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Concept & composition:
Set design & costume:
(with the conceptual collaboration of Jan Maertens)
Sound & technical realization:
Art Stations Foundation
by Grażyna Kulczyk
With the support of:
wpZimmer Antwerp, Visegrad Artist Residency Program for Performing Arts (VARP-PA), MAAT Festival
photo: Jakub Wittchen
BLUR.close up seeks a visual and physical representation of the emotional condition in which we are deprived of the identified and universally accepted points of reference, in which we constantly experience (in the macro and micro scale) a fragmented reality filled with scratches of images and sounds, scraps of information, and splinters of ideas and ideology. Inspired by hand gesture of intentionally blurring a painting, the performance explores the possibility of ‘blurring’ in the context of the body and choreography.
Joanna Leśnierowska - It is since 2003 when, parallel to her work as dance writer and curator, Joanna has developed an independent practice as dramaturge and performance maker and often also light designer for her own works and works of other Polish and international artists. Holding MA in theatre science ( Jagiellonian University in Cracow) she was one of the first professional dance writers for leading Polish theatre journals, published on Polish dance abroad and lectured at the universities of Poznan and Cracow. In 2004 she has created first in Poland regular dance space/choreographic development center within Art Stations Foundation in Poznań (www.artstationsfoundation5050.com) where she continuously supports development of Polish dance artists.
In 2003-2009 Joanna co-created Towarzystwo Gimnastyczne (performance collective and association) within which she conceived and performed 3 full evening works: “whatever you wish” (2003) “Foreignlanguages-ness” (2005) and “NOTHING” (2007). She worked with Arkadi Zaides, Lia Haraki, Márta Ladjánszki, Jurij Konjar, Janusz Orlik, Renata Piotrowska and Maria Stokłosa a.o. In 2011 she created her first fully-own performance, Reconstruction. In 2013 she worked with Janusz Orlik on Insight, which was awarded the Best Choreography prize at the Polish Dance Platform in 2014. In January 2014 she premiered her trio “...(rooms by the sea). From the series Exercises in Looking”. In 20015/2016 she conceived an run an exchange The Yanka Rudzka Project between Polish and Salvador (Brasil) dance communities. Following artistic ideas of lately discovered Polish choreographer, it brought together dancers/choreographers into creative dialogue fueled by the traditional culture/dances of both countries. One of main outcomes of the project was premiere of group choreography “Semente” at VIVADANÇA festival in Salvador (April 2016).