On Saturday, 16 March, at 7 pm, the Museum of Modern Art and the Institute of Music and Dance will present Marysia Stokłosa’s solo performance “Intercontinental” (Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion, 1st floor, ul. Emilii Plater 51). The performance is set in a shifting space constructed with the use of mattresses, where the artist undertakes subsequent challenges: she tests her fitness and stands up to her fears. In the show, we can see the relation between animate and inanimate matter change: the mattresses are both elements of the stage design and characters in subsequent scenes, acting either as objects or subjects.
The project is realised in association with the Institute of Music and Dance as part of the Stage for Dance programme.
Marysia Stokłosa studied choreography at the School for New Dance Development (SNDO), Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, as well as contemporary dance at the London Contemporary Dance School. She authored a range of dance shows, such as Prawa półkula [The Right Hemisphere], Vacuum, Fall in D, and multidisciplinary projects in association with visual artist Julia Staniszewska: X Apartments (Nowy Teatr, Warsaw, 2010; 16th Internationale Schillertage, Mannheim, 2011) and Spotkanie 1 [Meeting 1] (Festival Temps d’Image, 2006).Her dance film Burdąg was shown at the festival of young Polish art, Nova Polska in Lille in 2001. Zatańczmy Chopina [Let’s Dance Chopin], directed and choreographed by Marysia Stokłosa on commission from the Fryderyk Chopin Institute in Warsaw, premiered on the Polish Day at the Shanghai Expo in 2010. In 2006–2008 Stokłosa worked with choreographer Jeremy Wade: dancing in his Glory and And pulled out their hair…, she performed in Berlin, New York, Brussels, Barcelona, Buenos Aires and Copenhagen. Her other performances include This Universe (choreography: Maija Reeta Raumanni), Project Zero Point (choreography: Sara Shelton Mann); Die Zauberflote (choreography: Min Tanaka); B.O.B. The Final Cut (choreography: Dick Wong); Sex me not (choreography: Aitana Cordero); Vivienne (choreography: Lea Anderson); and Bach Bench (choreography: Jonhathan Lunn). Stokłosa takes part in numerous improvised performances (she has worked with Makiko Ito, Maria Mavridou, Konrad Szymański, Unfinishd Company, Janusz Stokłosa and the symphony orchestras of Lodz and Krakow, and Kolektyw Melba).
Marysia Stokłosa is the head of theBurdąg artist residency house in the Polish Masuria Lake District and the Burdąg Foundation.