8/10/2018 / PREMIERE PERFORMANCE: frau blush / HOTELOKO movement makers/Agata Życzkowska/Wojciech Grudziński

Tuesday September 25th, 2018 / News, Program 2018

8.10.2018 / 19:00
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Concept / direction / dramaturgy: Agata Życzkowska
Choreography: Wojciech Grudziński

Choreographic cooperation: Magdalena Przybysz
Execution: Wojciech Grudziński / Katarzyna Kafel / Agata Życzkowska

Graphics: Maciej Bychowski
Production: Fundacja Rozwoju Teatru ‘NOWA FALA’ / HOTELOKO movement makers

Partners: Dom Kultury Kadr / Teatr BAZA / Fundacja Artystyczna PERFORM
The project co-finances the capital city of Warsaw

Media patronage: portal taniecPOLSKA.pl, TVP Kultura, RDC, e-teatr, miesięcznik TEATR, teatrdlawas, TANIEC, teatralia.com.pl, Warsawholic, Notes na 6 tygodni, Going.




A dance performance engaging in a dialogue with the reality of the 21st century where the woman and her different faces are the subject of a debate. It offers a view on femininity as told from a number of points of view. It talks about the significance of social roles that are inscribed to or assumed by us. The frau blush show is an attempt to touch upon the issue of how crucial are on one hand our self-image and, on the other, the image of ourselves we show to other people. What is the significance of a conscious mind and our focus in life and what is the significance of the subconscious mind and the behaviours we are trained to assume in the course of the socialization process initiated at birth. What impact do different social groups that we are part of have on us, and how do our own personal experiences and the path of life we are modelling for ourselves direct us? The show is a combination of performance art, contemporary dance and new choreography made up of different stories. Not only for women

The performance contains nudity.


“What is your most beautiful experience connected with femininity?

How much of your mother do you see in yourself?

What terms do you associate with women?



flower, gaze, the pink hue of the dawn, cheek


flower: rose, avant-garde, elite, crème de la crème

gaze: point of view, vision, attitude, opinion, orientation

cheek: humiliation, faux pas, offence, insult

rosy cheeks: berries, chubby, dumpling, bun

pink: bright, positive, favourable, promising

to make someone blush, to blush

to feel ashamed or shy”.

Agata Życzkowska


“The women have a point”.

Wojciech Grudziński


The performance features a fragment of an article by Emilia Cholewicka Balet jest kobietą. Rola płci w edukacji tanecznej i na rynku tańca. Perspektywa stolicy w kontekście ogólnopolskim” (in: Taniec w Warszawie – społeczeństwo, edukacja, kultura. Wydawnictwo pokonferencyjne Centrum Sztuki Tańca w Warszawie 2018, ed. Hanna Raszewska-Kursa, Fundacja Artystyczna PERFORM, Fundacja Rozwoju Teatru ‘NOWA FALA’, Warszawa 2018).



Actress, performer, director, dramaturge and producer. A graduate of the Acting Department of the L. Schiller Łódź Film School (2001). Since the very start of her career she was interested in the physical theatre, she took part in projects by Eugenio Barba and Odin Teatret (Denmark). She performed in many shows collaborating with choreographers and directors such as Jérôme Bel (a Polish version of The Show Must Go On), Anna de Manincor/ZimmerFrei, Thomas Harzem, Iwona Kempa, Paweł Paszta. Winner of the H. Konieczka award For Best Young Actress in the season 2002/2003 and an award for her performance of Venticelli in Amadeusz directed by Waldemar Zawodziński, in which she also was the director’s assistant, and a team award during the I Festiwal Prapremier festival in Bydgoszcz in 2002 for Rodzina Wampira directed by Paweł Szkotak (where she also worked as the director’s assistant on this show).

Former Editor in Chief of the social and cultural periodical RAZEM. Świat w naszych oczach [TOGETHER. The world through our eyes] (2003-2007). She collaborated with the Ciało/Umysł Foundation as coordinator and producer of the Ciało/Umysł Festival and the Warsaw Dance Stage (2011-2013). She ran a number of educational and cultural project for youth in collaboration with Magdalena Przybysz and Dawid Żakowski. Chairperson of the Theatre Developement Foundation ‘NEW WAVE’ (since 2009) and the director of the Dance Art Center in Warsaw (since 2017). Founder of the HOTELOKO movement makers Dance Company (2011) where she produced, directed and starred in a dozen or so shows. She directed four performances in collaboration with Magdalena Przybysz: frau/mujer/femme (2016), #moiprzyjacieletancza (2016), Absolutely Fabulous Dancers (2017), INSTA SHOW (2018) and a spectacle for children and young adults entitled DARKLENA (2018) in collaboration with Wojciech Grudziński.




Organizers: Fundacja Artystyczna PERFORM, Fundacja Rozwoju Teatru ‘NOWA FALA’ / HOTELOKO movement makers

Project partner: Dom Kultury Kadr

Cooperation: Centrum w Ruchu, Fundacja Burdąg, Fundacja B’cause, Fundacja Ciało/Umysł, Fundacja Ciało się, Fundacja Movementum/Warsaw Dance Department, 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, RDC, e-teatr, miesięcznik TEATR, Teatr dla Wszystkich, Teatralia.com.pl, TANIEC, Warsawholic, Notes na 6 tygodni, Going.

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