Ukrainian Theater Festival in Krakow
The festival features 15 groups from Ukraine, Germany, Finland, Armenia, and Poland
The Festival of Ukrainian Theater “East-West” in the Polish city of Krakow opened with a performance from a Lviv company. It featured lyrical melodies, smoke, and even artificial snow and there wasn’t a spare seat in the audience.
“It’s a very deep performance. I liked it a lot. I can see a very deep philosophy in it, which all people need. We are constantly chasing something in the world. After this play, you draw a lot of conclusions,” a member of the audience said.
“It’s all theater. Everything is so cool and spectacular. The snow, and the actors. It’s very impressive,” another member of the audience said.
The festival features 15 groups from Ukraine, Germany, Finland, Armenia, and Poland. They will present 16 performances at seven Krakow theaters. Organizers say that the main aim of the event is to strengthen Ukrainian-Polish relations.
“The jury of the festival is comprised of Ukrainian and Polish directors and actors. Ukrainian singer Oleh Skrypka was among the special guests. He greeted festival participants by performing the Ukrainian national anthem with the entire hall,” Festival Director Nadiya Moroz-Olshanska said.
In addition to the shows, the festival also features meetings with the actors, presentations, and exhibitions. The event is being held in Poland for the sixth time. This year, it will last through April 15.