On Thursday, 26 March (9pm) Ramona Nagabczyńska will present her RE//akumulacja (RE//accumulation) at the Uovo Performing Arts Festival in Milan, Italy (Teatro Franco Parenti).
RE//akumulacja (RE//accumulation) is a dance solo produced by Komuna//Warszawa as part of the famous RE//MIX series, which lasted from 2010 to 2014, and featured Poland’s most prominent stage directors, choreographers, and visual artists, including Strzępka & Demirski, Krzysztof Garbaczewski, Akademia Ruchu, Leszek Bzdyl and Kaya Kołodziejczyk. RE//akumulacja is a remix of a piece by Trisha Brown, American choreographer and pioneer of postmodern dance.
Choreographer Ramona Nagabczyńska decided to remix Accumulation, one of Brown’s flagship works and a piece which changed the course of dance history. In the short piece lasting only 6 minutes Brown’s characteristically unconstrained movements get accumulated with a new gesture being added each time the dancer repeats the choreographic sequence. Remixing Accumulation seemed particularly interesting to the choreographer as it generates a double quotation: Brown quotes herself in her choreography while Nagabczyńska quotes Brown in her remix.
RE//akumulacja draws attention to a similarity between accumulation as an artistic idea and accumulation as a natural process by way of which a dancer’s body learns to move. A dancer develops by accumulating an individual repertory of movement quotations. The quotations may come from the author or be a processed version. Each time this happens, something gets shifted or overlaid, generating a new quality. That is h as seen in the quality of Nagabczyńska’s movement and the choreographic quality of her piece.
choreography and performance: Ramona Nagabczyńska
music: Alexander Zekke
lighting: Jan Cybis
costumes: Ramona Nagabczyńska
video: Miguel Nieto
produced by: Komuna//Warszawa
partners: Institute of Music and Dance in Warsaw, Centrum w Ruchu
Trailer of the festival & more videos: http://www.uovotv.com/
The festival takes place from 25 to 29 March. Shows by Italian and international performing artists are held at Teatro Franco Parenti, Fondazione Adolfo Pini and DiDstudio. Apart from Ramona Nagabczyńska, the festival welcomes The Loose Collective, Massimo Furlan, Alessandro Sciarroni and Martin Schick, among many others. The audience will have the chance to have lunch with the artists during the Uovo ? la Coque event, on Saturday, 28 March. Some of the festival events are free, while others require a ticket (12 ?, 10 ? reduced). It is also possible to buy a full pass for 45 ? (30 ? reduced).