Obara International – Invitation To One Soothing Cruise

This Friday May 29th, 2015, the outstanding Maciej Obara’s international quartet invites you to cruise along The River Thames in London:

At 8.15 pm, ‘A Cruise Down the Absurd’ is your live boat experience. The quarter will be playing with Gideon Reeling, “Purveyor of Bespoke Interactive Theatre Experiences”.

Taking inspiration from Mareek Piwowski’s cult film The Cruise (1970) and its absurdist humour with A Cruise Down the Absurd, guests will be treated to the laugh-out-loud interactive performance created by immersive UK theatre group GideonReeling, sister company of world-famous Punchdrunk. 

Once upon a time, concerts were given to Kings and Queens; this time the waves of the River Thames shall shake for the sake of a Jazz Legend

As Obara International is giving a musical tribute to the Polish composer Krzysztof Komeda, famous for his numerous movies soundtrack from the 1960’s and 1970’s.

The cast are hugely talented in creating immersive performance and Gideon Reeling will bring their particular brand of comedic interactive theatre onboard a vintage cruiser for the duration of the evening.
A fun reimagining of the film The Cruise, this comedic romp of a party will keep a keen eye on 2015 and the current political landscape.

Gideon Reeling’s characters will play deck games and hold comedy discussion groups, offer a three legged dancing competition, dress the guests up for a masquerade ball, form human pyramids, and more.

The guests will be invited to sign away their rights with the officials, interview for a job as part of the crew, all while trying to work out just who they’ve appointed to be in charge of it all.

The performance will be accompanied by live music, inspired by the Polish film music from the 60s and 70s, plus a DJ set presenting a mixture of 70s party music, film and comedic music.

One of the brightest and most acclaimed musicians of the young European jazz scene,

Polish composer and alto saxophonist Maciej Obara will lead Obara International to perform some new, specially comissioned works.

Obara is a saxophone player who proves that jazz music can join the unconstrained energy and open musical forms at the same time remaining coherent and engrossing.

Since 2012, Obara has been touring extensively around the world presenting his music at the most important jazz festivals, such as

London Jazz, Molde Jazz, Tokyo Jazz, Jarasum Jazz, Jazz souls les pommiers, Akbank jazz, Skopje Jazz, and many others, receiving enthusiastic reviews

You’ll have the pleasure to discover more about him through an upcoming exclusive interview.

The KINOTEKA: Closing Night Gala – The Cruise (Film & River Cruise),  presented by the Polish Cultural Institute in London in partnership with Pola Arts Foundation and DFDS Seaways and co-financed by the Polish FilmInstitute,

Is aleady sold out: this event is highly anticipated.


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