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The Centre for Contemporary Art – Ujazdowski Castle (CSW), FOUNDATION f.o.r.t.e.and the Burdąg Foundation have invited a group of emerging choreographers to create each a choreographic etude inspired by and set to one of Witold Lutosławski’s pieces.

The etudes will be presented publically on Sunday, 15 September (8 pm) at CSW’s Laboratorium hall in Warsaw, during the LUTOSFERY art series. The choreographers participating in the project are Przemek Kamiński, Maciej Kuźmiński, Weronika Pelczyńska, Magdalena Przybysz,Michał Ratajski, Paweł Sakowicz and Ula Zerek. Dancing parts will be performed by:Adrian Bartczak, Barbara Bujakowska, Przemek Kamiński, Maciej Kuźmiński, Sara Kozłowska, Weronika Pelczyńska, Maciej Rumian, Paweł Sakowicz, Ula Zerek.

The aim of the project was obviously to celebrate the anniversary of the great composer’s birthday this year. The participants were selected by way of an open call, which generated 24 applications, followed by an audition, which narrowed down the list to seven choreographers. They were assigned the task to find a new, original relation between music and movement. In August they took part in week-long workshops, exploring relations between music and dance in the context of contemporary choreography, conducted by Maria Stokłosa in the Burdąg facility in the Mazury Lake District, Poland. The workshops were to serve as a starting point for the choreographers’ individual work.

Tickets: PLN 10

Maria Stokłosais a choreographer and dancer. She graduated from the School for New Dance Development (SNDO) in Amsterdam and the London Contemporary Dance School at The Place. She has created dance pieces: Intercontinental,Prawa Półkula [Right Hemisphere],Vacuum,Fall in D; as well as multimedia projects in collaboration with visual artist Julia Staniszewska: X Apartmentsand Spotkanie 1 [Meeting 1], a video performance. Her dance film Burdąg was shown during the showcase of young Polish art Nova Polska in Lille, France (2001). She was commissioned by the Fryderyk Chopin Institute in Warsaw to create the choreography Zatańczmy Chopina[Let’s Dance Chopin] which premiered on the Polish Day at Expo 2010 in Shanghai. In 2006–2008 she danced for choreographer Jeremy Wade, performing in Gloryand Andpulled out their hair…, which were presented in Berlin, Brussels, New York, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, and other places around the globe. She has also danced in This Universeby Maija Reety Raumanni;Project Zero Pointby Sara Shelton Mann;Die Zauberflote by Mina Tanaka;B.O.B. The Final Cutby Dick Wong;and sex me not by Aitana Cordero. She manages the Burdąg Foundation and is a member of Centrum w Ruchu.

Idea and artistic conception of LUTOSFERY: Justyna Rekść-Raubo

Organisers: Centre for Contemporary Art – Ujazdowski Castle and FOUNDATION f.o.r.t.e.

Organised in association with:

Institute of Music and Dance in Warsaw, AUKSO Agency, enterMezzo Agency, Burdąg Foundation

Partner:Witold Lutosławski Society

Supported financially by the City of Warsaw and the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland as part of the “Lutosławski 2013 – Promesa” programme, implemented by Institute of Music and Dance in Warsaw.

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