In November and Dacember I was invitedas a one of seven choreographers to join Peter Pleyer and his project “moving the mirror”. The creation looked at the developments in contemporary dance in Poland and Berlin, especially in relation to the process of democratization since the 1990s and the growing relationship between the two countries.
Where does this energy generate from, with which the young Polish and Berlin artists initiate their projects that often have a queer/feminist, utopic and political motivation? This energy and knowledge, that make them question the status quo of once established structures and develop visions to reformulate them?
Since the middle of the 1990s Peter Pleyer pursued a long dance history with the development of contemporary dance in Poland as performer and teacher. During these years he could witness a change in the Polish contemporary dance scene from authoritarian structures of choreographing with traditional dance techniques to more egalitarian, democratic work-methods, in which the mode of creation of material and composition as well as questions about gender and the critic of institutions renew the field of research and performing choreography
In “moving the mirror” these changes are reflected in collaboration with the cast of Polish and Berlin-based artists.
Artists: Peter Pleyer (artistic direction, choreography)
(dance) Caroline Alexander, Aleksanda Borys, Oliver Connew, Ivan Ekemark, , Anna Nowicka, Paweł Sakowicz, Marysia Stokłosa
(art direction) Michiel Keuper
Curators: Joanna Leśnierowska (ASF), Agnieszka Sosnowska (CSW Zamek Ujazdowski)
Coordinator: Joanna Manecka
Production: Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk /Stary Browar Nowy Taniec