Memory Score is a live, site-specific dance performance exploring how we form and deepen physical and emotional relationships to the Kraków Ghetto. Once a place of horrifying brutality, this area of Podgórze has been reclaimed by the ever-evolving city it lies within. But what traces of these violent stories remain and how do we experience them today? During the hour-long piece choreographed by Kasia Witek, dancers lead the audience through the district’s streets past sites of historic significance – some of which have been officially commemorated while others are barely visible – attempting through this communal act to reconcile the neighbourhood’s present with its past. Specially commissioned music by Alex Roth is heard through headphones incorporating field recordings from the sites as well as contributing texts by Kraków-born poet Ewa Elżbieta Nowakowska and FestivALT co-director Michael Rubenfeld.
This event takes place outside and will follow all necessary COVID-19 restrictions. In December, the project will also be adapted as an Augmented Reality project, with support from the city of Krakow.
Choreography by Kasia Witek
Music/sound by Alex Roth
Dramaturgy by Michael Rubenfeld
Text by Michael Rubenfeld and Ewa Elżbieta Nowakowska
Performers: Monika Szpunar, Magda Skowron and Kasia Witek
Costumes: Agata Pinkosz
Venue Partner: Razem Pomoja Gallery / Remedy Cultural Club
The performance will take place:
23.10 at 17:00
24.10 at 14:00, 17:00
This project is co-financed by the City of Krakow.
This project was realized in partnership with Allianz Kulturstiftung.
With financial support from Dutch Jewish Humanitarian Fund