From 8 April 2015, twelve Polish artists of different disciplines are partaking in a three-week choreographic project, entitled Tuning Scores, held as part of the programme Old Brewery New Dance in Poznań. The project is being led by American choreographer Lisa Nelson and British composer Scott Smith. Apart from shows at the Old Brewery (16-23 April), the group will showcase the outcomes of their work at the Centre for Contemporary Art ? Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw (on 25 at 3 pm in the park outside of the CCA, or the courtyard if it rains, and on 26 April at 7 pm at the Laboratorium hall). After the show on 26 April, the audience are invited to come and meet the artists. The meeting will be attended by Joanna Leśnierowska, Agnieszka Sosnowska, and Katarzyna Słoboda.
Participants of the project: Agnieszka Gotowała, Agnieszka Gut, Kaya Kołodziejczyk, Kacper Lipiński, Bartosz Nowakowski, Janusz Orlik, Martyna Poznańska, Magda Ptasznik, Katarzyna Sitarz, Marysia Stokłosa, Magda Tuka, Wojciech Urbański.
Curator for the CCA: Agnieszka Sosnowska.
For three weeks a dozen of Polish artists (including choreographers, musicians, directors, and architects) is taking part in training sessions in the Tunung Scoresmethod. Less experienced artists may learn about the method as well, as the project offers two 5-day open sessions. The participants work to be able to consciously steer their senses when in motion and when watching dance. They are investigating biological, cultural, and individual, innate patterns that influence the senses and structure human experiences. Focusing on vision, touch, and hearing they create their own, spontaneous compositions. They initiate a playful and rigorous dialogue-in-action about space, time, movement, and the innate desire to compose our experience. These explorations give insight into performance and dance-making processes.
Tuning Scores is an improvisational composition practice and performance research format that is a performance in itself. The research focuses on the action of the senses? the physical base of the imagination. The questions that arise in the process are: What do we really perceive when we look at dance? What do we perceive when we are dancing ourselves?
Lisa Nelson is an American performer, improviser, and the author of the Tuning Scores method. She performs, teaches and creates dances in diverse spaces on many continents, and maintains long-term collaborations with other artists, including the legendary Steve Paxton. For the past 25 years she has been applying the method together with musician Scott Smith to different artistic fields and cultural contexts.
The Poznań project is a direct outcome of a three-week lab led by Lisa Nelson at the Old Brewery in November 2012 as part of the Alternative Dance Academy.
The project is implemented by the Art Station Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk thanks to funding provided by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (Poland) as part of the programme Co z tym tańcem? (So, What About Dance?) ? 2015.