In April the performance art programme “A Frog’s Perspective” at the ZAMEK Culture Centre (curator: Anna Królica) is offering a new set of evets. Firstly, on Wednesday, 8 April (7 pm) Iza Szostak will show her solo KARMI GO. As the curator of the programme writes, “In Karmi go solo, Iza Szostak conducts a singular dialogue with a live chicken moving about the stage, trying to copy its actions and presence on the stage. This time, a live chicken is shown on stage in a perverse fashion, as a potential predator, which may choose to attack even a (plush) alligator,?
Directly before the show, you may join Anna Duda, Julia Hoczyk, Mateusz Szymanówka, Rafał Urbacki in a discussion, moderated by Anna Królica, the animal question in dance. “Let’s talk for a while about animals in contemporary dance, let’s think about the place they have. Are they an inspiration for choreographers when they think about physical mobility and focus on the way senses work? Or are they in the centre of choreographic narrations? Or, perhaps, they serve as props, just like in theatre? What is the history of animals’ presence in dance? Is there a debate on animals in dance discourse? If there is, who are the debate’s sides and what are its main topics?”
Anna Królica: dance critic, historian and curator. She has recently published the book Pokolenie Solo. Choreografowie w rozmowach z AnnąKrólicą (The Solo Generation. Choreographers interviewed by Anna Królica; Cricoteka, Kraków 2013). She is also the author of a book on the latest history of contemporary dance in Poland, Sztuka do odkrycia. Szkice o polskim tańcu (An Art to Discover. Essays on Polish Dance; Tarnów, 2011). In 2012 she received a scholarship for the Minister of Culture and National Heritage of Poland. She is the curator of the following programmes: Maszyna choreograficzna in Cricoteca (Choreographic Machine; since 2013), Z perspektywy żaby (A Frog’s Perspective) at the Zamek Culture Centre in Poznań (2015), Goodbye, Superman! (together with Eryk Makohon and Paweł Łyskawa, Cracow 2015), Portrety. Kobiety w polskiej choreografii (Portraits. Women in Polish Choreography; 2014), Archiwum Ciała (Archive of the Body) w at the Zamek Culture Centre (2013). In 2011 she programmed the Kalejdoskop (Kaleidoscope) festival in Białystok and has been involved with the event ever since. She sat on the jury of the Polish Dance Platform in 2008 and 2012 and chaired the programming board of the Institute of Music and Dance in Warsaw in 2011-2014. In 2010 she was the main artistic coordinator of the 1st Dance Congress in Warsaw. Together with Witold Mrozek she set up and run a website on contemporary dance, www.nowytaniec.pl in 2006-2011.