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Monika Błaszczak

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silk / marble / saliva,
photo Dror Shohet

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silk / marble / saliva,
photo Dror Shohet

Interdisciplinary artist-choreographer. An alumna of the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London and the National Ballet School in Poznań. A founder of the international women’s dance collective Mass Hysteria. In 2019, she was nominated to the selection process of the Sadler's Wells Young Associates.

Events

Tate Modern
2020, London
The Place
2020, London
Sadler's Wells
2019, London
United Cowboys
2019, Eindhoven
Commission for the ‘Modern Couples’ exhibition (The Barbican)
2019, London
‘The Trouble with Dance’ – curation of series of events and discussions in collaboration with Martin Hargreaves (The Place & Trinity Laban)
2019, London
Residency at the Lublin Dance Theatre
2018, Lublin
Poznań Parish Church and The National Ballet School
2016, Poznań
Experimental Dance Writing Workshop (Warsaw Dance Department)
2017, Warsaw

Prizes

‘Culture Online’ Scholarship from the Ministry of Culture and Heritage
2020, Warsaw
Trinity Laban Innovation Award
2019, London
Awarded ‘Person of the Year’ in the category of Culture in Poznań from IKS Magazine and kulturapoznan.pl
2016, Poznań
Talents’ Foundation scholarship
2019, Poznań
Polish Children’s Fund scholarship
2016, Warsaw
Young Art Medal
2016, Poznań
Performance

silk / marble / saliva

Company

Monika Błaszczak and Friends

Credits

  • Monika Błaszczak Choreographer
  • Mateo Dupleich Rozo Dancer
  • Darren Payne Dancer
  • Michael McEvoy Dancer
  • Julia Kayser Dancer
  • Rebecca Piersanti Dancer
  • Nina Richard Dancer
  • Jennie Boultbee Dancer

Performance synopsis

silk / marble / saliva is a mini-trilogy that explores affection, sexuality and desire from a choreographic perspective, investigating the influence of new media and digital worlds on the experiences of love. ​ silk looks at the act of kissing as a choreography. marble looks at fetish and perversion as choreographies. saliva looks at the nostalgia of post-love.

Duration25" Crew *8 Artists7
Premiere 2019-03-28, London
Audienceadults
Warnings
    nudity, violence, loud music

* cast plus technical support

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