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We are happy to inform that the solo pieces of Agata Maszkiewicz and Anna Nowicka will be shown at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014. Agata Maszkiewicz’s Polska is based on two phenomena: sympathy and empathy. Using a variety of devices, including dance, performance, music and video, the show, with a subtle sense of humour, leads the spectators to react physically to what they see. Some of them may feel embarrassed whilst others will try to deal with their personal projections and expectations. The shows of Agata Maszkiewicz’s Polska are taking place on August 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th an 9th in Dance Base in Edinburgh (Studio 1, 14-16 Grassmarket). The shows of Anna Nowicka’s The truth is just a plain picture. said bob are taking place on August 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th and 10th at the same place. Besides, on August 10th will take place a masterclass Ways of seeing  led by Anna Nowicka. Details

 

Polska

Agata Maszkiewicz’s Polska will be shown at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Polska is based on two phenomena: sympathy and empathy. Using a variety of devices, including dance, performance, music and video, the show, with a subtle sense of humour, leads the spectators to react physically to what they see. Some of them may feel embarrassed whilst others will try to deal with their personal projections and expectations. Most of them will probably think about per-formance and performativity, about achievement and success, as well as failure and trauma. The dancer wears a sprinter costume and her body cannot escape being determined by its cultural nature.

 

concept, choreography, performance Agata Maszkiewicz
video, sound, light Vincent Tirmarche
music Miles Davis, The Rolling Stones, Zespół z Gąbina / Piotr Figurski / Piotr Kłyś
production VierHochDrei / Lisa Schmidt
co-production Workspace Brussels, imagetanz / brut Wien and Art Stations Foundation Poznań
support Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien and Bundesministerium für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur with thanks to Peter Connelly

 

The truth is just a plain picture. said bob

Little by little we are replaced… by uninterrupted chain of images, enslaving one another, each image at its place, as each of us, at our place, in the chain of events on which we have lost all power. Where does the border between truth and fiction lie?
What lives under the layers of illusion? Nothing?

 

concept, choreography and performance Anna Nowicka
artistic coaching Peter Pleyer
music Tian Rotteveel
technical realization Łukasz Kędzierski
graphics Filip Gruber Bojovic
visual support Carito Maldonado, Juliane Brösemann
production Art Stations Foundation 
with support of Hochschulübergreifenden Zentrums Tanz Berlin (HZT) 
I would like to thank my parents and everyone, who constantly offer me support and inspiration; Peter, Tian, Ola, Rafał, Zeina, Jule, Magda, the whole Art Stations Foundation team, HZT, Martina Granic and Filip.

 

Anna Nowicka, dancer, choreographer, pedagogue and psychologist, a graduate of the University of Warsaw, Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance, she holds a diploma of a contemporary dance teacher. She participated in dance productions in Poland and abroad. In Warsaw she was a long-time student of Anna Godowska and took part in the projects of Przemyslaw Wasilkowski. She owes much of her development to the work with Mala Kline. Between 2008/2009 she took part in Tomi Janezic’s postgraduate program for performers in Slovenia and had guest perforances with En-Knap Group. Continually works on ther own spectacles. Collaborates with Dragana Alfirevic.

 

Agata Maszkiewicz is a choreographer, performer and a dancer. In her work she uses different forms creating dance/theatre performances, videos, installations and texts where choreography is used as the main dramaturgical tool. She likes tracing various social patterns and transforming them on stage in a humorous as well as poetic way. The Austrian critic Helmut Ploebst called her a sociocritical choreographer. In October 2009 she graduated Institute of Dance Arts at the Anton Bruckner Privatuniversitaet in Linz, Austria (Master of Arts M.A.). She is a recipient of the danceWEB 2006 scholarship program. From January till June 2007 she continued her education in the Centre Choreoghraphique National (CCN) in Montpellier as a participant of the ex.e.r.ce program (under the guidance of Xavier Le Roy). She works, among others, with the collective Superamas (You dream, BIG3 happy/end, Casino). Ivana Müller (60 minutes of opportunism) and creates her own work (installation snowflakes or solo Polska). She collaborated with Anne Juren, Marianne Baillot and Alix Eynaudi on the piece Komposition. Together with Alix Eynaudi, she created a video-performance The Visitants and later on, a piece Long long short long short. Her last production Don Kiewicz & Sanczo Waniec had its premiere in December 2011 in Brut Theatre, Vienna.

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