TVP Lublin and Centre for Culture in Lublin _ STANDY BY -PREMIERE

The film touches upon an issue of being a dancer on stage, but also of human existence in general. The film was inspired by “gracerunners”- a production by Karen Foss, a Norwegian choreographer. The lines: ‘I’m tired,’ ‘I’m ready’ spoken by the dancers throughout the performance refer to the life of every man. Hence the main motifs in the film: running, then the sudden stops or slowing down, depicting  a man struggling with their limitations, the physical struggle of the dancer with the choreography, space, body, and the fatigue.

The film is narrated in several sequences which are assembled regardless of the choreography, and even of the music.

The plot is brimming with physical improvisation in which uneven and unpredictable space plays an important role, being very interesting visually. The dancers struggle with its original charm. The scenes are arranged according to an abstract drama, according to the difference of tensions and moods, which all leads to a climax and then a release.


Starring the dancers of Lublin Dance Theatre: Beata Mysiak, Anna Żak, Ryszard Kalinowski, Wojciech Kaproń
choreography: Karen Foss
choreographer’s assistents: Daniel Racek, Marianne Kjærsund
cooperation – dancers of: Karen Foss Quiet Works, NANOHACH, Lubelskiego Teatru Tańca
music: Jǿrgen Knudsen
visuals: Alan Lucien Øyen
script and director : Natasza Ziółkowska-Kurczuk
photography: Tomasz Michałowski
cameras: Jacek Grzelak, Dariusz Piłat
sound: Andrzej Jarski
editing: Zbigniew Gustaw
camera assistants: Ryszard Huszaluk, Paweł Krysa
executive cooperation: Anna Kalita, Michał Jaskot, Dorota Kozak, Kaja Kurczuk
production manager:: Magdalena Kołodziejczyk
production: Maria Mazurek Telewizja Polska 2011
duration: 52 minuty