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Wrocław has felt the FLOW of the European Capital of Culture

Nearly 140 thousand residents of Wrocław have felt the Flow. Over the whole Friday and Saturday, the squares and boulevards by the River Odra were full of the residents of Wrocław who were taking part in the events and festivals organised as part of the European Capital of Culture, including the Flow, that is, happenings, performances, dancing and music spectacles that were artistically illustrating the culture and remarkable history of the city and its residents. The Flow's finale was the evening multi show – the history of Wrocław in four acts delivered by 300 artists and 45 floating crafts. The vivid spectacle by the River Odra was watched by 50 thousand residents of Wrocław. It was yet another weekend in June saturated with amazing events comprising the rich programme of the European Capital of Culture Wrocław 2016.

Spectacular finale by the River Odra
On Saturday evening, the residents of Wrocław watched an incredible music and light spectacle presenting 60 years of the history of Wrocław starting from the pre-war time, through the period of destruction and displacement and ending with rebuilding and the full flourishing of the city and integration of its residents. Six hundred people, 4 large ships, and 41 sailing boats were involved in the Flow's Cantata. What is more, 500,000 kg of technical equipment was located inland for the purposes of the show. The Flow finale was an amazingly spectacular music and light event. Four composers (Udi Perlman, Amir Shpilman, Jiri Kabat, and Paweł Romańczuk) worked together with four orchestras in order to create the Flow's Cantata. In total, 300 artists performed on the stage erected by the River Odra and the spectacle was watched by 50 thousand viewers not only by the River Odra, Dunikowskiego Boulevard, and the Peace Bridge but also, thanks to online streaming, on four screens located in the city centre. 

A whole day to the rhythm of the Flow
The evening multi show was the finale of an artistic performance lasting whole day long, which was filled with artistic events and attractions designed for the residents of Wrocław and guests of the European Capital of Culture Wrocław 2016. Thousands of people were moving between four spaces located in the city centre, which were full of dancing, performances, and interactive events. The Taste Zone or otherwise “Marmalade” gained huge popularity; the event was a theatrical and musical account of family memories given in the beautiful scenery of the Botanic Garden. Whereas at the Uniwersytecki Square, Ukrainian artists and foreign residents of the capital of the Lower Silesia were telling stories of multiculturalism and openness of Wrocław. In all the Flow Zones, there were artists from Wrocław, the whole Poland, Germany, Ukraine, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, and Israel. The Flow was directed by Chris Baldwin, the performance curator of the ECoC. 

The whole June in Wroclaw
The Flow and other events, that is among others, the Festival of Good Beer, concerts in the Goethe-Institut Pop-Up Pavilon, and events that have received micro grants, which are taking place in ECoC Parks, are merely the halfway point of the whole European Capital of Culture Wrocław 2016. We are still to witness almost half a thousand of cultural events. Only in June, we have planned a mega show at the Wrocław Stadium (“The Spanish Night with Carmen – Zarzuela Show” – 18 June), a summer Play-off of the European Literature Night (19 June), Coalition of the Cities for the Culture – Szczecin (17-19 June), the SURVIVAL Art Review (24-28 June), opening of the Museum of Contemporary Art in the Four Domes Pavillion, the street Festival of White, the exhibition “Church. Beauty and Kitsch / the Architecture of the 7th Day” (27 June – 28 August), and the concert of David Gilmour at Wolności Square (25 June).

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