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On 21 June (9pm) and 22 June (6pm) Poznań will host the premiere of Unintended Consequences, a piece created to celebrate 10 years of the Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk and its performance programme Old Brewery New Dance. The premiere, held at Słodownia +3, will inaugurate this year?s Old Brewery New Dance at Malta Festival. Choreographed by Sjoerd Vreugdenhil, the piece features Urszula Bernat-Jałocha, Agnieszka Kryst, Ramona Nagabczyńska, Janusz Orlik, Kasia Sitarz, Tomek Pomersbach, and Paweł Sakowicz. The Sunday performance will be followed by the opening of two exhibitions: Solo Projekt Camp and Dance People 2.0 by Jakub Wittchen (Słodownia +1).

 

 

About the piece:

 

 We?re all, by the standard definition of the word, migrating, moving from place to place, hither and yon. Atoms migrate within molecules. Birds between hemispheres. The world moves and, deep inside, we long to move with it. Suspended between past and future, our memories and secret dreams, personal and collective, believing we’re unique and free, we embark for a journey into Unknown following the crooked paths pre-mapped by others, always driven by urge and desires, burdened by own inhibitions. Day by day we confront with each other, defining our individuality through constructed narratives and self-narratives, navigating through organized chaos and ephemeral landscapes, always wrecking to the rocks we meet. Birds of thorny bushes in a constant search of promised lands, (e)migrating in and out in denial finding ourselves in trap of our mind and bodies…

 

Sjoerd Vreugdenhil is a graduate of the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and the Rotterdam Dance Academy. As a soloist, he danced with the Zurich Ballet and, for six years, with Ballett Frankfurt, where het made two pieces incl Fat Peggy’s Sober Property (2001). He has also completed a course in architecture at the Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam. Apart from his own projects produced by his foundation StichtingTroublespoon, Sjoerd Vreugdenhil has made choreographies for companies like Dansgroep Krisztina de Chatel, Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, Dansgroep Amsterdam, Dance Works Rotterdam, Codarts Rotterdam, Korzo Theater, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam,  Staatsoper unter den Linden Berlin, Berliner Philarmonic, Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Semperoper Dresden and many more.

 

Direction, overall design concept: Sjoerd Vreugdenhil

Choreography:  Sjoerd Vreugdenhil in close collaboration with the dancers

Performed by: Urszula Bernat-Jałocha, Agnieszka Kryst, Ramona Nagabczyńska, Janusz Orlik, Kasia Sitarz, Tomek Pomersbach, Paweł Sakowicz

Music: Szymon Brzóska
Musicians: Barbara Drążkowska , Emilia Goch
Electronic music: Kiriakos Spirou

Costumes, set design: Klaudia Filipiak, Kinga Korbalewska, Julia Grabowska, Magda Mojsiejuk, Maja Barańska, Agata Birek, Sławek Krzyżak

Light design: Sjoerd Vreugdenhil

Production: Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk

Acknowledgments: Jola Starzak, Dawid Strebicki, Wojtek Dziecic, Agnieszka Jacobson-Cielecka  for making this collaboration possible with the School of Form.

 

The piece has been produced under the programme Choreographic Commissions run by the Institute of Music and Dance in Warsaw.

 

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