Music and movement performance “Hommage à Zygmunt Krauze”

Palace of the Academy of Music in Lodz

May 17, 2024, Friday, 8:30 pm
Palace of the Academy of Music in Lodz, 32 Gdańska St.
number of places limited – registration required

script, direction, choreography – Magdalena Owczarek
scenography – Maciej Bargiełowski
photography and graphic design – Zuzanna and Maciej Bargiełowski
production of the film recording – Aleksandra Banaś, Jan Wikarski, Gustav A Thiis-Evensen
(Recording financed by funds from the Academy of Music in Lodz and realized in cooperation with inLodz21 Cultural Institution).

students of the Academy of Music in Lodz
Alina Chybalska, Rozalia Janaszek, Martyna Knot, Gloria Markiewicz, Julia Mikołajczyk, Małgorzata Piwowarczyk, Lilia Sawicka, WeiYi Shao, Monika Wardęga
and as guests
Monika Pacyna – graduate of the Academy of Music in Lodz
Magdalena Grzegorzek, Julia Miśtal – students of the Music School Complex in Częstochowa

Zygmunt Krauze – Stone Music
Zygmunt Krauze – Terra Incognita (excerpts)
Ingvar Lidholm – Stamp Music
Zygmunt Krauze – Nightmare Tango
Zygmunt Krauze – De ira, de dolore
Zygmunt Krauze – Premonition

Registration for named participants is accepted at:
A maximum of 4 people can be enrolled per name.
Those who are not enrolled in the list of participants of the event must expect to be denied entry to the Palace grounds.

The performance is a tribute to an outstanding composer and pianist whose works and piano performances inspired Magdalena Owczarek, assistant professor at the Academy of Music in Lodz, to embody music in stage performance.
The performance is an artistic reflection on relations between people in the modern world. It was developed as a performance played out in various spaces. The premiere of the performance took place on January 27, 2024 at the Hilary Majewski Tenement House (11 Włókiennicza St. in Lodz), owned by the inLodz21 Cultural Institution.

Root, stone, circle – these are the symbols from which the metaphors presented in the stage paintings are built. Metaphors about life, its passing, the hardship of wandering, about difficult relationships between people, troubled times and aggression.
The rolling wheel is a metaphor for the passing of life, human wandering not always easy, often encountering obstacles.
The root is the beginning, the source of life, it is the split between earth and heaven. The root must be nurtured, not destroyed.
Stone – an ambiguous symbol, often a sign of permanence, stability, sometimes a source of creation (as proven by Zygmunt Krauze, using stones in his instrumentation); but it can also be an obstacle in the paths of life and a tool of aggression.