choreography/performed by: Mikołaj Mikołajczyk
music: Bartłomiej Frank
premiere: June 2006, Stary Browar, Poznań
loss solitude loneliness remembering envy lack of self-confidence turning to the past sadness distrust in opportunities envy yet another day waiting for the evening dark night they are watching I feel relief no-one can see me envy I am alone they are watching there is nobody envy I feel good I feel relief no-one is watching
Life has dispersed somewhere, fled, just a moment ago. The realization that it was just a moment ago is the worst. It is not even emptiness, not even despair, not even nothingness. It has at the same time the strength of an injured dog, and something horribly primal, embryonic. God does not help; after all, who likes to repeat the same gestures twice. I myself have to create myself. But how, when in every act, action, breath my body produces thousands of antibodies against itself. Nonetheless, come, I said, let’s try living.
Katarzyna Dudek, Dramatyczny Theatre in Opole
Mikołaj Mikołajczyk – graduate of Poznań ballet school, for many years he was a soloist for the Poznań Opera House. Currently a freelance artist, he creates his own choreographies and continues intense collaboration with theater companies. Waiting was his first solo work