concept, choreography, performance Agata Maszkiewicz
video, sound, light Vincent Tirmarche
music Miles Davis, The Rolling Stones, Zespół z Gąbina / Piotr Figurski / Piotr Kłyś
production VierHochDrei / Lisa Schmidt
co-production Workspace Brussels, imagetanz / brut Wien and Art Stations Foundation Poznań
support Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien and Bundesministerium für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur with thanks to Peter Connelly
“Polska” is based on two phenomena: sympathy and empathy. Using a variety of devices, including dance, performance, music and video, the show, with a subtle sense of humour, leads the spectators to react physically to what they see. Some of them may feel embarrassed whilst others will try to deal with their personal projections and expectations. Most of them will probably think about per-formance and performativity, about achievement and success, as well as failure and trauma. The dancer wears a sprinter costume and her body cannot escape being determined by its cultural nature.
Agata Maszkiewicz is a choreographer, performer and a dancer. In 2009, she graduated from the Institute of Dance Arts at the Anton Bruckner Privatuniversitaet, Linz, Austria. She continued her education in Montpellier , at Centre Choreographique National, in the ex.e.r.ce programme, under Xavier Le Roy. She is interested in dance in the wider sense, understood as movement (not necessarily human bodies) organized to a greater or lesser extent. Her point of the reference is the social reality which surrounds her and which she tries to transform on stage: sometimes poetically and sometimes comically. This is the reason why Austrian critic- Helmut Ploebst has dubbed her "a socio-critical choreographer". Agata Maszkiewicz works mainly in Austria and France, but also in Poznań, where she regularly collaborates with Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk.