(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
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
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.
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:
14 Aprile 2015, Center for Conteporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw2015
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
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
18-20 July 2013 / Malarnia, Teatr Wybrzeże, Gdańsk