On 25-26 September (Friday-Saturday, 8 pm), Warsaw?s Komuna//Warszawa (ul. Lubelska 30/32) will host the Polish premiere of When they travel at the speed of light, ALONG the light… choreographed by Hygin Delimat and Sonia Borkowicz, featuring live music by Marina Poleukhina and Alexander Chernyshkov. A combination of contemporary music and dance inspired by science fiction cinema and modern physics, the performance will be presented as part of Studio otwarte, a project presenting performance debuts and works by young generation artists. The admission to the event is free.
About the piece:
?In the past, humans were dreaming to be able to fly. Our dream is a journey to another galaxy. When they travel at the speed of light, ALONG the light is a multidimensional cosmic experience? Our creative domain is interdisciplinary. We have been inspired also by science fiction cinema, futurism, and contemporary physics,? recount the members of an international group of young artists who live and work in Austria. As a result, they have come up with a performance verging on contemporary dance, contemporary music concert and a lighting show, in which the main role is played above all by the surrealistic relations between bodies, their shadows, and soundscapes created using futuristic instruments.
Caution! The performance may use strobe lighting.
About the artists:
Hygin Delimat is a performer and choreographer working mainly in Central Europe. He holds academic degrees in Contemporary Dance and Dance Pedagogy at Anton Bruckner University in Linz (Austria). In 2013 he received a danceWEB scholarship. As a dancer he performed for various choreographers including Elio Gervasi, Georg Blaschke, Willi Dorner, Rose Breuss, Johanna Roggan, or Robert Clark.
Since 2011 he has been creating his own choreographic works. He received artistic residencies and presented his pieces in several European countries (Klub Żak Gdańsk, Derida Dance Center Sofia, Michael Douglas Collective Cologne, RedSapata Tanzfabrik Linz, Butoh Festival Dublin, Monotanc Fesztival Budapest, ProART Brno). A guest choreographer at AURA Dance Theatre in Lithuania, he collaborates with artists from various fields including contemporary composition, visual arts and new media. In his artistic research he integrates approaches and philosophies of somatic methods (yoga, Feldenkrais) and urban dance styles (breakdance, hip-hop, electronic music). His working method is based on thorough physical research and developing new artistic practices.
Sonia Borkowicz was born in 1993 in Poznań. She started her dance education in 2006 in Poland. Since 2013, Sonia studies Contemporary Dance at the Anton Bruckner University in Linz. As a dancer/performer, she has collaborated with list of choreographers, such as: Isabelle Schad, Rose Breuss, Yumiko Yoshioka, Joanna Leśnierowska. Sonia has performed at festivals such as: Ex?it (Germany), Dancing Poznań, Malta Festival (Poland), Front@9 (Slovenia). Sonia Borkowicz is also a culture manager and event curator, she is the founding member of the art event Body/Sound/Space (Linz/Austria)
Alexander Chernyshkov is a composer, performer and improviser. He graduated in composition from the Vienna Musik Universität, studying with Chaya Czernowin, Karlheinz Essl and Clemens Gadenstätter. His compositions are performed by ensembles such as musikFabrik, Nikel, Phace, and the MCME (Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble), and at such festivals as the Wien Modern 2008, Donaueschingen Musiktage-Off-Programm, Platforma (Moscow), Unsafe Sounds (Vienna), Izlog Suvremennog Zvuka (Zagreb). He has worked with such musicians as Natalia Pschenitschinikowa, Carl Rosman, and Vincent Daoud. As performer and improviser he co-founded the experimental duo O I O with Marina Poleukhina. His records have been published by the “PanYrosas” and “TOPOT” labels. He is a frequent guest at numerous free improvisation festivals, among others the Multiversal (Berlin-Copenhagen), Velak (Vienna), TurnTheCorner (Vienna). He experiments with and builds instruments of strictly acoustic and mechanical origin, e.g. by using long tubes to transform wind instruments or using motors, relays and electromagnets as vibrating sources. He works and sleeps in Vienna.
Marina Poleukhina is a composer, improviser and performer, graduated at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory with Vladimir Tarnopolski. She studies at the Kunstuniversität Graz with C. Gadenstätter (since 2015). She has participated in many festivals such as: Platforma (Moscow), Gaudeamus Muziek Week (Utrecht), Multiversal (Berlin, Copenhagen), Path Festival (Verona), Pilot: Soundkarte (Berlin), Velak (Vienna), Strenge Kammer sessions in Porgy and Bess (Vienna), Echoraum (Vienna). She has played with Matthias Bauer, Alexander Chernyshkov (duo ?O I O?), Dario Fariello, Kirill Shirokov (duo [t]), Hilary Jeffrey, Vladimir Gorlinsky, Hannes Dufek. She has recorded several albums, including “Puinen Neon Itku”, “Songs about trees”. Her music is played by such ensembles as the MCME (Moscow contemporary music ensemble), Nostri Temporis, NoName, Vertixe Sonora Ensemble, Pro Arte, Looptail, Zwerm E-Guitarquartet; and numerous musicians, among others Pete Harden, Susanna Borsch, Alexandra Topalidi, Ivan Bushuev.
The Project is co-financed by the Municipal Office of the Capital City of Warsaw