On Friday, April 5th, in La Briqueterie in Val-de-Marne near Paris, Spring Forward festival will kick off. The festival is organised by Aerowaves ? a European network of dance experts who support young choreographers by giving them the opportunity to present their performances on international stages. Spring Forward?s audience comprises mainly curators and festival selectors. The festival is accompanied by the Springback Academy ? dance criticism workshops that are being organised since 2014. This year, Teresa Fazan who writes for taniecpolska.pl, will take part in the workshops.
During the three-day event (5-7April) all of this year’s priority artists will present their performances. There are two Polish artists among the 20 chosen for the Spring Forward: Renata Piotrowska-Auffret (for the second time) with her performance The Pure Gold is Seeping Out Of Me and Pawel Sakowicz with Jumpcore. Both performances will be presented on Saturday (April 6th).
About the performances:
The Pure Gold is Seeping Out Of Me
For many women, the desire to give birth seems obvious. What if, however, this desire is impossible to fulfil, if it is restricted by legal regulations and restrictions? In her new work, The Pure Gold is Seeping Out Of Me, Piotrowska-Auffret explores this area. The artist relies both on her personal experience and on other women?s narratives. She examines this female yearning through a network of reproduction policies, numerous promises and attempts to exploit it and looks at the relationship between personal and professional life.
How much do we invest in work and life? What value do attach to what we produce and reproduce in order to fulfil our personal desires? How does it differ at work and in art? How far can we go? And why?
Idea, choreography: Renata Piotrowska-Auffret
Performance and texts: Renata Piotrowska-Auffret and guests
Collaboration: Karolina Kraczkowska, Aleksandra Osowicz
Dramaturgy: Bojana Bauer, Renata Piotrowska-Auffret
Dramaturgy consultant: Magdalena Ptasznik
Editing assistant: Michal Kurkowski
Lighting: Monika Krzesniak
Visual design: Aleksandra Osowicz
Music arrangement: Renata Piotrowska-Auffret and guests
Organisers: Fundacja Burdag, Centrum w Ruchu
Coproduction: MAAT Festival
Partners: Nowy Teatr, Wawerskie Centrum Kultury, Instytut Adama Mickiewicza.
Financial support: the Capital City of Warsaw
It is not entirely clear if Fred Herko planned to finish his intimate performance with a suicide death. He took a bath, turned on Mozart?s Coronation Mass and began to dance naked in his friend?s living room. He approached an open window several times. When Sanctus resounded, he ran and jumped out the window of the apartment on the fifth floor of New York?s Cornelia Street. Ballet dancers are said to believe they can fly. And indeed, suspended for a second in a jump, they do.
Choreography and performance: Paweł Sakowicz
Dramaturgy: Mateusz Szymanówka
Costume: doom 3k
Light: Jedrzej Jecikowski
Production: MAAT Festival
Premiere: December 8th, 2017
With support: Scena Tanca Studio, Zacheta ? National Gallery of Art
Full list of performances chosen for Aerowaves Twenty 2019:
Flora Détraz: Muyte Maker, France/Portugal
Filipe Pereira & Teresa Silva: New Creation, Portugal
James Batchelor & Collaborators: Hyperspace, Italy
Sofia Mavragani-Fingersix: Speechless, Greece
Marta Alstads?ter and Kim-Jomi Fischer: Engel, Holland
Robbie Synge: Ensamble, UK
Chiara Bersani ? Associazione Culturale Corpoceleste: Gentle Unicorn, Italy
Sylvain Bouillet & Lucien Reynes ? NA?F Production: Des gestes blancs, France
Anne-Marie Van-Nach: Cellule, France
Sidonie Duret, Jeremy Martinez & Emilie Szikora ? Collectif ?S: Jean-Yves, Patrick & Corinne, France
Thomas Bîrzan & Mario Barrantes Espinoza: (I,II), Belgium
Katerina Andreou-Bark: BSTRD, France/Grecja
Renata Piotrowska-Auffret: The pure gold is seeping out of me, Poland
Elinor Lewis: Orchard, UK
Ginevra Panzetti & Enrico Ticconi: Harleking, Germany/Italy
Beatrix Simkó & Jenna Jalonen: Long Time No See!, Hungary/Belgium
Mattia Russo & Antonio de Ros-Kor’sia: Somiglianza, Spain
Sylvain Huc-Divergences: Sujets, France
Lina Gómez: Restraint, Germany
Pawel Sakowicz: Jumpcore, Poland