We are thrilled to announce that Zawirowania Dance Theatre is collaborating with Circe Platform / NNLE Three Hares from Georgia. Our company will be undertaking a residency in Tbilisi from 22nd to 30th May 2023. The primary objective of this project is to foster a new artistic partnership between artists from Georgia and Poland. A key highlight of the collaboration is the presentation of our performance titled "Empty Bodies," choreographed by Karolina Kroczak in Georgia. This residency also includes a workshop on feminism and contemporary dance led by Elwira Piorun and Patrycja Nosiadek, specifically designed for the local dance community in Tbilisi. The encounter between Zawirowania Dance Theatre and Circe Platform aims to facilitate the exchange of ideas, experiences, and practices in the realm of performative tools, incorporating contemporary trends in dance, theatre, and visual art. We are grateful for the support received from the Culture Moves Europe programme, which has enabled the participation of three members from Zawirowania Dance Theatre: Włodzimierz Kaczkowski, Elwira Piorun, and Patrycja Nosiadek.
This work was produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. The views expressed herein can in no way be taken to reflect the official opinion of the European Union.
Drenched with fog
Death and Ophelia
Numbers make us and our stories. We come, we are and we leave in numbers. We statistically make our existence real in the momentum. The world of numbers reveals the absolute explosion in the present. It sharpens repetition, constructs the rituals of everyday life. The world of the countable has opened the principle and understanding that there is no past, that one cannot go back. Mathematics does not recognize the past. It lacks space for reflection because of the constant momentum. Numbers are so capacious that they expand the world and maximize the everyday.
Numbers, sets, fractions, equations, energy and the momentum of their countability. Four sides of the world, two plus two, baptism, communion, marriage, wedding, funeral, four limbs, account number, funeral, 24 vertebrae: cervical, thoracic, lumbar, 32 teeth, pesel, two eye sockets, phone number, five fingerprints, and so on. Constant analysis of life by numbers. How much is once? For - once, once, the-times.
"The countable became for me the protagonists of the future from the past. Present in the moment of performance, and shrouded in the nostalgia of my gaze. Snatchers, pluckers of numbers descending to zero. The quantifiability creates a certain tension in the characters, who succumb involuntarily to the pressure of time. Pilgrims celebrating in a statistical diary, in the global energy of being and experiencing". (Anna Piotrowska)
Performance: Teatr Rozbark & Teatr Tańca Zawirowania Concept, choreography and direction: Anna Piotrowska Creation and dance: Joanna Brodniak, Kamil Bonczyk, Stanislav Bulder, Ewa Noras, Alexey Torgunakov, Katarzyna Zioło Music: Aleksandra Piotrowska Assistant: Łukasz Szleszyński Creation of space, costume: Anna Piotrowska Light realization: Dastin Greczyło, Krzysztof Soszka Sound realization: Jakub Ritter Production: Teatr Rozbark, Centrum Teatru i Tańca w Warszawie, Teatr Zawirowania, Fundacja Rozwoju Tańca_eferte
Tell us about the future
Man set out to meet other worlds, other civilizations, without fully exploring his own nooks and crannies, blind roads, wells, barricaded, dark doors.
Stanislaw Lem "SOLARIS"
The show Tell us about the future is inspired by the novel Solaris by Stanislaw Lem. It tells the story of a protagonist who, sent to an alien planet, faces his memories, fears and traumas alone. Placed in front of an ocean that materializes his visions, he must determine for himself how much he wants to resist them and how much he wants to succumb. The magnificent metaphor of human existence described by Lem becomes even more relevant today, at a time when technologies are trying to manipulate human minds. An additional value of the performance is the movement and dance as the primary means of communication. This gives the story a deeper meaning. All this takes place in a setting of film realizations that have long since become part of our lives. Is this the future or already the present, and does it really have to happen on an alien planet?
Choreography: Elwira Piorun Script: Włodzimierz Kaczkowski Dance and creation: Michał Góral, Anna Banasik Visual design: Julia Ruszczyńska Photographs: Piotr Szymanski Animation: Dominika Struzik
DANCING DIVINE COMEDY
DANCING DIVINE COMEDY is an ambitious attempt to tackle the work of Dante, who created his vision of the extraterrestrial world in the fourteenth century. It was so strong that it has survived generations and continues to influence modern times. The show is not about telling all the themes contained in the poem, as this is not possible in an hour-long performance, but about getting at least a little closer to some of the themes raised in it. Just as the "Divine Comedy" described the medieval world with all its wealth of ideas and warned against moral judgment in the hereafter, the dancers try to reflect on the modern world, in which a pandemic challenges established rules and principles. The thing takes place not in the netherworld or in ancient times, but in the here and now. The starting point is the reflection that going through life can bring one into contact with one's Hell, Purgatory and Heaven. "Dancing the Divine Comedy" is more of an impression touching on particular themes than an attempt to explore them in depth. Rather, it's a challenge to the choreographer and dancers to try to convert the complex language of Dante's poetry, saturated with bursting visual images, into the language of dance. The idea is to present an equally evocative picture of the world, which can be similarly absorbed with all the senses, and with its help stimulate reflection on modern life and its consequences. It is an attempt to introduce a minimum of order into the world of chaos and excess that surrounds us.
Choreography: Elwira Piorun Dramaturgy: Aleksandra Kostrzewa Dancers: Liwia Bargiel, Magdalena Wójcik / Aleksandra Krajewska, Michał Adam Góral, Michał Przybyła Creative collaboration: Georgi Puchalski
Real Love is the mystery of birth, passing and death performed by three women of all ages. What means true love for them? Maybe it is the feeling which mother has for her child. How does a woman feel being a mother? What does she feel when someone close to her dies? Love and death are two threads that constantly appear in the performance of "Real Love" and affect each other at all times. Being a mother and being close to death. "Real Love" is a form of a choreographic poem filled with poetic symbols and meanings from the borderline of metaphysics...
Daniel Abreu was born in Tenerife, where he became interested in physical movement and stage expression for the first time. He obtained a diploma in psychology at the Universidad de Educación Distancia. He collaborated with numerous dance theaters and dance groups in Spain, and he assisted in many international productions. His Theater has completed over thirty performances and is regularly invited to various countries in Europe, America and Asia. Their performances were presented at the Circuito de Red de Teatros Alternativas four years in a row, twice on the Aerowaves (2009 and 2011), as well as in more than 17 countries, such as Denmark, Brazil, Germany, Korea, Portugal, Poland, Slovenia and Switzerland.