„PRYWATKA Eastern Europeans Take On Movement”
ALEKSANDRA BORYS / WOJCIECH GRUDZIŃSKI
7.11.2019 / 7 p.m.
Where: Dance Art Center / The Mazovia Institute of Culture / 12 Elektoralna Street
In 1989, the first ever democratic election was held in Poland. Twenty years later Jerzy Buzek was elected the Head of the European Parliament becoming the first person from Eastern Europe to hold such a prominent position in the European Union. At the time, the musical tastes of another generation of Poles was shaped by the collections of tracks BRAVO HITS or POPCORN published by foreign labels.
Irrespective of the geographical latitude, people love people’s votes and poll that can reflect their opinions, tastes or be their pass to a world that they have no access to otherwise. The PRYWATKA Eastern Europeans Take On Movement performance deals with the clash of the Western civilisation with the reality of Eastern Europe that is critical towards it but accepts it sympathetically and uses it.
PRYWATKA is a hit parade consisting of the favourite tracks, memorised gestures and images it is a choreography of memories, a form of a staged report and an identity retrospective.
She works in the fields of choreography, ecology astronomy and cosmology. Graduate of the MA in Art and Science at Central Saint Martins/ University of the Arts in London, a BA performer at Codarts/ University of Arts w Rotterdam. She is also a graduate of the State Ballet School in Łódź.
In her artistic practice she conducts research on the relationship between the Earth/Man/Universe both on the scientific and cultural level. By combining a choreographic state of mind with visual art she creates installations that provide the audiences with the opportunity of experiencing a connection, the consequence of events. Aleksandra’s choreographic work focus primarily on movement research, physical capacity and the functionality of the human body in different environments.
In 2015, she received the Grażyna Kulczyk Research Grant for research in art and science and in 2019, she received an artistic scholarship from the Minister of Culture and National Heritage to continue her research, this time on the Polish Stone Circles and the related cosmology.