As part of Polish Dance Platform 2019 Małgorzata Haduch and Paulina Owczarek will present their performance KIO in Motion.
About the performance:
KIO in Motion is a joint project of improvising dancers and musicians from the Krakow Improvisers Orchestra. Two artists from Cracow – – Małgorzata Haduch – choreographer and dancer, and Paulina Owczarek – saxophonist and founder of Krakow Improvisers Orchestra (KIO), spontaneously create sound and movement with the use of the system of the so called conducted improvisation. The fusion of KIO and the group of international dancers who cooperate with Małgorzata Haduch, enabled the non-verbal language of KIO to be complemented and broadened by new gestures and signs, that allow the conductor to direct not only the musicians, but also the dancers.
Both conductors – Haduch and Owczarek – compose and direct music and choreography, the artists engaged, however, remain autonomous and unrestrained in actions; they have the space to interpret bodily signs, as well as the vocal and instrumental sounds according to their creativity and experience. KIO in Motion confronts musicians and dancers with new phenomena and the unknown and invites them to ask questions about the process of creation and its transparency.
concept, conductor: Małgorzata Haduch, Paulina Owczarek
performance: Małgorzata Haduch, Katarzyna Firlej, Aniela Pramik, Jan Lorys, Maria Mavridou, Aya Toraiwa
music: Krakow Improvisers Orchestra (KIO) – Paulina Owczarek (conducting, alto saxophone), Wiktor Krzak (bassoon), Ernest Ogórek (double bass), Adam Nyk (voice), Tomek Chołoniewski (drums), Marcin Bożek (French horn), Brianne Curran (violin), Sebastian Mac (electric guitar), Malwina Kołodziejczyk (tenor saxophone), Aleksander Wnuk (drums)
light design: Małgorzata Haduch, Filip Marszałek
sound: Rafał Drewniany
costumes: Unfinished Company
production: Aliaksandra Shauchuk
co-production: Krakowska Jesień Jazzowa
partners: Alchemia Cultural Centre Foundation, Free The Dance Platform, ii Gallery, Supernova Scene
premiere: 15 November 2018, Manggha Museum, Cracow
duration: 50 minutes
The project was partially realised with the support of Małgorzaty Haduch’s Artistic Scholarship of the City of Cracow 2018.
Małgorzata Haduch – dancer and choreographer, influenced by and related with the Dutch free jazz scene, where, in the last decade, she was performing with e.g. Marcin Masecki, Ab Baars, Wilbert de Joode, Michael Zerang, Andy Moor, Paulina Owczarek, Ksawery Wójciński. Her works are: Whisper in my Eye, Zona Segura. Since 2012 she carries out projects aimed at researching improvisation in the field of music and dance, such as: Free The Dance and Filmowe Wtorki o Improwizacji (Film Tuesdays on Improvisation). In 2013 she founded Help Me To Crash collective with Arvind Ganga, Onno Govaert and Maria Mavridou. Haduch gives workshops in Flying Low technique, dance composition and improvisation.
Paulina Owczarek – saxophonist; in her work, she focuses mainly on free improvisation and contemporary chamber music. She is the founder of Krakow Improvisers Orchestra; she plays in the orchestra and functions as its conductor. She is also a member of the following sax bands: samBar and classic music quartet Saksofonarium and music projects: the Institute of Intuition and Human.Error. She cooperated with London Improvisers Orchestra, National Stary Theatre and Cracow Opera.
Krakow Improvisers Orchestra (KIO) – is a group that creates an improvised performance (free & conducted improvisation). It’s the use of non-verbal language based on a system of gestures and signals by means of which the conductor directs the actions of musicians and dancers. The prearranged signs refer to, for example, to volume or pace, giving the conductor some control over the structure of the composition, while simultaneously not depriving artists of their autonomy. KIO in Motion is a project that combines music and dance.
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
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.