Whisper in my Eye / Szept w moim oku, a performance directed by Małgorzata Haduch, will be presented on 4 September 2015 at the Territorios del Arte ? San Luis Potosi festival in Mexico. Teritorios del Arte 2015 is a major Mexican festival intended as a platform and review of the most intriguing artistic achievements in the fields of theatre, music, dance and performance in the 9 states of the Central and Eastern region of Mexico (Aguascalientes, Colima, Guanajuato, Jalisco, Nayarit, San Luis Potosi, Queretaro, Zacatecas, Michoacan). The event also features its own Art Fair attended by curators and managers of art from around the country to extend invitations and programme new artistic events for the upcoming season.
The project Whisper in my Eye came to fruition as a result of an artistic residence at the Centro de las Artes in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, during which the artist collaborated with professional dancers from Queretaro, Jalisco, Pachuca and San Luis Potosi, selected in the course of auditions. The performance strives to find choreographic tools which would make it possible to translate the dance experience from the visible to the audible. Still, instead of sound, the centre of this choreography operates with silence, with movement arising from two musical forms of expression: whisper and noise. The sole soundtrack to Haduch?s performance is the human voice, which combines the elements of Polish and Mexican culture in a surprising and somewhat romantic fashion. In their dancing composition, the ensemble also utilizes the methods of movement creation developed and compiled by Haduch throughout the series of performances Free The Dance.
The making of Whisper in my Eye springs from the choreographer?s personal background, as Haduch spent much of her childhood in Mexico. The performance is the first project to combine her professional life and artistic interests with her memories from the Mexican stage of her life. Therefore, the choreography in Whisper in my Eye is informed by both Mexican folk dances and tender Polish songs.
Małgorzata Haduch?s residence at the Territorios del Arte 2015 festival is supported by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute ? Culture.pl