concept and performance
choreography and stage design
Chiharu Mamiya and Katarzyna Chmielewska
stage lights design
performance endowed by Marshal of The Pomerania Region
special thanks to Off de Bicz - Sopot Theatre Stage
Complexion a solo performed by Katarzyna Chmielewska and co-created with Chiharu Mamiya - a japanese choreographer from France, is the 33rd premiere of Dada von Bzdülöw Theatre.
I suppose I see the meeting with Chiharu as a vital and intriguing artistic challenge for both of us. We've got different stage experience and use different codes of communication. Over the several weeks of work in a studio, somehow by inspecting ourselves in a mirror of other cultures, we were making a Complexion - the performance where the dancer?s body is home to numerous happenings which make them feel the joy, the suffering, the thinking, the birth, the death, the sex, the laughter, the sneezing, the trembling, the crying or the forgetting. Complexion can as well be the color of human existence, a meeting place of the person's innermost and public sense of self, where the body starts reviving and performing some dance of sense or nonsense.