The 2017 Programme is divided into two cycles: MORZE MOŻLIWOŚCI (THE VAST SEA OF OPPORTUNITY) and OKO CYKLONU (THE EYE OF THE CYCLONE)
THE VAST SEA OF OPPORTUNITY
The shows and events presented in this particular cycle will feature various techniques and varying approach to contemporary dance. The performances in this cycle will aim to present different treatment of the modern dance techniques, premieres, young artists’ first appearances in the sphere of contemporary dance art and performance art; also included are presentations by acclaimed, well-known artists who cooperate with the younger generation, and, last but not least, performances and installation art events for children.
THE EYE OF THE CYCLONE
A Centre of stormy events. A Centre of important matters. A Centre that can sometimes be dangerous, shocking, astounding. The performances presented in this cycle undertake vital problems in very many differing ways. The artists use improvisation, construct tension/expression by means of micro-movements, make use of performative tools, combine various dance styles and various spheres of the arts: dance/theatre/film/visual arts – they employ video materials, put up installations or act in an empty space. One special trait connects the whole of the work by our artists: it is like the eye of the cyclone – it takes up crucial dilemmas, rough ones, sometimes ominous, intense and ultimate but very well-known to us all.
20 Nov. 2017 / 19.30
THE EYE OF THE CYCLONE: “HUNT” / Weronika Pelczyńska
Creation and performance: Izabela Chlewińska, Magdalena Fejdasz, Weronika Pelczyńska, Łukasz Przytarski
Conception and choreography: Weronika Pelczyńska
Conception and dramaturgy: Agnieszka Zawadowska
Costume, stage design: Monika Nyckowska
Light direction: Jacqueline Sobiszewski
Graphic design: Antonina Benedek
Producers: Maria Sapeta; Magdalena Pelczyńska-Korzun
Production: Fundacja Burdąg/Centrum w Ruchu
Partners: Komuna//Warszawa; De Soto Sp.z.o.o; PELTECH
Performance art spectacle “Hunt” presents a process of revealing the records of reality in contemporary bodies that are incessantly followed and tracked down. However, it is not the body and its biological existence that provide platform for our experience. Such place is our language by means of which our experiences are either verbalized or became inaccessible to us. We stop understanding the signals of our own body. It is under the surface of the language or outside its reach that bodies live and it is on the bodies that the inscriptions of fear are carved, illegible, impenetrable to us. Revealing the experiences of the body, hidden and excluded from the social discourse, is vital for the understanding of the reality in which the distribution and management of fear have become the standard of exercising power.
Contemporary government tactics also have to do with the spreading of fear of terrorist attempts and instigation of anxiety over invasion by “non-western foreigners”. Economically, we are in a state of permanent debtors and it is with apprehension that we bypass news about capitalist practices outside the western world. Continuation of class and race divides, not accepted by the spreading western system of values, makes us silent witnesses to all we would not want to accept. The subjects/bodies managed in this way have to negotiate with their own and someone else’s fear all the time.
“Human rights” conventions do not guarantee life without fear. Fear means guilt and is an inner problem of individual human beings. We internalize and inscribe in our bodies the sense of lack of values on accounts of the fear we feel. We want medicine and police to bring us peace, we want tons of psychoactive drugs and incessant invigilation. The primeval fear that we are born with is used and transformed into a political and social experience which (de)forms and transforms our bodies.
Everything that belongs to us and is private, is subject to politicization because it becomes a tool with which the people in power can interfere without restraint in our life. Culturally undisclosed and symbolically unuttered fear of birth that each mother and child has to deal with, is stolen and transformed into a trauma on which it is easy to build compensatory need for violence.
After the performance we invite you to a meeting with artists
The meeting will lead: Julia Hoczyk
Ticket 10 zł / available at the cashier DK Kadr and on the website DK Kadr: http://www.dkkadr.waw.pl/
Organizers: Fundacja Artystyczna PERFORM, Fundacja Rozwoju Teatru ‘NOWA FALA’ / HOTELOKO movement makers
Project partner: Dom Kultury Kadr
Cooperation: Centrum w Ruchu, Fundacja Burdąg, Fundacja Ciało/Umysł, Fundacja Ciało się, Fundacja Movementum, Fundacja „Myśl w Ciele” / Warszawska Pracownia Kinetograficzna, Fundacja Rozwoju Tańca „Eferte” / Mufmi Teatr Tańca, Fundacja Scena Współczesna / Teatr Tańca Zawirowania, Fundacja Sztuka i Współczesność, Fundacja Sztuki Tańca, Fundacja Tradycji i Transformacji Sztuki / Teatr Tańca NTF, Stowarzyszenie „Akademia Umiejętności Społecznych”/ Teatr Limen Butoh, Stowarzyszenie i Kolektyw Artystyczny Format ZERO, Stowarzyszenie Ja Ja Ja Ne Ne Ne / TukaWach, Stowarzyszenie Strefa Otwarta / Warszawski Teatr Tańca, Stowarzyszenie Sztuka Nowa
Media patronage: portal taniecPOLSKA.pl, TVP Kultura, e-teatr, RDC, teatr dla was.pl, miesięcznik TEATR
The project is co-financed by the City of Warsaw