The performance lasts one hour and is like one’s paging through an old family album. A shade of sepia, some crumbs of melancholy, a gram of nostalgia. And also a teardrop of sentimentalism, quite inevitable in such circumstances.

Paweł Głowacki, Dziennik Polski

The Fragrance of Time

Jerzy Zoń

The poetry and melancholy of street theatre kidnapped the audience and took it into the world of Zoń. The actors perform in fascinating fashion to the music of Tchaikovsky. This vivid story is full of hidden dreams and fears. (…) Instead of heavy intellectual scenes there is a gentle spontaneity and a stirring pleasantness in watching.

Urlich Schönborn, The Wonderful World of Mr Zoń, Nordwest-Zeitung, Oldenburg

The performance of the Polish theatre group was found very convincing during the summer festival in Siegen (…) after the show everyone understood why it functions as a flagship of the street theatre of Poland.

, The Fragrance of Time as a thrilling flood of images, Siegener Zeitung, Siegen

It is a nostalgic show with marvellous music by Tchaikovsky, well constructed, full of dynamism and movement.

Teresa Bętkowska, Przekrój, Krakow

It is the familiarity of a small town that the director of the show captured in a way that brings to mind the ambience mastered by Fellini in his movies.

Magda Huzarska-Szumiec, Chłopięcy świat, Gazeta Krakowska

The public expressed the enchantment with the poetics, the design, the space and a tremendous momentum of the show.

Tadeusz Szyłłejko, Gazeta Warmii i Mazur, Olsztyn

There is a huge cage, and inside it there is Jerzy Zon as a small boy. The word still smells of safety but it is already quite tempting. While flocks of feathered fears already scare him, another company of birds entices him with their twitter. Little Zon will go for it. He will leave the cage and slowly begin the tasting of life. (…) Because there are more and more fragrances around him. The fragrance of the parish house, the priest’s cassock, the smell of chalk, a blackboard, a cathedral and the first mischief at school. The smell of cavalry, horses and a true manhood. Then the fragrance of the basic passions of heart. Finally the fragrance of today (…).

Who knows? Maybe the big Zon decided to take a look at the small Zon who had not yet dreamed about the theatre? After all, the time of childhood is a fundamental period for an artist.

Paweł Głowacki, Dziennik Polski, Kraków

And everything played its role in this show: all the elements of the Main Square of Krakow detached all of a sudden from their pragmatic and obvious everyday functions: the Cloth Hall and the Town Hall, the trees, the street lamps, the paved space and the streets going away in different directions, the sky and the moon over the square. There was a moment when even the pigeons played their role (…). In a way we, the audience of the KTO, were also involved in the show. Initially the accidental passers-by, then the others, grasped by it and transformed into its participants within the magic circle of the Theatre that had come to us and for us to take us – for a moment into different worlds – strangely familiar, remembered from our childhood years and from our dreams.

Bronisław Maj, Rzeczpospolita, Warszawa

The actors presented a sensuous and amusing show accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s fascinating music.

Lippe Aktuell, Detmold

One of the most spectacular open-air productions by Jerzy Zoń, bearing reference to the enchanted world of a childhood filled with hopes and fears and inspired by the director’s life and the works of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Hugo Claus and Emil Zegadłowicz.

The show has been presented at over 60 festivals in 15 countries, including Brazil, Mexico, South Korea, Iran, Austria, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, France, Romania, Spain and Spain.

Script and direction:
Jerzy Zoń

Consultation:
Zbigniew Sułkowski

Music:
Piotr Czajkowski

Selection of music:
Jan Poprawa, Jerzy Zoń

Music arrangements for harmonica pieces:
Paweł Ostafil

Movement:
Krzysztof Jędrysek, Aleksander Kopański

Stage set and costume design:
Krzysztof Tyszkiewicz, Joanna Jaśko-Sroka

Stage set concepts:
Jerzy Zoń

Stage set production:
Robert Calikowski

Performers:
Karolina Kamińska, Paulina Lasyk, Justyna Orzechowska/Aleksandra Deka, Grażyna Srebrny-Rosa, Barbara Wysoczańska, Marta Zoń, Sławomir Bendykowski, Bartek Cieniawa/Jacek Joniec, Marek Gierat/Krzysztof Tyszko, Grzegorz Grochal, Tytus Grochal, Aleksander Kopański, Michał Orzyłowski, Adam Plewiński, Karol Śmiałek.

Premiere: June 6, 1997, Warsaw

Revival of the production: May 7, 2018, Krakow

Duration: 60 minutes

Lublin / Poland
4th Festival of Set and Costume Design “Stage Under Construction”
October 3, 2020
Mińsk Mazowiecki / Poland
12th Himilsbach Festival
September 13, 2020
Ostrołęka / Poland
11th InQbator Theatre Festival
September 12, 2020
Siedlce / Poland
13th Street Theatre Festival "Under the Sky"
September 7, 2020
Šalčininkai / Lithuania
Tarptautinis gatvės teatrų festivalis Šalčininkuose
September 21, 2019
Żary / Poland 
XXVIII Międzynarodowe Plenerowe Spotkania ze Sztuką Ż’Art
August 9, 2019
Ustka / Poland 
Festiwal Mistral
August 3, 2019
Jelenia Góra / Poland
37th International Street Theatre Festival
July 21, 2019
Timişoara / Romania 
FEST – FDR 2019
June 17-18, 2019
Vilnius / Lithuania 
XIII Kūlturos naktis
June 17-18, 2019
Łomża / Poland 
32nd International Theatre Festival VALISE
June 12, 2019
Prešov / Slovakia
53rd Akademyckỳ Prešov 2019
April 24, 2019
Gwangju / South Korea 
ACC Gwangju Fringe International
September 30, 2018
Seoul / South Korea 
16th Seoul Street Arts Festival
October 4-5, 2018
Warsaw / Poland 
26th International Street Art Festival
July 1, 2018
Kalisz / Poland 
XXV Międzynarodowy Festiwal Artystycznych Działań Ulicznych LA STRADA
June 17, 2018
Katowice / Poland 
24th International Theatre Festival A Part
June 10, 2018
Tehran / Iran
18th Fadjr International Theater Festival
January 28-29, 2010
Żary / Poland
XVIII Międzynarodowe Plenerowe Spotkania ze Sztuką
August 16, 2009
Zacatecas / Mexico
7th Festival Internacional de Teatro de Calle Zacatecas
October 24-25, 2008
Bełchatów / Poland 
XIV Jesienne Spotkania Teatralne z BAT-em
September 21, 2008
Turin / Italy 
7th Festival Teatro Europeo
June 3, 2007
Gwancheon / South Korea 
Gwacheon Hanmadang Festival
September 23-24, 2006
Goyang / South Korea
Heangju Culture Festival
September 30 - October 1, 2006
Gorzów Wielkopolski / Poland
September 2, 2006
Brunswick / Germany
IV Internationales Sommer Spektakel
July 1, 2005
Vienna / Austria
Krakau Tage in Wien
October 18, 2002
Valladolid / Spain 
III Festival Internacional Teatro de Calle de Valladolid
May 23-24, 2002
Hambach / Germany
XVIII Internationales Theatres Festival
September 14, 2001
Erfurt / Germany 
Malopolska Tage in Thüringen
October 6, 2000
Angers / France 
Festival de Rue Angers
September 8-9, 2000
Herford / Germany 
Theater auf des Strasse
August 17-18, 2000
Dülmen / Germany 
Dülmener Sommertheater 2000
August 15, 2000
Herten / Germany 
August 14, 2000
Unna / Germany 
Ein Sommer in Unna
August 10, 2000
Siegen / Germany 
Festival Reihe Internationales Straßenttheater
August 5, 2000
Detmold / Germany 
XII Detmolder Sommerbühne
August 4, 2000
Savigliano / Italy 
Grinzone Festival
July 20, 2000
Lubin / Poland 
IX Festiwal Teatrów Ulicznych „Sztuka na bruku 2000”
July 16, 2000
Troisdorf / Germany 
Theaterfestival Auf der Strasse
July 5, 2000
Brilon / Germany
Internationales Straßentheater
July 4, 2000
Schwerte / Germany
IX Festival Welttheater des Strasse
June 22-23, 2001
Tourcoing / France
Les Arts détonnants (en Festival de l’humour)
June 10, 2000
Krakow / Poland 
XXV Krakowskie Reminiscencje Teatralne
March 26, 2000
Kazimierz Dolny / Poland 
„Lato Filmów” Festiwal Filmowy i Artystyczny
August 7, 1999
Londrina / Brazil 
Festival Internacional de Londrina FILO
June 12-23, 1999
 Kiev / Ukraine
„Київ травневий” International Festival
May 28-29, 1999
Abbiategrasso / Italy 
IV Festival Internationale di mimo, pantomime e teatro di strada “La strade del Teatro”
May 22, 1999
Rybnik / Poland 
IV Festiwal Sztuki Teatralnej
April 25, 1999
Lublin / Poland 
III Międzynarodowy Festiwal Teatralny „Konfrontacje Teatralne”
October 17, 1998
Bydgoszcz / Poland
VII Off Prezentacje Teatralne
October 3, 1998
Lviv / Ukraine 
9th International Theatre Festival “Golden Lion”
September 20, 1998
Oldenburg / Germany 
XXI Oldenburg KulturSommer
July 20, 1998
Wałbrzych / Poland 
VI Książański Międzynarodowy Festiwal Teatrów Ulicznych
July 16, 1998
Jelenia Góra / Poland 
XVI Międzynarodowy Festiwal Teatrów Ulicznych
July 5, 1998
Görlitz / Germany 
Festival Görlitz
July 4, 1998
Gdańsk / Poland 
II Festiwal Teatrów Plenerowych i Ulicznych FETA
July 2, 1998
Lille / France
June 20, 1998
Holzminden / Germany 
V International Street Theater Festival – Holzminden
May 31, 1998
Legionowo / Poland 
IV Legionowskie Prezentacje Teatralne
May 14, 1998
Chojnice / Poland 
VI Międzynarodowy Festiwal Teatrów Ulicznych „O Maskę Pierrota’97”
July 27, 1997
Olsztyn / Poland 
II Letni Festiwal Teatralny
July 19, 1997
Amersfoort / Holland 
Etcetera Festival
July 9, 1997
Zamość / Poland 
XXII Zamojskie Lato Teatralne
July 6, 1997
Limanowa / Poland
June 22, 1997
Kalisz / Poland 
V Festiwal Teatrów Ulicznych „La Strada”
June 18, 1997
Warsaw / Poland 
V Warszawska Wiosna Teatralna Sztuka Ulicy
June 6, 1997

Sławek Bendykowski

Sławek Bendykowski

Bartek Cieniawa

Bartek Cieniawa

Aleksandra Deka

Aleksandra Deka

Marek Gierat

Marek Gierat

Tytus Grochal

Tytus Grochal

Grzegorz Grochal

Grzegorz Grochal

Jacek Joniec

Jacek Joniec

Karolina Kamińska

Karolina Kamińska

Aleksander Kopański

Aleksander Kopański

Paulina Lasyk

Paulina Lasyk

Justyna Orzechowska

Justyna Orzechowska

Michał Orzyłowski

Michał Orzyłowski

Adam Plewiński

Adam Plewiński

Grażyna Srebrny-Rosa

Grażyna Srebrny-Rosa

Karol Śmiałek

Karol Śmiałek

Krzysztof Tyszko

Krzysztof Tyszko

Barbara Wysoczańska

Barbara Wysoczańska

Marta Zoń

Marta Zoń

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