However, it is to enable the Warsaw audience to meet more often and directly with IRENA JUN herself and her view of the poem’s interpretations, poetry and contact through reading together, “becoming” the poem in mind and heart. Such a living and to some extent improvised form of contact with the viewer and poetry arouses great interest in the audience. Our Poetry Cellar has a formula similar to, but slightly different than, “Salon”. It started its exploration of poems in the cellar in Żoliborz in Warsaw and until 2018 was a “wandering cellar” – in friendly places in this extraordinary district of our city. Admission to the meetings was and is free. This peculiar journey was under the patronage and organization support of the then Mayor of Żoliborz District, Krzysztof Bugla. The project “Piwnica Poetycka” is dedicated to Kalina Jędrusik, the twentieth anniversary of her departure, the atmosphere of the HOME of Kalina Jędrusik and Stanisław Dygat, as well as the atmosphere of the Żoliborz Houses!
2021 marks the 30th anniversary of Kalina Jędrusik’s death and the 90th anniversary of her birth.
We would like to recall, at least for a moment, revive the atmosphere of the houses of the pre-war Polish intelligentsia, give our guests courage and faith in the meaning and necessity of “self-expression”. In our Cellar, GENERATIONS meet, also culturally and environmentally different, they reach for thoughts and poems, emotions put aside, sometimes forgotten.
All this comes true and is included in the broader artistic and social project “Musicality for Life” initiated by Anna Bojarska in 1991, and since 1996, together with Marek Urbański, continued to this day. It is joined by wonderful and extraordinary creators.
It is carried out in stages in various Polish cities, from the day of Kalina Jędrusik’s death on August 7, 1991. He is faithful to the intentions of Stanisław Dygat’s saying “Musicality for life”, which tries to define the development of the ability to hear, to see special vibrations of human sensitivity, to feel the discovery, retain and develop unknown talents, promote young, gifted people. CELLARS WALKING AFTER ŻOLIBORZ, today meetings are reborn in Praga Południe and perhaps appear in other districts of Warsaw.