In the area of theatre, the Institute seeks to spread knowledge about Poland’s contemporary performing art scene among a broad international audience, and to attract foreign artists, directors and critics to contemporary Polish drama. The Institute contributes to the development of Polish playwriting, theatre and dance by supporting performances of artistic ensembles at the world’s most important festivals. We support the individual development of young artists through multidisciplinary residency programmes and internships at leading theatre institutions. We support the young generation through intergenerational mentor programmes and initiate international projects of experimental dance, performative art and new technologies.

We collaborate with organisers of Polish theatre and dance showcases, including the Divine Comedy Festival in Kraków and the Generation After Showcase in Warsaw. We promote Polish culture by organising study visits for theatre directors and festival curators.

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  • 21Jul'19 - 28Jul'19

    Focus on Poland at Theatre Festival for Young Audiences in Okinawa

    Four theatre companies and six performances will represent Poland at the ricca ricca *festa, also known as the International Theater Festival Okinawa for Young Audiences. The Polish focus at the festival will be part of the celebrations of the centenary of establishing diplomatic relations between Poland and Japan. More #asia
  • 27Jun'19 - 08Jul'19

    Wyspiański & Kochanowski at Shakespeare’s Globe in London

    London's Shakespeare’s Globe has begun a multi-year collaboration with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute with two projects: the inauguration of the Year of Stanislaw Wyspiański and a Read Not Dead reading of 'Dismissal of the Grecian Envoys' by Jan Kochanowski. More #performing arts
  • 21May'19 - 25May'19

    Polish-Japanese Forefathers’ Eve in Tokyo and Kyoto

    This May, the Japanese audience will have an opportunity to watch an extraordinary musical performance: Polish and Japanese actors will perform together on the stage of Tokyo’s Theatre X-Cai and in two temples in Tokyo and Kyoto to present the show ‘Polish-Japanese Dziady / Soreisai 祖 霊 際’. More #asia
  • 17May'19 - 24May'19

    Turkowski’s Margarete Opens Polish Cultural Programme in Kyoto

    The day before the opening of the large-scale art exhibition ‘Celebration’ in Kyoto’s Nijo Castle, one of the most important theatre scenes of Japan’s old capital will host the Japanese premiere of a much more intimate event: Janek Turkowski’s performance ‘Margarete’ which will be shown from 17th May at the Rohm Theatre. More #asia
  • 10May'19 - 18May'19

    Macbeth & Polish Folk at Uijeongbu Music Theatre Festival

    On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Poland and Korea, the opening of the Uijeongbu Music Theater Festival will feature the outdoor staging of ‘Macbeth’ by the Biuro Podróży Theatre, while Tęgie Chłopy band will play for dancing and at the closing of the festival. More #asia

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Published at: 2016.08.23 13:49
Updated at: 2019.06.14 15:56
Author: Karolina Babij
Written by: Karolina Babij