We have the pleasure of inviting you to a performance within the 33rd Modern Art Days festival
Walny Teatr: Gould – Variations
May 22nd, 2018, 7 PM
Aula Magna of the Medical University of Białystok (Branicki Palace), 1 Kilińskiego Street
tickets: 15 PLN (presale) / 25 PLN (on the day of the event), available at the Forum cinema’s box office (5 Legionowa Street), BCC/LZC’ box office (19 Warszawska Street), online and at the event venue half an hour before its start
Jan Sebastian Bach, furious because of the idea of sending his “Goldberg Variations” into space*, decides to deprive mankind of his legacy and give it to those, who will listen to it in space. He organises a concert of the deceased – after performing “Variations” – Glenn Gould, extracting him with the help of his own recording from the piano (in the form of the supreme puppet), after which he presents his own musical testament.
* In 1977, astronauts from NASA sent aria from “Goldberg Variations” into space, as a showcase for homo sapiens in case Martians lived there.
Adam Walny – puppeteer, stage designer, director, theatre teacher. He graduated from the High School of Arts in Supraśl and the Aleksander Zelwerowicz National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw. In 1999, he founded his own theatre, with which he performed at many prestigious theatre festivals in Poland and abroad. Since 2004, he has been organizing the “Feast of Fools” festival at the Old Town House of Culture in Warsaw. He wrote a textbook for puppet theatre “Object Theatre”, founded the Puppetry Art and Object Theatre Institute in Ryglice.