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Solo Project 2007

Knapik / Piotrofska / Szymański

27.06.2007 / 19:00 / Studio Słodownia +3

Dominika Knapik
As you like me

Concept, choreography and performance: Dominika Knapik
Directing cooperation: Wojtek Klimczyk
Music: collage

I'm sitting, I'm walking, because I like running. Origins unknown. I'm standing on my hands, I'm looking, touching. I'm moving my legs, my back, my elbows. I'm braiding, throwing, carrying, leaving. Cheerful looks, sunny smiles, clean clothes. I can't feel anything except my own body. Sometimes a bear, a car, a dress. Dominika. For the time being this person does not exist.

Dominika Knapik
She calls herself a 'searching actor-dancer-choreographer'. She comes from Kraków, where she graduated from The Ballet Studio of Opera Krakowska and PWST (The State School for Theatre Arts). She has always oscillated between dance and acting. Right now she is interested in working on the crossing line of theatre, dance and film. She forms a dance group called Hoplaaa, which deals with the production of experiments combining dance and film. SOLO PROJEKT for her is a chance to create the first fully authorial project and stand face to face with her own dreams about choreography.

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Renata Piotrofska
now

Choreography/ texts: Renata Piotrofska
Music: Daniel Pigoński
singing: Olga Mysłowska
Artistic consultant: Iwona Olszowska
English translation: Judyta Turan

I'll freeze this very moment
Wrap it up carefully
And put
In the freezer.
It's so convenient.
I'll defrost it
When
I'll
Take a real fancy to it.
I'll spice it up
So that it tastes good
With pepper and basil
And eat it
When
I'll be hungry
I'll defrost this very moment
Eat
And digest.

Renata Piotrofska
A Warsaw-based actress (graduated from The Theatre Academy), contact improviser, choreographer, dance and movement therapist (The DMT Institute), freelancer. She works with Teatr Academia from Warsaw. Participated in many workshops, internships and projects of improvisation and contact improvisation method in Poland, as well as abroad (among others with Andrew Harwood, Carol Swann, Michael Schumacher and The School of New Dance Development in Amsterdam). She runs theatre and dance improvisation workshops, creates her own choreographies and scenic movement for theatre performances. Working for PROJEKT SOLO 2007 will be her first solo performance.

+ www.piotrofska.art.pl

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Konrad Szymański
SOLO.06

Concept and choreography: Konrada Szymański
Performance and choregoraphy: Aleksandra Borys

The solo is a story of a man who experiences himself and seeks an inner connection, who contemplates in his mind and body, sharing himself with the environment, which is accompanied by a release of natural, human expressions.

To penetrate the dualism of human being as two inseparable elements - the physical body and the soul living in it, and the relations and metaphysical dependencies, which naturally come into being and unite in an individualized manner.

The performer denudes himself and merges what has been distinguished on the basis of his own corporal experience of fullness. He brings together the past and the present, the West and the East. And at the same time, his presence seems merely a glimmer: the stage of initiation death of the West is coming to an end. The act of self-emptying - the death of ego - confusion - insanity - carnality is coming to an end. The time to experience fullness. Then, the stage of acting, of performing will come. Therefore, performer is a given to us: it is the essence of us all.

Konrad Szymański
Currently a fourth-year student of The Rotterdam Dance Academy, major: performer. This is where he has had the opportunity to work with experienced dancers and choreographers and work on projects with students of the choreography department. He started as a dancer of social dance, then he participated in various dance workshops. A year before starting his professional education, he worked in Opera na Zamku in Szczecin. Apart from dance, his passion is photography, especially of theatre and portraits. His main interest in dance is the power of movement improvisation as a way to learn? also about life.

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