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Play it,<br/>so 17 dances about something

Play it,<br/>so 17 dances about something

 Reviews

(Zagraj to, czyli 17 tańców o czymś)

premiere: 9 May 2013 Malarnia - Teatr Wybrzeże, Gdańsk

directed, choreographed, performed by:
Katarzyna Chmielewska, Anna Steller, Leszek Bzdyl

interior design:
Michał Kołodziej
costume archeologist:
Magda Bem
multimedia support:
Maciej Salamon
music:
iTunes & Adam Witkowski

produced by: Teatr Dada von Bzdülöw / Teatr Wybrzeże
supported by Gdańsk City Council
special thanks to Studio for Performing Arts - Burdąg and to MCKA Bay of Art Sopot

 

 

introduction:

It's 2044. Janina, Jan and Janka start working on an experimental documentary. In one of the rooms of a well-maintained museum theater, while making use of some former technologies (MacBookPro, overhead projector, etc.), costumes (Milan Fashion Week, 2013) and emotions (early twenty-first century cinema, dance, theater), Janina, Jan and Janka try to play out that SOMETHING that was the THING. Philosophical support and inspiration to make a documentary experiment is Wilhelm Guido's philosophy of Return and Acceptance. 

 

press reviews:

Fully mature moderation at using different means of expression, so numerous, and yet, not even for a moment overshadowing any of the senses, with perfect sensing of tone, and trully unforced class. Excellent show.
Przemysław Gulda, Gazeta Wyborcza - Trójmiasto

"17 Dances About Something" so 17 plays with conventions, pop culture, contemporary art and cinema. Also three very successful roles both as dancers and actors.
Katarzyna Gajewska, Port Kultury

Dadaist origins of the Theatre's name encouraged the makers to experiment with permanence of meanings, with diverting attention away from the seriousness of first thoughts to which we all happen to be slaves so often.
Katarzyna Wysocka, Gazeta Świętojańska


date of presentation:

next!!!

14 Aprile 2015, Center for Conteporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw

2015
12 February / Cross Maidan, Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, Mumbai, India
6 February / Rabindra Satabarshiki Bhawan, Agartala (Tripura), India
4 February (dwukrotnie) / NSD Bahumukh Auditorium, 17 Bharat Rang Mahotsav, New Delhi, India

2014
4 December / Teatr Polski, Bdgoszcz
7 November / Polish Dance Platform, Chatka Żaka, Lublin
21 October / Teatr Wybrzeże, Gdańsk
15 October / Regionalne Centrum Kultury Pogranicza, Krosno
14 October / Centrum Sztuki Mościce, Tarnów
12 September / Suwalski Ośrodek Kultury, Suwałki
11 September / Regionalny Ośrodek Kultury, Olecko
24 August / Teatr im. St. I. Witkiewicza, Zakopane
5 June / Teatr im. Norwida, Jelenia Góra
6 May / Teatr im. Juliusza Osterwy, Lublin
4 May / Teatr Nowy im. T. Łomnickiego, Poznań
7 Aprile / Festiwal Kalejdoskop, Opera i Filharmonia Podlaska, Białystok
26 March / Festiwal Tańca KRoki, Małopolski Ogród Sztuki, Kraków
18 March / Olsztyńskie Spotkania Teatralne, Teatr im. Jaracza, Olsztyn
15 March / Teatr Tańca i Ruchu Rozbark, Bytom
26-27 February / Malarnia, Teatr Wybrzeże, Gdańsk
 
2013
26-27 November 2013 / Malarnia, Teatr Wybrzeże, Gdańsk
18-20 July 2013 / Malarnia, Teatr Wybrzeże, Gdańsk

9-10 May 2013 / Malarnia, Teatr Wybrzeże, Gdańsk