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 ...
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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
A dancer, choreographer, contemporary dance teacher, co-founder of Bretoncaffe Theatre where she worked as a choreographer and dancer. Solo works: Na drodze do Opus/On the way to Opus created as part of Solo w dialogu-Solo in dialogue for the opening of Choreographisches Zentrum NRW in Essen, 2000.