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Solo Project

Iza Szostak

From culture to nature

18-19.06.2011 / 19:00 / Studio Słodownia +3

Things change (lettuce grows, where the ground was parched earlier). The atmosphere changes because humour does, too. There is nothing constant. All the time something grows and dies, withers and flourishes. Music changes because tastes do, too. No matter what, seasons change. We escape the fact that we need to yield, busily living our lives, but still in effect we talk about the weather.

Primitive nature is a reference point we return to and according to which we make holiday plans. Nature is the guardian of public order.

What are the manifestations of culture that grew out of the “lower levels” of nature? We build roads, shelters, care for the body, put up a fence. How does culture
steer biological functions and slow down physiological processes?

We crave for new levels implementing deliberate goals, such as e.g. self-actualisation.

“You are right there, but one needs to cultivate one’s own garden”.

Iza Szostak – dancer, choreographer, graduate of the Ballet School in Warsaw and the Codarts, Rotterdam Dance Academy in the Netherlands. Scholarship holder of the Polish Ministry of Culture, the Dutch Corrie Hartong Fonds and the Program of the Alternative Dance Academy. An intern in Belgium in the group of Jan Fabre / Troubleyn. Cooperated also with Michael Schumacher, Amy Raymond, Krisztina de Chatel, and Felix Ruckert. Since 2008 has collaborated with the group Anna Holter + Company in Munich. In 2009 she took part in the Urban Explorer Festival in Dordrecht as well as cooperated with Guilherme Botelho at the Body/Mind Festival in Warsaw. In 2010 she took part in the project “Let’s Dance Chopin” with the choreography by Marysia Stokłosa and created her own solo choreographies “Karmi-go”, “Feedback” and “Grandpa-Go”.

choreography and idea Iza Szostak
artistic coaching Luca Giacomo Schulte, Ornella Balestra
music Kuba Słomkowski
technical realization Łukasz Kędzierski
production Art Stations Foundation
thanks to Kuba, Luca, Ornella, Asia, Art Stations Foundation team and Studio Tańca Free Art Fusion in Warsaw; also thanks to Ola, Irenka, Marek and the crew of the photo shooting at the Wielkopolski Square in Poznań

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