On 5-7 August, DOCK 11 will host a review of choreography by young Polish artists based/studying in Berlin. The list of featured choreographers includes Julia Plawgo, Ania Nowak, Przemek Kamiński/Mateusz Szymanówka, Agata Siniarska, Kasia Wolińska and Ewa Dziarnowska. Presentations will take place daily at DOCK 11 STUDIOS, Kastanienallee 79, Berlin.
You might have heard that Poland is the place where the unbelievable happens. Oh well, it does. So come to see how we cultivate our national heritage: love and doom, cyborgs and angels, Martha Graham and Judson Church.
For three days DOCK 11 will become a platform for discussing surprise results of old plans and sticking together when times are unpolished.
About the presentations:
5 August at 7 pm:
Julia Plawgo: goodbye, dave
I exercise magical thinking, imaginary somatics, speculation and prophecies of doom.
Chreography / Performance: Julia Plawgo
Soundtrack: Julia Plawgo
Resources: Iannis Xenakis ? Horos, Stanley Kubrick ? 2001: A Space Odyssey, David Lynch ? Eraserhead
Special Effects: Hanna Kritten Tangsoo
(Thanks to: Mother, Father, Kacper Plawgo, Stefan Głowacki, Hanna Kritten Tangsoo, Kasia Wolińska, Ania Nowak, Magda Garlińska, Laura Grudniewska, Cécile Bally, Przemek Kamiński, Alistair Watts, Asaf Aharonson, Mateusz Szymanówka, the internet)
Ania Nowak: Offering What We Don?t Have To Those Who Don?t Want It
This is a work about love as a physical and mental activity. It draws from lateral ways of thinking and making love to fantasize about new politics of tenderness and desire.
Concept: Ania Nowak
Choreographyand Performance: Ania Nowak, Julia Rodriguez, Xenia Taniko Dwertmann
Light: Gretchen Blegen
Script consultation: Agata Siniarska, Mateusz Szymanówka, Siegmar Zacharias
Sound: Martyna Poznańska
Costume and Styling: Melanie Jame Wolf
Photo: Dieter Hartwig
Production: Tanztage Berlin 2016
6 August at 7 pm:
Przemek kamiński/Mateusz Szymanówka: New Unfinished Solo For Sneakers, a Past Tense And A Group Of People
This document was created during a residency in Poznań, Poland, in September 2015.
We?ve never been to New York. We?ve learnt about the Judson Dance Theater from Western books.
In Poland one doesn?t dance in churches.
It?s a pity.
The English term ?sneakers? is not easy to translate into Polish. We have a word ?tenisówki?, but it sounds lame and you wouldn?t use it to describe Adidas or Nike shoes. Nike was pretty big in the contemporary dance scene a few years ago, then we had an invasion of New Balance, but recently Adidas seems to be coming back.
The shoes that a dancer uses on stage are usually not their training shoes. Staging an everyday body is neither easy nor cheap.
The project stems from the practice of accumulating quotations, strategies and methods connected to the New York?s avant-garde dance scene of the 1960s. During the performance the memory is transformed into remembering; memories and fantasies are set in motion by means of the body and sound, becoming a new composition, created in front of the spectators? very eyes.
Concept and performance: Przemek Kamiński und Mateusz Szymanówka
Thanks to: Magda Garlińska, Niko Hallikainen, Joanna Leśnierowska, Ania Nowak, Julia Plawgo, Pawel Sakowicz, Xenia Taniko Dwertmann, Roberto Walcher, Melanie Jame Wolf, Kasia Wolińska und Marta Ziółek
Photo: Jakub Wittchen for Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk
Performance was created during residence research by the exhibition Let’s Dance at Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk.
Partners: Institute of Music and Dance and HZT Berlin
Agata Siniarska: [?,]
This performance is a struggle over life and death, where the boundary between science fiction and social reality is just an optical illusion.
Project: Agata Siniarska
With: Agata Siniarska, Diego Agullo, Sigma Zacharias, Mateusz Szymanówka, Ania Nowak, Marta Keil, Thomas Schaupp
Realisation: Agata Siniarska, Diego Agullo / audience
Photo: Katarzyna Chmura-Cegiełkowska
7 August at 7 pm:
Kasia Wolińska: Hi Mary: the Lady who Sees Angels Documentary Monster
Hi Mary was initiated by the decision of starting to wait for Mary in January 2013, in Wedding, Berlin. It?s being continued ever since. There is food, attempts to generously host guests, there is a service of a hybrid body, there is a slight notion of sacrifice and strong insistence that choreography manifests itself through the heterogeneous experience of the composed space and situation. Hi Mary doesn’t want to be alone. It’s high time for guests.
With: Julia Plawgo, Kasia Wolińska and Guests
Costumes: Kasia Wolińska, Ewa Wolińska
Ewa Dziarnowska: Carte Rouge
the dance that dances itself, that spins around and defies death
the dance that happens and removes the need for an answer
the anatomy and the archeology
the black light and the mist
the bastard form of choreography
the dance that is a break from living
the liz taylorcry: “man is a god in ruins!”
the website called “open your chakras” telling me that the universe is in me and me not being able to not agree
the morphogenetic resonance
the pathos and the mythos, the altogether too muchness, the martha grahamness
Concept and performance: Ewa Dziarnowska