Wojciech Mochniej _ We_selle

choreography: Wojciech Mochniej
light concept: Steve Isom, Wojciech Mochniej
light realisation: Grzegorz Polak
dramaturgy: Marcin Miętus
music: Wojtek Frycz
artistic director: Melissa Monteros
choreographer’s assistant: Odessa Johnston
producer: Aleksandra Machnik
artists: Daniela Komendera, Katarzyna Kubalska, Dominika Wiak, Monika Witkowska, Katarzyna Pawłowska, Tomasz Ciesielski, Wojciech Kaproń, Wojciech Mochniej, Paweł Urbanowicz
co-production: 22nd International Dance Theatre Festival in Lublin
duration: 60 min
Performance was accomplished in cooperation with The Institute of Music and Dance as a part of the Choreographic Procurement Program 2018

We_selle is a multimedia project combining the essence of the Physical Theater, various contemporary dance techniques, performance, improvisation with video projections and soundscapes. The starting point and cornerstone of the performance is the wedding ceremony, an event which which uniquely specific way shows personalities of the wedding guests, their complex relationships and their need of convenances daily routine. This is a breakthrough moment in the life of a married couple, associated with tradition and an attempt to maintain its continuity. There are echoes of the classical works in this performance: Wyspiański’s “Wedding”, from which the motive for the breakdown of community and interpersonal relations is taken, as well as “Wedding” by Gombrowicz that has been employed to illustrate the defiance of social norms and communication problems in human relations. We_selle also abounds in references to contemporary and popular culture, for example, Wojciech Smarzowski’s films, where he treated the wedding as a situation that brings to light human defects and the demons that stay asleep in each individual.