International Movement Festival U:NEW -DANCE HIGHWAYS / Warsaw: 10-15.12.2021
Centrum Promocji Kultury Praga Południe, ul. Podskarbińska 2, Warszawa – CPK
Z. Raszewskiego Theatre Institute/Instytut Teatralny, ul. Jazdów 1, Warsaw
BAZA Theatre, Teatr BAZA ul. Podchorążych 39, Warsaw
Free entry to all events
Invitation booking required:REGISTRATION
“Inflating” / Klara Szela / Poland
„HUMAN DILEMMAS” / Maria Salwińska, Zuzanna Strugacz / Poland
“Axiom of Choice” / HOTELOKO movement makers / Poland
“Cutthroat” / Karina Szutko / Poland
“RESET” / Igor Calonge Martinez / Spain-Basque Country
„Y’a des choses ou avoir envie de dire des choses” / Léa Leclerc / France
“When Boys Cry” / Thomas of Norway / Norway
“W drodze – On Our Way” / New Folk / Poland
„Apollo e Dafne” / ZAPPULLA DANZA movimento naturale: Giovanni Zappulla, Annachiara Trigili / Italy
“Urban Fallow-Barbecho Urbano” / cia. Natxo Montero_danza / Spain-Basque Country
“Das Lackballet – the Lacquer Ballet (Warsaw version” / Theater der Klänge / Germany
„well come” / Klara Szela / Milena Suska / Poland
„Choreographic Study About the End of Things” / Maria Ibarretxe / Spain-Basque Country
„Playlist” / Pedro Pauwels / France
„Unframed” / Wojciech Mochniej, Iris Heitzinger, reż. Paweł Zawadzki / Poland – 10’’50’
„Escape Room” / Barbara Bujakowska, Karol Miękina, reż. Anna Bajjou / Poland – 16’15’’
„bobleplastbarna” / Silje Solheim Johnsen / Norway – 12’47’’
„WoDA: Waterfall of Dance/Democratic/Dialog Actions” / Agata Życzkowska / Poland – 8’41’’
DANCE HIGHWAYS workshops: 13, 14, 15.12.2021 / 9:00-13:00 / CPK
Free entry – limited number of places.
Organiser: HOTELOKO movement makers
Co-organiser: Centrum Promocji Kultury Praga Południe
The project is co-financed by the Foundation for Polish-German Cooperation, the European Commission in the Erasmus+ programme, the Cervantes Institute in Warsaw
Partners: Z. Raszewski Theatre Institute, BAZA Theatre, La Galerie Chorégraphique/Carcassonne, La Fundición – Asociación Puertas Abiertas/Bilbao, L’ESPACE ASDC/Palermo, Davvi – Centre for Performing Arts/Norway , Theater der Klänge/Germany , Etxepare Basque Institute, Bodo 2024 European Capital of Culture, La Région Occitanie, Ville de Montauban, Tarn-et-Garronne-le département fr, Préfet de la région Occitanie, Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
Honorary patronage: Italian Institute in Warsaw
Media partners: TVP Kultura, taniecPOLSKA.pl, TEATR, e-teatr, teatralny.pl, TANIEC, Teatr dla Wszystkich, warszawa.ngo.pl, NN6T
We would like to invite you to the first, pilot edition of the new festival in Warsaw, which will take place on 10-15.12.2021:
International Movement Festival U:NEW – DANCE HIGHWAYS aims to popularize contemporary dance in its new forms and to strengthen the cooperation of Polish artists with European partners.
The idea behind the festival is to pay particular attention to themes related to ecology: green transformation, climate change and the future of our planet, as well as the urban fabric, human rights, cultural identity and tolerance.
The program of the first edition of the U:NEW Festival will include performances by artists from Poland, Germany, France, Italy, Norway and Spain, who work mainly in the area of new choreography and dance experimentation, where it is important to build an original concept through dialogue and the search for experimental movement and non-obvious interpretations. The programme will include a performance by the festival organisers, the HOTELOKO movement makers collective, “Axiom of Choice” by Agata Życzkowska and Mirek Woźniak, and a performance by the Theater der Klänge “Das Lackballett / Lacquer Ballet (Warsaw version)” from Düsseldorf, directed by J.U. Lensing and choreographed by the Greek artist Jacqueline Fischer, which was created on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Bauhaus as a continuation of Oskar Schlemmer’s ideas. The festival programme also includes a solo by the French artist of the young generation Léa Leclerc “Y’a des choses ou avoir envie de dire des choses”, a solo “Playlist” performed by Pedro Pauwels, an artist born in Belgium, who lives in France, a performance by the Italian ensemble ZAPPULLA DANZA movimento naturale “Apollo e Dafne” led by Giovanni Zappulla and Annachiara Trigili and a solo by the Norwegian artist THOMAS OF NORWAY “When Boys Cry”. We will also see three works from Spain from the Basque Country: a solo performed by Maria Ibarretxe “Choreographic Study About the End of Things”, a solo “Reset” realised by Igor Calonge Martinez and a performance “Urban Fallow” conceptualised by Natxo Montero.
An important element of the festival are the DANCE HIGHWAYS workshops and DANCE HIGHWAYS transnational meetings supported by the European Union within the framework of Erasmus +, which aim to exchange good practices between professionals in the field of contemporary dance and related arts and to raise the competence of dance artists through dance workshops of various techniques.
DANCE HIGHWAYS is a European project that brings together six contemporary dance partners the L’espace ASDC and Zappulla DMN Company in Palermo, the Theatre Developement Foundation ‘NEW WAVE’ and collective HOTELOKO movement makers in Warsaw, the THEATER DER KLÄNGE in Düsseldorf, Davvi – Centre for Performing Arts/Norway, La Fundicion in Bilbao and the Galerie Chorégraphique in Carcassonne. This international project will implement until September 2022 a European calendar of transnational mobilities, with the aim of sharing good practices between experts and offering ongoing professional training workshops for contemporary dancers. For the six partners of DANCE HIGHWAYS, it is a question of finding answers linked to the crisis caused by the pandemic both for the choreographic sector and for vulnerable populations, through the range of tools provided by contemporary dance practices. The transnational meeting will be hosted by the Theatre Development Foundation ‘NEW WAVE’ and HOTELOKO movement makers collective. Warsaw edition of the DANCE HIGHWAYS workshops will be led by the hosts Agata Życzkowska, Mirek Woźniak and Klara Szela.
Another important part of the festival programme is also the presentation of a performance made by young people, as part of the concept of developing a young dance audience. As part of this idea, a performance entitled “On the Way” will be presented by the jazz modern group New Folk, who work on a daily basis at the Youth Palace in Warsaw.
U:NEW Festival is the result of a wave of new approaches to the art of experimental dance and performance in Poland and Europe. U:NEW Festival is a flow of actions that touch upon our reality and identity. It is a collection of images that present this change. It is an attempt to understand the speed of developing technologies and to find one’s place in this new space. It is absurd, comical and authentic actions that unite individuals in search. These are sincere confessions and artistic demands. It is an interactive image of small and big cities. It is a dialogue and a voice in the discussion on the future of Europe.
Urban New Eco Wave
Use New Edu Wave
Unite New Euro Wave
Under New Earth Wave
Unique New Envisage Wave
UDance New Essence Wave
Choose your own U:NEW.
10.12.2021 / h. 19:00 / CPK
“Inflating” / Klara Szela / 10 min.
„HUMAN DILEMMAS” / Maria Salwińska, Zuzanna Strugacz / Poland /40.
“Axiom of Choice” / HOTELOKO movement makers / Poland / 40 min.
11.12.2021 / h. 19:00 / Theatre Institute
“Cutthroat” / Karina Szutko / 3 min.
“RESET” / Igor Calonge Martinez / Spain-Basque Country / 11 min.
„Y’a des choses ou avoir envie de dire des choses” / Léa Leclerc / France / 20 min.
VIDEO DANCE: „WoDA: Waterfall of Dance/Democratic/Dialog Actions” / Agata Życzkowska / Polska / 8’41”
11.12.2021 / h. 21:00 / BAZA Theatre
“When Boys Cry” / Thomas of Norway / Norway / 45 min.
12.12.2021 / h. 19:00 / CPK
“W drodze – On the Way” / New Folk / Poland / 40 min.
„Apollo e Dafne” / ZAPPULLA DMN / Italy / 30 min.
13.12.2021 / h. 19:00 / Theater Institute
„Unframed” / Wojciech Mochniej, Iris Heitzinger, dir. Paweł Zawadzki / Poland – 10’’50’
„Escape Room” / Barbara Bujakowska, Karol Miękina, dir. Anna Bajjou / Poland – 16’15’’
„bobleplastbarna” / Silje Solheim Johnsen / Norway – 12’47’’
„Urban Fallow-Barbecho Urbano” / cia. Natxo Montero_danza / Spain-Basque Country / 40 min.
14.12.2021 / h. 18:00 / CPK
18:00 “Bauhaus – 100 years later” – lecture
19:00 “Das Lackballet – the Lacquer Ballet (Warsaw version)” / Theater der Klänge / Germany – performance / 50 min.
15.12.2021 / h. 19:00 / CPK
„well come” / Klara Szela / Milena Suska / Poland / 20 min.
„Choreographic Study About the End of Things” / Maria Ibarretxe / Spain-Basque Country / 20 min.
„Playlist” / Pedro Pauwels / France / 40 min.
Production: Theater Developement Foundation ‘NEW WAVE’