Between 17 and 30 November, Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk will host the SPAZIO project, an educational and artistic programme for young choreographers aiming to create a new generation of dance makers – people boasting enhanced interdisciplinary knowledge who think in terms of contemporary art.
The Poznań part of the project focuses on the subject matter of stage space and lighting design in dance.Apart from practical classes and theoretical lectures for young choreographers, the programme also featuresopen lectures for our audience, comprising lectures and meetings with the invited artists and theoreticians. The programme intends to make participants familiar with the Polish tradition of physical training and working with space, light and voice in theatre shows. With our outstanding guests, we will present how to use the architecture of stage sets to affect the movement of artists on stage and their relationships with viewers, how to construct space using light and how to create a space for activity in the contemporary world using the space of memory. The educational programme will be accompanied by film shows and weekend premières of choreographic performances.
The Old Brewery will showcase the productions by Polish beneficiaries of the programme, while also hosting a series of open lectures, screenings of recorded performances by Song of the Goat Theatre and Jerzy Grotowski, and workshops for preselected participants (Reconfigruation by Bruno Listopad,Ligthening workshop by Tiedo Wilschut and Alfabety ciałem by Tomasz Rodowicz).
The showcase will start with the premiere of Iza Szostak’sBody.Child.Object exploring the experience of childhood. A few days later Agata Maszkiwicz will follow suit with the premiere of her choreography titled
Duel, which is a confrontation of two female performers. On 30 November Chorea Theatre will premiere its Muzg [The Brain]: starting off with descriptions of how the most complex human organ, the brain, works, the production investigates the relation between the human and non-human, between science and spirituality. Also planned for 30 November is a series of lectures on the body ad voice in Polish theatre and dance, with the list of speakers including: Tomasz Rodowicz, Anna Królica, Tadeusz Kornaś and Professor Jerzy Gurawski. Beforehand, on 23 November Katarzyna Podgórska-Glonti and Robert Ast will give two respective lectures in the series Spaces, a Scene for Human Activity.
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SPAZIOis a European artistic and educational programme for young choreographers. Its interdisciplinary nature reflects the interdisciplinary nature of the art of contemporary dance and its ambition is to create a new generation of dance creators – people enriched with interdisciplinary knowledge who think in terms of contemporary art and are ready to implement new ideas on their national stages.
SPAZIOwas developed at the initiative of the brilliant choreographer Emio Greco and his International Choreographic Arts Centre in Amsterdam, in collaboration with organisations like CSC Dance House in Bassano del Grappa, Italy; the Croatian Institute for Movement and Dance in Zagreb and Art Stations Foundation in Poznań in cooperation with the Institute of Music and Dance in Warsaw. The content-related mentor of SPAZIO in Poland is Jadwiga Majewska, dance critic and theoretician, lecturer at the Jagiellonian University and curator of numerous international educational and artistic projects.
The SPAZIO Project has been made possible owing to the support of the European Union Culture