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On Friday, 18 October (7 pm) final year students of the Dance Theatre Department in Bytom (ul. Piłsudskiego 24a), a division of the Ludwik Solski Academy for the Dramatic Arts in Krakow (PWST), will premiere their graduation performance, Transdyptyk, directed and choreographed by Anna Piotrowska. The two-part piece is inspired by paintings of Jerzy Nowosielski. The reference is provided by the series of paintings Villa dei Misteri, a clear division into female and male performers, and an attempt to pinpoint gender features as social and cultural sex norms that clash in trans.

Piotrowska is interested in the relation between a painting and an experience of a theatre that is emotional, abstract and full of ambiguities which give rise to tensions and provoke one to give answers to unknown questions. Also inspiring is Nowosielski’s idea which “fascinates as shapes and imaginations known from inner reality suddenly come into existence, or move to a different sphere of existence. It’s an adventure of spiritual but also emotional character. It is as if we suddenly learnt that we could fly” (Interview with Agata Ławniczak on J. Nowosielski’s Still Life of 1958, “Odra”, nr 7-8, 1993)

Following the premiere, Transdyptyk will be presented in Bytom on 19-21October at 7 pm, as well as on 22, 24, 25 October at 6 pm, 12 o’clock and 7 pm, respectively. Then the performance will travel to Kraków to be presented at PWST on 28 October (7 pm).

Conception, choreography, directing:Anna Piotrowska

Creation and performance: final year students of the Department of Dance Theatre, Ludwik Solski Academy for the Dramatic Arts in Krakow (PWST)


Katarzyna Antoń, Karolina Gibowska, Daria Jakubik, Agnieszka Jania, Olga Korcz, Marta Termena, Angelika Tomasiak, Agafia Wieliczko, Joanna Wydra


Kamil Bończyk, Wojciech Chowaniec, Szymon Dobosik, Adrian Koszewski, Krzysztof Nowakowski, Jan Lorys, Stanisław Iwanicki, Tomek Urbański, Piotr Wach, Jarek Widuch, Mateusz Wojtasiński, Filip Wójcik

Music: Michał Mackiewicz

Costumes: Justyna Spaleniak

Stage design: Agata Smolich

Photography: Dominik Więcek/ Agafia Wieliczko

Graphic & web design: Stanisław Sarnecki

Make-up: Anna Koralewska

Film production: Tomek Berek, Piotr Dudak

Interviews: Aleksandra Kranz

Production: Department of Dance Theatre in Bytom, Ludwik Solski Academy for the Dramatic Arts in Krakow (PWST)

Co-production: Eferte – Foundation for Dance Development

Coordinator PWST: Julia Bromberek

In association with the Makeup Artist Training College FAM

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