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May 19th, 14:00–16:00


  • The participants will start an international scandal! And then they will try to kiss and make up…  What will happen next? Is there any chance for peace after such a fight?
  • Cross-generational theatre education workshop for people of the East, the West, as well as those in the Middle (busy adults, active seniors and creative teenagers). The workshop will be run by Magdalena Jasińska and Agnieszka Zakrzewska (WOAK Toruń).
  • Maximum number of participants: 40.
  • Where: square in front of TWH.

May 20th, 10:00–12:00

Children write letters – workshop/installation

  • How do children perceive relations between the East and the West?
  • Workshops for children aged 6–13, which will be run by Agnieszka Zakrzewska and Magdalena Jasińska (WOAK Toruń).
  • The results of children’s work will be on display near TWH Small Stage throughout the Festival.
  • Maximum number of participants: 30.
  • Where: ul. Wilama Horzycy.

May 21st, 11:00–12:00 / 12.30–13.30

Gaga People

Open lesson
for a group of up to 30 people

Gaga is a movement language developed by Ohad Naharin (Batsheva Dance Company, Tel Aviv, Israel).
It is about gaining self-awareness through your body and its involvement in all kinds of instinctive movement by adding flexibility and agility. Gaga classes are based on improvisations that stimulate imagination and creativity. The teacher performs the moves together with the students throughout the lesson, which helps them to draw inspiration from the way he/she moves and sometimes accompanying or meeting the teacher realizing that you find yourselves at the same stage in your explorations.
Gaga People classes are intended for students who have not gone through training in any dance technique but show interest in exploring their body movements and thus developing their psycho-motor skills. The classes are designed for participants over 16.

Admission: 10 zł

(CKK Jordanki, Al. Solidarności 1-3)



  • Participants will be asked to bring two objects: one they associate with the East and the other with the West, for example: a photo, a cup, a fork, a book, etc. Let ordinary things tell us a remarkable story…
  • The workshops for seniors will be run by Magdalena Jasińska i Agnieszka Zakrzewska (WOAK Toruń), who will also prepare the installation.
  • The post-workshop installation will be on display on the ‘KONTAKT table’ throughout the Festival (square in front of TWH, Pl. Teatralny 1).
  • Maximum number of participants: 20.
  • Where: Pl. Teatralny 1.

May 23rd, 10:00–14:00

Independent 18-18admission by invitation only



East + West

  • What can you see? – activities based on interpersonal communication, shaping social skills, searching for common reference points and finding answers to questions related to the slogan of this year’s edition of the Festival.
  • Theatre education workshop for people of the East, the West as well as those in the Middle (busy adults, active seniors and creative youth) will be run by Agnieszka Zakrzewska and Magdalena Jasińska (WOAK Toruń).
  • Maximum number of participants: 25.
  • Where: CKK Jordanki, Al. Solidarności 1-3

May 24th, 10:00–14:00

Physical theatre – workshops for dancers

  • An intensive workshop in physical theatre which will consist of a series of physical exercises, movement and creative tasks as well as improvisations.
  • Intended for professional actors and dancers as well as people with dancing experience.
  • Where: CKK Jordanki, Al. Solidarności 1-3



City stages

  • Drama workshops for the participants of the Independent 18-18 project and students of the Aleksander Zelwerowicz Theatre Academy Directing Department in Warsaw.

Continuous events:

  • Contact machine – theatre education and hands-on workshop for students of Primary School no. 1 in Toruń. The workshop products will be installed in the courtyard of the school and displayed throughout the Festival (ul. Wielkie Garbary 9).


  • I like/do not like – 2 large boards will be made and mounted, each divided into two parts: one featuring a sign-post to the East (I like/dislike) and the other to the West (I like/dislike). Each passer-by will be invited to enter their preference. This interactive installation will be displayed throughout the duration of the Festival (Plac Teatralny 1).


  • Among us kids – a mini-exhibition prepared by Galeria i Ośrodek Plastycznej Twórczości Dziecka (Children’s Creative Art Centre and Gallery) compares children’s works created in different regions of our continent, often far distant from each other in Eastern and Western Europe. The paintings, cartoons and graphic works displayed next to each other and created by teenage artists from Belarus, France, Germany, Russia, Ukraine and Italy tell stories about things important to them, about the world that surrounds them. (Galeria i Ośrodek Plastycznej Twórczości Dziecka, Rynek Nowomiejski 17)


  • I have drawn… a thought-line-space – An exhibition of stage sets by Aneta Tulisz-Skórzyńska including designs, scale mock-ups, photographs and costumes from such productions as The Ring of the Great Lady or Ex-machina-Durejko by Cyprian Kamil Norwid (dir. Piotr Jędrzejas), Georg Büchner’s Woyzeck, Jean Baptiste Racine’s Phèdre, and Danuta Parlak’s Mrs Crow’s Hat directed by Laura Słabińska. (Galeria i Ośrodek Plastycznej Twórczości Dziecka, Rynek Nowomiejski 17)