The Small Mazurkas

Saturday 23 April 2016

11:00 – 17:00

Forteca, ul. Zakroczymska 12 (see on map)

 

The Small Mazurkas program 2016

 

11:00 Workshop playing Mazurkas by ear for the little ones

Instructor : Paula Kinaszewska

11:45 Mazovian games and activities for children

Instructors : Niewiński Band

12:30 Suzuki Violin School TUULEVIIUL from Tallinn (Estonia)

Instructors: Kristi Alas with students

13:15 The Greater Poland dances and games for children

Instructors : Romuald Jędraszak and Catherine Help-Liszkowska

14:00 Games and activities for children from Żywiec

Instructors : Przemysław Ficek, Marcin Blachura and Marta Blachura

14:45 Sung-fairytales of Kajka – Collective creation of songs and games – meeting for children and parents

Instructor: Kaja Prusinowska

15.30 Kapela Maliszów – melodies of foothills – a workshop for musicians from 12 years old

Instructor: Malisze Family

16:30 The FINTIKLUSZKI show – Folk crumbs

Performence by The Small Mi Theatre

 

More information comming soon.

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Kapela Maliszów – melodies of foothills – a workshop for musicians from 12 years old .

These workshops are actually a meetings with the Maliszów band, it is a great opportunity to exchange experiences with the family band, which is known to all lovers of traditional music in Poland, and recently also in the wide world. John Malisz will talk about the instruments from his own workshop. You will find out a lot about the role of particular instruments in the band and after that there will come a time for practical issues , that is playing . You will learn a few melodies from our foothills region including improvisation and ornamentation .In addition to violin , basses and other folk instruments will be acceptable .


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Śpiewobajki Kajki (Kajka’s Fairy-Tales Songs) – collective creation of games and songs – meeting for children and parents.

Improvised musical games for families directed to a chamber group of explorers.

Together with Kaja Prusinowska co-founder of the Theatre Listen by Ear, we will invent new games, recall the old one,seek and find. What is to find ? Surprise. Moreover we will try to sing picture and draw melodies . We are also planning a completely new plays from the primeval songs. The great bunch of magical assistents will help us among others Julia Owczarek http://cargocollective.com/juliethepirate ) as well as the kids!


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Games and plays for children from Żywiec

During the workshop we will learn a few games and highlanders plays .We will play on simple elderberry whistels and we will dance to the sounds of Beskid Mountains music.

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Wielkopolskie (Greater Poland ) dances and plays for children

Katarzyna Hełpa -Liszkowska and Romuald Jędraszak are working together for several years, leading all kinds of educational and artistic events or performing as a guests-experts in similar initiatives. They have to their credit several cycles of programs in Wielkopolska educational establishments (implemented , inter alia,by Pro Sinfonika working with the Poznan Philharmony)They play their roles at the dance houses organized by the House of Dance in Poznań and in many events in the country and abroad (mainly for the so-called Polish Houses in Vienna and Madrid)as well for the National Ethnographic Museum in Budapest. Recently they work together in another field – as an instructors in the Folk Team “Szamotuły” where next to the dance group of 40 children and 30 adults a band of five pipers is developing fast .

Romuald Jędraszak – bagpiper, musician and master of teaching on bagpipes, sierszeńkach[1], mazankach[2] and bound-up violins a brickleyer by proffesion . He started playing on bagpipes quite accidentally as an eleven year old boy with Stanislaw Grocholski – a old piper and manager of the pipers band in Poznan. In October 1971 he debuted at the second Tournament of pipers in Gołebino ,playing together with his colleague – violinist – Reni Dukat. Currently Romuald Jędraszak teaches in 5 centers: “Zamek” in Poznan, DK Stęszewo GOK in Połajewo, CK Czempiń and SCC in Szamotuły. The biggest advantage of teaching by Romuald Jędraszak is the efficiency and effectiveness . In just about one year newly formed band of pipers is ready to perform .Romuald Jędraszak is using the traditional methods of transmission the musical tradition which requires learning by ear , without knowing the notes .

Playing the bagpipes is his passion, he often says, “This is my lifeblood!.”

[1] Type od small bagpipe , with a single tuner , used mainly in Wielkopolska .
[2] Old Slavic 3 strings folk instrument similar in shape to violin

Katarzyna Hełpa -Liszowska – ethnologist and anthropologist, culture manager, choreographer and instructor of dance with 25 years of experience dancing and over 10 years experience instructor. Currently in the framework of her PhD studies at the University of Economics in Poznan she expands her knowledge and conducts research in the field of cultural conditions of development and intercultural management. She conducted numerous lectures, workshops and training in the field of traditional culture, Polish Cultural Heritage and their contemporary aspects in a mass culture. Moreover based on the assumption that “everyone can dance and everyone should” she eagerly reaches into folk dance during workshops with children, youth, adults and seniors, and people with physical and mental disabilities. She has worked in this field together with many institutions in the country and abroad, including Polish Institutes in Vienna, Madrid and Budapest. She was one of the instructor in the large project implemented by the Marshal Office of Wielkopolska called “School of leaders of local development” pursuing its own program “Dance can work miracles” based on the folklore of Wielkopolska.


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Workshop playing mazurkas by ear for the little ones

The easiest way to become a musician is by listening to live music and to try play it immediately – to play and sing at the same time. The best is to play by ear together with other musical people .

Shall we try ?

Paula Kinaszewska – an experienced actress, folk singer and violinist. She performs contemporary repertoire, as well as traditional songs and briskly dance tunes. As an actress she performs on the stage of : The Dramatic Theatre in Warsaw, formerly the Studio Theatre, the National Theatre and the Wybrzeże Theathe . She was awarded several times for her artistic achivements. She is a leader of Maryna C. and Parurore musical bands . More then that she is an art- social animator of events related to music,dance and meetings .

The mother of Leo, who plays on clarinet and recently appears on her concerts.

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Suzuki Violin School TUULEVIIUL from Tallinn (Estonia)

The idea of starting the children’s folk violin ensemble Tuuleviiul or Wind Violin was born over four years ago at the Music School of Vanalinna Hariduskolleegium to teach children in addition to classical music also Estonian folk music. The ensemble brings together more than 30 Estonian and Russian-speaking children, ages 3 to 19 from the Vanalinna Haridus Kolleegium and Lasnamäe Music Schools. Most of these children began their musical studies very early – as three, four, five or six-year-olds. We have performed at the XI Youth Song and Dance Festical, Old Town Days, the Viru, Märjamaa and Viljandi Folk Festivals, the St. Martin’s Fair, the Children’s Folk Festival in Järva County, the Kihnu Violin Festival, the Estonia 100 Folk Music Day, the international festival Fiulbaltica 2014 in Turku, Finland, and the Sommelo Festival in Finland. We have also given concerts at the Seaplane Harbour in Tallinn, Kloostri Ait, and the Coastal Folk Museum. We have performed together with other musicians as well, including folk singer Mari Pokinen, the Finnish pop-jazz zither player Ida Elina and others. Members of Tuuleviiul have successfully participated in Estonia-wide folk music competitions for instrumental students.

Kristi’s story:

As a teacher what has always been most important to me is that children’s love of music would grow during their instrumental education. When we started the Tuuleviiul ensemble some five years ago, I noticed already in the first lessons that folk music touches and speaks to children.  They enjoy the music of their ancestors and makes them want to keep on playing.  The variational and improvisational possibilities of folk music provide children musical freedom both in playing their instruments as well as in their own compositions.  And what is paramount: they develop an understanding of our musical mother tongue.

The children’s folk violinists’ ensemble Tuuleviiul is characterised by a spirited group of eager children and parents that unites playing instruments, music and friends.

Music is pure joy. Wishing you musical enjoyment

Kristi Alas

Teacher


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The FINTIKLUSZKI show ,The Small Mi Theatre folk crums.

FINTIKLUSZKI in the language of the inhabitants of the land Long Long Time Ago simply mean an ODDS and ENDS .Fintikluszki inscibed in the year of Oskar Kolberg are funny, witty, poignant forgotten anecdotes, customs, memories, poems and songs, gathered in a Traveling Stall with Stories . Fintikluszki resurrect the world of giants, domestic goblins morover they also reveal the secrets of creation of the Lark. The wealth of the universal folk wisdom shown by various forms of puppet theater, traditional toys, musical instruments, songs, brilliantly orchestrated by Karolina Cicha – the winner of the New Tradition 2013.

A performance for children from age 3 to 103 takes about 45 minutes.

 

 

Little Me Theather or else The Authorial Puppet Theatre of Sława Tarkowska is faithful to the tradition of wandering storytellers .Sława Tarkowska is an alumna of the Faculty of Puppet Art Theatre Academy , graduated fairy tale therapist.

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