20.06.2011 / 19:00 / Studio Słodownia +3
When, after 10 years of being unable to walk, I got back on my feet, my childhood friends didn’t recognize me in the street. Learning to walk again was weird – you are so upright and you stand up so high. From the moment I stood up on my feet, I see everything more clearly, I see how difficult it is for me to move around in the world to which I’m so unfit – the world in which being ‘unlike the others’ is still seen as a ‘dissimilarity’ and not as ‘variety’.
When you watch me dance, please try to forget that my legs are numb from half the length of my thighs to the tips of my toes.
“And he arose, and departed to his house” [Mt 9:7]
Rafał Urbacki, mover, humanist, student of the Drama Directorship Department at L. Solski National Theater School in Cracow (third year). He also studied culture studies at the Silesian University and theater studies at the Jagiellonian University. He started his dance education at the Kierunek Dance Theater in Bytom. He participated in the productions of Gessel Mason, Victoria Fox and Phil Williams. An author of four solo projects 7 Up, Birthday, NoSleep, Equation. He performed in and co-authored several video-dance projects (The Lift and The Adventures of Giraffi and Charming Seally). A director of Mover. A Social Project presented at the 17th International Conference of Contemporary Dance and Festival of Dance Art in Bytom. He participated in a number of workshops and coaching projects focusing on contemporary dance, Body Mind Centering, contact improvisation and authentic movement.
concept and dance Rafał Urbacki
artistic coaching Peter Pleyer
music Perfect, Arka Noego, Bp. Leszek Długosz, Siostra Suzzy
song lyrics Rafał Urbacki, Siostra Suzzy
technical realization Łukasz Kędzierski
animation Kacper Lipiński
photo Raman Tratsiuk
production Art Stations Foundation
I’d like to express my thanks to my Mother, Iwona Olszowska and Joanna Leśnierowska