On August 11, 2023 at 8 pm, after a poetry walk (more information here), in the atmospheric interiors of the Victoria Theater Ruins in Gliwice, audience could listen poems read by poets involved in the project “Poets of Today-Voices of Tomorrow” – Małgorzata Lebda, Maciej Bobula, Joanna Bociąg, Barbara Klicka, Jakub Kornhauser, Patrycja Sikora, Agnieszka Wolny-Hamkało, Urszula Zajączkowska.
This project is co-financed by the European Union’s Creative Europe program. It involves 5 partner organizations from Slovenia, Poland, Hungary, Serbia and Finland, its aims is to bring contemporary poetry to young people, teachers and local communities. An artistic team has been established in each partner country, which is responsible for developing the methodology and creating an artistic poetry-education program.
VR photo: Darek Bieniek
The gathered audience eagerly awaited the appearance of the next artist announced by a sound signal and a light falling on their silhouette. Such a concept, developed by director Julia Mark, Veronika Murek – playwright and at the same time member of the artistic team, and light director Tomasz Schaefer, built a pleasant tension and created a unique atmosphere for the meeting. The combination of musical and visual effects largely determined the uniqueness of the evening, in accordance with the intended concept of the project, namely the development of new performative forms of poetic presentations. The voices of poets resounded in an atmosphere of concentration and listening to the gathered audience.
Friday’s performance proved that some people like poetry and these people are not so few.
Photos: Michalina Kuczyńska
Partner of the event: Centrum Kultury Victoria.