Occurrences is an improvisation project co-created by Pracownia Fizyczna and SzaZa. To this project I have invited five dancers: Paweł Grala, Agnieszka Muczyń, Dawid Lorenc, Krzysztof Skolimowski and Aleksandra Ścibor. Occurrences revolves around Contact Improvisation as a method of working with the body and as a contact tool in improvisation. Theoretical problems we have encountered in this work relate to the very nature of improvisation that rejects not only choreography but also anticipation. Since improvisation presents contact as devoid of a spatial context, it seems that contact in improvisation is only creating and positioning itself whereas in Contact Improvisation the body has a different meaning. Improvisation is about exposing yourself to the unknown. How to expect the unexpected? What is the unexpected? How does a meeting – contact happen? These are the questions we have asked.
directed by: Jacek Owczarek
performed by: Paweł Grala, Agnieszka Muczyń, Dawid Lorenc, Krzysztof Skolimowski, Aleksandra Ścibor
music: SzaZa – Paweł Szamburski & Patryk Zakrocki
photo: Janusz Matuszewski
premiere: 21 October 2010, SIC! Festival, Warszawa, Poland