ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS DANCERS / HOTELOKO MOVEMENT MAKERS 2020/2021

HOTELOKO movement makers won the jury prize “Coup de Coeur” on the Festival Quartiers Danses (Montreal, Canada 2019) for the originality of the performance “Absolutely Fabulous Dancers”.

“ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS Dancers”

HOTELOKO movement makers

Concept and choreography: Magdalena Przybysz

Direction and dramaturgy: Agata Życzkowska

Performers and texts: Magdalena Przybysz / Mirosław Woźniak / Agata Życzkowska

Costumes: Anna Ciupryk

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

Partners: Adam Mickiewicz Institute / PROM Kultury

The performance was created thanks to co-financing of the capital city of Warsaw

Creation date: 30.06.2017

Rework: 5.09.2019

Duration: 40 min

SUPPORTED BY the CITY OF WARSAW

Tour 2020:

3 September 2020 – Festival Kalejdoskop / Białystok / Poland
9 September 2020 – Festival DANSES- CITéS Carcassonne / France – La Galerie Chorégraphique
14 September 2020 – Mandala Performance Festival / Wrocław / Poland 
October 2021 – Festival B.A.D. Bilbao / Festival de Teatro actual y Danza Contemporánea de Bilbao / Spain/Basque
October 2021 – Festival Dantzan Tzan in Vitoria-Gasteiz / Spain/Basque
Photo: Marta Ankiersztejn

The choice of these different symbols of culture and the combination of them all into a personal set produces a new image of contemporary Poland and its position as a country in Europe and the world. The performance is deeply grounded on the identity of the artists”. [review]

This is exactly how we see the three characters on stage: dancing in a way that is a little bit funny, and a little bit sad, sometimes perfect, at other times awkward. They are running through the alley of stars. What is it, though? The road to success which no one can define. [review]

“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 for our action. If you help us, we will try to achieve this goal together. Can you help?”

A fragment of a communistic propaganda speech, 1970s, Edward Gierek

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?

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