International Symposium “Music and dance theatre”

We invite everyone to take part in the International Symposium “Music and dance theatre”. The main aim is to get a broad perspective of interrelationship between music and dance theatre. History proves that the role of music in particular artists’ works has been changing, many of them presented an innovative approach to music, expressing this fact in their choreographies which began to change the attitude to dance theatre, taking it to territories unknown before. In contemporary dance theatre’s performances music is an inspiration, supplement, tells the stories and sometimes creates an additional formal layer, a stimulus for broader search of meanings and aesthetics. Biographies of well known composers and plots taken from their works constitute another reference point. The goal of the conference is to answer how musical inspirations are reflected in rather complicated message of dance theatre, what is the role of music, what it is characterized with and what decides on its composition and choice.

The symposium will also be a perfect opportunity to confront opinions and points of view of different representatives of the dance, music and scientific circles, as well as an attempt to put into order establishments connected with the relation between the two fields of arts existing hitherto. We hope that the papers presented during the symposium as well as the discussions accompanying them will contribute to development in research on dance theatre in Poland.

Symposium is organized under the Honourable Patronage of the dean of MCSU in Lublin, prof. dr hab. Andrzej Dąbrowski.

12.11 (Friday)
Faculty of Humanities Board Conference Hall MCSU, Nowy Humanik, pl. Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej 5

10.00 am – Opening ceremony
10.30 am – Dance and Music; from Subordination to Playing with Form and “the Sound of Silence”. Case studies – Julia Hoczyk, Theatre Academy in Warsaw
11.00 am – The Meaning of Music in the Structure of Dance Theatre Performance Versus the Importance of the Musical Aspect in Reviews of the Performance (case study of the performances “Caffé latte” and “Red Grass” by the Dada von Bzdülöw Theatre) – Justyna Czarnota, Theatre Academy in Warsaw
11.30 am – Music and Dance in the Structure of Dramatic Theatre (case studies of performances by Paweł Passini) – Katarzyna Plebańczuk, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University
12.00 pm – Meeting with Thomas Hauert – founder and choreographer of the ZOO group (Belgium/Switzerland)
12.40 pm – break
13.00 pm – David Chazam about his music in dance theatre performances (one of the performances he composed music for is “The Fork” [Minus 20] presented at the 14. IDTF
13.40 pm – The Score, Echo, Background. Music and Contemporary Dance (case study of chosen examples) – Jadwiga Grabowska
14.10 pm – Breakthrough Performance Tanztheater Wuppertal: Bluebeard – Listening to the Opera Duke Bluebeard’s Castle by Béla Bartók; the New Way of Using Music and its Consequences to the Works of Pina Bausch – Anna Królica, Jagiellonian University in Krakow
14.40 pm –  Jubilee Performances – Tribute or Profanation – Tatiana Asmolkova, Art Insitute of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw

13.11 (Saturday)
Festival Club of the 14. International Dance Theatres Festival, Workshops of Culture, ul. Popiełuszki 5

11.00 am – Presentation of the Music and Dance Institute – Joanna Szymajda and Andrzej Kosowski
12.00 pm – Breaking the Sound, Sounds Breaking, Mind and Heart, Silences, Mysteries, Moves and Stops in Dance Combined with Music – Karen Sofie Foss, choreographer who works with Jørgen Knudsen
12.30 pm – Music and Stage – Jørgen Knudsen, composer, author of the music for theatre and dance performances
13.30 pm – meeting with Vera Tussing and Albert Quesada, choreographers and dancers, authors of the performance „Beautiful Dance” presented at the 14. IDTF
14.30 pm – Reverse Music. Reverse Dance. – Ryszard Latecki, multi-instrumentalist, inventor of Latara, founder of many music groups

Organizers: Theatrical Department MCSU, Lublin Dance Theatre