Cascades of lights and colours, amazing animations and incredible Jean Michel Jarre's music merge together into this year’s performance “Sirens of Warsaw” at the Multimedia Fountain Park. On 1st May, 25 thousand citizens of Warsaw came to admire the opening show.
Stołeczna Estrada made sure that this year’s show at the Multimedia Fountain Park by the Vistula River is unique. Once again, one of the most recognised and spectacular attractions of Warsaw met high expectations of visitors and citizens of Warsaw. Over 25-thousand-strong audience gathered at Podzamcze to admire the show presented on an immense water screen, as well as breath-taking pyrotechnical effects.
Almost a million people, citizens of Warsaw and tourists, visited the Multimedia Fountain Park last year. I hope that, this season, the number of spectators will be equally impressive. - says Andrzej Matusiak, director of Stołeczna Estrada, which organises the event.
The storyline of the show is based on a modern interpretation of the most famous legend of Warsaw – the legend about a siren. Thanks to Paweł Piotr Przybył's animations we can follow a modern story about the capital of today, and its citizens. We see sirens of our days, young women of Warsaw, engaged in the city life.
The Multimedia Show also refers a story of one of the female heroes of the city – Krystyna Krahelska, a.k.a. “Danuta”. An ethnographer, poet, author of a song “Hej, chłopcy, bagnet na broń!”, participant of Warsaw Uprising – she died in very first days of the rebellion. Before the war had started, she sat for prof. Ludiwka Nitschowskia, who created a bronze statue of the Siren of Warsaw, which is still located by the Vistula River.
The musical layer of this year’s show was prepared by a renowned master of electronic sounds. Especially for Warsaw, Jean Michel Jarre has selected the most popular and the best-known compositions out of his repertoire. Coming to the Vistula River, you will be able to hear the cross-sections of his works, starting from the debut album “Oxygen”, through legendary “Equinoxe”, to the last CD “Electronica Vol 1: The Time Machine”.
- Warsaw is very close to my heart – says Jean-Michel Jarre. – This city knows how to use its past, without losing its modernity. I admire the way in which the history blends with the future. The energy, which you can feel in the city, is what distinguishes it from other European capitals.
You will be able to feel the power of Jean Michel’s Jarre music over the whole of the summer, each Friday and Saturday until the end of September. Admission is free.
The credits should also go to specialists responsible for programming of the fountains as well as other effects – the Multimedia Fountain Park would not work without them. It’s a masterpiece of Łukaz Kamil Ciscoń (OASE) and Bas Verstraelen (LIGHTLINE).
Schedule of the show “Mermaid of Warsaw” at the Multimedia Fountain Park:
Weekends of May, June, July and August: Friday – Saturday, 9.30 pm
Weekends of September: Friday – Saturday, 9 pm