Crossroads 2010 Festival hosts the performance of highly valued in Europe company Emio Greco / PC and the new works by Warsaw-based Bretoncaffe Theatre and dancer Ilona Trybuła. All of the selected artists share their common, particular interests in psychological and psycho-physical dimensions of the modern-day living, and focus on a deepened research at the field of physical expression within the contemporary dance forms...
Crossroads 2010 Festival hosts the performance of highly valued in Europe company Emio Greco / PC and the new works by Warsaw-based Bretoncaffe Theatre and dancer Ilona Trybuła
All of the selected artists share their common, particular interests in psychological and psycho-physical dimensions of the modern-day living, and focus on a deepened research at the field of physical expression within the contemporary dance forms.
Emio Greco / PC company is based in Amsterdam. It earned its European reputation as one of the most respected and innovative contemporary dance groups. The company founded in 1996, is led by Emio Greco, a highly acclaimed Italian choreographer and dancer working in Holland, and Pieter C. Scholten, Dutch director and dramatist. The group is famous for its unique style combining elements of both modern and classic dance techniques. Critics say, that artists had successfully managed to merge the joyful expression of dance with sophisticated visual aspects of their performances. During its first visit in Poland the company will present its most famous performance Extra Dry at the stage of "Studio" Theatre.
Extra Dry - the original vision of a spiritual and physical condition of a modern-day human, is best characterized by outstanding strenght of the dancers' expression and unusual shifting play of lights and space. "Extra Dry" was staged eg. at the Edinburgh International Festival, Tanz im August in Berlin, Romaeuropa Festival in Rome and at Theatre de la Bastille in Paris. Polish premiere of the performance will be followed by a lecture, meeting with spectators and a dance workshop.
According to its framework agenda, in 2010 festival invites Warsaw-based, remarkable "Bretoncaffe" Theatre. The company was founded in 2001. It is led by theatre director Sławomir Krawczyński, and choreographer and dancer Anna Godowska. During 9 years of its operations, "Bretoncaffe" Theatre created 12 performances presented in Poland and abroad, among the other, at Centre National de la Danse in Paris - Pantin and at Choreographisches Zentrum NRW in Essen. Their works originate from the joint of theatre and contemporary dance, and are inspired by the psychological theories of Arnold Mindell and philosophical ideas of C.G. Jung.
During the festival, "Bretoncaffe" Theatre will present in the CCA the premiere of the performance I, Agaue directed by Sławomir Krawczyński. The work inspired, among others, with Bacchae by Eurypides, Visions by C. G. Jung and with the dreams of contemporary women, is a trial of finding and expressing the "Dionisian experience" of the today's man. Dancers: Anna Godowska and Anita Wach are creating two portraits of Agaue - main heroine of Bacchae. The fate of Agaue opens on the hidden, irrational dimension of life. The sound layer of the performance, composed and performed live by Dominic Strycharski with Sean Palmer, is based on remixes of rock and alternative famous bands.
This year's programme will also bring the premiere of a dance performance dd-mm-yyyy by Warsaw choreographer and dancer Ilona Trybuła. trybuła specialises in dance improvisation. For the last 15 years she created over a dozen of performances. Her collaborative work with Anna Baumgart was shown at Romaeuropa Festival in Rome. The dd-mm-yyyy created and performed by Ilona Trybuła will be presented at the CCA. It is an attempt to express series of changeable, fleeting states of the inner life of man. The dancer is trying to find and to express the states of special, expressive and attentive presence, while remaining aware of internal and external impulses. Trybuła's dance is strongly and harmoniously connected with the image and sound. Lesław Dobrucki is the author of the video used in the performance, and DJ Lenar (Marcin Lenarczyk) is the composer of music and soundtrack.
Since 1994 Centre for Contemporary Art Zamek Ujazdowski has been organizing multidisciplinary festival CROSSROADS. International Meeting of Live Arts, presenting the performances on the borderland of theatre, dance and visual arts. Each edition of the festival is dedicated to the works of the outstanding artists still unknown in Poland. The opening nights of the performances created by Warsaw based companies also take place during the festival. The festival is organised each year in November in Warsaw. During its sixteen editions it had presented the works of the artists from France, Germany, Great Britain, Belgium, United States, Japan, Spain, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Sweden, Denmark, Czech Republic, Hungary and Warsaw (eg. Tanztheater of Pina Bausch from Germany, vocal ensemble of Meredith Monk from New York, dancer Kazuo Ohno from Japan, dance company Rosas and the works of Jan Fabre from Belgium). The events of the festival had been attended by about thirty thousands people up to now.
- October 19, at 18.00, CCA Zamek Ujazdowski, ul. Jazdów 2
Meeting with the choreographer Emio Greco and director Pieter Scholten, with a screening of previous shows of the group Emio Greco/PC from Amsterdam.
- October 20, at 18.00, Teatr Studio im. Stanisława Ignacego Witkiewicza, PKiN
Extra Dry"dance show by Emio Greco/PC
- October 21, at 10.00-13.00, Centrum Łowicka, ul. Łowicka 21
Contemporary dance Workshop run by Emio Greco
- October 27 - 28 at 19.00, CCA Zamek Ujazdowski, ul. Jazdów 2
I, Agaue - the premiere of the show by Warsaw's Teatr Bretoncaffe
- November 2 - 3, at 19.00, CSW Zamek Ujazdowski, ul. Jazdów 2
dd/mm/yyyy - premiere of the dance piece prepared by Ilona Trybuła.
The Crossroads Festival runs from October 19 through November 3, 2010
Curator: Janusz Marek