Chopin Theatre toasts artist Bruno Schulz


By Zygmunt Dyrkacz, Chopin Theatre

Chopin Theatre presents "Galician Party,” a musical, visual and culinary celebration of the life and times of Bruno Schulz. The concert is the closing event of the After Schulz Conference (http://afterschulz.org/) whom, together with the Polish Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Chicago and Fundacja Tygodnika Powszechnego, co-sponsor the event Dec. 12 from 7:30pm to midnight at Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St.

The musical guests include:

Environmental Encroachment

Polkaholics

A Trio from Maxwell Street Klezmer Band with Tanya Melamed

Black Bear Combo

The event is a rare occasion to experience the multicultural environment of pre-WWII Galicia, in which Schulz produced his art; and the mutual influence and exchange between cultures, including Polish, Jewish, Ukrainian, German, Lithuanian, Belarussian and Gypsy, that was characteristic of this region. Because of the lack of natural borders, nationalities of those territories changed frequently and for most of people, the village was the epicenter of life.

The visual part of the "Galician Party" includes drawings by Bruno Schulz as well as the special interactive installation, "High Heels" by Krakow (Poland) artist Ania Kaszuba-Debska, inspired by the women of his life.

The evening begins with a complimentary reception featuring the multi-ethnic Galician foods of those times including vegetarian offerings.

This is a free event however reservations are required - available here.

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