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Old Brewery New Dance and the Art Stations Foundations are delighted to invite everyone to the October 8 premiere performance of  Mothers of Steel by Agata Siniarska (Poland) and Mădălina Dan (Romania). The show will be presented at 7 pm. Repeat performances will take place in Lublin as part of the Theatre Confrontations (10 October), as well as in Romania (Bucharest and Cluj), and Bulgaria (Sofia).

 

 

From the artists: Imagine the near future of two entities, artificial emotionalities ? Fembot A.E. and Omnipresence ? who proclaim their own state of matter. They are made of steel ? Mothers of Steel. Altering historical facts with future narratives, they travel back and forth in time with the help of human genetics and impersonations from origins to ends, from wires to flesh, from data to memory, from face to interface. Mourning emotional identification with their long-gone countries Poland and Romania, they proclaim a state of their own. A state where territories and female powers are boundless.

 

This project is an investigation into the phenomenology of tears that touches upon many themes ? memory, history, death, happiness, fragility, innocence, strength, futuristic ontologies, etc. It puts into questions the social and cultural mechanisms related to public and private display of emotions. Contrasting personal statements with iconic scenes of crying in Eastern European context, it examines how emotions are manifested in different situations, and why we (or we do not) express them publicly. Within narratives concerning our bio-politics ? cultural/national/emotional identities ? the project approaches today?s post-bodies/technological paradigms in an attempt to entangle the personal with the artificial.

 

concept and performance: Mădălina Dan, Agata Siniarska

dramaturgical assistance: Mila Pavicevic, Siegmar Zacharias

sound, video, graphic design: Diego Agulló

production: Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk

coproduction:

Theatre Confontations Festival (Lublin)
Fabrik Potsdam
Alfred ve dvoře (Prague)

 

Touring dates:

 

10 October , Lublin, Konfrontacje Teatralne
5 November, Bucharest, Dance Biennale
8 November, Cluj, Temps d?Images Festival
13 November, Bucharest, Amprenta / National Dance Center
16 November, Sofia, ACT Festival of Independent Theatre 2016

 

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Mădălina Dan, maker and facilitator, studied at the Choreography Highschool in Bucharest and at the choreography department of the National University of Theatre and Film, where she also received her Masters in Playwriting. She was a member of the Oleg Danovski Ballet Company from 1998 till 2003. She was an invited artist at  the Herberger Institute, School of Dance (Arizona State University) in 2009, and in 2008 she received the danceWEB scholarship in Vienna. She studied at HZT in the MA program ?Solo/Dance/Authorship? (2014-2016). Along the years, she has been an active member of the contemporary dance community in Romania, at the National Dance Centre in Bucharest, teaching and developing educational and social programs. In 2015 she received a CNDB award for her contribution to the development of contemporary art in Romania. Works by Madalina Dan have been shown at the Springdance Festival Utrecht, Tanzquartier Wien, Balkan Dance Platform ?Novi Sad, eXplore Dance Festival ? Bukarest, Temps d?Images ? Cluj, SouthBank Center & Chisenhale Dance Space- London, Fabrik Potsdam, Hebbel am Uffer ? Berlin, TanzFabrik Berlin, Dance Theater Workshop ? New York, Firkin Crane ? Cork, Alta Theater ? Prague and others.Herlatest collaborations include Sergiu Matis, Agata Siniarska, Tahni Holt, Mihaela Dancs, Alexandra Pirici.

 

Agata Siniarska makes works within formats of performances, events, practices, lectures, videos, others. Having delved into  different kinds of theatrical forms and studied  choreography, she currently devises feminist fun studies and cultivates her yearnings for language and writing, cinema and animation within the scope of her practices. She is a founding member of female trouble – a friendship based collective revolving around identity, body, feminisms, pleasure, affirmation and love. Addicted to fiction, she conducts her investigations, fashioning herself as a tool of rhetoric through the cultural structures inscribed to her. Fueled by the energy of profound theoretical hesitancy, each of her initiatives is pervaded with passion and intense fascination, frequently infused by the company of many exquisite adventures.
http://cargocollective.com/agatasiniarska

 

 Belka Mothers of Steel (miniaturka)

 

 

Tickets 20zł (regular) and 15zł (students fare) available at the Old Brewery information points and online at ebilet.pl

 

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