The rehearsals for the performance Mid Summer Night Dream at the BITEF Dance Company in Belgrade have just begun. The Serbian premiere is planned for October 2018. The world premiere will take place on June 23 at the Tivat Summer Festival.
Maciej Kuźmiński creates a visionary new work for the BITEF Dance Theatre drawing from a known play Midsummer Night Dream. Kuźmiński?s highly symbolic and existential piece revolves around one pivotal character who delves into a (dreamlike) world of the inner self, thus making an arch to Shakespeare’s concepts of illusion and somewhat inverting the idea of doubling. Here multiple impersonations of one character take the audience on a bizzare, yet beautiful journey to the world where everyone is possible through the infinity of the ?I?.
Since 2014, Kuźmiński?s pieces have been presented in 18 countries. A multiple award winning artist, Kuźmiński is the recipient of such prizes as the prestigious Audience Award at the Polish Dance Platform 2014 (Room 40), the 2nd Prize and the Scapino Ballet Prize at the international choreographic competition in Hannover 2016 (Dominique). He has created dance pieces for Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, BITEF Dance Company Belgrade, and Dance Theater Caro in Siedlce, mong others. His output isdefined as physically demanding, but also poetic. His previous productions include ?Archipelago?, ?Dominique?, ?Room 40?, ?I Fought Piranhas?, ?Repetition?.
The BITEF Dance Company is a theatre without a permanent ensemble, open to all theatrical genres, from those theatrical in a wider sense to para-theatrical forms. Currently run by Jelena Kajgo, this elite dance company operates within the umbrella of BITEF theatre. So far, the BITEF Dance Company has promoted local choreographers, from Dejan Pajović to Isidora Stanišić, Dalija Aćin and several others (eg. Guy Weismann, Jasmin Vardimon) who have collaborated in the past five years.