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7th Children’s Day in Żelazowa Wola: Rhythm in the Arts

7th Children’s Day in Żelazowa Wola: Rhythm in the Arts 7th Children’s Day in Żelazowa Wola: Rhythm in the Arts

It links music, dance, sculpture, architecture, literature, nature and many aspects of life. Rhythm, a basic concept in art and one of the themes of a temporary exhibition at the Fryderyk Chopin Birthplace, is the leitmotif of the 7th edition of Children's Day in Żelazowa Wola. We invite you on Sunday, 5 June 2016 to enjoy an artistic family holiday, which we will spend with distinguished artists representing various fields of art.

With Dr. Leszek Lorent of the Fryderyk Chopin University in Warsaw, we will take a percussion voyage to the farthest corners of the world, play such exotic instruments as the damaru and krotale, and find out how to construct an instrument from everyday functional objects.

We will dance up a storm of rhythm with dancer and choreographer Maria Stokłosa, chair of the Program Council for dance at the Institute of Music and Dance, fellowship recipient of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, who collaborates with the most distinguished artists from all over the world and has created dance interpretations to music by, among others, Chopin and Lutosławski.

Dr. Rafał Rychter, vice-dean of the Faculty of Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, will recreate a sculpture studio in which we will take a look at the artist's creative process and make a small sketch of a figure in clay, while Aleksandra Mazurkiewicz of the Medalists' Workshop and the Academy of Fine Arts, together with workshop participants, will create a likeness of Fryderyk Chopin using medallic techniques.

We also encourage parents of infants to come. For the first time, we are offering music learning workshops according to the Gordon method, led by Anita Wleklińska, author of radio programs and organizer of concerts for the youngest audiences.

In the Modernist park surrounding the Fryderyk Chopin Birthplace, we will play a field game devoted to rhythms in nature, complete with prizes, while parents will be able to hear the advice of landscape architect Jakub Botwina, who will talk about how to bring rhythm into one's home garden. Also on the program will be an opportunity for workshop participants to join in a planting of saplings.

We will also discover rhythm in the works of Witold Lutosławski and Julian Tuwim. The composer created songs to verses by the poet, which will become a point of departure for acting exercises led by Jolanta Denejko, a stage director who collaborates with various theaters and has conducted many workshops for children. The finale will be a piano recital on which we shall hear, among other pieces, ‘Little River' and ‘Birds' Gossip', which will sound extraordinary in the beautiful park built in honor of Fryderyk Chopin.

We will also hear recitals by Krzysztof Książek, and the prizewinners of the 24th Fryderyk Chopin International Piano Competition for Children and Youth in Szafarnia, as well as concerts by music school pupils.


5 June 2016

10:00 AM-5:00 PM

Fryderyk Chopin Birthplace in Żelazowa Wola

Free Admission for parents with kids