The 11th International Dance Theatre Festival Zawirowania will take place in Warsaw on 19-25 June 2015. This year’s edition is an attempt at showcasing the diversity of Italian culture as represented by five productions originating in Florence, Naples, Pizza, and Sicily by Silvia Gribaudi, Art. Garage, Versiliadanza, Movimentoinactor Promozione, and the outstanding Compagnia Zappal?Danza, already well-known in Poland. The array of topics discussed by the Italian artists is extremely wide: ranging from ageing and men’s animalistic dimension, to a tribute to Pina Bausch and reflection on the status of contemporary immigrants.
In a separate block, dubbed Hong Kong New Wave, the festival will welcome Hong Kong-based artists, as Zawirowania and Fundacja Scena Współczesna (Contemporary Stage Foundation) has been collaborating with two Chinese festival, currently operating at a local stage.
Also in the programme, An Evening of Young Choreographers featuring artists from Cyprus, France, Israel, the UK, and Poland (including Ido Cedar, this year’s winner of the WarsawZawirowaniaDance choreographic contest). The hosts will be represented by a duo of Zawirowania Dance Theatre’s dancers Elwira Piorun and Szymon Osiński in a choreography titled Wybieg by Karolina Kroczak. What is more, Zawirowania Dance Academy for Seniors will present their show Warszawska Fauna (Warsaw Fauna). We will also see a performance by the group Z collaborating with Karolina Korczak.
The festival will also feature Granh?j Dans of Denmark with The Rite of Spring ? two new versions of the canonic ballet: one presenting a female (growing up in today’s world with elements of pop culture and feminism) and the other a male perspective (mythical vision of maleness and men’s rites of passage).
The festival could not go without contemporary dance workshops, a permanent fixture in its programme. Among this year’s teachers will be artists of the Compagnia Zappal? Danza and Ido Tadmor (contemporary ballet). Poland will be represented by artist who have never taught in Warsaw before: Andrzej Adamczak of the Polish Dance Theatre and Wojtek Kaproń of the Lublin Dance Theatre.
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Teatr Wielki ? Polish National Opera
Collegium Nobilium Theatre
Centre for Contemporary Art ? Ujazdowski Castle