Actions to relate to Verbs / work in progress

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  • 01 October 2015 6.00 PM duration: 30 min. Teatr Powszechny - foyer FREE OD CHARGE

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choreography, direction, concept: Ramona Nagabczyńska
performance, creative input: students Warsaw Dance Department
production: Fundacja Ciało/Umysł, Warsaw Dance Department
the artist is a member of the Centrum w Ruchu.

The project was inspired by a 1960s „Verb List Compilation: Actions to Relate to Oneself” by sculptor Richard Serra. Ramona Nagabczyńska, Working with students from the Warsaw Dance Department, Ramona Nagabczyńska has utilized Serra’s list and strategy. During the festival, she will show work in progress for the project that puts the creative process and interaction in the limelight.

Serra’s compilation is a score, a list of tasks to be accomplished. The dancers subject consecutive items from that list to personal interpretation. They are forced to endlessly negotiate in order to arrive with a joint motion system. Playing in the theater foyer turns it into a space of dialogue, exhibiting the result as a form of compromise. Just like in Serra’s sculptures, where object properties are perceived rather than noticed. It is difficult here to differentiate between the aesthetic vs. the social, the private vs. artistic, the matter vs. the subject – idiosyncratic choreography is formed.