concept and direction
special thanks to
Marysia Stokłosa, Agnieszka Jakimiak, Małgorzata Fudala and Agata Awruk
realized with support from Fundacja ciało/umysł
“I can take any empty space and call it a stage. A man walks across this empty space whilst someone else is watching him, and this is all that is needed for an act of theatre to be engaged.”
(“The empty space” by Peter Brook, 1963)
The dancer Rafał is generously inviting the spectators on his intimate and expressive transformation through the theater space, where he is sharing his intellectual, physical and emotional dance. This solo performance is exposing the strength and vulnerability of the single performer on stage while he is submerging him self in movement.
The performance “Dance(Rafał)” is part of a series of Solos that highlights the Dance and the Dancer in its bare form, by focusing on the performers relation to the body, it’s movements and to the immediate situation of the theater.
Previous versions are “Dance(Fabián)” and “Dance(Maria)” both named after the Dancer performing them.
Rafał Dziemidok – born in 71. An independent dancer, actor and choreographer.
Worked with companies like Dada von Bzdülöw, Gdański Teatr Tańca, Compagnie Yvette Bozsik. Since 1997, has worked creating solos (“Departure-Arrival”, “Separateness”, “Yes, yes, yes, yes”, etc.) duets (“Duet” with Patrycja Kujawska, “Dreams of the Fleecy River” with Magdalena Jędra). Takes part in projects with other artists (“File 01” with Made Inc., “Arrow of Time” with Dorota Brodowska and Mirosław Zbrojewicz, “Several Witty Observations” Dada von Bzdülöw, “2moreless” TRAVA). His choreographies have been presented in Polish and foreign venues and festivals. Moreover he choreographs and performs in theatre and film productions. A recipient of Ministry of Culture and National Heritage scholarship for 2007.
Daniel AlmgrenRecén, 1979, SE. With a background in sport he moved on to study classical theatre both in practice and theory and worked for a couple of years as a physical actor before starting to appear in dance contexts. Daniel is a graduate from SNDO, now working as choreographer, dancer and performer, with among other Ivana Müller, Keren Cytter and Ibrahim Quraishi. He has presented his work in Brazil, Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Sweden and is co-founder of Gross und Stark – venue for performance. Daniel creates performances on the edge of dance, performance and visual art. He is interested in the individual’s potential of transformation through conscious decisions in relation and dialog with the surrounding. Daniel combines intelligence, creativity and original ideas in a concentrated research of the medium he is working with. There is a balance between reflection and physicality in his works that generate new ways of looking at the body and reflecting on the body in space. Daniel researches in a focused and consequent way time, concept and construction. And in this the consequent conceptualization of the subject he allows the poetry of the body to emerge.