Iwona Olszowska & Jacek Owczarek _ “…And We Will Have Danced Together – score 1”

LIFT – stairs – corridor – walls – glass doors – bodies and sound
Lift straight and cliche associations
How do we behave?
What is created by short meetings?
Is there any story behind?
What if the doors are open or opening?
What if they are closed or closing?
Corridor – walls… maybe glass door?
Travel into the corridor with sound
How things become mute?
What happens behind the glass?

…And We Will Have Danced Together is a series of five performance scores designed to investigate the ability of movement to travel between bodies across time and space. Created in response to the aesthetic and critical contributions of the Judson Dance Theater (New York, 1962-1964) and other contemporaries, scores engage with the principles that Judson-era artists are most known for: pedestrian gestures, public space performance, available technologies, “pure” movement, and interdisciplinary collaboration. The Judson legacy is, in many ways, one of broadening aesthetic horizons. Fifty years later, our contemporaries benefit from the space cleared by those artists in order to include diverse practices and ways of creating within the realm of dance. However, rather than attempting to recreate or solidify the characteristics of the Judson Era, these scores seek to examine the way that these approaches have arrived to the modern consciousness, and the diverse interpretations and permutations that have occurred in transit.