The Krakow Dance Theatre and the Małopolska Garden of Arts (ul. Rajska 12) are presenting the premiere of Glamour, along with Quadriga for THREE, a performance choreographed by Eryk Makohon. The evening will be held on 28 April 2016 at 7 pm, on the eve of the International Dance Day, and will inaugurate regular collaboration of the two institutions.
About the performances
Glamour ? premiere
The work?s formal explorations of movement are a reference to Erving Goffman?s theory of a network of overt and hidden rules guiding human behaviour in different situations. Face-to-face interaction is a type of show, with interlocutors playing their roles in order to influence the other person. They publicly present only one of their faces, the frontstage, while the backstage is hidden from view. Goffman’s façades ? appearance, manners ? take on different forms, all adjusted to the goal the person wants to achieve in the interaction.
The forms get set, petrified… Shells emerge, made of expectations, trends and fashions. Well-practiced poses, dishonest emotions build everyday life, the ?natural? behaviour which solidifies, hardens. When it breaks, you can see what?s beneath it…
The authors attempt to depart from their typical form of movement. Seeking choreographic solutions, they go against the tide, giving up the language they and their audience have grown accustomed to.
In the visual dimension, the architecture of image and the visual scenes, so typical for Eryk Makohon, play a great role.
concept and dramaturgy: Eryk Makohon
choreography: Eryk Makohon, Katarzyna Pawłowska, Dominika Wiak, Paweł Łyskawa, Dominik Więcek
stage design, lighting: Eryk Makohon
stage set production: Borys Grzegorz Roman
costumes and styling: Dominik Więcek
make-up: Magda Fuss
costume production: Irena Kasza
performers: Katarzyna Pawłowska, Dominika Wiak, Paweł Łyskawa, Dominik Więcek
production: Krakow Dance Theatre Association
Quadriga for THREE
A performance choreographed by Eryk Makohon, a dancer previously associated with the Silesian Dance Theatre, who has founded a dance company, seeking his own vision of aesthetics. As the title suggests, the piece is a reference to the classical ideals of beauty based on harmony and perfect proportions. It is a narrative about beauty as seen in ancient Rome, including its manifestations through the male body.
?The performance is far from any gender ambiguity. The male trio in black shorts evokes clear associations with the world of muscular ancient heroes as portrayed on Greek vases, enhanced with the energy of parkour masters. The applause was impressive, and rightly so.?
? dziennikwschodni.pl, 12 November 2012
?In this performance, exceptionality reaches its heights, as dancers Jan Lorys, Paweł Łyskawa and Tomasz Urbański seem to defy gravity when they run up a diagonally positioned table. The choreography combines the very best of the world of ancient heroes. The form, the rhythm, the dynamics ? they all perfectly embrace the principle of golden ratio. Extraordinary precision goes hand in hand with exuberant yet well-controlled energy. The performers present amazing flexibility and smoothness of movement. At times their dance brings to mind a masculinity show, only to turn into brotherly cooperation aimed at constructing the invisible yet spectacular architectural wonders…?.
? Teatralia, April 2015
choreography: Eryk Makohon
performers: Jan Lorys, Paweł Łyskawa, Tomasz Urbański
duration: approx. 40 minutes
Tickets: 25 PLN, discount 15 PLN