Wawel Royal Castle
Saturday, June 8, 2019, 9:00 PM
Slavic Game of Thrones
9th century. Chieftain Krak becomes king of a new state and founds a stronghold named Kraków in his honour. The wise ruler is supported by his son and daughter, Lech and Wanda. Meadows gradually turn to pasture and forests to fields. But when axes reach a sacred grove, ancient Slavic nature deities have had enough and Kraków is invaded by a huge dragon. The terrified people offer sacrifices, while the king and his retinue search for ways of defeating the monster.
Fascinated by worlds spun by J.R.R. Tolkien, J.K. Rowling and George R.R. Martin, we often forget about our own mythology: proto-Slavic gods, deities, heroes and beasts. Now there is a perfect opportunity to discover it and play our very own game of thrones! On 8 and 9 June, Wawel Hill presents Jakub Roszkowski’s multimedia spectacle Dragon! commissioned by the Juliusz Słowacki Theatre.
(Justyna Skalska, “Karnet” magazine)