NInA opens up!
Friday, May 29th
The festivities will open on Friday with an official ceremony and a screening of an audiovisual portrait of NInA’s past and current activities, a walk down memory lane movie depicting NInA’s history and mission amidst the transformations that shook the world of media and culture in the past 10 years. The film was written and directed by Piotr Stasik, the man behind multiple award-winning film projects, including a documentary on Tadeusz Rolke and educational films created for the School Musicotheque project.
In the evening, in our new multifunction auditorium, we’ll be holding a small, intimate performance of the works of Aleksander Nowak, a young Polish composer, including NANINANA commissioned by the Institute with this particular event in mind. The brilliant orchestra will perform under the direction of Marek Moś. The first day of the celebrations will close out with a dance party led by DJ Wika, a name that should be familiar to music fans from Warsaw, who will be accompanied by Burn Reynolds, a rising star on the local DJ scene. The dancefloor will be rocked by only the greatest hits from the 1980s and 1990s, but don’t fret, we’ll hear plenty of more modern music as well.
Saturday, May 30th
The second day of the festivities will be graced by a performance by Maciej Grzybowski, one of Poland’s most pre-eminent pianists and chamber musicians. During the recital, Grzybowski will play Chopin, Ravel, Mozart, and Tchaikovsky.
After the performance, the guests will be able to attend a movie marathon called Amateurs, Dreamers and Debutantes, featuring the most important movies that NInA either produced or digitally restored in the past couple of years. The programme features both feature films considered masterpieces of Polish cinematography, as well as recordings of theatre plays, and popular documentaries. The marathon will serve to demonstrate NInA’s agenda and mission and will also showcase the capabilities of our new auditorium: a well-furnished studio cinema that will be the heart of the new NInA offices.