The Old Brewery in Poznań is launching its new artistic season on Friday, 3 October (7 pm). The opening premiere Back to bone strips dancing back to what it is made of. The focus falls not merely on gestures and steps but on what’s central to Crisp’s choreographic and dance practice ? attentiveness, or the ability to stay in the present moment, to trace impulses that trigger individual movements and to make a creative use of even the slightest changes that take place in a dancer’s body. Engaging in continuous decision-making in the process of dancing, the performers are able to stimulate many senses at the same time and to initiate sometimes exceptional movements that can have any dynamics, may originate in any part of their body, effortlessly, and without any predetermined direction. The body is liberated from imposed constricting conventions of movement and tensions which hinder a free flow of energy. In a fascinating and seemingly unstable choreographic space, we see the creative potential of attentiveness in its full glory.
Next show: 4 October, 6 pm. All shows take place at Studio Słodownia +2.
Back to Bone is one of three birthday productions to mark ten years of Art Stations Foundation.
choreography: Rosalind Crisp in collaboration with the dancers
dancers: Martyna Lorenc, Anna Nowicka, Janusz Orlik, Tomek Pomersbach, Julia Plawgo, Katarzyna Wolińska i Marysia Zimpel.
production: Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk
Rosalind Crisp grew up on a sheep farm in Australia. She trained at the Victorian Ballet School, Melbourne, before studying release work, Body-mind centering? and Contact Improvisation at the European Dance Development Centre in Arnhem, The Netherlands in 1991. She established the Omeo Dance studio in Sydney, the site for her choreographic research for over 10 years, receiving a number of awards, including a fellowship from the Australia Council. Since 2004 she is based in Paris where she is a choreographic associate of the Atelier de Paris – Carolyn Carlson. Her work is supported by the French Government and is presented in France, Germany, Finland, the UK, Australia,… She also creates works for other companies such as Two Fish Berlin, Laban Centre London, University of Melbourne, HZT University of Berlin where she is a guest professor, and teaches throughout Europe and Australia. Her ongoing research project, danse, is the foundation of her work in collaboration with the dancers of her company, in particular Céline Debyser and Max Fossati, and guests such as Andreas Müller, Andrew Morrish and Swiss guitarist, Hansueli Tischhauser.
Martyna Lorenc: dancer and cognitive scientist. A person curious and frequently changing interests. The ones which stay over years are music, movement, cognitive processes and food. Currently lives in Austria. Has worked with Editta Braun Company (Salzburg) and C.O.V. Company Off Verticality (Linz), last year also with Georg Blaschke/M.A.P. Vienna and David Zambrano. In between pieces for others creates own works, i.e. solo “Alien drive” with componist Lorenzo Romano, duet “Beton” with Hygin Delimat, visual artist Polina Stoyanova and componist Ivan Shopov in residency in Derida Dance Center in Sofia, Bulgaria. Recently together with her brother she created a video work, a serie of moving images, to be shown in the frame of Homeless Exhibition during Screen&Sound Festival in Cracow. In 2013 she took part in a research residency within Visegrad Artist Residency Program in Budapest, working on phantomic sensations (Phantoms beyond the brain), together with Maria Zimpel and Gaja Karolczak. At the moment works on a new performance with Rafał Pierzynski within residency in austrian Alps.
Julia Plawgo form October on student of the BA program Dance Context Choreography at HZT Berlin. Scholarship holder of the Alternative Dance Academy 2014 by Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk. She gained her stage experience performing in Anna Piotrowska’s works presented among others at Polish Dance Platform 2010 in Poznań, 18th International Meeting of Live Arts CROSSROADS in Centre for Contemporary Art in Warsaw and Warsaw Dance Scene 2012. In December 2013, she presented her solo piece Alfredo Traps dances in National Old Theatre’s Strefa Be in Cracow in the frame of a cycle commenting season: Swinarski. She deepened her knowledge by attending workshops led by: Keith Hennessy, Benoît Lachambre, Mala Kline, Kathleen Hermesdorf, David Zambrano, Tony Orrico Rasmus Ölme, Samantha van Wissen.
Tickets: PLN 15 and 10 (concessions); on sale at the Information Points at the Old Brewery and on ebilet.pl