Concept and choreography: Magdalena Przybysz
Direction: Agata Życzkowska
Dramaturgy and texts: Magdalena Przybysz / Agata Życzkowska
Performers: Magdalena Przybysz / Mirek Woźniak / Agata Życzkowska
Costumes: Anna Ciupryk
Production: Fundacja Rozwoju Teatru ‘NOWA FALA’ /Theatre Development Foundation ‘NEW WAVE’
Partners: Adam Mickiewicz Institute / PROM of Culture Saska Kępa
The performance was created thanks to co-financing of the capital city of Warsaw
Polish premiere: 30.06.2017 / Warsaw / Poland
International premiere: 9.09.2019 / Montreal / Canada
Duration: 40 min.
„See me beautifull
Look for the best in me
For who i really am
And who i want to be
It make take some time
It can take some time
But see me beautifull”
The actress and the choreographer are looking at their artistic roots and their stories together, taking on the topic of education and identity. They try to identify what gives them wings and what brings them down.
All to the rhythms of the 1980s, Polish folklore, contemporary dance, classic dance influences and full of absurds made in Poland. Absolutely Fabulous Dancers seek answers and inspirations in the past, in Polish history, everyday movement, body memory and performative tools. This way, the artists from the HOTELOKO movement makers create their unique, absurd and slightly bizarre dance style. It breaks down stereotypes and expectations about who the dancer should be. They are asking questions: What has shaped us? Where are we heading? Does anyone know what our lives would look like without the education that we had to go through? Do we have to wake up and unlearn everything we had to learn to go on? Can you find peace, despite the recurring story that comes back like a boomerang?