Art stations fundation - by Grażyna Kulczyk

21.06.2019 - 30.06.2019


21.06 / 18.00 
Studio Słodownia +3
Agata Siniarska (PL)

22.06 / 18.00
Studio Słodownia +3
Márta LADJÁNSZKI & Zsolt Varga (HUN)
“Let MeC”

22.06 / 22.00
Galeria +2
Anna Nowicka (PL)

23.06 / 21.00
Studio Słodownia +3
Ivo Dimchev (BUL)
“A Selfie Concert”

25.06 / 18.00
Studio Słodownia +3
“Durational Rope”

26.06 21.00
Studio Słodownia +3
Sofia Dias & Vítor Roriz (PT)
“Out of any present”  

27.06 / 18.00
Galeria +2

28.06 / 18.00
Studio Słodownia +3
Chiara Bersani (IT)
“Gentle Unicorn”

29.06 / 16.00 i 18.00
Słodownia +1
Anne Juren (AT)
”Fantasmical Anatomy Lessons”

29.06 / 19.00
Galeria +2
Marysia Stokłosa / Meg Foley (PL/USA )
“Wychodząc od działania / Action is primary”

30.06 / 18.00
Studio Słodownia +3
Paweł Sakowicz (PL)

Aletrnatywna Akademia Tańca (coaching)
Rivca Rubin (UK)
“Upword your world” 

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DANCE IS HARD TO SEE surprisingly proclaimed Yvonne Rainer, right in the middle of a post-modern dance revolution officially recognized as the beginnings of contemporary choreographic practices. Today, we associate this revolution with, first and foremost, the slogan of the “democratization of dance,” a direct consequence of which was dance artists’ preoccupation with the quotidian movement. Contesting the notion of virtuosity, it radically expanded the vocabulary of dance with ordinary activities such as running or walking. This allowed choreographers to create an egalitarian community of actors and spectators and to reveal an omnipresent but still not clearly perceived choreography of the every-day.

In reality, as Rainer points out above (consciously playing with the double notion of “to see”), the post-modern artists actually meant something more: they called for a totally new way of looking at, and seeing movement and its special organization - the CHOREOGRAPHY - which (still) escaped our perception.

For “to see“ means “to understand” and perceive in its all complexity. This particular tactic of visualization (not just limited  to the re-definition of the dance medium itself) seems to be one of the most interesting areas of choreographic research today. It is a strategy of simultaneously uncovering seams and revealing the structure of the composition; a strategy of operating detached from the natural context and subject to special organization, still a perfectly recognizable material constituting the substance of- both physical and visual - metaphors. Metaphors that successfully diagnose both the individual and the social as well as the political condition. It is an artistic and critical transformation of the multifaceted reality that surrounds us; to make visible (possible to perceive and understand) the mechanisms that govern it. It is also a simultaneous practice of counter-visualization, of creating new ways of seeing; actually, the strategy of "un-seeing" the externally and artificially naturalized ways of perceiving the body and the world which are imposed on us and of creating their new representations.

In the crack between visual arts and (traditionally understood) dance – that’s where another seminal post-modern choreographer Trisha Brown placed the choreography. This crack has been constantly expanding since then, revealing its operational field - the field of art consciously and with handfuls drawing from other disciplines and celebrating its natural fluid space of INBETWEEN.

It is exactly there where we invite you yet again during another edition of our program at Malta Festival!

Behind us there are 15 exciting years dedicated to contemporary choreography – its presentation, creation and the widening of the field of its perception.

Once again, set off with us to where (not only human and inhuman) bodies but also images, sounds, thoughts, ideas and ideologies are put in motion. And where we can look together and see yet more and more. And where choreography, removed from the literal and metaphorical periphery, has remained in the very center of attention since 2004.

Program curator:
Joanna Leśnierowska

Malta 2019