Performance Night 2019 – Polish singing-shouting, or what’s inside me
Strong diaphragms and relaxed jaws of the singing-shouting allow you to feel the roots and power of our culture. The artists from Poland and the Netherlands will open a space giving us a sense of community and place for safe self-expression and for undertaking a risk to intervene.
Artist from the Netherlands, Annefleur Schep – an ambassador of IOOTCP – Institute for Unconventional Research of the Language and Culture of Poland – constructs her intervention around the figure of the Polish anthropologist Bronisław Malinowski (1884-1942). She explores various, sometimes contradictory narrations that appear in Malinowski’s writings. Her research is conducted using such methods as “manipulation of evidence,” “googling improbable things,” and “stealthy observation of Poles.” This is both about “Poland” and about our own views on what is “different.”
IOOTCP – Cultural Night on the topic of Polish Ethnographer Bronisław Malinowski
Advise Emke Idema, Miguel Angel Melgares
End-direction: Małgorzata Wdowik, IOOTCP
thanks: Maria Magdalena Kozłowska, Alexander Nieuwenhuis, Iwona Soczewka.
This piece was created at and with support from DAS Theatre MA program, AHK, Amsterdam.
Honorary patronage of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Poland
In the times of post-reality, Anna Niestatek and Sandra Roczeń from Bydgoszcz come into play with academism. They miss the singing-shouting. They don’t pour glitter. They show what a dress, a camera and a voice between girls do, and how to control your body and voice in order to have a sense of self-creation.
Anna Niestatek, Sandra Roczeń, POSTACADEMISM 1, video + live act, 11 min.
The SIKSA SMD film screening is “a musical based on the SIKSA’s album “Stabat Mater Dolorosa” – a performative realization of the dream of making a cinema where both the dream and the cinema are like chewing bubble gum deprived of taste for a long time. A nostalgic invitation to a dancing story about a girl who goes back to her childhood when she used the contents of her mother’s closet to dress herself up as different women, and took on roles to please herself. This film is a means to reconstruct salad days, as well as a baroque farewell to glitter and unicorns. Stabat Mater Dolorosa enters the posture of modernity like a bayonet and serves micro-performances performed on its own responsibility with its whole body” (SIKSA SMD).
„SIKSA. Stabat Mater Dolorosa” – musical about death and a girl,
DIRECTED BY: Piotr Macha + SIKSA,
WRITTEN BY: Stabat Mater Dolorosa,
WITH: see for yourself
PRODUCED BY: CINŻKI DIY
Curator: Danka Milewska
22.06.2019 6 pm
20 Gdańska St.