New Home of Contemporary Dance
Deep within the Masurian countryside, past dreamy, idyllic valleys and dark, calm lakes, there hides a centre for contemporary performing arts. Renovated countryside farm houses have transformed into the Burdąg Space for performing arts. The space and environment is used for workshops and residencies for independent artists working outside of public institutions. The Centre reduces the gap between Polish and international dancers, dance and nature and supports research, production and educational projects in new and contemporary dance, performance and interdisciplinary arts.
Against the backdrop of the anniversary of the birth of Witold Lutosławski, Lutosławski re-interpreted, was a weeklong residency project organised by Warsaw's CSW gallery and the f.o.r.t.e. Foundation to explore the physical dimension of the music of the great Polish composer. Under the guidance of dancer, artist, choreographer Marysia Stokłosa seven young choreographers developed a series of mini performaces which employ their stage talents. Their work is a step forward towards anwering how young Poles carry on the inheritance of one of the most innovative figures of the postwar avant-garde, whose music is communicative, deeply expressive and accessible. Lutosławski's music and the dancer's performances shatters the notion that contemporary music can exist apart from real-world experience.
The choreographers performed for the public on the 15th of September at the CSW im Warsaw.