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Nguyen Viet Trung, photo: Tiger Hai Photography

As part of the continuation of the Asia Programme’s activities in Vietnam, as well as the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of Poland regaining independence, in late November the Vietnam National Academy of Music in Hanoi will host three concerts featuring pieces by Polish and Vietnamese composers.

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Still from the film Knife in the Water, dir. Roman Polański, 1961, photo: KADR Film Studio / National Film Archive/www.fototeka.fn.org.pl

The Poland Film Festival in Tokyo has already become a fixed point in the calendar of annual film events taking place in Japan’s capital. The Festival, whose 7th edition will be held in November 2018, every autumn treats the Japanese audience to a showcase of the most outstanding works of Polish cinema.

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Sinfonia Varsovia, photo: Mirosław Pietruszyński

In November 2018, after the concert tour in China, the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra will visit South Korea. Two concerts performed by the musicians in Ulsan and Seoul will be an important part of the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of Poland regaining independence.

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Still from the film On the Silver Globe, 1987, dir. Andrzej Żuławski. Featuring Jerzy Grałek and Iwona Bielska, courtesy of Studio Filmowe Kadr/Filmoteka Narodowa/www.fototeka.fn.org.pl

This November and December moviegoers in Hong Kong will have a chance to watch the screenings of classic Polish films.

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Nenukko, collection Full Circle, photo: press release

Nenukko is the first Polish brand to present its collection at the Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo, one of the world’s most prestigious industry events. The brand received the support of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute as part of the programme Let's Exhibit! 2018.

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A scene from the performance One Gesture directed by Wojtek Ziemilski, photo: Kobas Laksa

For the third time a Polish theatre company will present their production at the Wuzhen Theatre Festival. On 26th-28th October, the show One Gesture by Warsaw’s Nowy Theatre will be staged at the sixth edition of the event.

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The Harvest by the Polish Dance Theatre, dir. Igor Gorzkowski, photo: Andrzej Grabowski

The Harvest, a performance by the Polish Dance Theatre, will be staged on 21st and 22nd October 2018 in Shanghai. The event is part of the Polish focus at the China Shanghai International Arts Festival, organised on the occasion of the centenary of Poland regaining independence.

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Sinfonia Varsovia, photo: Andrzej Świetlik

The Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra with German soloist Anne-Sophie Mutter under the baton of Maestro Krzysztof Penderecki will perform in eight cities across China. The tour will mark the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of Poland regaining independence.

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Monika Borzym, photo courtesy of the artist

Five Polish jazz bands of the younger generation will tour China as part of the Jazz Po Polsku project. Performances in China feature: Monika Borzym Quintet accompanied by Fusion String Quartet, Tomasz Chyła Quintet, EABS, High Definition Quartet and Rafał Sarnecki Quintet.

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Agnieszka Kalinowska, The Fence, 2009, photo: Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien / Lisa Rastl, courtesy of the artist

Two Polish artists, Agnieszka Kalinowska and Rafał Milach, as well as the curator and art critic Sebastian Cichocki will take part in this year's Gwangju Biennale in South Korea.

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A scene from the performance Runway, choreography: Karolina Kroczak, Zawirowania Dance Theatre, photo: Kasia Bąba

In August 2018 the artists of the Zawirowania Dance Theatre participated in the New Dance for Asia Festival in South Korea, where they presented the show Runway, conducted dance workshops and delivered a lecture.

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A scene from the performance Humanoid directed by Agata Puszcz, Polski Theatre in Bielsko-Biała, photo: Dorota Koperska

In August 2018, Chinese theatregoers had the opportunity to watch two productions performed by the Polski Theatre company from Bielsko-Biała: Humanoid directed by Agata Puszcz and Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya directed by Waldemar Śmigasiewicz staged in Tianjin and Hangzhou.

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Still from the game Apocalipsis, photo: press release / Punch Punk

Polish game developers for the second time presented their productions at the largest industry event in China: China Digital Entertainment Expo and Conference (ChinaJoy) held in Shanghai. Between 3rd and 5th August 2018, ChinaJoy hosted some of the most interesting indie game development studios from Poland.

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Adam Kupaj, Michał Bieliński and Konrad Michalak in the performance The Promised Land, directed by Remigiusz Brzyk, Kazimierz Dejmek Nowy Theatre in Łódź, photo: HaWa

At the turn of June and July 2018, the performance The Promised Land based on Władysław Reymont’s novel and directed by Remigiusz Brzyk was presented at the Beijing People’s Art Theatre. It was the third Polish production staged at the International Theatre Festival hosted by this prestigious Beijing’s venue.

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NeoQuartet, photo: Małgorzata Popinigis

Polish string ensemble NeoQuartet, specialising in the performance of contemporary music, returned to Asia with a series of concerts.

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Stanisław Słowiński Quintet, photo: A. Słowińska

At the turn of May and June 2018, Stanisław Słowiński Quintet returned to tour China. The Kraków-based band gave 15 concerts in several cities, including Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Xi’an. The shows were part of the Jazz Po Polsku project promoting improvised Polish jazz music abroad.

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Maciej Nowicki during his workshops Tastes of Wisła: Four Seasons at the Museum of the King Jan III's Palace in Wilanów, photo: Michał Falkiewicz

Polish culinary art once again was presented during the Jeju Food & Wine Festival, held on Jeju Island in South Korea from 9th to 20th May 2018. This time Maciej Nowicki, Head Chef in the Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanów, revealed the secrets of old Polish cuisine to the Korean audience.

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