Of(F) LoveNOC PREMIER POLSKIEGO TEATRU TAŃCA
A draft, improvised version of the "of(F) love" performance was created within the framework of the Salon of Music held at the Castle. Its present look, complemented by the creative presence of the dancers and a plastic and dramatic space formed through e.g. references to William Blake's poem, stays in a principal, dominant relation with compositions of contemporary Dutch artist, Jacob Ter Veldhuis. His pieces are characterised by minimalism and intensive imagery at the same time.
I went to the Garden of Love,
And saw what I never had seen;
A Chapel was built in the midst,
Where I used to play on the green.
And the gates of this Chapel were shut,
And ‘Thou shalt not' writ over the door;
So I turned to the Garden of Love
That so many sweet fl owers bore.
And I saw it was fi lled with graves,
And tombstones where fl owers should be;
And priests in black gowns were walking their rounds,
And binding with briars my joys and desires.
William Blake "Songs of Experience"
Paulina Wycichowska has been working for the Polish Dance Theatre as a soloist, choreographer and a teacher since 1998. She has made her choreographical works in Poland, Great Britain and Germany. In 2006, on the initiative of ASEF (Asia- Europe Foundation) she was invited to participate in the "Pointe to Point" project - a program stimulating young choreographers to share their experiences with the aim to trigger a creative meeting of young dance artists with experienced, renowned authorities in the area of visual arts. Paulina Wycichowska is one of the initiators of the Polish Dance Theatre Atelier. She also takes part in the majority of its projects as a performer and choreographer.
choreography: Paulina Wycichowska
music: Jacob Ter Veldhuis, Elżbieta Sikora, Giacinto Scelsi
set and costumes design: Adriana Cygankiewicz
live saxophone music: Dorota Samsel
premiere: 21st February 2009, Poznan
dance and co-creation: Adriana Cygankiewicz, Anna Marek, Katarzyna Kulmińska, Piotr Chudzicki, Bartłomiej Raźnikiewicz, Mikołaj Dolata