choreography and performance:
technical realization and lights:
Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk
in the frome of Solo Projekt Plus 2016
with support of:
Kooperatywa Łaźnia, Fundacja Witryna Kultury w Szczecinie
Studio Słodownia +3,
Stary Browar, Poznań
Special thanks to the participants of the feedback sessions for their useful comments and input and all those who supported and inspired me along the way.
© photo by Poza Okiem – Piotr Nykowski
That voice you hear comes certainly from a person. A voice, however, is not a person. It is something suspended in the air, detached from the solidity of things. It might not resemble a person, or else, they could resemble each other in an imperceptible way. The voice could be the equivalent of the hidden and most genuine part of the person.
Is it a bodiless you that listens to that bodiless voice? Whether you actually hear it or merely remember or imagine it, makes no difference.
And yet, you physically perceive its presence. What touches in the voice is not only a memory or a fancy but tangible tremblings, vibrating and resonating flesh. A voice means that there is a living person, throat, larynx, chest, feelings, sending that voice into the air.
Katarzyna Sitarz is a freelance dancer, performer, choreographer. Fascinated by the multi-layered (un)consciousness of the body she travels through sensory, polyphonic worlds, seeking for ephemeral vocal phenomena. She deepens the secrets of traditional singing, Slavic white voice in particular, which she also explores in her performative activities. The essence of presence and collectivism is a subject of her intense preoccupation. Sitarz regularly creates and performs in Europe, guesting also in Brazil, Argentina, USA, Canada and Asia. Thanks to Tanja Liedtke Fellowship she travelled to Australia to conduct her artistic research for “home project” and collaborate with Lucy Guerin. Nominated for The Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative she had a pleasure to work with Trisha Brown. A recipient of an Artistic Scholarship from the Ministry of Culture and Education in The Netherlands and Poland as well as danceWEB 2010 at the ImPulsTanz Festival in Vienna. For her previous work Sitarz received awards at 11th International Solo Dance Theater Festival in Stuttgart and 8th Solo International Festival in Budapest. She studied Slavic Philology at Wratislavia University, Poland and Dance and Choreography at Codarts/Rotterdam Dance Academy, The Netherlands. She participated in the first edition of an Intensive Training in Experimental Physical Performance –SMASH Berlin.
Eleonora Zdebiak (PL) is a Cologne-based dramaturge and dancer. She accomplished her Master in Theatre and Dance Studies at Utrecht University. Before she had been studying dance at CODARTS, Rotterdamse Dansacademie and Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt/M. As a dancer she participated in projects by Michael Schumacher, Amy Raymond, Nicole Caccivio, OlgaCobos & Peter Mika, Dieter Heitkamp among others. She collaborated in projects with students fromInstitut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft in Gießen and Hochschule für Gestaltung in Offenbach. As a dramaturg Eleonora collaborated with Polish choreographers Magdalena Ptasznik (Surfing),Marta Ziółek (Black on Black), Renata Piotrowska-Auffret (Sorcery - Common) and Anna Nowicka(Dream States). She assisted Ibrahim Quarishi (NL) and Stephanie Thiersch (DE). Eleonora has also been presenting own video and photo installations at festivals and galleries in Poland, Germany and the Netherlands. She is currently co-curating a dance programme Dance Activism. Spaces of Choreography at Nowy Teatr in Warsaw. a