The Centre for Culture in Lublin and the Maat Project Theatre present the finale of Poland’s first residency festival – a common space for dancers who will speak to the audience with their bodies in a specially designed venue. Throughout 2013 the Maat Studio at the Centre for Culture in Lublin hosted eight dancers-in-residence. While at work, they were recorded on camera by Patrycja Płanik. Now is the time to show the public how the residencies unfolded, and the organisers want to focusing the audience’s attention on the creative process at such. We will see performances from Magdalena Jędra, Anna Steller, Anita Wach, Kaya Kołodziejczyk, Rafał Urbacki, Przemek Kamiński, Korina Kordova, Barbara Bujakowska, Mikołaj Mikołajczyk. Magdalena Jędra will show her piece Ruch myśli. Rekonstrukcja [Movement of Thoughts. Reconstruction].
Magdalena Jędra about the piece: “It all began with my April residency stay in Lublin, when I started working on my solo. I decided to marvel at the reality and to separate myself from everything that is its virtual image. My second go at the topic was not a simple continuation, however. The world is going faster and faster all the time, accelerated by the virtual circulation of thoughts, which no longer thrive in cafés and bars. The text is meant to be a generous portion of wise thoughts, freezed in advance in movement and image. Wrong! Basta! System Failure! Page Under Construction. Sorry for any inconvenience. Please, try again later (16.12.2013).”
Direction and choreography: Magdalena Jędra
The year 2013 is a turning point for Maat Festival as it transforms itself into an international residency programme and becomes a specific “home of dance” where audiences will be able to interact with guest artists the whole year long, with their residencies proceeding one after another throughout the year and culminating in December 2013. This elaborated formula makes the programme a precedence in Poland. Each residency will be accompanied with a docufiction film presenting the guest artist, eventually creating a body of unique film material. The organisers are hoping for the programme to become a permanent platform for performance art and dance in Poland.
Each festival event will be preceded by a promotion of the Polish translation of Sally Banes’ book Terpsichore in Sneakers and Anna Królica’s book Pokolenie solo [The Solo Generation].