To celebrate the 700th anniversary of the foundation of Lublin, the Lublin-based dancers will participate in the special edition of the International Dance Day. The two-day dedicated programme will be a manifestation of beauty and diversity in this field of art, as well as a showcase of the Lublin dance community. On 28 April 2017, the city will host presentations of choreographic etudes by dancers and choreographers affiliated with the Lublin Dance Theatre?s Centrum Ruchu: Joanna Dudek, Ewelina Drzał-Fiałkiewicz, Natalia Sykut (6 pm), and an open-air presentation of Dance on Seven Hills, a show created for the 700th anniversary of the City of Lublin, in which dance meets musical illustration, literature, and visuals (8 pm). On Saturday, 29 April, the famous Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company of Israel will give an exclusive presentation of Horses in the Sky. The Saturday programme also includes a jam session featuring musicians and dancers (10 pm).
The event will be accompanied by a Sunday master class workshop for dancers led by artists linked with the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company (30 April, 10 am ? 2 pm, deadline for applications: 18 April). The celebrations are co-organised by the Lublin Dance Theatre, Centre for Culture in Lublin, and the Centre for the Meeting of Cultures in Lublin.
About the events:
Dance on Seven Hills ? performance celebrating the 700th anniversary of the City of Lublin
The piece evokes Lublin?s characteristic location on seven hills as a metaphor for the combination of separate worlds ? dance techniques ? within a single narrative. A joint performative action will include traditional and contemporary forms ? folk dances, early dances, ballet, social dance, street dance, and contemporary dance.
Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company: Horses in the Sky
The Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company (KCDC) is one of the world?s most esteemed dance companies. The oeuvre of its artistic director, Rami Be?er, along with his unique choreographic style, have become a trademark of the company in Israel and across the globe. Thanks to the exquisite technical abilities and sensitivities of this eclectic group of dancers, the KCDC renders Israeli dance at its finest, regularly performing at the world?s greatest stages and festivals.
Impro contemporary ? jam session with musicians and dancers
Musical and dance improvisations will be preceded by the 9th edition of the Lublin Jazz Festival, and the concert of the Joseph Wieniawski Sextet. This original artistic project popularises the landmarks of Polish musical culture. The ensemble was established to reinterpret the works of Józef Wieniawski, Polish composer born 180 years ago in Lublin.
Master class workshop with the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company
The workshop will be led by dancers David Ben Shimin and Lea Bessoudo, members of the world-famous Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company. As part of the workshop, Ben Shimin and Bessoudo will present the unique language of movement developed by the artistic director and main choreographer of the company, Rami Be?er. The workshop has been intended for professional dancers and dance students.