SPEAKING CONCERT is an original concert series of the Art Factory Foundation. Each programme is devoted to a specific theme, presenting both the work under discussion and its composer in a historical and cultural context. We combine the performance of music with brilliant commentaries by the charismatic conductor Marcin Sompoliński and original films and presentations.

What do Speaking Concerts look like? Like a real… investigation!

The cancan – a symbol of dancing Europe in the 19th century. A symbol of breaking moral barriers, and for some a sign of bad taste… One thing is certain – to this day the cancan functions as a sign of crazy fun and the French cabaret Moulin Rouge. However, the cancan revolution would not have been possible if it had not been for the earlier events taking place in ballrooms. After all, we should not forget that the first signs of moral freedoms were brought by the waltz, the phenomenon of which we are still observing today. The latest speaking concert about turning heads tells the story of a dance that revolutionized European customs.

We invite you on a journey to the land of the most popular 19th-century dances. The finale is of course the cancan from Jaques Offenbach’s operetta. In addition, the most famous waltzes, polkas and caddies by Johann Strauss father and son.


Joanna Horodko – soprano

Jacek Szponarski – tenor

Leszek Mazan – special guest

Marcin Sompoliński – conductor

ArtDance Group

Symphonic orchestra

Location: Auditorium Maximum of the Jagiellonian University, Krupnicza Street, Krakow, Poland
Date: 20.02.2022
Start:: 17:00
Price: 69-159 PLN

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Auditorium Maximum Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, Krupnicza, Kraków, Polska


69-159 zł EUR

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