120TH ANNIVERSARY OF BUND”

Yiddish Cultural Center, 15 Andersa St. | Free admission

Academic support: Karolina Szymaniak, PhD (Wrocław University/ CKJ/ Jewish Historic Institute)

11.30 Session’s opening:

11.45-12.45 I. Between wars

Hosted by: Michał Trębacz (IH Łódź University)

Magdalena Kozłowska (IH Warsaw University): Future, locality, friendships – bund youngsters in the interwar period in Poland

Anna Szyba (Freie Universität Berlin): “Is destroying an anthill allowed?” and other questions. Comprehensive education in the Szlomo Gliński teaching practice

Discussion

12.45-13.00 Coffee break

13.00-14.00 II. Holocaust and after the war

Hosted by: Helena Datner (Jewish Historic Institute)

Michał Trębacz (IH Łódź University) Bund youngsters in ghettos. Warszawa-Łódź-Białystok

Martyna Rusiniak-Karwat (ISP Polish Academy of Sciences): New path for the young people. Zukunft in Poland after 1945.

Discussion

14.00-14.45 Lunch break

14.45-16.30 III. Iconic and phonic sphere of Bund. History and heritage.

Hosted by: Magdalena Kozłowska (IH Warsaw University):

Renata Piątkowska (POLIN Museum): Against the banner. Visual sphere of Bund

Bella Szwarcman-Czarnota (“Midrasz”): Singing as a tool shaping idientity and awareness. Jankiel Trupiański, Josl Mlotek, Adrienne Cooper – three music generations

Anna Szczepańska (Université Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne): Modern art of global propaganda: the movie The Way of the Young of Aleksander Ford (1936) in the movies of Paris, London and New York

Discussion

Participants of the session will be able to receive entry tickets to the movie premiere “The Way of the Young” in Iluzjon Cinema Theatre.


17.00 A TOURIST’S GUIDE TO WARSAW” BY HILLEL MITELPUNKT – A SHOW OF THE STATE JEWISH THEATRE FROM BUCAREST

The Small Stage, Kwadrat Theatre, 138 Marszałkowska St. | Entry tickets

Directed by: Eugen Gyemant, assistant director: Alice Gyemant-Selin, stage designed by: Sabina Vesteman, Bianca Vesteman, lights designed by: Alexandru Macrinici, Alexandru Mihăilă

Cast: Maia Morgenstern (Marga), Claudiu Istodor (Joseph), Natalie Ester (Bina), Rudi Rosenfeld (Lazerovitch), Viorica Bantaș (Vera)

A mother and her son travel to Warsaw to try to get a building that belonged to their family before the Second World War. Their journey reveals the conflict between generations, their relationship with the father who died years ago, and the “lesson” of the Holocaust, both for the generation that lived, but also for the younger generation who felt this terrible childhood experience. Warsaw in the play is just a fabulous one. It could have been as well Bucharest or Budapest. Warsaw is the past our parents bear with them. A difficult past, which they will not be able to forget, yet a place that, surprisingly, they miss. [Hillel Mitelpunkt]

Event organized in cooperation with the Romanian Cultural Forum

Show translated into Polish Duration 1 hour 40 minutes, no intermissions

Tickets available on Eventim.pl and www.teatr-zydowski.art.pl, and, as of 31 July, at the ticket office of the Jewish Theatre, 35 Senatorska St., phone: +48 22 850 64 35 or in the Club of the Command of Garrison in Warsaw, 141a Niepodległości Ave., tel.: +48 22 850 56 56


17.00 JEWISH LITERARY SALON: PRESENTATION OF THE BOOK “WE COULDN’T UNDERSTAND WHY… FATE AND EXPERIENCES OF THE CHILDREN OF HOLOCAUST” WRITTEN BY ANNA KOŁACIŃSKA-GAŁĄZKA WITH INKA SOBOLEWSKA-PYZ, CHAIRMAN OF THE “CHILDREN OF THE HOLOCAUST” ASSOCIATION IN POLAND

Austrian Cultural Forum, 7/9 Próżna St. | Free admission

Hosted by: Remigiusz Grzela

The great history told from the perspective of the fate of individual participants, showing singular experiences – is easier to understand. Personal dimension of the tragedy helps us to ingress into individual feelings and experience. (…) I am very grateful to all Authors of the volume, who share with the readers their most difficult and painful experience – confronting us with the painful past, provoking to pose difficult questions and find grim answers. Because the reader, despite best intentions, also “cannot understand why.” [fragment of the review by Professor Barbara Engelking]

Publisher: “Children of the Holocaust” Association in Poland, Warsaw 2017


17.00 MEETING WITH KRYSTYNA NASZKOWSKA, AUTHOR OF THE BOOK “BANISHED TO PARADISE. SWEDISH ASYLUM”

BookBook bookstore Hoża, 29/31 Hoża St. | Free admission

Krystyna Naszkowska – Polish press journalist. The book “Banished to Paradise” features honest, piercing and surprising interviews with people for who forced emigration was not only a catastrophe but also a drive to start anew. Crème de la crème of the Swedish society, and everyone has… emigrated from Poland, banished by antisemitic campaign in 1968.

“Banished to Paradise. Swedish Asylum” – Agora Publishing House, 2017

Event organized in cooperation with the BookBook bookstore


17.00 “KARSKI AS AN EXAMPLE FOR YOUNG LEADERS”

2 Bankowy Sq., Blue Tower, entry at Tłomackie St., room on the ground floor | Free admission

Meeting dedicated to presenting Georgetown Leadership Seminar scholarship, Washington-based program of the Educational Foundation of Jan Karski.

Meeting will be attended by the GLS scholarship recipients.

Event co-organized by Jan Karski Educational Foundation


17.30 THE JEWISH CULTURE FAN CLUB: “BETWEEN WARSAW AND TEL-AVIV – JEWISH NATIONAL UNIVERSUM IN THE 2ND REPUBLIC OF POLAND” – LECTURE BY RENATA PIĄTKOWSKA, PHD

Menora InfoPunkt, entry through Charlotte Menora, 2 Grzybowski Sq. | Free admission

How Abraham Ostrzega, artistic company Levitt-Him, Wilhelm Wachtel or Jehuda Wermus created national Jewish world in art.

Renata Piątkowska art historian, museum specialist, researcher specializing in the art and culture of Polish Jews.


17.30 “BRONISŁAW KAPER – OUR MAN IN HOLLYWOOD” – LECTURE BY ANDRZEJ KRAKOWSKI

The Summer Stage of the Jewish Theatre, 35 Senatorska St. | Free admission

Coming to visit Los Angeles, the world elite usually started with the Hollywood Boulevard. On the other hand, Polish dignitaries always met Bronisław Kaper first. Who was he and what did he represent? Born in Warsaw, this famous composer, member of the board of the American Film Academy, Oscar winner, swordsman, untired and best ambassador of Polish culture on the West Coast was a man with a great sense of humor. The door to the land of dreams opened for him because of the hit written for Jan Kiepura “Ninon.” In total, he composed music score to circa 150 movies!


18.00 ETHNO-JAZZ CONCERT OF DIMA GORELIK TRIO |IL, PL|, LINE-UP: DIMA GORELIK (GUITAR, VOCAL) |IL|, SHAHAR ELNATAN (GUITAR, PERCUSSION) |US|, FRANCISZEK POSPIESZALSKI (BASS) |PL|

The Nożyk Synagogue, 6 Twarda St. | Entry tickets

Dimo Gorelik’s trio is a perfect mix of ethno-jazz sounds basing on the traditions of Israeli music combined with the influences from all over the world. The trio’s leader, Dima Gorelik, is an Israeli guitarist, vocalist and composer who participates in music projects with numerous acclaimed artists, continues to develop his music identity and above-average technical skills, winning recognition of audiences and critics as well as prestigious music awards! Another guitarist (and also percussion player) in the group is one of the most original artists of the booming jazz scene in Israel, Shachar Elnatan. Despite his young age, he managed to cooperate with many world-famous musicians and he is more and more frequently performing on the young New York jazz stage. The trio completes the bass player, Franciszek Pospieszalski, who plays both in folk projects (Transkapela, Joszko Broda) as well as modern jazz formations. He is also member of Pospieszalski family groups.

Men are obliged to wear headgear, seats are not numbered

Tickets will be available for purchase at: Eventim.pl and Teatr-zydowski.art.pl and as of 31 July in the ticket office of the Jewish Theatre at 35 Senatorska St., phone: +48 22 850 64 35 or in the Club of the Command of Garrison in Warsaw, 141a Niepodległości Ave., tel.: +48 22 850 56 56


18.00 EXHIBITION OPENING “SOULMATES – 3 PERSPECTIVES:” MAŁGORZATA KRASUCKA MARGALIT – PAINTING, LILI FIJAŁKOWSKA – PAINTING, WIESŁAW FIJAŁKOWSKI – SCULPTURE

The Club of the Command of Garrison in Warsaw, 141a Niepodległości Ave., 2nd Floor Gallery | Free admission

We are named “Kindred Spirits” because we really are three souls of a kind. Our friendships go many years back, and all three of us had our artistic debuts exactly the same year. We share very similar life philosophies, mutual view of the world, have similar artistic perceptions, and yet, our artistic work is different, distinctly individual. On many occasions we undertook successful joint artistic endeavors. All this inspired us to act as a creative group, and as of 2013 and an exhibition which marked the 40th anniversary of our creative work, we adopted the name “Kindred Spirits”.

We are three-member creative group of artists who dwell on various subjects and among them, the recurring themes are motives connected with Judaism. All of us have our own visual and artistic vision of interpreting Jewish subjects and therefore we decided to create common collection of paintings and sculptures “3 Points of View,” which is thematically and artistically concise composition – this is how the authors of the exhibition introduce themselves.

Wiesław Fijałkowski uses his sculptures as a reference to Holocaust. On the pavement of the Warsaw Ghetto, from the walls of talking townhouses arise the figures of Jews – the group of sculptures forms a ceramic installation.

Lili Fijałkowska presents the series of paintings “Identity Signs,” in which she shows Jewish symbols and in her series “My Jewish World,” she focuses on the life of shtetls – little Jewish towns.

Małgorzata Krasucka MARGALIT, referring to Jewish customs, habits and holidays, she presents the series “Tradition,” whereas the series of paintings “Caught In Frame” consists of symbolic scenes linked to Jewish stories.

Co-organized by the Club of the Command of Garrison in Warsaw

On 1, 2 and 3 September the exhibition is opened 10.00-19.00, and on 4-30 September 2017 every Tue., Wed. and Thu. 15.00-19.00.


19.00 “THE CO” BY DANIEL SIMON, DIRECTED BY MARCIN SŁAWIŃSKI – STAGE SHOW PRESENTED BY THE JEWISH THEATRE

The Large Stage of the Jewish Theatre, the Club of the Command of Garrison in Warsaw, 141a Niepodległości Ave. | Entry tickets

Directed by: Marcin Sławiński, translated by: Janusz Tencer, stage designed by: Wojciech Jankowiak, costumes: Agnieszka Kaczyńska, assistant director: Ernestyna Winnicka

Cast: Piotr Chomik (Policeman/Runner/Jonah Steinberg), Sylwia Najah (Krystyna), Henryk Rajfer (Rabbi Rotszyld), Dawid Szurmiej (Policeman/Runner/Jonah Steinberg), Marek Ślosarski (Ron Goldman), Ernestyna Winnicka (Mrs. Goldman), Maciej Winkler (Rabbi Silverman), Wojciech Wiliński (Rabbi Hahn)

The play The Convertible Girl has been written by an America playwright Daniel Simon about whom, his student, Woody Allen, once said: “Everything I know about comedy I learned from Daniel.”

Ron is a middle aged American Jew and Krystyna is a young, beautiful American. Ron loves Krystyna and Krystyna loves Ron. She wants to get married but he, being twice divorced, is afraid of marriage and therefore creates the illusion that the obstacle to their relation is the fact that Krystyna is not Jewish. Smart girls finds a solution to that problem as well. To Ron’s surprise, she decides to convert to Judaism. This is where this full of humor and rough road to Judaism starts for Krystyna. “The Convertible Girl” is a funny and cute romantic comedy with “happy ending.”

The play was directed by Marcin Sławiński, whose productions have been enjoyed by Warsaw audiences of: Kwadrat, Komedia and Capitol theatres.

Good time guaranteed!

Supporting event Duration 1 hour 40 minutes, no intermissions

Tickets will be available for purchase at: Ebilet.pl, Eventim.pl, Teatr-zydowski.art.pl and as of 31 July in the ticket office of the Jewish Theatre at 35 Senatorska St., phone: +48 22 850 64 35 or in the Club of the Command of Garrison in Warsaw, 141a Niepodległości Ave., tel.: +48 22 850 56 56

Note: “The Converted Girl” by Daniel Simon is presented under the contract signed with Samuel French, Inc. – THE VIDEOTAPING OR MAKING OF ELECTRONIC OR OTHER AUDIO AND/OR VISUAL RECORDINGS OF THIS PRODUCTION OR DISTRIBUTING RECORDINGS ON ANY MEDIUM, INCLUDING THE INTERNET, IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED, A VIOLATION OF THE
AUTHOR’S RIGHTS AND ACTIONABLE UNDER UNITED STATES COPYRIGHT LAW. More info at: www.samuelfrench.com/whitepaper


19.00 NOT ONLY “TEUTONIC KNIGHTS”… SCREENING OF ALEKSANDER FORD’S MOVIES OF 1933-48: “MIR KUMEN ON/THE PATH OF THE YOUNG” (POLAND 1936, 60 MIN) – PREMIERE OF THE DIGITALLY RESTORED FILM

Iluzjon Cinema Theatre, 50a Narbutta St., Stolica auditorium | Entry tickets

Screenplay by: Wanda Wasilewska, Jakub Pat, cinematography by: Stanisław Lipiński, music composed by: Henryk Kon, Jankiel Trupiański

The screening will be predeceased by the introduction presented by Anna Szczepańska, PhD, who will talk about Ford’s works, and after the movie, we will host a debate on the history of film and the backstage of the digital reconstruction attended by the project partners, including: Serga Bromberga (Lobster Films), Martina Koerbera (Deutsche Kinemathek), Elżbiety Wysockiej (FINA) oraz Anny Szczepańskiej (Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne).

The movie presents everyday life, educational methods and treatment of children at risk of incorporating tuberculosis in the health center of Włodzimierz Medem in Medzeszyn. In 1926-1939, it treated nearly 10 thousand children from poor Jewish families. In the movie, there no professional actors and the images shown are authentic in a documentary way. In 1942, the employees and the patients of the sanatorium were taken to Treblinka death camp.

“Mir Kumen On” was produced by the Association Children Sanatorium of Włodzimierz Medem and co-financed by the Jewish Socialist Party Bund. Not allowed for screening upon the decision of the film censorship, the movie was presented in Poland on numerous private screenings. The official premiere took place in France. Movie restoring was a joint project of the National Film Archive, The Museum of Modern Art, Deutsche Kenamthek and Lobster Films. The works were completed in 2016.

Supporting event, the screening is part of the film festival organized in cooperation with the National Film Archive – Audiovisual Institute

Tickets 12 zloty (discount) and 14 zloty (normal) available at the cinema’s ticket office, booking: iluzjon.rezerwacje@fn.org.pl; tel. 22 462 72 60


19.00 “PSALM” DIRECTED BY JERZY LACH – STAGE SHOW PRESENTED BY TEATR OPERA MODERN (PREMIERE)

Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz Studio Theatre 1 Parade Square (entry at Marszałkowska Street) | Entry tickets

Libretto, staged and directed by: Jerzy Lach, music: Krzysztof Kozłowski

Stage movement: Bartłomiej Ostapczuk, stage design by: Sławomir Szondelmajer, costumes: Students of the Department of Stage Design of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw – Klaudia Klimka, Olga Mazur, Aleksandra Seges

Cast/solo artists: Hasmik Sahakyan (Her), Jasin Rammal-Rykała (Him), Monika Łopuszyńska (Wife), Artur Janda (President), Grzegorz Hardej (Death) and mimes from the Warsaw Pantomime Center

Live music performed by Hashtag Ensemble

An innovative form of modernistic opera show will recall the basic myth of Christian ideology – a story about banishing Adam and Eve from paradise. The pair of lovers who try to find understanding and acceptance in the outside world symbolize today’s refugees. For those who lost “paradise,” the basic value is love, but for the outside world – it is faithfulness to dogmas. “Psalm” is to highlight the occurring problem of xenophobia and intolerance. It is also to make us realize that though we all desire freedom, we often want it just for ourselves. It is easy for us to forget about the others, and they, regardless of their skin color and religion, also have the right to be free.

The inspiration for the texts used in the original script was the short story “We, the Dreamers” written by Mbue Imbolo and selected fragments of the Bible, i.e. the Book of Ecclesiastes, Saint John Apocalypse and Psalms 3, 23.

Supporting event Project co-financed by the capital city of Warsaw

Tickets available on www.teatrstudio.pl, and, as of 24 July, at the ticket office of Teatr Studio at 1 Parade Sq. Booking: +48 22 656 69 41, +48 22 620 21 02 (during ticket office operation hours), bilety@teatrstudio.pl


19.30 POETRY AND MUSIC PROGRAM “INDIA SAVORING LEŚMIAN” PERFORMED BY: MANDAR PURANDARE, WALDEMAR RYCHŁY AND ELŻBIETA ROJEK

Piwnica Na Wójtowskiej, 11 Zakroczymska, entry at Wójtowska Street | Entry tickets

“India savoring Leśmian” is a selection of poems written by Bolesław Leśmian and the “twin” poems written by Indian poets: Manik Godghate (Grace), Borkar and Aarti Prabhu. Discovering Indian threads in Leśmian’s poetry. This “intertwining” of Polish and Leśmian’s language with Marathi and Hindi languages. Searching for the sound and poetic mood in lingking two so different landscapes – sunny landscape of India and misty landscape of Poland. Leśmian’s beforedawns, dawns, noon, afternoons and deep nights “married” with Hindu ragas, where each of them is allocated to specific part of the day and night. It is an inspiring poetry and music journey to India and across Leśmian’s Poland, accompanied by a guitar, tabla and dar-buka.

It is the love for Polish poetry of Mandar Parundare – actor, Hindi lecturer at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań; curiosity in the new music world of Waldemar Rychły – architect by education, composer and musician, co-creator of the legendary Jorgi Quartet and being between the word and the music of Elżbieta Rojek – actress and vocalist of, among others, St. Nicholas Orchestra who worked for many years in Gardzienice Theatre.

Supporting event organized by Staromiejski Culture House

Tickets, PLN 25 each, booking rules published on www.scenapw.sdk.pl 


19.30 “MUSIC FROM THE JEWISH TREASURY”

The Summer Stage of the Jewish Theatre, 35 Senatorska St. | Free admission


20.00 DOS JIDISZE LID” – MEETING WITH DANIEL KAHN AND ANNA ROZENFELD

Austrian Cultural Forum, 7/9 Próżna St. | Free admission

Daniel Kahn, musician and composer, actor and director, leader of The Painted Birds and Anna Rozenfeld, actress and painter, specialist in culture and Yiddish – well-known to the audience representatives of today’s Yiddishkeit will be talking in Yiddish, English and Polish.

The theme of the meeting will be the Jewish song and poem – dos jidisze lid.


20.00 SINGER JAZZ FESTIVAL: “ASEMAN – WHERE THE MUSIC CROSSES BORDERS” – CONCERT ASEMAN BAND |IR/AT, IL/US|, LINE-UP: GOLNAR SHAHYAR (VOCAL), MAHAN MIRARAB (GUITAR), HADAR NOIBERG (FLUTE), RINA KAĆINARI (CELLO), AMIR WAHB (PERCUSSION)

The large stage of Kwadrat Theatre, 138 Marszałkowska St. | Entry tickets

Aseman is a new, extremely interesting group performing jazz and world music, drawing inspiration from the rich culture of Iran and Israel. It was formed by four Iranian living in Vienna and an Israeli from New York, Hadar Noiberg. Interested in their cultures and music heritage of their countries, they form a strong, unique sound and are a proof for creative bond and friendship over any political divisions.

Event organized in cooperation with the Austrian Cultural Forum

Tickets available on Eventim.pl and www.teatr-zydowski.art.pl, and, as of 31 July, at the ticket office of the Jewish Theatre, 35 Senatorska St., phone: +48 22 850 64 35 or in the Club of the Command of Garrison in Warsaw, 141a Niepodległości Ave., tel.: +48 22 850 56 56