15/11/2020 – 7pm
Concept: Agata Życzkowska
Choreography, staging, dramaturgy: Mirek Woźniak / Agata Życzkowska
Performers: Mirek Woźniak / Agata Życzkowska
Video: Wojtek Kaniewski / Agata Życzkowska
Photo: Marta Ankiersztejn / Karolina Jóźwiak
Production: Theatre Developement Foundation ‘NEW WAVE’
Co-production: Dance Art Center in Warsaw
The performance was created thanks to co-financing of the capital city of Warsaw
The theory of AXIOM OF CHOICE is transformed through the prism of artists’ identity in terms of social and choreography. The selectors they choose are common threads, such as generation, attitude to ecology, numbers, pheromones, blood type, being a misfit or the smell of childhood mandarins.
“The axiom of choice in a climate crisis, brutality or hate speech is an optimistic theory. However, her optimism can only be heard at the moment of the meeting. „
Adela Uchmańska, TaniecPOLSKA.pl
People may be closer to each other than they might think. Common sets and disjointed sets create an axiom of choice. Joint discoveries based on the analysis of sets and numbers build closeness, and this understood as an organic need leads to intimacy. Deep insight into the personal stories of each artist allows them to dive into each other’s perspective. This results in a multitude of common sets – selectors that often expose their innermost desires and fears.
The choreography arises from the clash of elements of authentic movement with a retrospective of the performers’ stage incarnations and memories. Action awakens as a result of associations with smells, which are treated as a specific time capsule. The interpenetration of syncretic means of expression, characteristic of the HOTELOKO movement makers collective, creates a mosaic structure of the performance performed by Mirek Woźniak and Agata Życzkowska.
Actress, performer, director, dramaturge and producer. A graduate of the Acting Department of the L. Schiller Łódź Film School (2001). Since the very start of her career she was interested in the physical theatre, she took part in projects by Eugenio Barba and Odin Teatret (Denmark). She performed in many shows collaborating with choreographers and directors such as Jérôme Bel (a Polish version of The Show Must Go On), Anna de Manincor/ZimmerFrei, Thomas Harzem, Iwona Kempa, Paweł Paszta. Winner of the H. Konieczka award For Best Young Actress in the season 2002/2003 and an award for her performance of Venticelli in Amadeusz directed by Waldemar Zawodziński, in which she also was the director’s assistant, and a team award during the I Festiwal Prapremier festival in Bydgoszcz in 2002 for Rodzina Wampira directed by Paweł Szkotak (where she also worked as the director’s assistant on this show).
Former Editor in Chief of the social and cultural periodical RAZEM. Świat w naszych oczach [TOGETHER. The world through our eyes] (2003-2007). She collaborated with the Ciało/Umysł Foundation as coordinator and producer of the Ciało/Umysł Festival and the Warsaw Dance Stage (2011-2013). She ran a number of educational and cultural project for youth in collaboration with Magdalena Przybysz and Dawid Żakowski. Chairperson of the Theatre Developement Foundation ‘NEW WAVE’ (since 2009) and the director of the Dance Art Center in Warsaw (2017-2019). Founder of the HOTELOKO movement makers (2011) where she produced, directed and starred in a dozen or so shows. She directed four performances in collaboration with Magdalena Przybysz: frau/mujer/femme (2016), #moiprzyjacieletancza (2016), Absolutely Fabulous Dancers (2017), INSTA SHOW (2018) and a spectacle for children and young adults entitled DARKLENA (2018) in collaboration with Wojciech Grudziński as well as performance Axiom of Choice with Mirek Woźniak.
Dancer, vocalist, musical actor, choreographer and performer. Graduate of the Warsaw Academy of Physical Education, the Physical Education department. Workshop student of Barbara Sier-Janik, Ewa Głowacka, Henryk Jeż, Iwona Olszowska. Polish Champion in sports dance and sports aerobics , represented Poland in the World Championships in Helsinki. Graduate of post-graduate studies in Coaching and Mentoring at the Laboratorium Psychoedukacji in Warsaw. Co-founder of the Kompania Primavera collective with Iza Szostak, Ramona Nagabczyńska, Anna Hop, Szymon Osiński, headed by Dariusz Lewandowski. Performed with the collective in: Kofta/Teatr Buffo, Ostatnie takie lato/Teatr Muzyczny in Gdynia, Poczekalnia/Teatr Prochoofnia, Madryt 03/Teatr Prochoofnia, Panny z Wilka/Teatr Studio. Dancer, vocalist and actor at Teatr Roma, performer in musicals directed by Wojciech Kępczyński and choreographed by Paulina Andrzejewska: Upiór w Operze, Aladyn Jr, and Nędznicy (choreography by Paulina Andrzejewska) and Miss Saigon (choreography by Marek Pałucki). Many-time participant of the International Ballet Festival in Miami. Solo dancer in The Nutcracker at the Margot Fonteyn Academy in New York (choreography by Ken Ludden). Assistant to choreographer Anna Hop in the show Calineczka at Teatr Palladium (directed by Małgorzata Szabłowska, where he also performed as actor, dancer and vocalist). Assistant to choreographer Dariusz Lewandowski on the show Ikar staged during the Vigesima Quinzena de Danca de Almada in Portugal. Designed the choreography for other performances such as A kontra M and Woźniak/Łosik and the productions of Orfeusz i Euredyka and Kraina Niczyja.