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Between 29 August and 4 September 2016, Studio Słodownia + 3 at the Old Brewery (Old Brewery New Dance programme) will host Martyna Lorenc. During the residency, Lorenc will conduct research for her project Phantom of the Paradise.

About the project:


Eva & eva.
Caught between two clouds
In one of those situations when one discovers
that something obviously good and flawless
may have evil intentions
one of them sees Jesus and piranhas on her back
lazy flies in the cars which don?t want to move by themselves
the other has beautiful legs of enameled steel
she enters through the calf and heads for the mouth
they don?t have to die to hang out in paradise.

idea and concept: Martyna Lorenc (based on research conducted with Gaja Karolczak and Marysia Zimpel)

movement research  performance: Martyna Lorenc & Andrea Maria Handler

installation:  Ludmiła Kaczmarek

choreographer?s assistant: Gaja Karolczak

sound and video: Karol Kensy (Da Kensee)

co-produced by: Cie. Off Verticality / Rose Breuss


Martyna Lorenc was born in 1987 in Poznań. She obtained a master?s degree in cognitive science at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and completed contemporary dance and pedagogy studies at the Anton Bruckner University in Linz, Austria. Her collaborations as dancer and performer include C.O.V. Company Off Verticality/Rose Breuss, Rosalind Crisp, Georg Blaschke, Editta Braun, and David Zambrano, , among others. She is the co-author of several performances, including ?Unreasonable behavior? with composer Lorenzo Romano, ?Beton? [Concrete] with Hygin Delimat, Polina Stoyanova and Ivan Shopov, and ?What you see is what you get? with Rafał Pierzyński.


Since 2013 she has been a member of a research group initiated by Gaja Karolczak, working on phantom sensations together with Gaja Karolczak and Marysia Zimpel as part of the Visegrad Artist Residency Program in Budapest. Their findings inspired Lorenc?s latest work, ?Phantom of the paradise?.


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