Chris Baldwin

Performance  Culture Transformations

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Przebudzenie (Spirits of Wroclaw)


17th January 2016


Second Movement -  "The Flow Quartet"


Opening Ceremony  - Wroclaw, European Capital of Culture 2016.


The Four Spirits of Wroclaw woke up (Przebudzenie) in different corners of the city. Gradually they made their way to the centre (Rynek) passing through streets, bridges and communities – all rebuilt since 1945.


Each Spirit had it's own name, personality and story: The Spirit of Flood, The Spirit of Many Faiths, The Spirit of Rebuilding, The Spirit of Innovation.


The event celebrated the integration of citizen artists, space, design/music and dramaturgy– the people and city being the story, the city as the story, the places through which the spirits moved as they told their own chapters and verses. 200,000 spectators in the streets and millions of viewers on TV and the internet.


Artistic Director: Chris Baldwin        

Spirits Design: Philippe Geffroy      

Composer: Paweł Romańczuk


Photos: Milosz Poloch, Maziarz Rajter, Filip Basara