As part of the Polish Dance Platform 2019 Teatr Dada von Bzdülöw will present their performance Today, Everything choreographed by Jakub Truszkowski. It is an accompanying event to the main programme.
About the performance:
“Everything has an appointed season, and there is a time for every matter under the heaven. A time to weep and a time to laugh; a time of wailing and a time of dancing.”
Today, Everything draws inspiration from the Book of Koheletin the Bible’s Old Testament, an ancient text describing the author’s process of finding meaning in one’s own existence. By describing the research and the conclusions that can be drawn, the author gives a testimony to his perception of the world as the ever-changing one, where neither solution can be final, and yet, he holds the opinion that the very act of searching can be “the” final answer in itself.
choreography: Jakub Truszkowski
choreographic cooperation: Katarzyna Chmielewska
concept: Leszek Bzdyl
performance: Katarzyna Chmielewska, Anna Steller, Katarzyna Ustowska, Leszek Bzdyl, Piotr Stanek, Jakub Truszkowski
music: Łoskot: Mikołaj Trzaska, Piotr Pawlak, Olo Walicki, Macio Moretti
lighting design: Michał Kołodziej
costumes: Katarzyna Piątek
premiere: 21 September 2017, Malarnia Stage, Teatr Wybrzeże, Gdańsk
duration: 60 minutes
The performance was created within the Choreographic Commissions Programme 2017 organised by the Institute of Music and Dance
Jakub Truszkowski – graduated from the State Ballet School in Gdansk and P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels. Between 2000–2006 and 2010–2016, the dancer of the company Rosas; in 2008 he joined the company Les Ballets C de la B. A guest teacher at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels, De Theaterschool in Amsterdam, The Folkwang University of Arts in Essen, Springboard in Montreal, and Rosas dance company. His personal creations include: Solo For The Projector, Bodyscapes, Walking Duet, Memory Reset, White Noise, Today, Everything. He is a co-founder and performer at The House of Bertha Dance Collective in Brussels.
Dada von Bzdülöw Theatre – founded by Leszek Bzdyl – a director and a choreographer, and by Katarzyna Chmielewska – a dancer and a choreographer; on stage since 1992. The independent group of professional dancers and actors, staging performances in cooperation with home and foreign cultural institutions, such as: Teatr Wybrzeże and Klub Żak in Gdansk, Dance Advance in Philadelphia, USA; Les Hivernales in Avignon, France; Old Brewery and Nouva Foundation in Poznan; Teatr Nowy in Łódź. Since 2008 the company is represented by the Dada von Bzdülöw Artists Association, with its seat in Gdansk. As of today, Dada have produced more than 45 performances.
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.