CST / 6/06/2019 / 3 SPECTACLES: “THE DOUBTS AND REFLECTIONS OF EVE” / “FEEL FREE NOT TO ESCAPE FROMM” / “KARAOKE” / KOSIERADZKA / STERCZYŃSKA / CIESIELSKI

Thursday May 2nd, 2019 / News

6.06.2019 / 7 p.m.

3 SPEKTAKLES:

THE DOUBTS AND REFLECTIONS OF EVE /

FEEL FREE NOT TO ESCAPE FROMM /

KARAOKE

Where: Dance Art Center in Warsaw / The Mazovia Institute of Culture / 12 Elektoralna Street

1 ticket allows you to see 2 spectacles

 

The doubts and reflections of Eve

A dance performance inspired by a poem by Adam Zagajewski “Spróbuj opiewać okaleczony świat” [Try exalting an injured world] and the biblical story of Eve. The theme of the performance is the contrast between the incredible beauty and harmony of the world and its sadness and brutality.

 

MARTA KOSIERADZKA

Graduate of the department of Graphic Design at the Warsaw Academy of Art in Warsaw and the Dance Department of the Artesis Royal Conservatory of Dance in Antwerp. She also studied at the Institute for Dance Arts w Linz. Co-author of numerous video dance projects presented at many international festivals. In 2017, her film entitled City tissue was awarded with the Grand Prix in the competition: “1 Page, 1 Look, 180 Seconds” organised by the Polish Dance Theatre. Author of performances staged as part of the Zawirowania Dance Academy. Currently, she collaborates with the Zawirowania Dance Theatre where she runs classes in contemporary dance and created her own shows.

 

The Feel free not to escape Fromm performance was inspired by a short story by Sławomir Mrożek entitled “Daję ci czas do południa…” [You have time until noon…] and Escape from Freedom by Erich Fromm. It all began with the short story by Mrożek. When dance entered the scene everything turned upside down and multiplied to the verge of breathlessness. Thus a space for Fromm’s Escape from Freedom was made. In the meantime also movement took the stage and the result was a multitude of ways of seeing the world from the perspective of dance and a choreographic microcosm.

 

AGNIESZKA STERCZYŃSKA

Dancer, choreographer, culture theoretician. Graduate of MA studies in choreography at the G and K Bacewicz Academy of Music in Łódź and Culture Studies at the University of Warsaw, at the Institute of Polish Culture. The author of the first ever academic paper on Gaga – Gaga – nowy rodzaj tańca? [Gaga – A New Type of Dance?]. She trained at the Warsaw Dance Department and completed a Course in Stage Choreographu in Kraków. She participated in the New Dance Lab run by Maria Stokłosa. Was a member of the experimental Grupa Z and a partnering group Oddaj Ciężar headed by Karolina Kroczak. In 2018, she spent a month in Tel Aviv, taking part in Gaga/people and Gaga/dancers classes (along with the members of the Batsheva Dance Company).

 

KARAOKE

Karaoke is a dance version/artistic attempt at applying the mechanism of the Japanese pastime to comment on the condition of contemporary man. The everyday life of humans seem to be idled away on copying, repeating, substituting oneself every time with a more interesting version of oneself. As Dubravka Ugrešić wrote, karaoke offers the opportunities of “transformation, metamorphosis and teleportation (…)”, it permits an escape “from the authentic me. ME became boring and belongs to a different culture. The culture of narcissism has mutated into the karaoke culture”.

 

TOMASZ CIESIELSKI

Performer, dancer, dance researcher working primarily in Łódź and Warsaw. Member of the CHOREA Theatre Association. Also collaborated with Rob Hayden, Tomasz Rodowicz, Mikołaj Mikołajczyk, Wojtek Mochniej and Anna Piotrowska. Scholar of the Alternative Dance Academy (Stary Browar Nowy Taniec). Author of the book Taneczny umysł. Teatr ruchu i tańca w perspektywie neurokognitywistycznej [The Dancing Mind. Movement and Dance Theatre in the Neurocognitive Perspective] and co-editor of the book Strategie choreograficzne. Nowe perspektywy [Choreographic Strategies. New Perspectives]. PhD candidate at the Drama and Theatre Department of the University of Łódź.