18/09/2017 / ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS DANCERS

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS Dancers

HOTELOKO movement makers

 Concept: Magdalena Przybysz

Choreography: Magdalena Przybysz & Wojciech Grudziński

Direct: Agata Życzkowska

Dramaturgy and texts: Życzkowska/Przybysz/Grudziński
Performers: Grudziński/Przybysz/Życzkowska
Costumes, set design and make up: Anna Ciupryk

Production: Fundacja Rozwoju Teatru ‘NOWA FALA’ /Theatre Development Foundation ‘NEW WAVE’

Premiere: June 2017

Time: 60 min

English version available

2 versions available: Long (60 min.) and short (40 min.)

 

 

 

 

 

“Down the avenue of the stars we run, God knows the way, Under the sky of the stars we live, each of us alone”. Zdzisława Sośnicka’s Song – polish famous pop singer in the 80-ties.

“You can be convinced that we are the same as you are, cured from the same clay. We have no other purpose than the one we declared. This is the basic program of our action. If you help us, we will try to achieve this goal together. Can you help?”
Part of the communistic propaganda speech, , Polish Prime Minister in the 70’s -Edward Gierek

„See me beautiful, look for the best in me
That’s what I really am and all I want to be
It may take some time
It may be hard to find
But see me beautiful”

Marshall Rosenberg’s song- author of Nonviolent Communication method

The artists from the HOTELOKO movement makers create their unique, absurd and a little bizarre dance style. It breaks down stereotypes and expectations about who the dancer should be.

The actress and the dancers are looking at their artistic roots and their stories together, taking on the topic of education and identity. They wonder what gives them wings and what brings them down. All in the rhythms of the 80s, polish folklore, contemporary dance, authentic movement, classic dance influences and full of absurd made in Poland. Absolutely Fabulous Dancers: Agata, Wojtek and Magda seek answers and inspirations in the past, polish history, everyday movement, body memory and performative tools.

They are asking questions:

What “absolutely fabulous dancer” means? 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 in Poland like a boomerang?