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Between 30 November ? 1 December the Susch Museum in Switzerland is organising a performance weekend entitled Who?s afraid of (Polish) choreography? that is part of the Culturescapes: Polen festival. Joining the 15th anniversary celebrations of the Old Brewery ? New Dance programme, during two intense days Muzeum Susch will host a seven-person representation of Polish artists who, in the last decade, have made a generational change on the Polish dance scene. Presentations within the Acziun Susch programme and in co-operation with the Culturescapes: Polen festival offer Swiss audiences insights into the Polish landscape of current contemporary experimental practice. These presentations will also allow us to reflect on the question ? ?Who is afraid of (Polish) choreography? And why??. The programme encompasses performances by Agata Maszkiewicz, Paweł Sakowicz, Katarzyna Sitarz, Renata Piotrowska-Auffret, Ola Maciejewska, Agata Siniarska and Janusz Orlik. The event is curated by Joanna Leśnierowska. 


The choreographic boom has reached Poland! Choreographers are in high demand ? prestigious galleries, art centres, and especially theatres are calling out for a new generation. But for all the enthusiasm, and despite growing audiences and increased recognition, one can hardly beat the impression that the dynamically developing Polish choreography still remains strangely and surprisingly unseen in the mainstream cultural discourse (and internationally almost invisible). Might this be blamed to the fact, that rebellious by its nature, choreography simply refuses to belong to the mainstream? That it is discursive and political, referencing other disciplines, boldly inhabiting spaces in-between, celebrating diversity and freedom, constantly engaging in revealing and confronting naturalised and/or imposed ways of perceiving and experiencing the body and the world in order to create counter ways of seeing and being seen? And to resist oppressive images, ideas and ideologies? Is the factual economic censorship and lack of well-deserved presence in official circuits potentially due to the fact that this is an art form fiercely challenging both the artistic and social status quo as well as agendas of current micro- and macro-policies?




Saturday, 30 November 2019 / Muzeum Susch


12.00 a.m.

Welcome & introductory talk by Joanna Leśnierowska


13.00 p.m. (double bill)

Agata Maszkiewicz Polska

Paweł Sakowicz Jumpcore


17.00 p.m. (double bill)

Karzyna Sitarz Per-sona

Renata Piotrowska-Auffret The Pure Gold is Seeping Out Of Me


Sunday, 1 December 2019 / Muzeum Susch


12.00 a.m. (triple bill)

Ola Maciejewska Loie Fuller: Research

Agata Siniarska The Soft Act Of Killing

Janusz Orlik Mute


Followed by

Who is afraid of (Polish) choreography? ? MEET the ARTIST / closing discussion



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