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 October 2019 
Iwona Olszowska, Paweł Konior "Ewa i On", photo by Andrzej Janikowski

Gdańsk/Polish Dance Platform 2019: Iwona Olszowska, Paweł Konior "Eve and Him"

7 September 2019 | 18:30 | Gdańsk: Wybrzeże Theatre, ul. Świętego Ducha 2

performance presentation

As part of Polish Dance Platform 2019 Iwona Olszowska and Paweł Konior will present their performance Eve and Him.

 

About the performance:

 

 

The cooperation between Paweł Konior and Iwona Olszowska as a duo was initiated thanks to Adam Kamiński’s initiative. He invited them both to participate in the Laboratorium Ruchu (Laboratory of Movement) event in Wrocław in 2014. It was then that the first open improvisation accompanied by Marcin Janus’ live music, presented on the stage of CIA (Centrum Inicjatyw Artystycznych) in Wrocław, was created. With time, the project evolved. The successive duos always referred to the relationship between two people, yet each time, it was a different kind of personality in different circumstances and constellations. First, there was Adam i Elf (Adam and the Elf), followed by Pablo & Iv and Ewa i On (Eve and Him).

 

Eve and Him is a performance of one of a series of structured improvisation duos in contemporary dance. The script forms the thematic structure, while the dancers create as they go, improvising choreographies in real time – the so-called constant composition. Eve and Him is an impression referring to Adam and Eve.

 

concept and score: Iwona Olszowska, Paweł Konior

dance improvisation: Paweł Konior, Iwona Olszowska

music: Marcin Janus

production: Iwona Olszowska, Paweł Konior, Marcin Janus

premiere: 17th of June 2017, Dom Rzemiosł, Cracow

duration: 45 minut

 

Iwona Olszowska – dancer, choreographer, contemporary dance teacher. She has a Somatic Movement Educator certificate based on the Body-Mind Centering® approach. She created her own dance style, called the “spiral flow dynamic”. Co-founder and artistic director of the EST Experimental Dance Studio (1989). She has worked with Pracownia Fizyczna, Polish Dance Theatre, Renata Piotrowska, Marta Pietruszka, Magda Przybysz, Jacek Owczarek, Anna Haracz, Natalia Iwaniec, and internationally with Liz Lerman, Risa Jaroslow, Maida Withers, Pierre Deloche, and Michael Schumacher. A holder of a scholarships from the Batory Foundation and the ArtsLink programme in New York.

 

Paweł Konior – performer, dancer, and dance instructor. He studied at the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance and perfected his dancing skills and technique in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Poland with choreographers such as Pedro Goucha, Einat Tuchman, Mor Shani, Rita Vilhena, T.r.a.s.h Company, Ugo Dehaes, Tomasz Wygoda, and Iwona Olszowska. As a performer, Paweł is interested in discovering new areas in dance and an innovative approach to old forms of movement. He perceives dance as a study of human soul. The movement to which he feels drawn is organic, based on emotions, it deepens the sense and awareness of the body.

 

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The Polish Dance Platform aims to seek out and promote the most interesting original dance productions made in Poland or by Polish choreographers. The finale of the forthcoming edition of the Polish Dance Platform will be held on 5-8 September 2019 in Gdańsk.

 

For the first time, the Polish Dance Platform will also feature the Kids Dance Platform – a showcase of dance performances dedicated to young audiences. The programme of the Kids Dance Platform encompasses performance presentations, a panel discussion and accompanying events. The Kids Dance Platform will be held on 30-31 August 2019 at the Miniatura Theater
in Gdańsk
.

 

The Polish Dance Platform is organized by the Insitute of Music and Dance and co-organized by Teatr Dada von Bzdülöw Association and Polka dot Foundation. The main partner of the event is the Institute of Adam Mickiewicz. Co-financed by the City of Gdańsk.

 

Partners of the project: European Solidarity Centre, Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre, City Culture Institute, Miniatura City Theatre, The Baltic Sea Cultural Centre, Baltic Opera House, Wybrzeże Theatre, Club ŻAK, Gdynia Film School, Colony of Artists, POLsail, Janina Jarzynówna-Sobczak Ballet School, Twoja Stocznia, 100cznia.

 

Media partners: "Didaskalia. Gazeta Teatralna", Magazyn "Presto", taniecPOLSKA.pl, teatralny.pl, Radio Gdańsk S.A., "Gazeta Wyborcza Trójmiasto//Co Jest Grane 24", TVP Kultura, TVP2.

 

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