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17 - 28/06/2016

photo: M. Zakrzewski
Galleryphoto: M. Zakrzewski

Ksenofony. Symphony for the Other”, a multimedia spectacle prepared especially to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Poznań June 1956, will be transmited live on YouTube and TVP2. The spectacle directed by Jan Komasa, choreographed by Mikołaj Mikołajczyk and with music by Kwadrofonig premiers tonight at 10 pm on plac Mickiewicza as the Malta festival Poznań grande finale.

In the first part of the show we will see unique materials from the archives of The Institute of National Remembrance, Ryczyński Library, TVP Poznań and The Documentary and Feature Film Studios. The movie will be accompanied by music: the „Evil Nigger” piece by Julius Eastman will be performes on for grand pianos by Emilia Sitarz, Bartek Wąsik, Joanna Duda i Mischa Kozłowski.

The stage will be graced by 28 dancers  from countries such as Ukraine, Russia, Italy, Spain and Poland. Viktoria Nowak - the winner of Eurovision Young Dancers 2015 and Jose Alves, a Brassilain dancer currently performing in London, will dance as soloists.

For the first time in Poland the show will feature Kinetic Lights system provided by WHITEvoid. This innovative lights' system creates a never seen before effect of three-dimensional animation.

Remotely controlled cameras will be recording the performance from many perspectives, and images registered by them will be displayed on several video walls located all over Plac Mickiewicza. The spectators will be able to watch the show from the perspective of their choice (by selecting one of the available views) on their own mobile devices on YouTube. 

Technology will also enable the participation of people from outside of Poznań. Thousands of spectators will be able to watch the spectacle live on YouTube with the option of camera selection. The show will also be streamed live on Malta Festival’s fan-page on Facebook.

The broadcast on TVP 2 will begin on 28 June at 22.20.

In cooperation with the City of Poznań, Cyfrowe Repozytorium Lokalne CYRYL and “Gazeta Wyborcza” we are also preparing a small multimedia package of information about Poznań June 1956, which will premiere during the spectacle. We will publish materials from the archives of the Institute of National Remembrance, Raczyński Library, TVP Poznań, Radio Merkury, as well as those handed to us by the witnesses of the protests.

Go to the photo gallery of dancing rehearsals