At the turn of August and September, maat festival – border line is hosting a pair of new residents, Korina Kordova i Przemysław Kamiński, who are going to spend 11 days in Lublin working on their duo. Their work will be video recorded by Patrycja Płanik for her project DANCE.DOC.
The artists about the project:
During our residency in Lublin we are going to explore the relation between choreography and witchcraft. We will be collecting magical objects, holding worm-ups/rituals, mixing secret concoctions, trying to communicate with spirits, undertaking astral travel, squatting other bodies, and floating outside of our bodies. In our work we’ll be using body swap, which is a processes leading up to two persons’ performing a mental swap as a result of which each ends up in the other’s body.
On6 September (7 pm)Tomasz Bazan will host a meeting with the artists at Lublin’s cafe KAWKA. The discussion will revolve around dance, body, what dance is and what it is not, and the condition of Polish contemporary dance. The meeting will also be recorded by Patrycja Płanik; her documentary on Polish dance will be shown during the 5th Maat Festival.
As part of their residency, on8 September (4 pm),the artists will run another dance lesson in the maat festival series. Unusually, Lesson 6 will take place in the courtyard of the newly renovated Culture Centre in Lublin, whose official opening is planned for 20 September. To participate, please register firstname.lastname@example.org.
Korina Kordovaworked as dancer in her native Brazil and the Netherlands, following which she moved to Poland in 2005 to join the Silesian Dance Theatre (STT), where she remained until 2012. She has collaborated with a range of Polish and foreign choreographers, including Jacek Łumiński (PL), Anna Piotrowska (PL), Barbara Bourget (CAN), Mihai Mihalcea (RO), Idan Cohen (ISR) and Kuik Swee Boon (SGP). She has also worked with Suzana Gomes (NL/BR), Kokoro Dance (CAN),BalletMet (USA), Samovarteateret (NO) and – only recently – with the Zawirowania Dance Theatre (PL) on a piece by Israeli choreographer, IradMazliah. She has also created her own choreographies, including Mobile Variations, Night, Karolina, Borderline. In 2012 she received a scholarship from Alternatywna Akademia Tańca [Alternative Dance Academy] in Poznań, as part of the programme Stary Browar Nowy Taniec [Old Brewery New Dance]. Currently, she is a resident of Solo Project 2013 in Stary Browar, Poznań. She has co-founded an artistic collective Flesh System in Warsaw and produced her improvised performance ±30 // we are here for youwith Przemek Kamiński. She is also a member of Centrum wRuchu, an association of independent, Warsaw-based choreographers.
Przemysław Kamińskiis a dancer, performer and emerging choreographer. He is a student of Dance,Context, Choreography at the Inter-University Centre for Dance (HZT) in Berlin and of Choreography and Dance Techniques at the Academy of Music in Łódź. He has qualified as contemporary dance teacher, completing a course at the Mazovia Culture and Arts Centre in Warsaw. He has been awarded scholarships from the Institute of Music and Dance in Warsaw, Alternatywna Akademia Tańca [Alternative Dance Academy] of the Art Stations Foundation in Poznań, and of a student exchange programme of the School for New Dance Development (SNDO) in Amsterdam. He has collaborated as dancer and performer with Polish and foreign choreographers, directors and visual artists, including Nicole Seiler (CH), KarolinaKroczak, Kirstine Kyhl Andersen (DK), Małgorzata Haduch, HarakiriFarmers – Dominika Kanapik and Wojtek Klimczyk, AleksandraDziurosz, Kaya Kołodziejczyk, Krzysztof Garbaczewski. He is a member of an informal collective Flesh System. In collaboration with Korina Kordova he has created an improvised performance ±30 // we are here for you. In September Warsaw’s Centre for Contemporary Art – Ujazdowski Castle will stage the premiere of his solo set to the music of Witold Lutosławski. As a stage movement director he has collaborated with Wojciech Faruga, Agnieszka Błońska, Michał Kmiecik, Andrzej Pakuła, working for theatres in Warsaw, Poznań and Wrocław.
maat festival – border line 2013
Idea/conception: Tomasz Bazan (programme’s curator)
Multimedia/video: Patrycja Płanik
Production: Ksenia Duńska
Technical support: Maciej Połynko, Karol Rębisz
Cooperation: Barbara Szymańska, Małgorzata Drozd, Maciej Rukasz, Dominika Płanik, Matylda Chmielewska
Tomasz Bazan’s programme Maat Festival is financed by the Culture Centre in Lublin and the Maat Projekt Theatre.
Partners: Lublin Town Hall/ Culture Centre in Lublin / Maat Projekt Theatre Honorary patrons of “maat festival”: Mayor of Lublin and Marshall of the Lublin Province Media patrons: www.taniecPOLSKA.pl, www.E-TEATR.plSupported by: cafe SPÓŁDZIELNIA Lublin, Victoria Hotel Lublin, cafe KAWKA Lublin, www.teatrmaat.pl