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Generation Solo. What is new dance about?

06.03.2014 at 6 p.m.

Published at:03.03.2014

Centre for the Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor Cricoteka and Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow would like to invite you to the second of a series of meetings promoting the book Pokolenie Solo. Choreografowie w rozmowach z Anną Królicą (Generation Solo. Anna Królica's interviews with choreograhphers) published as part of the project titled Who Inspires Us? Tadeusz Kantor!.

The following participants will take part in the meeting: Anna Królica, Anna R. Brzyńska, Łukasz Gazur and Wojciech Klimczyk.

The book is a series of 25 interviews with young Polish choreographers, arranged as a generation narrative. Successive interviews reveal many recurrent motifs and a similar pattern of professional development: stuydying under the same master teachers like Henryk Tomaszewski, Jan Fabre, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker or Iwona Olszowska, Leszek Bzdyl and Witold Jurewicz. One can also see the traces of projects and workshops organised together or graduating from the same schools.

The interviews reveal the picture of independent choreographers' work, whose specific character lies in the strategy of simultaneous activities in Poland and abroad, in being continuously on the road between one project and another. Temporariness, nomadic lifestyle, the pursuit of one's goal and striving for perfection determine their daily routine. This record of meetings and discussions about dance constitutes the image of the Polish dance stage in the last decade. It is also a testimony to changes taking place in choreographic stage practice. Thus beside dance theatre the new dance and new vision of corporeality that goes with it are undeniably gaining ground.

The publishing of the book is a part of Chorographic Machine programme,
which in turn is a part of Who Inspiers Us? Tadeusz Kantor! project realized by the Centre for the Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor Cricoteka in the years 2013-2014 and subsidized by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. The interviews were partly conducted in 2012 thanks to a creative grant from the Minister of Culture and National Heritage.

During the meeting the book will be available at MOCAK Bookstore at a special price of 25 zł.

Anna Królica – critic, historian and dance curator. She graduated from Theatre Studies and Russian Philology at the Jagiellonian University. The author of the first book about the newest history of modern dance in Poland: Sztuka do odkrycia. Szkice o polskim tańcu (Tarnów 2011). She runs a two-year curatorial project Choreographic Machine at Cricoteka. In 2013 she also created a performing arts programme Archive of the Body at Zamek Culture Centre in Poznań. In 2008 and 2012 she was a member of the Art Commission of Polish Dance Platform. In 2011-2013 she was the president of the first Policy Council for Dance at the Institute of Music and Dance. She was also the main co-ordinator for conent-related issues at the 1st Dance Congress in 2011. In the years 2006-2011 together with Witold Mrozek she run the portal nowytaniec.pl.

The meeting will be held in Polish.

Cricoteka – Instytucja Kultury Województwa Małopolskiego

The session was held in Polish