PROGRAMME 2017 / ART PRESENTATIONS
The programme of the CST Dance Art Centre offers a comprehensive survey of the contemporary dance in its broadest spectrum: it includes dance improvisation, shows based on structure, art installation work, interdisciplinary shows, performance art shows. After every performance a conversation will take place between the artists and the audience. In 2017 the performances will take place every Monday from September till December. In the coming years, the programme will be developed to embrace other spheres such as education, animation, theory and critique of dance.
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.
26.09. 2016 / TUESDAY
THE EYE OF THE CYCLONE: 07:00 pm / “Bataille and the dawn of new days”/ Anna Godowska / Sławek Krawczyński
Script and direction: Sławek Krawczyński
Choreogarphy: Anna Godowska
Dancers: Aleksandra Bożek-Muszyńska, Natalia Dinges, Paweł Grala, Bartosz Ostrowski, Łukasz Przytarski, Zofia Tomczyk
Music and sound engineer: Peter Łyczkowski
Production: Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk
Cooperation: Fundacja Ciało/Umysł, 20. Międzynarodowe Spotkania Teatrów Tańca, Centrum Kultury w Lublinie
Premiere: maj 2016 | Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk | Poznań
The project was realized within the framework of the scholarship of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage
Duration: 60 min.
For years the Krawczyński/Godowska duet has worked to develop enhanced methods to pursue theatre work and dance on the basis of Carl Gustav Young’s analytical psychology and Arnold Mindell’s process oriented psychology. In their new project the stage director and choreographer draw on the work of George Bataille, a dissenter, precursor of Modernism, creator of “literature of transgression”.
Six dancers, following the Bataille’s recommendations, analyse the way of their own socialization. In order to reach the regions where language fails, the artists must allow themselves to act aimlessly and disinterestedly. They must strive after the impossible, regain their lost spontaneity and revive the necessity in themselves to overstep principles.
Concentration on inner experience lets the artists balance on the border of the reality and dream, to depart from reality rooted in norms and rationality. Their work with the subconscious refuses to obey reason and looks for alternative solutions. In this conflict, the actors gradually construct their roles. They start with social conventions to reach ecstasy.
Battaille created visions of alternative social and existential worlds using words but he always maintained that real life is beyond the sphere of language. Dance seems to be the best medium to embody his postulates. Does it sound like a utopia? A lot depends on our shaking the conviction that we live in the best of the worlds, and discovering a beginning of joint action in movement.
After the performance we invite you to a meeting with artists
The meeting will lead: Hanna Raszewska-Kursa
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