CIAŁO/UMYSŁ

Bataille and the Dawn of New Days - physical and philosophical choreography

Six dancers, inspired by Bataille’s readings, follow the path of their own socialization. In order to reach the areas where language fails ...

5 October 2016, 20:00
70 min
Tickets

Regular 40 PLN
Discount 30 PLN

Venue
Nowy Teatr
Kup bilet

Description

The Krawczyński / Godowska duo have been working on in-depth methods of dance and theatre based on Carl Gustav Jung’s analytical psychology and Arnold Mindell’s process-oriented psychology for many years.  In their new project, the director and choreographer refer to the works of Georges Bataille – a contester, forerunner of postmodernism and author of ”transgressive literature”.

Six dancers, inspired by Bataille’s readings, follow the path of their own socialization. In order to reach the areas where language fails, they need to let themselves act aimlessly and selflessly. They have to head towards the impossible, find their lost spontaneity and revive their need for breaching the rules.  

Their focus on the inner experience allows them to balance on the verge of reality and dream, refuse to obey the reality based on rationality and norms. Working with the subconscious, they proclaim the rebellion against the reason and search for alternative solutions. It is through this conflict that the actors built their roles. They start with a social convention and in the end enter the path to sheer ecstasy.

Bataille created visions of alternative social and existential worlds by means of words, but he always claimed that the real life lies beyond a language. Dance seems to be the best medium for the embodiment of his claims. Sounds like utopia? Much depends on our suspension of belief that we live in the best of all possible worlds and finding the start for collective action in movement.


Meeting with the authors of the performance Anna Godowska and Sławek Krawczyński after the performance  

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