Jacek Krawczyk, Joanna Czajkowska
...The sky was separated from the earth, but there still was love between them. The sky bended towards the earth, embraced the beloved one with enormous wings, plunged in her atmosphere - roared, screamed and circled in amazing loops.
a Greek myth of creation
The show is inspired by Helikopter Quartett, a piece by German avant-garde composer Karlheinz Stockhausen, and by Leonardo da Vinci's project of a flying machine - a helicopter.
The works of Karlheinz Stockhausen, often referred to as the music for extremists, have already inspired many artists, e.g. French choreographer Angelin Preljocaj. Helikopter Quartet (a piece for a string quartet and four helicopters) is one of the most extravagant ideas of Stockhausen. Each musician played aboard a helicopter. The tone range of violin, viola, cello and engines created a unique concert above the clouds - the sound of space.
Jacek Krawczyk confronts his artistic self with the unsettling music and goes back to his personal experiences as a mature man and artist. His movement is strong, physical. He dances to take the audience to the world of soaring machines and to fulfil the age-old dream of flying. It is a dialogue with oneself, one's humanity and with the sky.
Helikopter Tanz Quartett has been successfully presented in Poland, Germany and Belarus. Along with Kwadrat. Wersja 6, the show won the artists of Teatr Okazjonalny a nomination for The Artist of the Year prize presented by Gazeta Wyborcza Trójmiasto, and Jacek Krawczyk has been awarded The Theatre Prize by the Marshal of Pomorskie Voivodeship in 2005.