The Body/Mind International Contemporary Dance Festival has been held annually since 1995. Every year in the autumn in Warsaw, over the course of a few days, dance and performance arts aficionados may enjoy the newest pieces developed by Polish and international choreographers. The festival aims to seek out and showcase the most interesting trends in international dance and to support creativity, progressiveness, and new quality in choreography. Body/Mind also supports young choreographers and promotes local collaborations, creating a space where Warsaw residents may actively participate in dance projects and reveal their talent to a wider audience.
From 26 September to 1 October the Body/Mind Foundation will hold the 14th Body/Mind International Contemporary Dance Festival this year. The events will take place at the Studio Theatre and the Powszechny Theatre. This year’s motto is “What You Can’t See”. Among the acts are: Borralho & Jo?o Galante with the performance installation sexyMF (last year they presented ATLAS Warszawa); Csaba Molnár with Decameron based on Boccaccio and Pasolini; David Weber-Krebs with Tonight, lights out!, which relies on input from the audience; Rachid Ouramdane with TORDRE, an attempt to find answers to the questions: Why do I dance the way I do? What do I think when I decide to perform this gesture?; and ZimmerFrei with a presentation of their project exploring contemporary family, to be carried out in eight European cities in cooperation with the partners of the Open Latitudes network, with the support of the European Union’s Culture Programme.
Poland will be represented by Ramona Nagabczyńska and Iza Szostak with their works in progress. The festival will also welcome the premiere of Karol Tymiński’s solo This is a musical. For the first time in Poland we will see Isabelle Schad‘s Collective Jumps produced by the Art Stations Foundation of Poznań and featuring more than a dozen of Polish dancers and performers.
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The festival’s programme:
26 September | 7 pm?22.00 | Studio Theatre ? foyer
26 September | 8 pm | duration: 50 minutes | Studio Theatre ? Malarnia
27 September | 16.00 | duration: 50 minutes | Studio Theatre ? Malarnia
27 September | 18.00 | duration: 75 minutes | Studio Theatre ? Duża Scena
30 September & 1 October | 7 pm | duration: 40 minutes | Powszechny Theatre ? Mała Scena
30 September | 8 pm | duration: 60 minutes | Powszechny Theatre ? Duża Scena
1 October | 8 pm | duration: 60 minutes | Powszechny Theatre ? Duża Scena
1 October | 6 pm | duration: 30 minutes | Powszechny Theatre ? foyer
1 October | 9 pm | duration: 40 minutes | Powszechny Theatre ? the foyer
Presentation of a project:
30 September | 6 pm | Powszechny Theatre ? the foyer
1 October | 10 am?5 pm | Muzeum Warszawskiej Pragi (Museum of Praga)
2 October | 10 am?2 pm
Tickets for events at the Studio:
box office: + 48 22 656 69 41, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets for events at the Powszechny:
The festival’s website: www.cialoumysl.pl/pl/dzialania-wydarzenia/festiwal-c-u/2015
Co-financed by the city of Warsaw with the support of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland.
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