Art stations fundation - by Grażyna Kulczyk


18.10.2009 - 19.10.2009
Studio Słodownia +3
Natalia Draganik Manifesto

choreography, text, concept 
Natalia Draganik

sound, light 
Łukasz Kędzierski

editing 
Maciej Włodarczyk

make-up 
Maja Koman

collaboration 
Agnieszka Gulczyńska (WTK)

premiere:

18.10.2009

So what about Polish dance? is acyclical project that presents recent work of Polish dance artists. Through the project we would like to provide the Poznań audience with a state-of-the-art picture of the Polish contemporary dance scene – an updated “road map” of Polish dance, at the same time defining the problems that the Polish dance community is facing nowadays and raising inevitable questions about the present condition and the future of contemporary dance in Poland.

IMG 8195 NDraganik Manifest 2

The first solo by Natalia Draganik was born out of a need to summarize the last six years – the period in which the life of the artist was dominated by dance.

The spectacle gives us an account of what it means to be a dancer in Poland nowadays. It is based on questions about how the condition of Polish dance has changed within a period of several years, about finding a place for oneself as a dance artist between “the avant-garde” and “the commercialized”, between the viewers' expectations and attempts at discovering one's own dance identity.

Draganik wants to meet the audience's expectations, at the same time openly addressing uneasy questions about the role of art in the life of an average viewer and the expectations that people have towards art nowadays.

Realised with the funds of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage

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