This is a performance where the body is at the centre. A single dancer creates and deconstructs her environment, playing in the landscape of visual meanings and possible references. Her own body flickers and transforms, remaining in the process of continuous becoming. Various qualities, textures, fragments of emotions, associations, situations, intentions, characters, actions, become embodied, but none of them is fixed in the form of a visual object. The physical body functions rather as an infinite hypertext, referring the viewer to more and more new associations. The dialogue between the real body and its visual representations raises the question of what the body actually is, how we perceive it and to what extent we can consciously construct it.

 

Konzept / Performance: Anna Nowicka
Dramaturgie: Mateusz Szymanówka
Musik: Adam Świtała
Kostüme: Tanja Padan / Kiss the Future
Foto: Katarzyna Szugajew
Lichtdesign: Aleksandr Prowaliński
Kuratorin: Joanna Leśnierowska

Koproduktion: Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk

Artist in the residency Programme of Fabrik Potsdam.

Unterstützt von: Polnisches Institut Berlin, POSZERZANIE POLA – choreograficzny program Nowego Teatru
Im Rahmen des Performing Arts Festival Berlin, 19.-24. Mai 2020
www.performingarts-festival.de

 

 

   

 

 

Anna Nowicka is a choreographer and performer, opening the themes of dreaming, creativity and embodied presence, researching the potential of images to expand the body into the state of continuous becoming. She is a graduate of the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (SEAD), holds an MA Choreography at the HfS Ernst-Busch / HZT in Berlin and MA Psychology at the Warsaw University. Since 2011 Anna’s research has been recognized: she was rewarded the DAAD Prize, followed by the choreographic scholarship from the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes and Tanzstipendium from the city of Berlin. Since 2010 her individual choreographic practice is connected with the Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk in Poznań. Her most recent work „Eye Sea” was premiered in December 2019 in Hebbel Am Ufer in Berlin. Anna is about to defend her practice based PhD at the Polish Film School / Acting Department in Łódź. She is a practitioner at the School of Images of dr Catherine Shainberg, expanding her research through intense dreamwork with Bonnie Buckner. She weaves her life between Berlin and Poland.

www.annanowicka.com

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