Theatre, Dance and What's In Between At Krakow's STEPS Festival
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Theatre, dance and what's in between: dance from Scandinavia, Japanese dance theatre and South Indian martial arts are some of the attractions as artists from all over the world meet in Krakow for the STEPS festival of contemporary dance.
dada von bzdülöw theatre
The program includes Polish, Swedish and Dutch performances, international co-productions, lectures, film screenings about dances and meetings with artists. Dada von Bzdülöw Theatre will present Play it! 17 dances about something and KIJO group will show its choreography which combines improvisation, physical theatre and martial arts. Representatives of the young Polish generation will perform including Anna Nowicka - graduate of SEAD of Salzburg, Tomasz Bazan, Ramona Nagabczyńska, Janusz Orlik, Sławomir Krawczyński, Anna Godowska and Tomasz Wygoda.
The Scene from "Play it!17 dances about something", photo. Michał Andrysiak
The purpose of the festival is to explore what lies between theatre and dance. The curators – Jadwiga Majewska and Katarzyna Bester, aim to ask the questions - “Does self-involved modern art still need traditions? If so, how is the confrontation between generational experiences and what are the benefits for both sides? What exactly is a tradition in the creative era, when even recent vanguards are already classics?” They intend to show dance as a kind of limited space under which exchange between the past and modernity, art and new technologies, dance and performance art, and finally between culture and the artist's own perspective on a given issue are carried out under different conditions.
Invited artist will discuss the key problems of contemporary dance, in local as well as regional dimensions. They will refer to the most current debates held by theorists and practitioners in the European and global fields. Apart from the plays, performances and lectures, an exhibition of Andrzej Jakimowski's photographs will be on display.
The festival will be held from 22nd to 30th March, 2014, in the Małopolska Garden of Arts in Krakow.
Source:press materials, ed. AL, translated: Katarzyna Maksimiuk, 17.03.2014