Sławek Krawczyński, Anna Godowska _ Bataille and the Dawn of New Days

What can a journey to the impossible be like? Six dancers in the poignant world of George Bataille, French philosopher and critic of contemporary culture.
Bataille challenges us. He leads us into places where “all turbulent emotions merge into one.” His paradoxical philosophy points towards dance with a silent gesture. As we dance, we discover terror and new spaces concealed within its depth. As we dance, we jump into emptiness and discover laughter. As we dance, we plunge into the dark riddle of eroticism until we come across “the world of the festive, of kings and gods.” Dance becomes a test of sovereignty by expressing, both materially and intangibly, the uniquely dramatic nature of Bataille’s thoughts and his key question: Can we become anew?

written and directed by: Sławek Krawczyński
choreography: Anna Godowska
performed by: Aleksandra Bożek-Muszyńska, Natalia Dinges, Paweł Grala, Bartosz Ostrowski, Łukasz Przytarski, Zofia Tomczyk
music, remixes, live music: Peter Łyczkowski
technical director: Łukasz Kędzierski
produced by: Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk
co-produced by: 20th International Dance Theatre Festival / Centre for Culture in Lublin, Body/Mind Foundation
premiere: 29 May 2016, Studio Słodownia 3, Old Brewery in Poznań