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On Saturday, 28 September at 7 pm, ms2 (Museum of Art, ul. Ogrodowa 9) will host the premiere of David Zambrano’s new piece prepared in Łódź. Soul Project/PLis a series of virtuoso solo improvisations, each lasting as long as the song to which it is set. The sequence in which the solos are performed and the place where they are performed is always up to improvisation, which makes the piece’s every showcase a unique event. This is the first time Zambrano has worked with Polish dancers. Initiated by Pracownia Fizyczna in Łódź, the collaboration has produced a new version of the improvised piece. David Zambrano has been be assisted in the course of the piece’s production by Peter Jasko of Les SlovaKs Dance Collective.Soul Projectwas born in 2006 as a result of Zambrano’s collaboration with a group of seven talented dancers from Mozambique, Slovenia, Greece, Slovakia, USA and Venezuela. The piece may be performed in the open air, a gallery, gym, ballroom, church or a large stage.

Soul Project/PLis one of few improvisation frameworks which make it possible to use a museum’s exhibition space in an unconventional manner to get visitors involved in improvisation. The audience may watch the performances from any perspective they choose: standing close by or far away. The experience suddenly becomes intimate and personal – you can feel the trembling of the dancers’ bodies – and communal at the same time, as together with the rest of the viewers you may take wild guesses on who dances next and to what song.

Admission free. No booking necessary.

Soul Project/PL has been produced in partnership with the Institute of Music and Dance in Warsaw as part of the programme Zamówienia choreograficzne [Choreography Commissions]. It is held in conjunction with the exhibition Przyjdźcie, pokażemy Wam, co robimy/O improwizacji tańca [You come, we’ll show you what we do. On dance improvisation].

David Zambranois a teacher, performer and choreographer. His has contributed to the development of dance, greatly influencing the dance community world-wide. He has created innovative dance techniques Flying Low and Passing Trough, which laid the foundations for contemporary dance, opening up new space for dance improvisation. By bringing dancers closer to the ground, he examines the potential of unconventional dance positions (e.g. horizontal and frontal ones). He has been making dance for over 20 years. Working as an artist and teacher, he has visited 40 countries, worked with more than 25 thousand students and performed on hundreds of stages worldwide. His works are both formal choreographies, structured improvisations and open improvisations. Born in Venezuela, Zambrano spent 15 years in NYC, where in 1986-96 he was member of Simone Forti and the Troupe. He currently lives in Amsterdam.

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Soul Project/PL, choreography and direction: David Zambrano, creative assistant: Peter Jasko, production assistant: Dawid Lorenc, dancers: Paweł Grala, Dawid Lorenc, Wojciech Łaba, Aleksandra Klimiuk, Krzysztof Skolimowski (Pracownia Fizyczna), Piotr Skalski & Dominika Szala-Wentland (EST/Hurtownia Ruchu, Krakow), Adam Adamonis Krawczyk, Małgorzata Haduch, production: Pracownia Fizyczna / Jacek Owczarek, Kino Tańca Foundation, Grażyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Łódź in association with the Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź.

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