The choreography “Naj” refers to the situation in our society where we need to fulfill inexpressible requirements or create certain images which are written down by mass media in the beauty canon. Flawless beauty, perfect housewife, invincible strength, super husband…As a result of this pressure, we are getting lost and we lose our identity-whatever that means to us-manhood, femininity, what makes us unique… We witness the fall and are passive, even when we fall again…Do we have courage to be individual?
By the way, “Naj” read backwards gives Jan. Jan Szczepanik (1872-1926), Polish inventor. Many of his patents are still applied today, especially in the motion picture industry, as well as in photography and television. Some of his concepts helped the future evolution of TV broadcasting so the development of advertisement which has a huge impact on our appearance and consumption.
The choreography received second award in choreographic competition „Tradition. Transgressions” during festiwal OPEN STAGE 2018 in Tarnow „ for interesting idea, movement poetics and sublime combination of phrases’ repetitions and minimalism of actions”.
choreography and performance: Agnieszka Jachym
music: „ Heron Blue” Sun Kil Moon
premiere: 27.10.2018, Centrum Sztuki Mościce in Tarnow
duration: 10 min
„Krystyna in flamenco mood”
I am Milagros, I wear flashy red skirt and dance in fancy discos, screaming out “mi corazon” and
“cambio dolor”-then I feel loud and strongly present in my pain.
I am Krystyna, humility, sensitive, forgiving woman, with a soothing touch and steadfast calmness-
I am smart, I am wife, I am Polish, I am present. /
Choreography is my reflection about cultural body in a pain and sadness. Flamenco as a
metaphor, carnality, culture, music, personality, a power of gesture and emotionality.
idea, choreography and dance: Katarzyna Myrda
music: Angel Canales, Sara Baras and Isaac Albéniz (flamenco piece)
duration: 6 min
„La la la la la”
In this short spectacle the motherhood is understood as ambiguous stage in woman life full of conflicting feelings, emotions, needs and thoughts. Bipolarity was a task for seeking movements. Obligation versus desire, sacrifice versus consummation, fear and tiredness versus strength. Roman Polański’s movie „Rosemary’s baby” had a big impact on the piece.
performer: Magdalena Widłak
music: Maria Peszek and Foks „Był sobie król” – fragment, Krzysztof Komeda: „Main Title” and „Lullaby” Variation from the music album „Rosemary’s Baby”, „Theme from the Motion Picture Rosemary’s Baby”” from Urszula Dudziak & Walk Away – Magic Lady CD – fragment
duration: about 15-17 min
„Icarus, who has stolen the sun”
Icarus is searching for oneself with the help of the senses that surround us. The project shows the start of a long road on which we try to overcome our own fate and misfortunes prepared by fate. The proverbial creeping of the sun is a symbol of self-struggle. It is thanks to understanding ourselves, accepting and remaining alone that we are able to find a goal. Just want and everything becomes possible. It’s easy.
creator, performer: Wiertelak Sebastian
choreography by: Wiertelak Sebastian
duration: 7:30 min