Pracownia Fizyczna

PhD performance by Jacek Owczarek

directed by Jacek Owczarek
performed by Dawid Lorenc, Paweł Grala, Agnieszka Muczyńska, Krzysztof Skolimowski, Aleksandra Maria Ścibor
music: SzaZa – Paweł Szamburski and Patryk Zakrocki
lighting design: Lucjan Wegner
photography: Janusz Matuszewski
premiere: 21 October 2010, SIC! Festival, Warszawa, Poland
trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkY2Ru86-M4&t=18s

Zdarzenia is a joint project by Pracownia Fizyczna and SzaZa. I invited to this project five dancers: Agnieszka Muczyń, Aleksandra Maria Ścibor, Paweł Grala, Dawid Lorenc, and Krzysztof Skolimowski. We researched into contact improvisation as a method of body-based exploration and the role of contact in improvisation. The theoretical challenges we have encountered relate to the nature of improvisation which rejects not only choreography but also anticipation, and hence it presents contact as stripped of the spatial context. Contact in improvisation is just emerging and localising. (…) Improvisation is about exposing oneself to the unexpected. How to expect the unexpected? What is the very unexpected? How can a meeting – a contact happen? These are the questions we ask.
Jacek Owczarek PhD, choreographer, dancer, director of Dance Department, Academy of Music Łódź, artistic director of Pracownia Fizyczna