Capella Cracoviensis at Cricoteka

Thursday, March 7, 2019, 7:00 PM

  • Thursday, March 7, 2019, 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, March 14, 2019, 7:30 PM
  • Thursday, March 21, 2019, 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, March 28, 2019, 7:00 PM

Baroque masters, musicians of the Vasa court and the talented Bach family: on Thursdays in March, Capella Cracoviensis hosts concerts at Cricoteka. We will hear Handel’s Funeral Anthem for Queen Caroline juxtaposed with Trauermusik by 20th-century German composer Paul Hindemith (7 March), instrumental concertos by Telemann, Bach and Handel (14 March), compositions by Adam Jarzębski, composer and violinist at King Władysław IV Vasa’s court and his contemporaries (21 March), and J.S. Bach’s virtuoso cantata Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen interpreted by his son Wilhelm Friedemann (28 March).

Cricoteka Centre for Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor

ul. Nadwiślańska 2

Successive rounds of the permanent exhibition in the former power plant present the ideas central to the work of Tadeusz Kantor.

Tadeusz Kantor (1915–90) – one of the most important theatrical artists and reformers of the 20th century – chose Kraków as the place both to work and live in. Although the premieres of the legendary Cricot 2 Theatre were held in various European cities and the productions travelled the whole world, their director always returned to the city in the shadow of Wawel. Conscious of the significance of his artistic legacy, he set up “a living archive” here: the Cricoteka. After the death of the artist, the operations of the Cricot 2 might have been suspended, yet the Cricoteka continues to organise exhibitions, symposia, performances, workshops, and meetings, at the same time publishing materials devoted to Kantor’s art. Its home is the former power plant of Podgórze “wrapped” in a modern construction. The exhibition halls are suspended over the roof of the historical building, and the café situated on the top floor commands a panorama of the city, extending over the other side of the Vistula. One by one, the mutations of the permanent exhibition present the crucial ideas in the art of Tadeusz Kantor. Objects used in the theatre, props, sketches, photographs from the Cricoteka collection, and videos and recordings of productions accompanying them portray the successive stages in the development of his theatre. The temporary exhibitions of contemporary art organised here are references to the artist’s oeuvre.

The Gallery – Studio of Tadeusz Kantor at ul. Sienna 7, where the artist spent the last years of his life, is also part of Cricoteka. Visitors are welcome to the room that the artist made his home and place of work, and a gallery presenting the cycles of his drawings.

Tickets: normal PLN 10, concessions PLN 5, family PLN 15, admission free on Tuesday

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