The 30th International Choreographic Competition in Hannover ended yesterday, bringing two prizes for Maciej Kuźmiński and his work Dominique which was brilliantly performed by Dominik Więcek. Dominique received the second prize and Kuźmiński won the Scapino Ballett Rotterdam Production Award. The award is an invitation to produce in the next season a new piece for Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, one of the best known dance theatres in the Netherlands.
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More on Dominique at www.eng.maciejkuzminski.com
About the performance
The word feminism needs to be reclaimed in a way that is inclusive of men.
Dominique, a piece danced by Dominik Więcek, a sleek and slender young man, looks at the concepts of manhood and womanhood, at their liquid and arbitrary nature. His body, put in a socio-political context, turns into Her body, serving as a battlefield for the cultural concepts of gender.
Dominique is a coherent and well-thought-out performance that carefully and often humorously analyses the concepts of manhood and womanhood, their liquid and arbitrary nature. ? Mirosław Baran
Dominique is a powerful political and social statement marked by consistency in all respects, from movement composition and means of stage expression to the selection of performer. Presented in a multi-dimensional way, it appeals also to non-professional audiences. ? Hanna Raszewska
Choreography: Maciej Kuźmiński
Dance: Dominik Więcek
Quotes ? text: Oprah Winfrey, Emma Watson, Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Patricia Arquette
Quotes ? movement: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Yvonne Rainer, Martha Graham, Lea Anderson, Isadora Duncan
Music: Parov Stelar All Night