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On Saturday, 7 December (8 pm) the Polish Dance Theatre (PTT) presents the premiere of Volta, a choreography by Andrzej Adamczak, to take place at MP2, Poznań International Fair (ul. Głogowska 14). The production is supported financially by the Institute of Music and Dance in Warsaw as part of the programme Agon. A Programme of Composing and Choreographic Commissions. The production is set to music composed by a young, Poznań-based artist, Iwo Borkowicz, a co-founder of The Ploy, a group combining alternative rock, pop and electronics.

Volta’s post-premiere presentation on Sunday (8 pm)will come together with the premiere of the next episode of the series XL. Polish Dance Theatre Yesterday and Today, namely Episode 9 – Years 2005-09: It’s time for Carpe Diem, which will be a chance for the audience to revisit such productions as Carpe Diem,Wiosna-Effatha [Spring – Effatha],Przypadki Pana von K [Adventures of Mr Von K.],orKomeda-Sextet.Etiudy Baletowe w teatrze tańca[Komeda – Sextet. Ballet Etudes in Dance Theatre], all choreographed by Ewa Wycichowska,as well as Short Cuts in choreography by Istvan Juhos-Putto,Alexanderplatz in choreography by Paulina Wycichowska, and Lato – Red Sun[Summer – Red Sun] in choreography by Thierry Verger. The audience will also be treated to fragments of productions created in PTT’s Atelier:Trzy siostry – wyobrażenie[Three Sisters – A Vision], a choreography by Andrzej Adamczak; Balladyna, a choreography by Karina Adamczak-Kasprzak and Agata Ambrozińska-Rachuta; and DSM-IV 301.81choreographed by Daniel Stryjecki.

On the next day, 9 December (6 pm), as part of the educational project Dance Theatre Yesterday and Today, the School of Humanities and Journalism in Poznan will present the premiere of Anna Kochnowicz’s film Projekt XL [Project XL], concluding the anniversary year of the Polish Dance Theatre.In the words of the director, the film is “a history of the Polish Dance Theatre in a nutshell. The most important events, the most important meetings. A story meant to show the great individuality of Conrad Drzewiecki and Ewa Wyciechowska. [The film] also pays tribute to Mirosław Różalski, who steered the company through a very difficult time when its fate was uncertain… And recalls the people who were making the idea of dance theatre happen. The idea conceived by Conrad Drzewiecki and further developed by Ewa Wyciechowska. [The film is] to show how the language of dance was changing over the years…”

The premiere of Project XLwill be the last, 10th episode of the Polish Dance Theatre’s jubilee series. The event is held in association with TVP Poznań, the National Audiovisual Institute and the School of Humanities and Journalism in Poznan. Invitations to the film premiere and an introductory talk by the theatre’s literary manager, Jagoda Ignaczak, may be collected from the PTT impresario’s office (ul. Kozia 4).

Tickets to all performances of the PTT may be bought on http://zaproszenia.ptt-poznan.pl/and at the impresario’s office (ul. Kozia 4).

More about VOLTA

The piece focuses on showcasing the transformations that occur in an individual when confronted with a group. The fear of alienation, on one hand, and the dread of entering into a close relationship, on the other, are two opposites between which the characters oscillate. Volta analyses the mechanisms shaping people’s key decisions which irreversibly influence their future life and place in the society.

choreography: Andrzej Adamczak
music: Iwo Borkowicz
costumes: Mariusz Szmytkowski
poster design: Mikołaj Kleczewski, Wojciech Kasiński
cast: Urszula Bernat-Jałocha, Artur Bieńkowski, Marcin Motyl, Paulina Jaksim, Zbigniew Kocięba, Kornelia Lech, Tomasz Pomersbach, Paulina Wycichowska

The production is supported financially by the Institute of Music and Dance in Warsaw as part of the programme “Agon. A Programme of Composing and Choreographic Commissions”.

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