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Lublin Dance Festival 2008 - Introduction
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Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Tue Oct 28, 2008 3:13 pm ]
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Compagnie Irene K / Belgium

12th Lublin Dance Festival, 7-11 November 2008

Lublin Dance Festival runs from 7th-11th November this year and this lively event also includes seminars, dance film and classes. The central theme of this year's festival is Dance and Fine Art and promises to show the strong links between these two art forms.


7th November 2008

18:00 Sala Nowa CK

anna żak & daria dziedzic dance action / Lublin, Poland
Far from the body

19:30 Scena Główna ACK UMCS „Chatka Żaka”

Chelyabinsk Contemporary Dance Theater / Russia
The Other Side of the River

8th November 2008

18:00 ART Studio ACK UMCS „Chatka Żaka”

Miro Dance Theatre / USA

Grupa Tańca Współczesnego Politechniki Lubelskiej / Lublin, Poland

19:30 Scena Główna ACK UMCS „Chatka Żaka”

Jaro Viňarsky / Slovakia/Poland
Obsessive story about more than nothing

Quadro Dance Company / Belarus
"Roses and Mimosas" dedicated to Mark Chagall

21:30 Sala Nowa CK

Teatr Maat Projekt / Lublin, Poland

9th November 2008

18:00 ART Studio ACK UMCS „Chatka Żaka”

Compagnie Irene K / Belgium

19:30 Scena Główna ACK UMCS „Chatka Żaka”

Compagnie Linga / Switzerland

21:30 Sala Nowa CK

Dada von Bzdülöw / Gdansk, Poland
Faktor T

10th November 2008

18:00 Scena Główna ACK UMCS „Chatka Żaka”

SEAD-Bodhi Project / Austria
Obscure Level

19:30 Scena Warsztaty

Śląski Teatr Tańca / Bytom, Poland
Panopticon or/and a Parable of the Poppy

22:00 Sala Nowa CK

Lubelski Teatr Tańca / Lublin, Poland

11th November 2008

18:00 Scena Główna ACK UMCS „Chatka Żaka”

Company Krisztián Gergye / Hungary
There Is No Place Like Paradise

20:00 Sala Nowa CK

Annette Labry / France

Teatr Tańca Zawirowania / Warsaw, Poland
Nothing but blue

Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Tue Nov 04, 2008 2:50 am ]
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Some background information about Lublin:




At only 175 kilometers from Warsaw, Lublin is not only worth visiting solely for its monuments. It is a centre of one of the eastern provinces of Poland, and with a population of 350,000 it is the biggest Polish city east of the Vistula River.

Lublin is located on the Lublin Upland. The Bystrzyca river divides the city into two diverse parts: the western side is made up of undulating hills with a number of interesting valleys and gorges; while it is flatter on the eastern side. The city has great possibilities for recreation for western visitors with its blend of tradition, rural crafts, and a large lake and several forests to wander through.

more information from:

Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:29 am ]
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Krisztián Gergery Company / Hungary: "There is no place like paradise...
Contemporary dance-ritual"

The attractive festival website is up and running, now in English and Polish:

Alongside the performances are four seminars, taken by Joanna Szmajda and someone called Stuart Sweeney, on the theme of "Dance and Fine Art" in line with the focus of the Festival performances this year. Also there are classses each day taken by dancers and choreographers from the visiting companies, a photography exhibition and a Dance on film strand.

Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Fri Nov 07, 2008 8:11 am ]
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Old town, Lublin

From the Stay.Poland website:

Lublin is undoubtedly worth a visit, even if it attracts fewer tourists than Krakow or Warsaw. Over the centuries it saw Polish and Jewish cultures harmoniously coexisting while the city’s fibre developed. The remnants of Lublin's past deserve exploration, even if the sprawling suburbs might at first restrain you from going deeper. Overcome the temptation of bypassing Lublin, its Old Town is charming, though a little decayed. Besides this, the city offers other attractions, including a wild nightlife and a multitude of friendly restaurants and cafes.

Stuart adds: "Hmm....note to self: must ask about this "wild nightlife""

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