In August the artists of the Zawirowania Dance Theatre will participate in the New Dance for Asia Festival in South Korea, where they will present the show Runway, conduct dance workshops and deliver a lecture.
Runway, choreographed by Karolina Kroczak is a collage of images, in which clichés from dancing shows are juxtaposed with archetypical images of male-female relations and elements of the performers’ private lives. The world premiere of the show took place at the San Luis Potosi Culture Centre in Mexico. A catwalk is not only a place where models present outfits, but also an excuse, a means to shed trouble by falsifying reality. In a relationship, we are making an attempt to prove our domination, force our partners to admire and respect us, make them become dependent on us. We give in to the tyranny of their expectations, but in fact, it is ourselves that we tame in the process.
New Dance for Asia International Festival is an event dedicated to contemporary dance, organised by the independent dance company Designare Movement from South Korea. The festival presents a wide range of Asian dances, while also being involved in collaboration with similar festivals around the world. During the festival, shows are accompanied by numerous workshops and lectures.
The project is a part of the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of Poland's regaining independence. Financed by the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage within the framework of the 2017-2022 Multiannual Programme NIEPODLEGŁA, as part of the Cultural Bridges subsidy programme of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute.
Schedule of the Zawirowania Dance Theater visit in Korea:
18th August 2018 – dance workshop
19th August 2018 – presentation of the show Runway
20th August 2018 – lecture devoted to the centenary of the avant-garde in Poland
Source: partners' promotional materials, compiled & translated by AW, Aug 2018