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On 14-17 December 2013 Lublin is hosting the 5th Maat Festival “border line”, Poland’s first residency festival. Inviting everybody to take part in the event, its curator, Tomasz Bazan, said:

“Throughout 2013, together with each of our dancers-in-residence, we’ve been discovering space for the body and looking for an individual place for the body through performance art. Our goal was process and everything that it involved – uncertainty, questions, lack of final conclusions or the comfort of knowing answers, but also – and above all – vivid, ever changing presence, free mind and willingness to meet another. Changing body, the multitude of its forms and techniques has been teaching us freedom. For eight months we’ve wandered these roads and now would like to invite you to take part in the journey, too. We’ve given existence to an important place – hopefully, not only for the artists, but for all of you, as well – a place where we may finally stop and risk meditation on the multiple dimensions of the language of human body. We would like to make it possible for you and for ourselves to simply observe, suspending the machine of critical judgment for a while, and to be experiencing only. Let’s get together! Let the words of Tadeusz Kantor be the motto of our meeting: Artistic freedom is / a gift of neither / politics, nor authority. / Authorities don’t hand / freedom / to art. / Freedom lies within us, / for freedom we must / fight with ourselves, / in our most intimate / depths, / enduring loneliness / and suffering.

The programme embraces productions conceived as a result of this year’s residencies by: Magdalena Jędra, Anna Steller, Kaya Kołodziejczyk, Anita Wach, Rafał Urbacki, Przemek Kamiński & Korona Kordova, Barbara Bujakowska, and Mikołaj Mikołajczyk. Complementing the performances will be screenings of documentaries presenting the creative process that lead up to them – Dance.doc/Wywiady.doc – recorded by Patrycja Płanik in the course of the festival’s duration over the whole year. The audience will also see other documentary films which were made in conjunction with the residencies: O nas bez nas – organizm Maat [About Us Without Us – Maat Organism]; Orlando, a Norwegian documentary film starring Jacek Poniedziałek;IV Maat Festival– summary of the body; and finally Whatever – live act, directed by Tomasz Bazan, featuring Anita Wach, Anna Steller, Jan Borecki, and set to Jan Duszyński’s music played live. The festival will also be an occasion to promote Sally Banes’ book Terpsichore in Sneakers, translated and prefaced by Jadwiga Majewska, along with Anna Królica’s book Pokolenie solo [The Solo Generation].

Following the organisers’ social policy, admission to all festival events is FREE. Please collect free entry passes at the box office of the Centre for Culture in Lublin – you will be asked to present them on entry.

Tomasz Bazan – programme’s curator /Patrycja Płanik – design, multimedia /Maria Sapeta – programme’s coordinator / and the whole organising team of the 5th MAAT FESTIVAL “border – line 2013”

MAATFESTIVAL border-line’ 2013

Idea/conception: Tomasz Bazan (programme’s curator)/ Multimedia & video: Patrycja Płanik/ TERAZ POLSKA: Jędra, Steller, Kołodziejczyk, Wach, Urbacki, Kamiński, Kordova, Bujakowska, Mikołajczyk / Production: Maria Sapeta / Technical support: Maciej Połynko, Karol Rębisz/ Cooperation: Barbara Szymańska, Małgorzata Drozd, Maciej Rukasz, Dominika Płanik, Matylda Chmielewska, Małgorzata Bartkiewicz

Maat Festival, curated by Tomasz Bazan, is financed by the Centre for Culture in Lublin and the Maat Project Theatre.

Honorary patrons: Mayor of Lublin and Marshall of the Lublin Province
Media patrons:,
Supported by: Caffe Spółdzielnia Lublin, Hotel VICTORIA Lublin, caffe KAWKA Lublin, Dom Żołnierza Lublin, Warszaty Terapii Zajęciowej Lublin.

More information on the festival:

Details on individual events on our website.


Kaya Kołodziejczyk:SOL

Mikołaj Mikołajczyk:Projekt Lutosławski… Jesteś kimś, kogo kiedyś znałem [Project Lutosławski … You Are Somebody I Used to Know]

Anita Wach:Mute

Anna Steller:Solove

Barbara Bujakowska:ID-ance

Magdalena Jędra:Ruch myśli. Rekonstrukcja [Movement of Thoughts. Reconstruction]

Rafał Urbacki:Pod wielkim dachem nieba. Cz.1 [Under the Sky’s Great Roof. Part 1]

Korina Kordova i Przemek Kamiński:#Abyss Witchroulette

Maat Projekt:Whatever


Patrycja Płanik:Wywiady.doc

Patrycja Płanik:Organizm maat [Maat Organism]

Tomasz Bazan i Patrycja Płanik:Orlando

Exandnext:Exandnext Summary of the body

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