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Noc z Polskim Teatrem Tańca

Duration: 5 h


During this year's festival the Poznań ensemble - celebrating their 35th anniversary this year - will invite the audience to the NIGHT WITH THE POLISH DANCE THEATRE which will offer the following performances:


"BEATUS VIR, QUI..." [chor. Paulina Wycichowska]

Late afternoon. The sound of bell-ringing and the smell of incense from the church nearby. Dusk is falling. Distaff and anvil are evening attractions. Blessed are those who... "[...] there is nothing better for them, than to rejoice, and to do good so long as they live." [Ecclesiastes 3:12, English Revised Version].

The performance renders the medieval atmosphere and austerity thanks to the music of Wacław z Szamotuł [aka. Wacław Szamotulski, the most remarkable composer of the Polish Renaissance] and stylized set design by Zofia Jakubiec. The role of dance is to express the fact that simple, innocent pleasures make people happy. Each attempt to depart from everyday life can drive them away from happiness.



choreography | Paulina Wycichowska

music | Wacław z Szamotuł and anonymous old music works

costumes and set design | Zofia Jakubiec

lights | Arkadiusz Kuczyński

sound | Mateusz Rogaliński

running time | ca. 25 minutes.



"KILKA KROKÓW D[O] MIŁOŚCI" [FEW STEPS TO LOVE] [chor. Agnieszka Błacha, Paweł Malicki]

A funny story of innocent puppy love, told through dance. Looking at the mishaps of this young couple, we cannot forget that the man and the woman differ - in their attitudes to life or love. At the same time, the producers show that dance can be joyful, funny and gay. Suddenly we can see shadows of the characters hidden in a tent and watch the dance of their legs! In the programme verse we can read that: "How can you stop being a nice guy, when such a nice girl is standing by your side?" / She might not be Naomi Campbell, but she is quite... cool".



choreography and dance | Agnieszka Błacha, Paweł Malicki and Oskar [guest appearance]

costumes [consultation] | Zofia Jakubiec

music and sound | Mateusz Rogaliński

lights | Arkadiusz Kuczyński

scenography production | Maciej Turowski

running time | ca. 20 minutes.



"KRÓTKIE DNI" [SHORT DAYS] [chor. Paweł Matyasik]

Paweł Matyasik says about his dance monodrama that: "there are such short days when a daily routine is only an excuse to meet oneself once again and talk about the things which are most important". The performance is a story of a man who asks himself the simplest everyday questions and tries to confront them with reality. Dance - treated as a debate with one's own self - is to lead to self-discovery. The performance is like an amplitude of emotions: from peace and relax, through effort, to facing adversities.



choreography and dance | Paweł Matyasik

music | collage

lights | Arkadiusz Kuczyński

sound | Mateusz Rogaliński

running time | 20 minutes.



"DZIESIĄTA WIECZÓR" [TEN P.M.] [chor. Anna Marek i Piotr Chudzicki]

The performance is dominated by dynamics and emotions. The story begins with the quotation from David Lynch's autobiography that "there comes a moment when you think you know everything. And next morning...". Next morning you know nothing as everything can happen. You can cope with the unknown alone or with the help of another person. However, each attempt to change the situation often turns out to be only a set of empty gestures appearing indispensable to survive.



choreography and dance | Anna Marek, Piotr Chudzicki

concept | Piotr Chudzicki

music | Nine Inch Nasil

lights | Arkadiusz Kuczyński

sound | Mateusz Rogaliński

running time | 20 minutes.


"IXXI - LA LOTTA CONTINUA" [chor. Bartłomiej Raźnikiewicz]

"La lotta continua" - the motto used by the Italian Red Brigades signifies that fight has not finished, it still lasts. The performance undertakes to look at the problem of terrorism from different angles. The young creators ask a serious question about the reasons why beautiful girls with their hair hidden under the headscarves are ready to kill and die, and what makes young boys do the same. Why are there men wearing army camouflage clothes standing on the opposite side: conducting brutal interrogations, committing rapes on their victims, shooting without batting an eyelid. The spectacle is full of drastic scenes showing the cruel truth about man. People have learnt how to kill, got used to death. These people are us, too. Yet "The spectacle of terrorism imposes the terrorism of the spectacle", as a philosopher and great explorer of modern times, Jean Baudrillard, wrote in "The Spirit of Terrorism: And Requiem for the Twin Towers". Performance for adult spectators only.



screenplay, direction, choreography | Bartłomiej Raźnikiewicz

directorial collaboration | Johnny Popiel

consultation | Janusz Stolarski

choreographic collaboration | Agnieszka Błacha, Ewa Sobiak

music, projections, graphic projects | Piotr „Fala" Falkowski

cello | Małgorzata Ruszniak

voice | Johnny Popiel

costumes | Bartłomiej Raźnikiewicz, Johnny Popiel

lights | Arkadiusz Kuczyński, Bartłomiej Raźnikiewicz

sound | Mateusz Rogaliński

Arabic translations of texts | Żamila El-Khatib

cast | Agnieszka Błacha, Ewa Sobiak, Bartłomiej Raźnikiewicz, guest appearance | Małgorzata Ruszniak, Johnny Popiel, Janusz Stolarski and Olga Ryl-Krystianowska, Małgorzata Opala, Żamila El-Khatib, Dawid Najduszyński, Marek Brychcy

running time | 30-60 minutes.



"GRA:MY X 3" [GAME: WE x 3] [chor. Iwona Pasińska]

The third part of "Gra" [Game], the cycle created by Iwona Pasińska since 2002. In "Game: We x 3" Pasińska, a great dancer [first soloist of the Polish Dance Theatre since 1997] and choreographer, focuses on the subject of competition seen as a battle that we have to fight during the course of our life. Among others the spectacle was inspired by a passage coming from "Europe", Norman Davis' book, describing ceremonial mysteries based above all on ritual murders. What links the past with the present is the game with clear-cut rules. Ritual, sports, daily routine is all that makes us face the necessity of competition. Wearing identical tight uniforms, the dancers reveal the dark side of humanity; they expose our vile and wicked feature.



choreography | Iwona Pasińska

set design | Honza Policka

music | Einstürzende Neubauten

costumes | Kacper Lipiński

projections | Daniel Stryjecki

cast | Piotr Chudzicki, Adriana Cygankiewicz, Kacper Lipiński, Paweł Malicki, Anna Marek, Adrian Rzetelski, Daniel Stryjecki, Paulina Wycichowska

running time | XX.




"EGO" [chor. Daniel Stryjecki]

"PORTRET D.G." [chor. Paweł Mikołajczyk]

"O-ZONE" [chor. Paulina Wycichowska]

"PROJECT II" [working title, chor. Andrzej Adamczak]

"DRZEWO" [THE TREE] [working title, chor. Konrad Stefański]


"MARIONETKI NON STOP" [MARIONETTES NON STOP] - Przemysław Grządziela's performance

"MONODRAM NON STOP" [MONODRAMA NON STOP] - Ewa Wycichowska's performance



improvised structures on the School's premises [main hall, rooms and corridors].


Data: 2008-06-27 Godzina: 21:00
Miejsce: PTT (ul. Kozia 4)