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12.12.2012

Gdańsk: Celebration or last time and once again! at the end of the jubilee festival of Dada von Bzdülöw

jubilee performance at Wybrzeże Theatre (Duża Scena) in Gdańsk, which will end their jubilee festival Dada XX. Celebration or last time and once again! will be a happening/concert/event.    As the authors say: “Twelve dancers, five musicians, an actress, a designer, a video operator and a lighting designer are facing the imminent events which, apparently, will change the world we know: the end of the Mayan Calendar, magnetic pole reversal, planetary alignment, opening of the intergalactic gates to be invaded by extraterrestrial civilisations, etc. Not expecting so much the cosmic Armageddon though, Dada von Bzdülöw and friends will face the inexorable...

SzaZa

Szaza’s music is a unique mix of seemingly contrary extremes: noise and silence, pop music and contemporary chamber music, beauty and ugliness, sophisticated wisdom and pure, naive thoughtlessness. Using clarinet and violin, voice, analogue loops and subtle effects, the musicians try to find unity in these opposites and to free both the stage and the audience from the bonds of rules and cultural “settings”. Sometimes their performances turn into a grotesque, dark play, performance, and in other cases into an extremely serious and profound musical statement, constantly interacting with the audience. Their presence on stage prevails: we observe the creative...

Pracownia Fizyczna

Pracownia Fizyczna is a group founded by Jacek Owczarek in February 2009 in Łódź. Based on dance improvisation and contemporary dance techniques, members of Pracownia use various forms of movement as well as means of choreographic and theatrical expression, looking to explore their bodies potential to the fullest. The group focuses on the creative process. Pracownia is based at the Grażyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Łódź. Pracowna Fizyczna productions: Powyżej nieba (Above the Sky; reconstruction of Witold Jurewicz's 1998 choreography by Jacek Owczarek and Krzysztof Skolimowski; 2009), Len (Linen; directed and choreographed by Skolimowski; 2009), and choreographies by Jacek Owczarek: Meandrująca rzeka (Meandring...

17.01.2014

Kraków: Free the Dance to showcase Basia Bujakowska, Małgorzata Haduch and Paweł Konior

Małgorzata Haduch presents another Free The Dance showcase of dance and live music. Come to Kraków’s Alchemia (ul. Estery 5) on 20 January at 8 pm to listen to music by Wiktor Krzak, Michał Bromboszcz and Patryk Zakrocki, and see dancers Paweł Konior, Basia Bujakowska and Małgorzata Haduch.   The series Free The Dance was launched by Małgorzaty Haduch & Unfinished Company to bring together improvising musicians and dancers. To date, the series has featured such outstanding musicians as Michael Zerang, Rafał Mazur, Dominik Strycharski, Arvind Ganga and Paulina Owczarek, along with great dancers in the person of Lori Duncan, Maria...

05.06.2013

Łódź: Come, well show you what we do/About dance improvisation new exhibition opens at ms2/Museum of Art

  On Friday, 7 June (6 pm) the Museum of Art in Łódź (ms2, ul. Ogrodowa 19) is presenting a multimedia exhibition Przyjdźcie, pokażemy Wam, co robimy/O improwizacji tańca [Come, we’ll show you what we do/About dance improvisation], whose curators are Katarzyna Słoboda and Sonia Nieśpiałowska. The exhibition will be open until 20 October, and is accompanied with a rich programme of additional events. First off, on 7 June (7 pm), is Iwona Olszowska’s performance lecture about contact improvisation, to be followed on 8 June (7 pm), by the performance of Zdarzenia [Happenings] by Pracownia Fizyczna and the SzaZa musical...

Dada von Bzdülöw Theatre

Dada von Bzdülöw Theatre was founded by Katarzyna Chmielewska and Leszek Bzdyl in 1993 as one of the first Polish dance theatres. Before that Bzdyl was an actor at the Pantomime Theatre in Wrocław and Wojciech Misiura Expression Theatre. Chmielewska graduated from the Ballet School in Gdańsk and the prestigious P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels, directed by the founder of ROSAS, Anna Teresa de Kersmaeker (while in Dada). Their varied educational and professional backgrounds, resulted in a unique style of the group, inspired also by the Dadaists and works of Polish writers (Witold Gombrowicz seems to be Dada’s silent patron). Movement, dance,...

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