As part of the Residency/Premiere 2018 programme, Klub Żak in Gdańsk (al. Grunwaldzka 195/197) will host the premiere presentation of Para nr 1 [Pair no. 1] by Katarzyna Gorczyca and Oskar Malinowski (Sunday, 25 February, 7 pm). The performance has been created in artistic collaboration with Goran Bogdanovski.
About the piece:
Perfection. Competition. Awards. The need of assessment. The need to torture the body and thoughts. The need to win. When art begins to act as a tool in the struggle to be the best artist in the universe. The best dancer. The best choreography. The best concept. The best costumes. The best me. Gorczyca/Malinowski use their competition experience and affinity for figure-skating to measure themselves against the best choreography in the universe.
Choreography and performance: Katarzyna Gorczyca, Oskar Malinowski
Artistic collaboration: Goran Bogdanovski
music: Kamil Tuszyński
lighting design: Maciej Kosteczka
costumes, stage design: Marta Wieczorek, Maciej Czuchryta
duration: 40 minutes
Katarzyna Gorczyca is a graduate of the Dance Theatre Department in Bytom. She presented her pieces at the National Review of Contemporary Monodrama in Warsaw, Połczyn Dance Festival, ?3?2?1? DANCE!? Choreographic Competition in Kraków, and the Warsaw Dance Platform 2016 choreographic competition. A co-founder of the LineAct group, she has collaborated with director Brian Michaels. Since 2016, she has been actively involved with the Łódź-based Teatr Zamiast. She lives in Łódź, and she likes it.
Oskar Malinowski is an actor, dancer, and performer. A graduate of the Dance Theatre Department in Bytom, he has been awarded scholarships from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage for artistic achievements. He develops auteur projects and collaborates with Komuna//Warszawa, Ochota Theatre in Warsaw, Teatr Zamiast in Łódź, Silesian Theatre in Katowice, and the Juliusz Słowacki Theatre in Kraków.
Goran Bogdanovski is an award-winning dancer, choreographer and teacher working worldwide in the field of dance since 1989. He has developed his teaching methods over the last 25 years through extensive investigation and experience with a wide range of holistic and artistic disciplines. These range from Classical ballet to Martial arts, Contemporary dance, Tai Chi and Qi Gong, Kundalini and Dynamic meditation, Contact and Theatre improvisation, as well as his own artistic experiences working on his own productions and collaborations with more than 70 choreographers and directors.