Paula Caspão, Vincent Tirmarche
Paula Caspão, Agata Maszkiewicz together with Magdalena Chowaniec and Vincent Tirmarche
performance & choreography
Magdalena Chowaniec, Agata Maszkiewicz
Walking dead cats http://www.myspace.com/walkingdeadcats, Led Zeppelin 'Moby dick', rev Pearly Brown 'Peace will prevail', Mark Ronson 'God put a smile on your face'
VierHochDrei/Lisa Schmidt, Agata Maszkiewicz
Vienna, Zeitraumexit Mannheim, Beursschouwburg Brussels, Art Stations Foundation Poznan
with a support of
City of Vienna, Polish Institute Vienna, Art Centre BUDA/Kortrijk
Pac'Bô l'ecole d'art/Dignac
manager support in
Vienna Nicole Schuchardt/brut
special thanks to
Oleg Soulimenko, Roberto Gonzales, Tomek Kujaczynski and Tomek Rajtardiffusion Marlies Pucher/AUTOMOBILE
W: Kiewicz, I'm afraid none of the things that you have promised me came true.
K: Don't worry Waniec, you must know that things never happen the way we expect them to happen.
W: Actually they should have happened. Because I never expected them to... What about the Island on the Pacific Ocean that you have promised me? (...)
'Don Kiewicz & Sancho Waniec' is a promise of a contemplative performance. It is a piece where nothing happens the way it is expected to happen. It is a dance piece where nobody dances but bodies and objects are put in motion. It is a show that escapes any spectacular representation. It is a piece without a story and with as many Quixotes as public members.
Agata Maszkiewicz is a choreographer, performer and a dancer. Grown up in Poland, she studied in Austria (Anton Bruckner Privatuniversitaet in Linz) and France (Choreographic Center in Montpellier, ex.er.ce program) and mainly works in Europe. She works, among others, with a collective Superamas (You dream, BIG3 happy/end, Casino), Ivana Muller (60 minutes of opportunism) and creates her own work (installation 'snowflakes', solo 'POLSKA'). She collaborated with Anne Juren, Marian Baillot and Alix Eynaudi on the piece 'Komposition' (2008). In 2008, together with Alix Eynaudi, she created a video-performance 'The Visitants' and later on, in 2009 a piece 'Long long short long short'.
She always sees her works in a sociopolitical context, and is known to create unconventional, playful constellations in the best sense.
Magdalena Chowaniec born in Poland in 1983, lives and works in Vienna. She graduated the Ballet School in Bytom and in 2010 the Institute of Dance Arts at the Anton Bruckner Privatuniversiteat in Linz, Austria. Since 2004 she works as a dancer/performer/singer and choreographer with, among others, Superamas, Oleg Soulimenko, Rose Breuss, Paul Wenninger, Anne Juren, cooperativa performativa, Mark Tompkins. She is a recipient of the DanceWEB 2007 scholarship program and a founder of an artistic collective mariamagdalena. Her works 'Hold your horses', 'The MOb:Fixing Freedom Tour' were presented in Austria, Poland, Germany and Holland . She is a singer of a punk band VALYA and of her own band The MOb. In 2009 she received a 'Start' Scholarship founded by bm:uk, an Austrian Ministry of Culture. Since 2008 she is interested in the role of empathy in dance/performance field.
Paula Caspão is a writer, dramaturge and researcher based in Paris, working at the crossroads of choreographic performance and other fields. In the frame of her literary and videographic work – imagining relations between writing, action, and many other things – she has been collecting materials across heterogeneous areas and non-areas: conversations heard on the streets, weather forecasting, road movies, gastronomy, politics, qualitative geography, old time radio novels, (hi)stories of animals, objects, plants, botanic taxonomies, movement notations and ghosts. She has collaborated with choreographers João Fiadeiro (P), Petra Sabisch (D), Alix Eynaudi (F/B), Anne Juren (F/A), and Agata Maszkiewicz (PL/A). Since 2007, she has been working with Valentina desideri (I/F) on choreographic and dramaturgic devices [HOW-TOs: Modes of doing and using]. Her writings have been published in revues and anthologies internationally (Austria, Belgium, France, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and the USA). She holds a PhD in philosophy/epistemology (University Paris-10), in the specific domains of philosophy of art and science, dance and performance theories, and philosophy of language. She is the author of the book Chorégraphies contemporaines: Images et usages du sensible (forthcoming).
Sabinne Desbonnet, born in France, since 2005 leaves and works in Vienna. In 1985 she graduated Esmond School in Paris with a title of a fashion designer. Between 1985 and 2004 she worked as a stylist for Cerruti in France and later on for Mayerline & Frencys in Austria. She created costumes for "Empire - art & politics" of collective Superamas.
Since 2009 she teaches in Wiener Modeschule Michelbeuern.
Vincent Tirmarche, born in 1965, lives and works in Vienna and Paris. Between 1986 and 1989 he studied Cinema and Literature (Master and DEA) at the university Jussieu PARIS 7, and in 2002, Digital Arts (DEA) at l'Ecole Supérieur de l'Image, Angoulème, France.
Video and Film maker, musician, & performer, he worked and collaborated in France on many theatrical projects since 1988. Since 2000, he is a member of the French/Austrian/Belgium collective SUPERAMAS and works in Vienna since 2003.
Realised with the funds of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland