About

The Polish Dance Theatre was founded in 1973, it is professional and autonomic collective, it’s countenance evolved from the ballet-shaped spectacle forms to contemporary genres: dance theatre, characterized by crossing over genres, as well as technical and stylistic borders, liberating itself from traditional methods of expression, leaning toward interdisciplinarity, pursuing new theatre spaces and improvisation based process of creation.

FILM PROJECTS

Ta mara

About a project

Park Mużakowski / Muskauer Park, located on the Polish-German border, on the Lusatian Neisse river, has become the set for the fourth choreographic film project of the Polish Dance Theater. Distinct parts of the park, extending on two riverbanks, complement each other creating a compositional wholeness. Such a different character of the eastern and western sides of Muskau Park inspired and created a natural canvas for the film image TA MARA. Saturated colours and lines of colours taken from the works of Tamara Łempicka create the compositions of respective scenes. The movement created by female dancers from the Polish Dance Theater team reflects the elegance, precision and figurality visible in Łempicka's paintings. You can also feel fire and tension in the choreography, which characterise the work of Tamara de Lempitky.

Tamara Łempicka claimed until the very end of her life that she "had tried everything". She saw openness to new experiences as an artist's duty. She enjoyed the beauty "be it a sensual female body or an angular male body". These are her pictures: non-obvious, beautiful, with clearly outlined lines, "angular", full of art deco atmosphere.

The park, whose founder was Prince Hermann von Pückler-Muskau, has been on the UNESCO List of World Cultural and Natural Heritage since 2004. The uniqueness of this area is still being discovered. We hope that the landscapes of the park captured in the film will become an inspiration to visit it, while the film image composed in the spirit of art deco and the dance of extraordinary women—artists of the Polish Dance Theater will cause a creative frenzy and the courage to go beyond what is conventional.


Specifications and credits

Duration: 10:06:00

Source Video/Audio: HD recording / Stereo

Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Shooting Format: RED/digital

Recording Compression: H264/MP4

available movie formats: DCP / mov / MP4


script and direction: Iwona Pasińska

artists-dancers of the Polish Dance Theatre: Evelyn Blue, Agnieszka Jachym, Julia Hałka, Paulina Jaksim, Katarzyna Kulmińska, Katarzyna Rzetelska, Sandra Szatan, Emily Wong-Adryańczyk

music: Andrzej Rohaczewski, Canzona a 4; Paweł Szymański, Partita III /part/

director of photography: Marek Grabowski

editing: Edyta Pietrowska

lighting director: Andrzej Grabowski

camera assistant: Michał Leśniewski

color correction and post-production: Mirosław Felix Mamczur

location selection and costume idea: Andrzej Grabowski

makeup and hairstyles: Adriana Cygankiewicz

costume making: Usługowy Zakład Krawiecki Elżbieta Sobańska

set staff: Piotr Grywaczewski, Daniel Wiśniewski

film equipement: 2K4K film rental, Samo Pro Rental House

set manager: Piotr Grywaczewski

collaboration on the part of the Muskauer Park in Łęknica: Janusz Pasturczak

production manager: Małgorzata Andrzejewska


Canzona a 4 performed by IL TEMPO, 2004 with the consent of DUX Lech Tołwiński Małgorzata Polańska Szostakowska Sp. J.

Partita III performed by Wielka Orkiestra Symfoniczna Polskiego Radia w Katowicach, 1994, Polskie Radio S.A., CD Accord, ACD38, 1997

The photographs were taken during the film choreographic project TA MARA in the Muskauer Park in Łęknica and Bad Muskau.

For making the project possible the Polish Dance Theatre would like to express gratitude to: the National Institute of Cultural Heritage

and the Fürst-Pückler-Park Bad Muskau Foundation.


Special thanks for help with the photo shots to: Barbara Iwlew ‒ Head of the Field Laboratory of the National Heritage Institute "Park Mużakowski" in Łęknica and Ewa Johny ‒ landscape architect and coordinator of Polish-German cooperation.


production: Polish Dance Theatre, Institution of Culture of the Self-Government of the Wielkopolska Region

co-production: Adam Mickiewicz Institute / Culture.pl

cooperation: Polish Institute in Düsseldorf

copyrights: Polish Dance Thetare and Adam Mickiewicz Institute, 2020


Contact:

Regina Lissowska - Postaremczak

mobile: +48 505 672 331

e-mail: renelisso@gmail.com


Manager: Alicja Hafke

mobile: +48 535 104 550

e-mail: a.hafke@ptt-poznan.pl

Awards

Official selections and screenings:

FilmFest by Rogue Dancer, April 2021, online - Official Selection

Short Waves Festival 2021, Poznań, Poland June 14--20 - Official Selection

Granice Natury - Granice Kultury, Poznań, Poland, April 23-30, Online Festival - Screening

RIFF ​​(R.E.D. International Film Festival / dance-art-cinema) 2021, Eina, Norway, June 25-July 3 - Official Selection



TOPORZEŁ

About a project

Beautiful mountain landscapes, from which the figures of dancers grow, rocks, bushes, the severity of nature and its strength, everything intertwines with each other, thus emphasizing the strong bonds between nature and man. This was the set of the latest film project of the Polish Dance Theatre entitled Toporzeł.

The project was inspired by sculptures by Stanisław Szukalski. In the works of this artist, who causes strong emotions, the motif of the human body appears; one can see muscle tension, movement, gesture and expression. The sculpture is made of earth, of nature, of which man is a part - this was the interpretive code of the project.

The Toporzeł project could not have been created anywhere else than in the Izerskie Mountains in the "Stanisław" quartz mine in Szklarska Poręba. The Karkonosze and Izerskie Mountains hide secrets, they are a place where magic mixes with reality, where the history of the legendary Mountain Spirit is still alive.

The film and the accompanying album are further elements building the story of the Polish Dance Theatre. We hope that apart from the beauty and aesthetics of the presented shots, you will see the Spirit of Dance Theatre in these materials.




Specifications & Credits

Duration: 09:20:00

Source Video/Audio: HD recording / Stereo

Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Shooting Format: RED/digital

Recording Compression: H264/MP4


script and direction: Iwona Pasińska

music: Henryk Mikołaj Górecki

director of photography: Marek Grabowski

editor: Edyta Pietrowska

costume designer assistant: Adriana Cygankiewicz

sound mix: Aleksandra Konik

location selection: Andrzej Grabowski

grip: Stern Pictures Sterzyński Sp. J., Artur Schubert, Marcin Drobniuch

color correction and post-production: Mirosław Felix Mamczur

artists-dancers of the Polish Dance Theatre: Kacper Bożek, Jerzy Kaźmierczak, Zbigniew Kocięba, Dominik Kupka, Paweł Malicki, Michał Przybyła, Adrian Radwański

production manager: Małgorzata Andrzejewska

set manager: Robert Chodyła

set security & safety: Grupa Regionalna Górskiego Pogotowia Ratunkowego, Grupa Karkonoska

catering: Hotel Biathlon Sport & Spa w Jakuszycach

The photographs were taken on the premises of the "Stanisław" Quartz Mine, owned by Zakład Wielobranżowy HEDAR Henryk Łożyński with its seat in Łaziska Górne, Hutnicza 3 street.

The producers would like to thank the Szklarska Poręba Forest Inspectorate for making the shooting of the film possible

Appears courtesy of Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Limited.

Symphony No. 4 (Tansman Episodes)

Appears courtesy of Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Limited.

production: Polish Dance Theatre, Institution of Culture of the Self-Government of the Wielkopolska Region / 2019


Contact:

Regina Lissowska - Postaremczak

mobile: +48 505 672 331

e-mail: renelisso@gmail.com


Manager: Alicja Hafke

mobile: +48 535 104 550

e-mail: a.hafke@ptt-poznan.pl

Awards

Awards:

MOVING BODY Festival 2020, Varna, Bulgaria, November 5 - Encouragement Award (category: Experimental)

ROLLOUT Dance Film Festival, Macau, China, 28.12.2020 - 11.01.2021 – Special Mention


Nominations:

Inspired Dance Film Fest Australia, November 8 2020 - Finalist

European Film Festival (Mainstream & Underground), Moscow, Russia, October 2 2020 - Finalist

ZIEL SPRING DANCE FILM FESTIVAL, Brooklyn/New York, USA, 26.03.2021 - Finalist

SounDance Film Festival, Barcelona, Spain, April 30, 2021 - Finalist


Official selections and screenings:

Short Waves Festival 2020, Poznan, Poland (August 18-23) – Official Selection

Moovy Tanzfilmfestival 2020, Köln, Germany (July 24-26) – Official Selection

ScreenDance Festival 2020, Stockholm, Sweden – Official Selection

EnCore: Dance on Film 2020, Georgia, USA (May 22) – Official Selection

Festival Quartiers Danses 2020, Montreal, Canada (September 11-29) - Official Selection

RED INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2020, Eina, Norway, (July 3-10) - Official Selection

ADF's Movies By Movers 2020, Durkham, USA (June 6) - Official Selection

Choreoscope - The International Dance Film Festival of Barcelona, 2020 Barcelona, Spain (September 14) - Official Selection

Portland Dance Film Festival 2020, Portland, USA (October 1) - Official Selection

Mexico City Videodance Festival 2020, Mexico City - Official Selection

Thessaloniki Cinedance International 2020, Greece, (September 26 to October 4) - Official Selection

LA Dance Shorts Film Festival 2020, Los Angeles, USA (October) - Official Selection

Kinetoscope: International Screendance Film Festival 2020, Missoula, USA (November 7, 2020) - Official Selection

Cinedanza Festival 2020, Modena, Italy (October 23 - 25, 2020) - Official Selection

MOVING BODY Festival 2020, Varna, Bulgaria, November 5 - Official Selection

FilmFest by Rogue Dancer, November 2020 - Official Selection

InShadow – Lisbon Screendance Festival 12th Edition, Lisbon, Portugal, 20th of November to the 13th of December 2020 - Official Selection.

IMARP - Mostra Internacional de dança - Imagens em Movimento - Video dança 2020, São Paulo, Brasil, December 7 -12, 2020 - Official Selection

Midwest RAD Fest 2021, Kalamazoo, USA, March 5, 2021 - Official Selection

Muestra Movimiento Audiovisual 2021, Guadalajara, Mexico, January 31st - February 8th - Official Selection

DANCINEMA, Vancouver, Canada, 31.01.2021 - Official Selection

Utah Dance Film Festival,Orem, USA, 28.05.2021 - Official Selection

Kino Tańca Online, Poland, 25-28.03.2021 - Screening

Lago Film Fest 2021 / Moving Bodies Competition, Revine Lago, Italy, July 23 - 26 – Official Selection

Dance Film Festival Prague, Prague, Czech Republic, June, 3-5, 2021 - Official Selection

Austin Dance Festival presents DANCE ON FILM, Austin, USA, May 28 2021 - Official Selection

Granice Natury - Granice Kultury, Poznań, Poland, April 23-30, Online Festival - Screening

17th Annual ReelHeART International Film and Screenplay Festival, Toronto, Canada, July 15, 2021 - Official Selection

DANCE ON SCREEN FESTIVAL 5th Edition, Graz, Austria, June 18-20, 2021 - Official Selection

Dance Camera North, Minneapolis, USA, June 19, 2021 - Official Selection

BORIA

About

The first and last scene of the short film "Bória" is filled by the painting of Zofia Stryjeńska entitled "Seasons. November - December (Pageant I - with a deer), growing out of the inspiration with the Polish and Hutsul folk culture. The dynamics of the bursting canvas, which is the quintessence of the decorative style in the painting of the Polish interwar period, prompts you to launch the action, wake up the flat composition, and introduce live movement. The director of the film, Iwona Pasińska, treated a painter’s approach, namely the procession of the characters glittering with all colours, as an impulse to compose the choreography and build subsequent scenes that make up the metaphor of life in the community, moving on the line of life, experiencing good and evil, happiness and pain, unchanging rhythm of the nature and change of fate. Two worlds – the one of the individual and the one of the community – are separated by an invisible border. Because the community under a fabulously colourful and ludic mask of customs, traditions and ritual hides a different face. It throws outside the margin, "bites" and rejects.

The visual layer of the 9-minute film is co-created with ornamental motifs drawn from Stryjeńska's painting. Fragmentary narration is built of the words of traditional songs in the arrangement and performance of the Malisz Band, which overlap with the language of contemporary dance. Interspecific combination of the dance film and painting makes the second-ever film production of the Polish Dance Theatre an interdisciplinary experiment from the borderland of arts.

Based on Zofia Stryjeńska's painting „Seasons. November-December” (Pageant I - with deer)

Specifications & Credits

Duration: 09:24:00

Source Video/Audio: HD recording / Stereo

Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Shooting Format: RED/digital

Recording Compression: H264/MP4


screenplay and direction: Iwona Pasińska

photos: Marek Grabowski

editing: Edyta Pietrowska

music: „Ballada o sierotce” [A Ballad about the Orphan] - folk song, arranged and performed by „Malisz Mand” composed of Zuzanna Malisz, Jan Malisz, Kacper Malisz, „Huculska fantazja” [Hutsul Fantasy], composed and performed: Jan Malisz

set designs: Andrzej Grabowski

costumes designs: Zofia Grzybowska, Kuluza Studio, Andrzej Grabowski, Adriana Cygankiewicz, Ostrzyciele - Reclip Sp. z o. o. , Marcin Kołodziejczyk, Norbert Wojciechowski

grip: Stern Pictures s.c. light&grip , Artur Schubert , Mateusz Rybczyński , Marcin Śmigielski

color correction & post-production: Mirosław Mamczur

mastering the soundtrack: Michał Garstecki Free Flay Music

artists-dancers of Polish Dance Theatre: Evelyn Blue , Kacper Bożek, Julia Hałka, Paulina Jaksim, Jerzy Kaźmierczak , Victoria Kennett, Katarzyna Kulmińska, Dominik Kupka, Volodymyr Makovskyi, Michał Przybyła, Adrian Radwański, Katarzyna Rzetelska, Sandra Szatan, Dominik Więcek, Emily Wong

guest artists: Amy Basley, Nordang Brage, Wiktoria Ślęzok, Damian Zatoński

technical staff: Przemysław Gapczyński, Zuzanna Majewska, Grzegorz Potocki, Andrzej Przybyszewski, Daniel Wiśniewski

production manager: Małgorzata Andrzejewska

production: Polski Teatr Tańca 2018


Contact:

Regina Lissowska- Postaremczak

mobile: +48 505 672 331

e-mail: renelisso@gmail.com


Manager: Alicja Hafke

mobile: +48 535 104 550

e-mail: a.hafke@ptt-poznan.pl

Awards

Awards:

  • RIFF: R.E.D. INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, 2019 Eina, Norway – 2nd Award

  • LA Dance Film Festival 2020, Los Angeles, USA - StandardVision Award - 3-month exhibition on the SVLA1 screen at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles

  • Fine Arts Film Festival 2020, Venice, USA - Best Music/Performance Film

  • On Art - Poland 2020, Warsaw, Poland - 1st Award (Category Short - professional)

  • MOVING BODY Festival 2020, Varna, Bulgaria, November 5 - Encouragement Award (category: Social)

  • ViDEOSKiN II, Pokhara, Nepal, April 15-19, 2021- Official Selection, Honorable Mention

Nominations:

  • MiraBanART Showcase Competition, London - Finalist

  • ROLLOUT Dance Film Festival, Macau, China, 28.12.2020 - 11.01.2021 – Finalist

Official selections and screenings:

  • Muestra Movimiento Audiovisual, 2019 Guadalajara, Mexico – Official Selection

  • 6th International Meeting on Video-dance and Video-performance, 2019 Valencia, Spain – Official Selection

  • International Fine Arts Film Festival, 2019 Santa Barbara, USA – Official Selection

  • Raksa Dance Film Festival/ Raksa Ciné-Danse du Monde 2019 Paris, France – Official Selection

  • InShadow 2019, Lisbon, Portugal – Official Selection

  • LA Dance Film Festival 2020, Los Angeles, USA – Official Selection

  • Master of Art Film Festival 2020, Sofia / Varna, Bulgaria – Official Selection

  • FilmArte Festival 2020, Madrid, Spain – Official Selection

  • ReelHeART 2020, Toronto, Canada (7th of July) - Official Selection

  • On Art - Poland 2020, Warsaw, Poland, (July 3th) - Official Selection

  • MOVING BODY Festival 2020, Varna, Bulgaria, November 5 - Official Selection

  • Desert Edge Global Film Festival, Rajasthan, India, 8 - 11 March, 2021 - Official Selection

  • DANCINEMA, Vancouver, Canada, 31.01.2021 - Official Selection

  • 39th Festival International du Film sur l'Art (FIFA), Montreal, Canada, 16.03.2021-38.03.2021 - Official Selection

  • EnCore: Dance on Film, Decatur, USA - May 28, 2021 - Official Selection

  • The BeBop Channel Dance and Theatre Film Festival, New York, USA, August 10, 2021 - Official Selection

  • Desert Edge Global Film Festival, Andore, March 8, 2021 - Official Selection

  • Granice Natury - Granice Kultury, Poznań, Poland, April 23-30, Online Festival - Screening

Press

Auteur video-dance: expression without partner. About Initiation and Brzemie by Iwona Pasińska

Published on Feb 2, 2020

link to the article: click here

INItIATION

About

"Initation" is a musical and film experiment directed by Iwona Pasińska, with the hypnotising music of Jacek Sienkiewicz and the ascetic stage design of Andrzej Grabowski, in which each of the props is significant. The sophisticated visual form, saturated with a subtle play of artificial light and evening darkness, intertwines with the broadly understood physical expression of artists - dancers of the Polish Dance Theater. Each of the black and white frames that make up this short film is a separate, picturesque composition that could appear as an independent image or artistic photography. They are arranged in an oneiric story in which the viewer's perception is strongly influenced by the motion of the camera, in addition to the dancers` movement, which regularly returns to the same places. Looking into the depths of human habitats, toxic relationships and untamed fears, we see that the demons with which characters are struggling are often an exemplification of social problems that can be read on the front pages of newspapers. One of the characters learns about human traumas, experiencing scenes from life in the space of the imagination. What will end his "initiation" or attempt to enter into reality?

Specifications & Credits

Duration: 18:00:00

Source Video/Audio: HD recording / Stereo

Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Shooting Format: RED/digital

Recording Compression: H264/MP4


screenplay and direction: Iwona Pasińska

camera: Marek Grabowski

Film Editor: Edyta Pietrowska

music and sound: Jacek Sienkiewicz

stage designer: Andrzej Grabowski

costumes: Zofia Grzybowska, Urszula Szkudlarek, Kuluza Studio

lighting master: Artur Schubert

lighting and grip: Artur Schubert, Shapoval Yevhenii, Stern Pictures s.c. light&grip

color correction: Mirosław Mamczur

production secretary: Małgorzata Andrzejewska

dancers of the Polish Dance Theater: Urszula Bernat – Jałocha, Fabian Fejdasz, Julia Hałka, Paulina Jaksim, Jerzy Kaźmierczak, Zbigniew Kocięba, Katarzyna Kulmińska, Paweł Malicki, Marcin Motyl, Michał Przybyła, Adrian Radwański, Katarzyna Rzetelska, Sandra Szatan, Dominik Więcek, Emily Wong and (guest starring) Kacper Bożek, Marta da Pinto and Iga Włodarczyk

technical team: Przemysław Gapczyński, Grzegorz Okupniak, Grzegorz Potocki, Andrzej Przybyszewski

project coordinator: Ewelina Chatłas

production: Polish Dance Theatre 2017


Contact:

Regina Lissowska-Postaremczak

mobile: +48 505 672 331

e-mail: renelisso@gmail.com


Manager: Alicja Hafke

mobile: +48 535 104 550

e-mail: a.hafke@ptt-poznan.pl

Awards


Awards:

  • ARTS TRIANGLE - Dance Film Festival 2018, Dallas, USA – Official Selection, 1st Award

  • Mexico City Videodance Festival 2018, Mexico City, Mexico – Official Selection, 1st Award

  • 15th Annual ReelHeART International Film and Screenplay Festival 2019, Toronto, Canada – Official Selection, 2nd Award: Dance and/or Music Film

  • On Art Film Festival 2019, Poland, 1st Award: Video-art

  • Play Short – International Film Awards, Edition 2019, Main Competition Award, Category: Best Dance Film

  • Movimiento en Movimiento, 2019 Mexico City, Mexico – Official Selection, International Award

  • Austin Arthouse Film Festival 2019, Austin, USA - Official Selection, Lynch Award – Best Arthouse Film

  • Woodengate Film Festival 8th edition, 2020, Maramures - Award - Best Experimental

  • Beijing Fringe Festival, 2020, Zebra Award - Best International Project

Nominations:

  • SHORT TO THE POINT (STTP) Bucharest, Romania - Nomination: May 2018 Experimental Selection, Finalist

  • Choreoscope - The International Dance Film Festival of Barcelona, 2018 Barcelona, Spain - Official Selection, International Short Dance Film – Finalist

  • AltFF Alternative Film Festival, 2018 Toronto, Canada – Nomination: Short Films – Semi-Finalist

  • Hyperwave Film Awards, 2018 Carson, USA – Nomination: Short Film - Experimental/Dance Finalist

  • Oniros Film Awards™, 2019 Aosta, Italy – Nomination: Best Experimental Film – Finalist

  • Rethink Dance Film Festival, 2019 - Finalist

  • EuropeNow Film Festival 2020 - Semi-Finalist

  • Inspired Dance Film Fest Australia, November 8 2020 - Semi-Finalist

  • ROLLOUT Dance Film Festival, Macau, China, 28.12.2020 - 11.01.2021 - Finalist

Official selections and screenings:

  • Short Waves Festival 2018, Poznań, Poland – Official Selection

  • KRoki – International Festival of Contemporary Dance 2018, Kraków, Poland - screening

  • DADC International Short Dance Film Competition / DesArts//DesCinés Festival, 2018 Saint-Etienne, France – Official Selection

  • ADF's Movies By Movers, Durham, USA – Official Selection

  • RIFF: R.E.D. INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, 2018 Eina, Norway – Official Selection

  • San Francisco Dance Film Festival, 2018 San Francisco, USA – Official Selection

  • Thessaloniki Cinedance International, 2018Thessaloniki, Greece – Official Selection

  • InShadow, 2018 Lisbon, Portugal – Official Selection

  • Kino Tańca / Centrum Sztuki Tańca w Warszawie 2019 Warsaw, Poland – screening

  • Klub Krótkiego Kina / Centrum Kultury Zamek 2018, Poznań, Poland – screening

  • 4th Braga International Video Dance Festival 2019, Braga, Portugal – Official Selection

  • EnCore: Dance on Film 2019, Atlanta/Houston, USA – Official Selection

  • 6th International Meeting on Video-dance and Video-performance, 2019 Valencia, Spain – Official Selection

  • Portland Dance Film Festival, 2019 Portland, USA – Official Selection

  • Festival Internacional VideoDanzaBA, 2019 Buenos Aires, Argentina – Official Selection

  • Unseen Festival, 2019 Denver, United States – Official Selection

  • IMZ Dancescreen 2019, Wuppertal, Germany – Official Selection

  • Nice Dance Film 2019, Nice, France – Official Selection

  • YoFiFest, The Yonkers Film Festival 2019, Yonkers/New York, USA – Official Selection

  • Dance On Screen Festival 2019, Graz, Austria – Official Selection

  • Kino Tańca, Dance Art Center Warsaw / The Mazovia Institute of Culture, Warsaw, Poland, April 2019 – Screening

  • Red Finch Film Festival 2020, Utah, United States – Official Selection

  • Theater Freiburg/ The International Video Dance Festival of Burgundy (Festival International de Vidéo Danse de Bourgogne, December 2019, Freiburg, Germany - Screening

  • National Choreographic Development Center of Avignon, Les Hivernales , February 2020, Avignon, France - Screening

  • National Choreographic Center La Briqueterie, Val-de-Marne, March 2020, France – Screening

  • 10th Athens Video Dance Project 2020, Athens, Greece – Screening

  • South London Screendance at the Albany Theatre, London - Screening

  • Moovy Tanzfilmfestival 2020, Köln, Germany (April 17-19) – Official Selection

  • FilmFest by Rogue Dancer, May 2020 - Official Selection

  • Beijing Fringe 2020, Beijing, China

  • International Fine Arts Film Festival, Santa Barbara, USA, November 1, 2020 – Official Selection

  • ROLLOUT Dance Film Festival, Macau, China, 28.12.2020 - 11.01.2021 – Official Selection

  • DANCINEMA, Vancouver, Canada, 31.01.2021 - Official Selection

  • 39th Festival International du Film sur l'Art (FIFA), Montreal, Canada, 16.03.2021-38.03.2021 - Official Selection

  • Granice Natury - Granice Kultury, Poznań, Poland, April 23-30, Online Festival - Screening







Press

Auteur video-dance: expression without partner. About Initiation and Brzemie by Iwona Pasińska

Published on Feb 2, 2020

link to the article: click here

Women Cinemakers, Special Edition

Published on Sep 21, 2018

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Live Performance Relay & Camera Re-work

45

"45" shows the story of young dancers, telling about - in a symbolic dimension - the subject of a collective, merged with teamwork, as well as a common, conscious decision to choose art as a way of life.The creators want to show the present being of the oldest dance theatre in Polan. The idea of "45" is to go beyond the traditional form of the choreographer's and composer's correlation. The travel appears as the theme of the performance -a journey as a sign of theater, as a search, as a choreographic composition and an interactive invitation for the viewer in the site specific space.The idea of the 45 is to go beyond the traditional form of the choreographer's and composer's correlation. Travel appears as the theme of the performance - a journey as a sign of the theater, its search, as a choreographic composition and an interactive invitation for the viewer in the site specific space.

Credits and Cast

Full performance recorded by TVP Kultura

Recording date: 17th December, 2020 at Centrum Kultury ZAMEK, Poznan (Poland)

Available on VOD. TVP streaming platform: 45- Jacek Przybyłowicz

(Notice: vod content is not available for North and South America)

CONTACT for licence and full performance video distribution:

Trade & International Relations Department, Telewizja Polska S.A., Woronicza 17, 00-999 Warszawa, www.sales.tvp.pl

Head of International Sales: Aleksandra Kaźmieruk

e-mail: aleksandra.kazmieruk@tvp.pl

phone: +48 22 547 66 21

mobile: +48 605 605 403



CREDITS (video recording):

vision engineer: Józef Kowalewski

cooperation: Michał Patecki

music editor: Eliza Orzechowska

sound engineer: Michał Nowak

light: Zbigniew Feliksiak, Miłosz Tulewicz

film editing: Grzegorz Rybak

managing editors: Katarzyna Ryzel, Julia Starostecka

production: Dominik Zieliński, Szymon Matuszak

producer: Mirosław Łękowski


CREDITS (performance):

choreography: Jacek Przybyłowicz

music: Andrzej Konieczny, Kacper Krupa

lighting design: Carsten Wank

costumes: Joanna Klimas

choreographer's assistant: Anna Krysiak

lighting: Przemysław Gapczyński

stage support: Zuzanna Majewska

sound support: Grzegorz Potocki, Daniel Wiśniewski

CAST:

Amy Basley, Evelyn Blue, Julia Hałka, Agnieszka Jachym, Paulina Jaksim, Katarzyna Kulmińska, Katarzyna Rzetelska, Sandra Szatan, Emily Wong-Adryanczyk, Kacper Bożek, Jerzy Kaźmierczak, Zbigniew Kocięba, Dominik Kupka, Paweł Malicki, Daniel Michna, Michał Przybyła, Adrian Radwański


On tour

Upcoming shows:

23rd Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival, Limassol, June, 2021 (postponed from June 2020)

The aim of the Festival is to present to the audience of Cyprus the trends, creations and currents of contemporary dance, while setting bridges with the world choreographic community. The dynamics and breadth of the Festival were awarded with EFFE Label 2017-2018, which is a very important international recognition.

Past presentations:

Borderland of Dance Tour, Poland, 31st of January - 8th of February, 2020 - 5 shows in southeastern Poland

Thalia Hall - The State Philharmonics Sibiu , Romania, 1st of October, 2019

Cēsis Concert Hall, Latvia, 6th of October 2019

The Cēsis Concert Hall is also a popular venue for music and art festivals. Every summer, the building hosts events of the Cēsis Art Festival; the Kremerata Baltica Festival, founded by the world-famous violinist Gidon Kremer; the Cello Cēsis international cello festival; the summer festival of the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra; a festival of rock movies and review performances of dramatic theatre productions. The concert hall has welcomed and co-hosted a number of international forums and conferences. The Cēsis Concert Hall is a place where the historical cultural heritage rubs shoulders with contemporary art, creative people and youthful and free spirit. We will be happy to welcome people from our home town and from the Vidzeme Region, as well as guests from every corner of Latvia and the world: everybody will find something to his or her taste here.

Malta Festival, Poznan, Poland, 29th of June, 2019 (premiere of the performance)


About the performance director

JACEK PRZYBYŁOWICZ, director

45 (premiere: 26 Jun '19)

Choreographer, deputy director of the Grand Theatre’s ballet in Poznań. He graduated from the State Ballet School and the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw – in pedagogy. In 1987–1991 he was a dancer in the Teatr Wielki in Warsaw. At that time he made his debut as a choreographer, creating Negotiations set to music by Alessandro Marcello. The piece was awarded the first prize for choreography and the prize for interpretation at the 2nd National Chorography Competition in Łódź. Negotiations were also presented in the Teatr Wielki in Warsaw and at the 6th Warsaw Ballet Days.

In the recent years he created three ballets for the Polish National Opera in Warsaw: A few short sequences (Men’s dance) with a video presentation created by Katarzyna Kozyra, Alpha Kryonie Xe (2010) and 3rd Symphony Pieśń o nocy (the evening Szymanowski i taniec at the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera in Warsaw, 2006). In 2010 he created Sono nero for the dance gala organized by UNESCO in Rome. In 2012 he will create Six wings of angels at the Polish National Ballet directed by Krzysztof Pastor.

Together with the Polish Dance Theatre and the National Opera Ballet, he presented his choreographies at numerous dance festivals, including Bolzanodanza in Italy, Rencontres Choreographique de Cartage in Tunisia, Moscow Dance Festival in Russia, Drugije Tancy in Ukraine, European Dance Festival in Cyprus, Kassel Tanz Festival in Germany. Since 2008 he has produced performances with the groups from the Czech Republic and Spain.

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THE HARVEST

The Harvest refers to the rituals accompanying harvest and the cycle of husbandry, nature and human life, conceptualised ethnographically (inspired, among others, by Oskar Kolberg’s studies and Zofia Kossak’s Polish Year), as well as anthropologically and philosophically. The narrative axis of the show is delineated by the trope of the return of Odysseus, based on Homer’s classic epic and Stanisław Wyspiański’s “The Return of Odysseus”.The performers – dancers of the Polish Dance Theatre, and an actor – portray the protagonists exploring various variations of kinetic and verbal events. The physical and psychological intensity of their actions is accompanied by the ascetic visuals.The composition of Eugeniusz Rudnik, pioneer of Polish electronic music, was used in the performance. The vocal parts, based on traditional Polish music themes, has been contributed and performed by Adam Strug."The Harvest" premiere inaugurated a new artistic program of the Theatre in 2017 - "The Year of Sorcerers".

Credits and Cast

Full performance recorded by TVP Kultura

Recording date: 18th December, 2020 at Centrum Kultury ZAMEK, Poznan (Poland)

Available on VOD. TVP streaming platform: The Harvest / Żniwa

(Notice: vod content is not available for North and South America)

CONTACT for licence and full performance video distribution:

Trade & International Relations Department, Telewizja Polska S.A., Woronicza 17, 00-999 Warszawa, www.sales.tvp.pl

Head of International Sales: Aleksandra Kaźmieruk

e-mail: aleksandra.kazmieruk@tvp.pl

phone: +48 22 547 66 21

mobile: +48 605 605 403



CREDITS (video recording):

vision engineer: Józef Kowalewski

cooperation: Michał Patecki

music editor: Eliza Orzechowska

sound engineer: Michał Nowak

light: Zbigniew Feliksiak, Miłosz Tulewicz

film editing: Grzegorz Rybak

managing editors: Katarzyna Ryzel, Julia Starostecka

production: Dominik Zieliński, Szymon Matuszak

producer: Mirosław Łękowski


CREDITS (performance):

dramaturgy and director: Igor Gorzkowski

music: Eugeniusz Rudnik and Adam Strug

choreography: Iwona Pasińska and Polish Dance Theatre artists

costumes: Adriana Cygankiewicz

lights: Przemysław Gapczyński, Mariusz Porada

sound project: Michał Garstecki (Free Flay Music)

assistant: Katarzyna Rzetelska

artists:

Urszula Bernat-Jałocha, Fabian Fejdasz, Julia Hałka, Paulina Jaksim, Zbigniew Kocięba, Jerzy Kaźmierczak, Katarzyna Kulmińska, Kornelia Lech, Paweł Malicki, Marcin Motyl, Michał Przybyła, Katarzyna Rzetelska, Sandra Szatan, Dominik Więcek, Emily Wong - Adryańczyk and guest artist Maciej Cymorek


On tour

Past presentations:

27th Quinzena de Dança de Almada – International Dance Festival , Almada, 26th of September, 2019

Founded in 1992, the Quinzena de Dança de Almada – International Dance Festival is now a space for Dance presentation and promotion, offering its audiences a complex of events well representative of national and international Contemporary Dance.

A4 Space for Contemporary Culture in Bratislava, 30th of October, 2018

A4 - Space for Contemporary Culture is multifunctional and non­commercial center in the centre of Bratislava, which is oriented to creation, presentation and education in actual forms of contemporary theater, dance, music, film, contemporary visual culture and new media art. Project A4 ­ space for contemporary culture is the completion of hard work of many civic & cultural organizations in creating centre that supports and presents actual art forms in the field of performing arts and new media art supporting live and innovative artistic creation.

20th China Shanghai International Arts Festival (CSIAF), 21st and 22nd of October, 2018

CSIAF is one of the largest cultural events in the city of Shanghai, focused on cultural exchange with foreign countries and the presentation of art from around the world. The scale and prestige of the event is evidenced by the total number of spectators, in 2017 amounting to 4 million people, as well as the rank of artists who took part in previous editions, among whom we could see the Berlin Philharmonic and the theater director, Peter Brook.

VEF Culture Palace, Riga, 14th of October, 2018

VEF Culture Palace is one of the largest cultural institutions in Latvia. 48 artistic groups and study spaces found their place in this venue. There are international meetings, concerts, congresses and exhibitions, guest performances and performances by local theater groups.

Polish Culture Center, Vilnus, 11th of October, 2018

The Polish Culture Center is one of the largest Polish institutions in Lithuania aimed at organizing the cultural life of Poles.

International Theater Forum TEART at the Central Officers House, Minsk, 8th-9th October, 2018

International Theatre Forum TEART is an opportunity to see the best theatre projects from all over the world. There are no incidental titles in the playbill of the Forum: all the performances represent recognized models of dramatic art awarded with different theatre prizes and making part of prestigious international festival programmes.

Thalia Hall - The State Philharmonics Sibiu , Romania, 2nd of October, 2019

Malta Festival, Poznan, 19th of June, 2017



About the performance director

IGOR GORZKOWSKI, director

THE HARVEST (premiere: 21 Jan '17) POLKA (premiere: 3 Feb '18)

A director and playwright, co-founder of Studio Teatralne Koło in Warsaw (since 1988) – an independent theater in which he has made most of his performances. He also directed in numerous institutional drama and opera theaters. Nominated two times for the prestigious Warsaw Feliks Theater Award for directing "Starucha/Biddy" (2011) and "Burza/Tempest" (2012). In 2013, he received the Grand Prix at the Two Theaters Festival for his debut radio play inspired by Mewa. Since 2011, he has acted as a deputy artistic director at Teatr Ochota. His original theater has a chamber form that assumes an almost intimate contact between the actor and the viewer. It is a minimalist theater, deprived of staging fireworks.


Stage Performances

45

"45" shows the story of young dancers, telling about - in a symbolic dimension - the subject of a collective, merged with teamwork, as well as a common, conscious decision to choose art as a way of life.The creators want to show the present being of the oldest dance theatre in Polan. The idea of "45" is to go beyond the traditional form of the choreographer's and composer's correlation. The travel appears as the theme of the performance -a journey as a sign of theater, as a search, as a choreographic composition and an interactive invitation for the viewer in the site specific space.The idea of the 45 is to go beyond the traditional form of the choreographer's and composer's correlation. Travel appears as the theme of the performance - a journey as a sign of the theater, its search, as a choreographic composition and an interactive invitation for the viewer in the site specific space.

Technical specification

1. STAGE:

  • Stage:

    • width: 14m (optimum), 10m (minimum)

    • depth: 12m (optimum), 10m (minimum)

    • height: 10m (optimum), 5m (minimum)

If stage is smaller a contact with the performance director is required.

  • Side wings: black plush, 5 pieces for each side of the stage;

  • Stage floor: ballet floor black (for whole stage), carpet or felt backing under the floor; Minimal requirements: canvas backing or floor fabric BT set for whole ballet floor;

  • Horizon: black smooth material for the whole width of the stage;

  • Place for site specific part of the performance is needed where audience can watch the prolog of the performance before dancers enter the stage.

2. Lighting:

  • Dimers: minimum 10A - 49 circuits

  • Sidelights tower:

    • 10 pieces height ca. 2 m – 3 levels to fix lights;

  • Headlights:

    • 15x PC 1kW

    • 19x Fresnel LED RGBW Arri L7-C

    • 6x Fresnel 2kW

    • 24x PAR 64, CP62

    • 12x Profil 750W, 25-50*

    • 10x Profil LED RGBW 25-50*

    • 10x Naświetlacz liniowy LED Cameo Pixbar 400 Pro

    • 2x Robe ColorWash 250 AT

    • 2x Robe ColorWash 575 AT Zoom

    • 4x Martin MAC Quantum Profile

  • Controller: Chamsys MagicQ MQ80, standard connection DMX 5pin or art-net required;

3. Sound:

  • Stage sound: two ways broadband monitors 4 x 300 W; 2 pieces for each side.

  • Audience sound: matched to the size of the audience, free of interference and noise;.

  • Mixing console:

    • Minimum 24 inputs XLR

    • Minimum 4 outputs XLR

    • Possibility of independent amplification level regulation (stage and audience).

  • 2 players Tascam SS-R200 or similar that operate SD cards with autopause;

  • 2 wireless microphones;

  • 1 Di-Box stereo on stage with jack cable 3,5mm (it has to be possible to connect a music player device)

5. Dressing room:

Artistic team is men and female – 17 dancers;

Optimal solution: 4 rooms with mirrors, chairs and dressing tables;

6. Working time:

  • 1h – unloading, loading (in case of our equipment delivery)

  • 14h – lighting assembly and programming;

  • 2h – rehearsal

  • 1,5h - main performance

  • 2h – disassembly

  • Technical team on site required:

    • Stage editor – 1 person minimum

    • Batten (bar) service - 1 person

    • Lighting electrician – 2 persons

    • Acoustician – 1 person

    • Stage cleaning person – for 2 hours: to clean ballet floor twice: before a rehearsal and main performance;


Duration of the performance: 60 minutes


Contact:

Producer: Robert Chodyła

mobile: +48 797 636 996

e-mail: r.chodyla@ptt-poznan.pl


Manager: Alicja Hafke

mobile: +48 535 104 550

e-mail: a.hafke@ptt-poznan.pl


Credits and Cast

premiere: 29nd June, 2019 at MP2 MTP, Malta Festival 2019

CREDITS:

choreography: Jacek Przybyłowicz

music: Andrzej Konieczny, Kacper Krupa

lighting design: Carsten Wank

costumes: Joanna Klimas

choreographer's assistant: Anna Krysiak

lighting: Przemysław Gapczyński

stage support: Zuzanna Majewska

sound support: Grzegorz Potocki, Daniel Wiśniewski

CAST:

premiere cast:

Amy Basley, Evelyn Blue, Julia Hałka, Agnieszka Sara Jachym, Paulina Jaksim, Katarzyna Kulmińska, Katarzyna Rzetelska, Sandra Szatan, Emily Wong, Kacper Bożek, Jerzy Kaźmierczak, Dominik Kupka, Gabriel Lawton, Paweł Malicki, Brage Nordang, Michał Przybyła, Adrian Radwański, Dominik Więcek, Patryk Zamojski

current cast:

Amy Basley, Evelyn Blue, Julia Hałka, Agnieszka Jachym, Paulina Jaksim, Katarzyna Kulmińska, Katarzyna Rzetelska, Sandra Szatan, Emily Wong-Adryanczyk, Kacper Bożek, Jerzy Kaźmierczak, Zbigniew Kocięba, Dominik Kupka, Paweł Malicki, Daniel Michna, Michał Przybyła, Adrian Radwański


THE HARVEST

The Harvest refers to the rituals accompanying harvest and the cycle of husbandry, nature and human life, conceptualised ethnographically (inspired, among others, by Oskar Kolberg’s studies and Zofia Kossak’s Polish Year), as well as anthropologically and philosophically. The narrative axis of the show is delineated by the trope of the return of Odysseus, based on Homer’s classic epic and Stanisław Wyspiański’s “The Return of Odysseus”.The performers – dancers of the Polish Dance Theatre, and an actor – portray the protagonists exploring various variations of kinetic and verbal events. The physical and psychological intensity of their actions is accompanied by the ascetic visuals.The composition of Eugeniusz Rudnik, pioneer of Polish electronic music, was used in the performance. The vocal parts, based on traditional Polish music themes, has been contributed and performed by Adam Strug."The Harvest" premiere inaugurated a new artistic program of the Theatre in 2017 - "The Year of Sorcerers".

Technical specification

1. STAGE:

stage: optimum 12m x 12m, minimum 12m x 10m height: minimum 6m

side wings: black, five pieces per each side of the stage floor: black ballet floor (stage size)

backdrop: black on the width of the stage – 1 piece

Notice: We do not use an open fire or any pyrotechnical effects on the stage

2. LIGHTING:

List of the lights and placement – according to the plan of lights.

Number of dimmers (minimum): 48 pieces 2,5kW each;

Sidelights tower 2m height – 10 pieces, 3 levels to fix lights.

Floor stands for lights – 4 pieces, 1 floor level.

3. SOUND:

Stage sound (12mx12m):

4 x 300W, two ways broadband monitors, two on each side, left and right.

Audience sound:

In accordance to needs, for around 500 people is 1,5kW on each side (three way speakers set) plus effect speakers as a fulfillment.

Mixing console: 2 microphone inputs, 3 stereo inputs or 6 line inputs, possibility of independent amplification level regulation (stage and audience).

  • 2 minidiscs with autopause or good quality player on a SD cards (double)

  • 1 wireless microphone for rehearsal

  • 1 microphone headset for vocal

4. DRESSING ROOM:

  • Artistic team is mixed (male, female). There are 16 people performing. Optimum 4 rooms with mirrors, tables, chairs.


Duration of the performance: 65 minutes


Contact:

Producer: Robert Chodyła

mobile: +48 797 636 996

e-mail: r.chodyla@ptt-poznan.pl


Manager: Alicja Hafke

mobile: +48 535 104 550

e-mail: a.hafke@ptt-poznan.pl


Credits and Cast

Premiere: 21st January 2017 in Poznan, Centrum Kultury Zamek, Poznan

dramaturgy and director: Igor Gorzkowski

music: Eugeniusz Rudnik and Adam Strug

choreography: Iwona Pasińska and Polish Dance Theatre artists

costumes: Adriana Cygankiewicz

lights: Przemysław Gapczyński, Mariusz Porada

sound project: Michał Garstecki (Free Flay Music)

assistant: Katarzyna Rzetelska

artists:

Urszula Bernat-Jałocha, Fabian Fejdasz, Julia Hałka, Paulina Jaksim, Zbigniew Kocięba, Jerzy Kaźmierczak, Katarzyna Kulmińska, Kornelia Lech, Paweł Malicki, Marcin Motyl, Michał Przybyła, Katarzyna Rzetelska, Sandra Szatan, Dominik Więcek, Emily Wong - Adryańczyk and guest artist Maciej Cymorek


contact

Producer: Robert Chodyła

mobile: +48 797 636 996

e-mail: r.chodyla@ptt-poznan.pl


Manager: Alicja Hafke

mobile: +48 535 104 550

e-mail: a.hafke@ptt-poznan.pl