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Dominique choreographed by Maciej Kuźmiński and performed by Dominik Więcek has been invited for the 20th edition of the prestigious international Solo-Tanz-Theatre Festival in Stuttgart, Germany. Every year, hundreds of applications are sent in from across the world for the competition, which is live-streamed on the Internet.

 

Featuring 18 solo works, the event will take place from 17 to 19 March in the large Robert-Bosch-Saal at the TREFFPUNKT Rotebühlplat, with the finals and awards ceremony held on 20 March. Each of the eight awarded works will be later taken on a week-long tour in Germany.

 

The jubilee edition welcomes choreographers from Finland, Spain, Syria, the Netherlands, Israel, France, Japan, Germany, Egypt, Belgium, Brazil, Nigeria, Italy, and Poland.

 

About the piece:

 

Dominique is an essay on female body, a specific feminist manifesto. The solo, danced by the strong and subtle Dominik Więcek, explores the notions of masculinity and femininity, their fluidity and arbitrariness. Depending on the social and political context, the dancer’s body transforms into a female body, a gender battlefield. With the aid of his costume ? a long, woman’s dress ? Dominik turns into a model on a runway, a Muslim woman in a burka, a priest preaching from a pulpit, and a female version of himself.  

 

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Dominique performed by Dominik Więcek won the 2nd prize and audience award at the International Choreography Competition “Solo Dance Contest 2015” in Gdańsk as well as the first prize at the Warsaw Dance Platform 2015. Dancing the same solo, Tomasz Pomersbach was presented with the award for the best stage debut at the 3rd Koszalin Monodrama Days ? Debuts (2015).

 

More about the competition: http://www.solo-tanz-theater.de/

 

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