CST / 6/06/2019 / SPECTACLE: “KARAOKE” / TOMASZ CIESIELSKI

Tuesday May 14th, 2019 / Program 2019

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.