Tickets price 15zł and 10zł (reduced) available at Stary Browar information points and online at ebilet.pl
Saturday the 13th of December and
Sunday the 14th of December.
Both premiere performances will take place at
Studio Słodownia +3,
Old Brewery in Poznań, at 19:00
concept and choreography
Isabelle Schad in collaboration with Laurent Goldring
artistic assistance Lea Moro
dance / performance Aniela Kokosza, Barbara Bujakowska, Dorota Michalak, Ewa Hubar, Gosia Mielech, Halina Chmielarz, Irena Lipińska, Iza Szostak, Jakub Margosiak, Janusz Orlik, Korina Kordova, Krystyna Szydłowska, Magda Bartczak, Magdalena Jędra, Marta Romaszkan, Natalia Wilk, Paulina Grochowska, Paweł Sakowicz, Przemek Kamiński, Sonia Borkowicz (Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität), Tomasz Foltyn, Ula Zerek
sound / copmosition Patryk Lichota
light Łukasz Kędzierski
photographer Jakub Wittchen
production Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk
co-production Goethe-Institut in Warsaw
Financed with the funds of Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.
Isabelle Schad’s new work addresses the topics of collectivity and resistance, investigating the possible relationships between freedom and form with a group of 22 dancers. Can the creation of an infinite, unified, monstrous body possibly become a site of resistance?
The group’s body is made out of many.
We are exercising practices that have the potential to unite instead of individualize.
We are understanding this practices as a relationship to oneself and to one another, as a pathway. Those practices are biological ones, cellular ones, energetic ones.
We are looking at freedom in relation to form. To form that is made of and found by an inner process and its rhythms. Rhythm creates the form. Therefore there is multitude, multiplicity, subjectivity and variation, even within repetition. We are looking at freedom as the essence of happiness. We are looking for equality in movement and for the end of hierarchy between body parts. Relations between body parts are like relations between people within the group. We borrow floor, formation and holding patterns from other communal forms, such as folk dance, simultaneously getting rid of their codes for to make the less visible materialities underneath appear. We are relating resistance to questions of rhythm and protest to questions of organization and exercise.
We are resisting the esthetics of representation and those who promote it and this is definitely meant to be a political practice.
Could the creation of an infinite, unified, monstrous body possibly become a site of resistance?
Dancer and Choreographer Isabelle Schad studied classical dance in Stuttgart and worked with many choreographers until she started developing her own projects from 1999 on. Her research focuses on the body and its materiality, the body as process, place and space, the relationship between body, choreography, (re)presentation, form and experience, body practice as site for learning processes, community and political involvement. Her projects work at the interface of dance, performance and visual arts being featured internationally (world wide collaborations with local Goethe Institutes, international festivals, German Dance Platforms etc). She co-founded several projects/open collectives (Good Work, Praticable), that search for ways of linking different practices and researches whilst questioning the modes of production. She teaches all over the world and in different formats. She is co-organizer of the working space „Wiesenburg-Halle“ in Berlin and since this year also Zen Shiatsu Practitioner.