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On Saturday, 19 October (7pm) Rafał Dziemidok is going to premiere his new piece My life in tears in Poznań’s Old Brewery (Studio Słodownia +3)as part of a series entitled “So what about Polish dance?”. The title of the piece expresses the idea to use dance as a tool to tell specific stories of human life. The project searches a common ground between the need to preserve the abstract nature of the movement language and the specific narrations coming from characters created by the performers. Those characters are storytellers, masters of ceremony, comedians, clowns, or combinations of such cliché figures, who are culturally given permission both to amuse and to preach to the audience. This happens mostly by sublimation of their own, personal experience, stored in their physicality.

Ewa Garniec (80’s) is a light designer. For several years she has been working with theatre light in Poland and abroad. Ewa worked with Teatr Rozmaitosci (TR Warszawa) designing lights for concerts, exhibitions and theatre performances. She was an assistant to one of the world’s most famous light designers, Felice Ross. As the most inspiring she considers working with Grzegorz Jarzyna, Anna Augustynowicz, Grazyna Kania and Michal Zadara. Since 2004 she has been working with Theatergroup TRAVA. In 2005 Ewa was invited to the Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Choreographers: Jagniatkow Move The mount.Ewa is a cofounder of KONCENTRAT Artistic Group (since 2005).

Petra Korink is a stage and costume designer. She was born in Hengelo/NL and studied textile design at the Akademie voor industriele vormgeving in Eindhoven/NL and stage design at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg. She worked together among others with Ute Rauwald, Willibrord Keesen, Christoph Schlingensief, Katka Schroth, Monika Dobrowlanska, Ernst Stötzner and Inga Levant. Her work took her to venues like the Schauspielhaus Bochum, Bremer Theater, Berliner Volksbühne, Noord Nederlands Toneel Groningen/ NL, Opera Poznan/PL, Deutsches Theater Berlin and Saarländisches Staatstheater.

Raphael Rogiński is a guitarist, composer, performer, improviser, cultural animator and student of musical folklore. Educated in jazz and classical music, he also studied musical theory and ethnomusicology. His band Debka Rafiah play early Israeli music. Performing mainly on his own artistic terms he gives solo concerts and leads various ensembles. Currently, his ongoing musical projects include Shofar, Cukunft, Wovoka, Debka Rafiah and Ectoplasma, as well as the Nefesh (Mediterranean music), Falashmura (Jewish African music), the duo Sisters with DJ Lenar and solo concerts.

concept & choreography: Rafał Dziemidok
light & space: Ewa Garniec
music: Bach Bleach by Raphael Rogiński
costumes: Petra Korink
performers: Rafał Dziemidok, Ewa Garniec
production team: Cilgia Gadola, Raisa Kröger, Christophe Knoch, Marta Zientkowska
producers: Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk, Poznań; Mica/Moca, Berlin; La Briqueterie, Val de Marne

The piece was produced during a residency organised by the Institute of Music and Dance in Warsaw, Mica Moca Project Berlin and Uferstudios.

additional funding: The Adam Mickiewicz Institute

Financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritageof Poland as part of the programme “So what about Polish dance?”.

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