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KONTRAPUNKT
one of the most vintaged theatre festivals in Poland, turning 48 this year.

KONTRAPUNKT
organised by City of Szczecin and co-hosted by Teatr Lalek „Pleciuga” (Pleciuga Puppets Theatre), Teatr Współczesny (Contemporary Theatre) and Ośrodek Teatralny KANA (KANA Theatrical Centre). The festival is an event integrating the whole artistic environment of Szczecin with theatre artists, writers and poets, fine and photography artists among them.

KONTRAPUNKT
exposes the latest trends and developments in Polish theatre. It confronts the achievements of recognised artists with interesting experiments by the emerging artists. Besides the Jury Awards, the general public gives out Grand Prix, the major prize of the festival.

KONTRAPUNKT
presents the diversity of theatre languages and styles what is underlined by its name „Kontrapunkt” (Counterpoint) introduced 18 years ago.

KONTRAPUNKT
most of all means meetings where the world of culture and arts can meet not only with exceptional spectatorship, but also with the scientists and theatre theorists. For a number of years the festival invites eminent personalities to take part in organised symposium that ends up with books documenting those sessions.

KONTRAPUNKT
invites to get entertained not only by theatre arts and craft of our neighbours from behind Oder. For many years the festival presents German performances and visual arts exhibitions. And for some of its editions a part of the festival event takes place in Germany: Schloss Brollin, Pasewalk, Greifswald. Since 2007 part of the KONTRAPUNKT festival has taken place in Berlin; Polish spectators can spend one day enjoying the contest performances on theatrical stages of the capital of Germany.

KONTRAPUNKT
is also an unexpected wayfaring through fascinating places that are not necessarily theatrical by a definition. During the festival’s latest editions theatre crossed over thresholds of a train engine old workshop, an unfinished office building and the Lentz neo-baroque villa. Theatre presentations and concurrent events take places near at all cultural institutions of Szczecin.

KONTRAPUNKT
brings out many events satysfying taste of the most demanding spectator. Besides theatre spectacles, the festival also offers concerts (including brave presentations of experimental music in co-operation with musica genera festival), meetings with theatre personalities, film projections, new book promotions.

KONTRAPUNKT
is also an exhibition gallery unrestricted by any exhibition space. In each festival presentation place one can see photography exhibitions, instalations and sometimes brave artistic visions of the formally undefined works. Also, there is organised an international photography plain-air with its effects later presented on a number of concurrent events.

KONTRAPUNKT
means evening discussions with artists and spectators meeting together in comfortable atmosphere of the festival club – KANA CELLAR. A wide offer of its bar and kitchen specialities adds up to the taste of the discussions.

KONTRAPUNKT
brings together over seven thousand spectators. And the majority of them are the young theatre lovers for whom the Szczecin festival is a forum for the most interesting events of theatrical Poland.

KONTRAPUNKT
brings together a hundred more and less known actors, directors and theatre critics and theorists. Big names, famous faces, respected pens and radio voices, but also budding artists. Many of those well known personalities started among beginners of the Small Theatre Forms Festival in Szczecin.