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 October 2019 
Paweł Grala "Matryca [Prześwit]", photo by Mariusz Marciniak

Gdańsk/Polish Dance Platform 2019: Paweł Grala "Template [Clearance]"

6 September 2019 | 14:30 | Gdańsk: ŻAK Club, aleja Grunwaldzka 195/197

performance presentation

As part of Polish Dance Platform 2019 Paweł Grala will present his performance Template [Clereance].

 

About the performance:

 

Grey concrete, the sequence of small windows, typical two-room flat, which is exactly the same as all flats in this block. The flat’s plan represents rhythm of everyday movements, determines its trajectory and restricts its space. In the same way the constructions of the body determine ways of emotional articulation. The performance is the sculpture of everyday life, in which people are coming closer and further. Two bodies in limited space, split and tie the space, two bodies which are in front of each other, with each other, in relation to each other. The repetition and architecture of movements creates the sculpture which touches love, lack of something, longing, closeness.

 

direction: Paweł Grala

performance: Joanna Jaworska, Michał Ratajski

music: Maciej Maciaszek

set design: Agnieszka Zwartko

production: the performance was realised within the project Dotknij Teatru 2017

partner institution: Akademicki Ośrodek Inicjatyw Artystycznych in Łódź

premiere: 30 March 2017, Akademicki Ośrodek Inicjatyw Artystycznych, Łódź

duration: 50 minutes

 

Paweł Grala – dancer, dance pedagogue, choreographer. Graduated from the Academy of Music in Lodz. Between 2009–2016 he was a dancer in the Pracownia Fizyczna led by Jacek Owczarek. He worked with many choreographers, among others: Leszek Bzdyl and Katarzyna Chmielewska, David Zambrano, Rosanna Gamson, Robert Hayden, Ray Chung, Sławomir Krawczyński and Anna Godowska, Rafał Dziemidok, Kaya Kołodziejczyk, Joanna Leśnierowska, Tomasz Rodowicz. Co-creators of the performances: Ćmy, 9.81, Template [Clearance] (the winner of The Best OFF competition), Without repetition, Dual Fusion, Connective Tissue. One of the initiators of the collective Time for Nothing and KIPISZ – space for personal improvisation.

www.kipisz.pl

 

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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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