In Action is primary, the viewer is encouraged to join the artist in destabilising the spectator-performer relationship. This performance will never have its premiere because there will never be a final product. Its strength, resulting from the continuous negotiation of its own identity, lies in its ability to transform, in which the only constant is an endless attention shift. The work is an elaboration of the movement improvisation practice Action is Primary by Philadelphian artist Meg Foley.
Maria (Marysia) Stokłosa is a choreographer and a dancer. She studied at the London Contemporary Dance School and at the School of New Dance Development (SNDO) in Amsterdam. She collaborates with many artists: Wojtek Ziemilski (Come Together), Meg Foley (Action is Primary), Magdalena Ptasznik i Marta Ziółek (The Golden Demons), Peter Pleyer (Moving the Mirror), Iza Szostak, Wojtek Pustoła (Ecdyis), Maija Reeta Raumanni, Jeremy Wade, amongst others. She made choreography for Pawel Mykietyn’s opera The Magic Mountain. Stokłosa is very active in the development of Warsaw experimental dance scene – as a teacher and an initiator of various educational projects, as a leader of Burdag Foundation and as a co-creator of Centrum w Ruchu (Center in Motion).