On Sunday, 11 November (8 pm) Ramona Nagabczynska will present Re: accumulation inspired by Trisha Brown at Fabrica de Pensule/Sala Studio in Cluj, Romania, participating in Temps d’Image festival. For the Polish choreographer the most interesting questions are how a spectator’s perception is changing in the historical context and how artists, whose creations are embedded in the context defined by a previous output of their field, are changing their relations toward creating. Nowadays, with so many medias available and a tendency to constant amplification and improvement, the concept of accumulation seems to bring completely different associations than in the 70’s, when Trisha Brown was working on her first performances based on accumulation. Nagabczynska wants to prove that the past could be an inspiring bottomless source, and not necessarily a limitation.
The piece was produced as part of the RE//MIX series, initiated in 2010 by komuna//warszawa. The series features new productions referring back to classic pieces of theatre and dance, but also literature and film that, now a bit forgotten, once changed the awareness of people who are today dealing with “strange” theatre, namely theatre that is interdisciplinary, searching, verging on visual theatre, performance art, plastic arts and social actions. These pieces make up a specific cultural canon, shape testes and styles, define its own sources and inspirations, act as points of reference.
Born in 1984, Ramona Nagabczynska studied contemporary dance at Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt/Main and The Place in London. As a dancer, she works with numerous Polish and foreign artists and at the same time she creates her individual choreographies.
choreography and performance Ramona Nagabczyńska
music Alexander Zekke
video projections Miguel Nieto
lighting Jan Cybis
production Komuna//Warszawa supported by the Institute of Msuic and Dance in Warsaw
Temps d’Image is an international network of culture institutions which rotate to organise an annual festival of the performing and moving image arts.
About Temps d’Image 2013:
In these times of social, political and economic crisis, the relevance of art is a certainty: art reflects reality and delivers a fresh and critical view on it.
This year’s theme, “Solidarity“, came naturally after last year’s choice to talk about the future. Together we saw that future has a collective author and it depends a lot on each and everyone`s involvement in society. During the 6th edition of Temps D`Images, we are questioning about what makes us come together, empathize, make us open towards the ones that are different, about the internal mechanisms that trigger the sense of solidarity. The performances, lectures and the debates will present artistic perspectives about events marked by solidarity or the lack of it. The festival organizers confront the artists and the spectators with moments of encounter and dialogue, of learning together. We invite our audience to meet artists that are opening new horizons in places where the economy, politics and mass media show us only singular perspectives.
Art opens new ways and unites us.