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As part of Warsaw Dance Stage series, on Thursday, 9 May at 7 pm, the Centre for Contemporary Art – Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw (Laboratory Building) will host the premiere of Karol Tymiński’sBEEP. His new work refers to the “beep test” used to evaluate a person’s resistance to fatigue and ability to carry on a task for an extended period of time. The main idea here is to drive the individual to his or her extremes, at which point the dependence of the emotional state on the physical condition is very high.

Tymiński’s previous solo show was also presented as part of the first edition of Warsaw Dance Stage. Drawing inspiration from the vision of utopian American society of the 1950s, Doll house explores that period’s figure/construct of the woman and her ascribed roles.

Choreography and performance: Karol Tymiński
Music and performance: Piotr Kaliński/Hatti Vatti/Gówno Band
Lighting: Jan Cybis
Poster design: Maciek Salamon
Production: Fundacja Ciało/Umysł
Coproduction: APAP supported by the European Commission’s Culture Programme
Produced under a scholarship of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

Karol Tymiński is an independent dancer and choreographer. He studied at the Turczynowicz Ballet School in Warsaw and the Performing Arts Research and Training Studios (P.A.R.T.S.) in Brussels. Karol performed in a range of productions by noted dance artists such as Nigel Charnock, Jennifer Lacy, Agneja Seiko and Joseph Alter. From the very beginning of his career, he has been creating original solo choreographies, including for example Orlandoand Doll House. He received scholarships from the European Commission, Alternative Dance Academy [Alternatywna Akademia Tańca] and the mayor of Radom. In 2013 Karol was awarded the Young Poland [Młoda Polska] scholarship of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. He is a member of the independent dancers’ association Universal Law Of Impermanence (ULOI), established on the initiative of Kaya Kołodziejczyk. Since 2012 Karol has been supported by the European network APAP under the Performing Europe programme, whose Polish partner is Fundacja Ciało/Umysł.

The evening will conclude with a meeting with the artist hosted by Julia Hoczyk.

Tickets: PLN 20 (standard), PLN 10 (for professionals)
You may collect your tickets at Warsaw’s Centre for Contemporary Art – Ujazdowski Castle (Laboratory Building) before the show. Box offices are open until 6 pm.

More information:

Warsaw Dance Stage is a beneficent of a 3-year grant from the City of Warsaw and a grant from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

Organiser: Fundacja Ciało Umysł
Partner: Centre for Contemporary Art – Ujazdowski Castle

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