HOTELOKO

HOTELOKO movement makers collective was founded in 2016 from the HOTELOKO theatre company established in 2011 by actress, director and producer Agata Życzkowska. Since 2016, the artist runs the collective together with choreographer Magdalena Przybysz and dancer Mirek Woźniak  and their core interests evolve around new choreography and dance experimentation. Together they carry out artistic, educational and social projects. They also invite to cooperate the other artists from Warsaw, Poland, Europe and all over the world.

Fot. Romain Lorraine

Why HOTELOKO?

Because the collective does not have, by default, a permanent venue and is open to moving around (HOTEL), highly values madness (from the Spanish word “LOCO” meaning mad), and it draws attention to the experience inscribed in the eye (“OKO” means ‘eye’ in Polish).

Why movement makers?

Since the main means of storytelling for the collective is movement (although the team boldly incorporates music and text into their performances as well.)

The collective has developed the following performances to date: frau/mujer/femme, #moiprzyjacieletancza, Absolutely Fabulous Dancers, Darklena, Insta Show and frau blush. They have created their own language of expression, a slightly freak dancing style highlighting the diversity stemming from the different backgrounds and roots of the performers.

The actress Agata Życzkowska’s signature style are sequins that she wears in each of her performances. The glitter and shine is an intended image and is defined by the statement “I live inside a sequin ball”.

Magdalena Przybysz is fascinated with somatic methods, especially Body Mind Centering, authentic movement and feminist threads.

A distinct feature prevailing in the works produced by HOTELOKO movement makers is unpredictability and the involvement of the audience in the performances. In many scenes the audience performatively co-create the world on par with the artists. The core idea is to diminish the boundary between the audience and the performer, switching roles and toying with expectations. The most important criterion is sincerity. HOTELOKO makes shows that touch upon reality, whose plots are inspired by the everyday world both in Poland and abroad. Topics such as community, freedom, the city, tolerance, equality and education are what the artists mostly discuss in their work. The collective works primarily in Warsaw but collaborates with foreign partners as well.

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HOTELOKO movement makers 2016-2019

 

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PRODUCTIONS OF HOTELOKO movement makers 2016-2019

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS DANCERS – rework 5/09/2019 / DANCE ART CENTER IN WARSAW

In 2019 r. artists made a new version of the performance with dancer Mirosław Woźniak. HOTELOKO movement makers was invited at the Festival Quartiers Danses  in Canada in Montreal where the group won the prize „Coup de Coeur du Jury”

Fot. Karolina Jóźwiak

frau blush /  8.10.2018 / DANCE ART CENTER IN WARSAW

 

 

 

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INSTA SHOW / 10.09.2018 / DANCE ART CENTER IN WARSAW

 

 

 

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DARKLENA /  4.06.2018 / DANCE ART CENTER IN WARSAW

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ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS DANCERS  /  30.06.2017 / PROM KULTURY SASKA KĘPA

 

 

 

Fot. Anna Ciupryk

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#moiprzyjacieletancza /  22.10.2016 / CENTRUM PROMOCJI KULTURY

 

 

 

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frau / mujer / femme /  17.07.2016 / PROM KULTURY SASKA KĘPA

 

 

 

Fot. Marta Ankiersztejn / Pat Mic / Marta Ankiersztejn



HOTELOKO 2011-2015

2014-2015

„jutro: urodziny” /  31.05.2015 / PROM KULTURY SASKA KĘPA

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„selfie / kiste / pudełko” / 21.11.2014 / PROM KULTURY SASKA KĘPA

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