3 weeks, 259 events, 533 artists, 35 locations. 25th Malta Festival Poznań starts in a month and it will last from 8 to 28 June. Find out about the programme of the anniversary edition of Malta and plan your first weeks of summer on www.malta-festival.pl. Today we launch the sale of industry accreditation.
This year’s Malta Festival Poznań will host world premieres: the opera inspired by Thomas Mann’s The Magic Mountain directed by Andrzej Chyra, featuring music by Paweł Mykietyn, libretto by Małgorzata Sikorska-Miszczuk, and stage design by Mirosław Bałka, as well as an installation/concert of Romeo Castellucci inspired by Doctor Faustus. An open concert of the Michael Nyman Band by Malta Lake will mark the Festival’s 25th anniversary.
Tim Etchells, the curator of the New World Order idiom, will present two plays with his group Forced Entertainment: The Notebook and Tomorrow's Parties. The programme of the Idiom will include plays and performance installations by artists invited by Etchells, including Tiago Rodrigues, Vlatki Horvat, Rabih Mroué, Schwalbe, Winter Family, Deborah Paerson and Pieter de Buysser.
Rimini Protokoll and Edit Kaldor will realise their newest site-specific projects during the Festival, which will engage Poznanians into the creative process. The projects will be co-produced by the European network House on Fire, to which Malta Festival Poznań belongs.
Plac Wolności will bustle with festival life from early morning till late at night. For three years now Plac Wolności has been the site of concerts, artistic events, plays, discussions, open air classes and Silent Disco. Malta Generator, the urban section of the festival, initiates all-year-round events in community gardens of Wilda and Łazarz, as well as supports Dzielnico in their efforts to animate the abandoned kiosk in Jeżyce. This year, we will have open air galleries in Ogrody and Poznanians will be invited to rediscover well-known locations in their city.
Malta also has room for the youngest of festival goers. There will be a special playroom for children and space for family-oriented weekend workshops, book readings and plays for kids.
This year’s Malta also features 18 dance projects which are a part of the Stary Browar Nowy Taniec programme (organised by Art Stations Foundations by Grażyna Kulczyk), performances prepared as a part of the Young Malta programme by students from all corners of the world (organised by Collegium Da Vinci) as well as the Sztuka Szuka Malucha programme which includes plays for children (organised by Art Fraction Foundation in cooperation with Children’s Art Centre). The festival will also feature the most interesting pieces from the repertoire of Poznań theatres Teatr Nowy and Teatr Polski, Republika Sztuki Tłusta Langusta, Scena Robocza, Teatr Ósmego Dnia, Centrum Kultury Zamek and Polski Teatr Tańca.
Holders of accreditation will be entitled to: admission to 10 shows chosen from the Programme Grid, one free of charge passes for selected performance, a 20% discount on the Malta Foundation book publications, and a festival magazine and t-shirt. The accreditation fee is PLN 120.
Details, terms and conditions of industry accredtiation can be found here: www.malta-festival.pl/en/tickets/industry-accreditations.