45 years with the Polish Dance Theatre
"45 years with the Polish Dance Theatre" - a mobile exhibition prepared by the Polish Dance Theater on the occasion of the founding th theater by Conrad Drzewiecki, until November 5 will be presented in the main hall of the Marshal's Office of the Wielkopolska Region in Poznań at Niepodległości 34. It can be visited from Monday to Friday from 7.30 to 15.30.
The exhibition is a photographic journey throughout the 45-year history of the Polish Dance Theater and a form of cultivating the memory of the Artists who left their individual footprint on its path. It recalls the many years of activity of the institution, which from the day of its founding was an ambassador of Polish culture, participating in festivals in Poland and abroad, reaching for international awards, presenting performances on five continents, in countries as geographically distant as Japan, India, Ecuador, Mexico, Brazil or Tunisia. Its construction axis is retrospective, a review of performances in photographic images and theatrical archives, which contributed to the 45-year history of the Theater, complemented by a historical feature reflecting the differentness of the author's theater concept in the meaning of Conrad Drzewiecki, Ewa Wycichowska and Iwona Pasińska, showing how the Polish Dance Theater, while maintaining institutional continuity, it has constantly transformed itself, redefining the notion of dance theater, experimenting, taking creative risks, liberating itself from traditional means of expression.
The opening of the exhibition took place on September 12, 2018, on the 45th anniversary of the establishment of the Polish Dance Theater, during the inauguration of the 2018/2019 jubilee season. 45 years earlier, on September 12, 1973, in the Renaissance Hall of the City Hall in Poznań, the inauguration of the Polish Dance Theater - Poznań Ballet took place in the evening, and in the evening at the Poznań Opera, Conrad Drzewiecki presented an evening consisting of three spectacles - "The Miraculous Mandarin" music by Bela Bartok, "Sonatas for Two Pianos" and "Divertimento".