Memory of the City – Performative Walk

Grant from the Performa Foundation for the project “Memory of the City – Performative Walk”

What do a city and its residents remember today, when in the urban space there are no clear symbols (buildings, institutions)? What has remained in the tissue of the city and the memories of the residents, what reminds people of the city’s multicultural past, and the presence of Jews in that past? An attempt to answer these questions will be undertaken during a performance walk based on improvisation in the urban space organized by the Performa Foundation, with the participation of dancers and choreographers. The artists and audience will be accompanied by a guide and historian from the Jewish Museum of Częstochowa, who will highlight the history of selected places. The project will also include an exhibition of artistic photography presenting the 2021 edition of the event also supported within Grants Program (in the photo), as well as site-specific performances on the Old Market Square and at Ghetto Heroes Square. Additionally, workshops are planned with the GAGA contemporary dance technique, which has roots in Jewish culture. Through the project, the Foundation wants to symbolically reconstruct an image of prewar Częstochowa.