On Saturday, 7 November (7 pm), the Bytom Dance and Movement Theatre ROZBARK will premiere its Zagubieni w skórze [Lost in the skin] choreographed and directed by Anna Piotrowska. The piece is a physiological and philosophical tale about the profoundness of self-experience and self-cognition. Following up on her democratic body, the artist revisits the theme of the BODY which is cast as the main protagonist in the performance. Skin becomes a convention, protection, umbrella, and a springboard. The presence and better recognition of the self ? one?s body ? facilitates the functioning of different yet somewhat identical bodies in the society. The main character will be rendered by the dancers of the ROZBARK Theatre, whom the audience may recall from Piotrowsk?a previous productions: Angelika Tomasiak, Artur Bieńkowski, Szymon Dobosik, Jacek Niepsujewicz, Alexey Torgunakov and Piotr Mateusz Wach.
Piotrowska attempts to answer the questions: what am I, what constitutes me and, consequently, who am I? We only know ourselves superficially, gliding on the lid of our being. Lost, busy, alien to ourselves, we just do not know ourselves very well. We do not have time to listen to the needs of our bodies, which have their own sensitivities, intelligence, and needs.
Concept, direction, choreography: Anna Piotrowska
Creation and performance: Angelika Tomasiak, Artur Bieńkowski, Szymon Dobosik, Jacek Niepsujewicz, Alexey Torgunakov, Piotr Mateusz Wach
Music: Michał Mackiewicz
Costumes: Adam Królikowski
Stage design: Anna Piotrowska
Lighting design: Anna Piotrowska & Paweł Murlik
Assistant director: Adrian Koszewski
Production: Michał Wawrzyniak, Dastin Greczyło
Critical observatory: Anna Duda, Aleksandra Kranz,
Duration: 60 min.
Bytom Dance and Movement Theater ROZBARK is based the revitalised pithead of the what used to be the Rozbark Mine. Opened in 1868, the mine closed in 2004. Three years later part of the complex was listed as architectural heritage. ROZBARK Theatre’s operations embrace artistic, educational, and social projects. Its mission and main objective is to create and propagate the art of contemporary dance, enriched with other forms of the art of movement, and reaching out to children, young people, and adults. The company’s efforts directed at promoting contemporary dance culminate with the subsequent editions of ROZBARK IN MOTION // International Contemporary Dance Conference and Performance Art Festival. The company?s artistic director is Anna Piotrowska, dancer, choreographer, director, contemporary dance teachers, laureate of the British Council Awards 2004 and a two time laureate at the SoloDuo Dance Festival in Budapest.
ANNA PIOTROWSKA is artistic director with the ROZBARK Theatre, dancer, choreographer, stage director, and contemporary dance teacher. She is the founder and chair of the board of the Eferete Dance Development Foundation, as well as the founder of ?mufmi? dance theatre (1995) which operates at Klub DGW in Warsaw. She has created over 70 choreographies and stage productions. She has initiated and coordinated a range of Polish national and international projects of educational and cultural character, such as PolemiQi, Atak przestrzeni [Space Attack], Kierunek [Direction], (Europa_Warszawa).taniec [Europe_Warsaw.dance], SoloDuo_Polska [SoloDuo_Poland], laboratorium choreografii [choreographic laboratory], British 4 Polish Dance. She has been awarded distinctions at the SoloDuo Dance Festival (Budapest 2005/2006), and has served as a SoloDuo juror on multiple occasions. She has been recognised by the British Council Awards and received a scholarship as a Young Polish Arts Entrepreneur. She produces dance theatre performances. She has served as a juror of Dolina Kreatywna, Polish national TV broadcaster’s dance and culture promotion programme. Anna Piotrowska has participated in the Gramigna Festival (Palermo 2007), International Poesifestival (Stockholm 2007), Nu Dance Fest (Bratislava 2007/2008), Fabriaktionen (Berlin 2008), Working Title Festival (Brussels 2008); she has been a guest of the International Contemporary Dance Conference (Bytom), Presentations of Contemporary Dance Forms (Kalisz, 2007 grand prix), and International Dance Theatres Festival (Lublin), SoloDuo Dance Festival (Budapest 2005?2012). She is a movement director with dramatic theatres in Szczecin, Zielona Góra, Poznań, Kraków, Warsaw, Białstok, and Legnica. She has collaborated with such stage directors as Paweł Kamza, Michał Siegoczyński, Artur Tyszkiewicz.
7 November 2015 (Saturday), 7 pm – Lost in the skin, chor. Anna Piotrowska
8 November 2015 (Sunday), 7 pm – Lost in the skin, chor. Anna Piotrowska
Ticket prices: PLN 30 (reduced tickets), PLN 40 (full price tickets) | premiere performance
PLN 20 (reduced tickets), PLN 30 (full price tickets) | repeat performances (e.g. 8 November 2015)