Multimedia Fountain Park in Warsaw.
The tale of the Basilisk brought crowds of Varsovians and tourists alike to the water screen. The fable was accompanied by a splendid show of colorful fountains along with spectacular music, leading the audience through a story of Warsaw. The premiere was witnessed by around 30 thousand people.
„Return of the Basilisk” to Podzamcze
It has become a tradition for our shows to refer to the Capital City’s legends and tales. The main character of this year’s spectacle is the Basilisk. In a dynamic display, with water choreography and spectacular music, the mythic creature travels in time, admires Warsaw metro and clashes with a deadly foe who descended upon him from a neon sign on the Constitution Square.
Not only could the audience of the inauguration event witness the adventures and struggles of the Basilisk on the water screen, but also his enormous form appeared on Podzamcze. The audience gasped in relief when it turned out to be a giant stone figure, installed on Podzamcze.
Varsovians enjoy fountains and shows which every year offer an unforgettable marriage of water, light and music. The final song of the Basilisk show, “Legends live in us”, composed by Piotr Rubik was sung by a soloist of the National Opera, Aleksandra Olczyk. The water show was complimented by a firework display.
Each year we prepare the Multimedia Fountain Park Show for long months with great care. We want to surprise the audience with new ideas. I hope that yesterday we accomplished this and that the season began in a truly theatrical style. And this is only the beginning of many interesting events on Podzamcze – many attractions await our audience – says Andrzej Matusiak, the director of Stołeczna Estrada which organizes the event.
Did the legendary monster manage to turn all Varsovians to stone? Will anyone defeat the dangerous Basilisk? Best to come to Podzamcze in the evening and see for yourselves.
Multimedia Fountain Park Schedule (from Friday to Saturday):
08:30 – fountains launch
16:00 – water show using all nozzles (no lights, laser display or music)
22:30 – fountains stop operation
19th of May – 12th of August – every Friday and Saturday – 21:30
18th of August – 30th of September – every Friday and Saturday – 21:00
Multimedia Fountain Park is situated on Podzamcze, at Skwer 1 Dywizji Pancernej WP between streets: Boleść, Wybrzeże Gdańskie, Sanguszki and Rybaki in Warsaw New Town.
Stołeczna Estrada is the organizer of the Multimedia Fountain Park shows.