Saturday, June 29th
Zofia Noworól, a choreographer and yogi, and her partner Mateusz Ostrowski, a process-oriented psychotherapist, present a different experience of Jewish Kraków. Combining a careful awareness for the spaces of the city and an immersion in the realm of dreams and myths, the tour focuses on what of Kazimierz can be felt rather than seen, photographed, or learned through facts. Each participant will develop a new, personal relationship to the city.
Ethnobotanist Karol Szurdak is hosting a workshop on infusions, teas, and lotions that we’ll make from plants and herbs gathered from the site of KL Płaszów. The workshop proposes a new relationship to the earth of the concentration camp, one that challenges participants to care for the land, to find something healing in it, and to think through what uses of it go too far To asks themselves….
namesake is an experimental film by Eliza Levinson that explores the legacy of diaspora, migration, and "postmemory”—how memory is embodied and transmitted over generations. Using her great-grandmother’s story of emigration and reinvention as a jumping off-point, Levinson explores contemporary questions of citizenship, refugee crises, borders, intergenerational trauma, and increasing tides of far-right extremism. Following the film, there will be a talkback with the artist.
Legendary Polish Jewish burlesque performer and activist Betty Q has transported Madame Q, the Warsaw club and studio she co-owns, to Kraków for an evening of fun, conversation, and burlesque. Joining Betty onstage is Dotti Moscati, a Berlin-based burlesque performer/clown, who brings her own brand of comedy and performance to Kraków’s most extravagant evening.
Normal ticket - 35zl. Reduced price - 20zl (for students, seniors, and residents of Kraków). Reserve the entire golf cart -180zl As part of the gentrification and touristification of Kazimierz, golf cart tours have appeared, blaring out recorded audio as they bounce around the neighborhood. In response to these tours, which can be limited or even misleading, FestivALT has created alternative tours that address the complications, controversies, and cultural confusion of contemporary Kazimierz. You can book your tour at festivalt.com or at the Galicia Jewish Museum.
Auschwitz and Auschwitz-Birkenau are the two most famous and most visited genocidal sites in the world, but they do not encompass the whole of the Auschwitz complex. Jason Francisco's photo-text-installation work examines a part of the Auschwitz story all but erased from public memory, through a deliberate misuse of the historical practice of stereoscopy.
Their Breasts, My BreastsExhibition by Stephania Freda Leigh10:00 - 22:30
Their Breasts, My BreastsExhibition by Stephania Freda Leigh // Free admission10:00 - 22:30
AmaliaExhibition of Krakow photographer, Amalia Kreiger10:00 - 22:30
AmaliaExhibition of Krakow photographer, Amalia Kreiger // Free admission10:00 - 22:30