photo Marta Ankiersztejn
photo Katarzyna Chmura-Cegiełkowska
Pracownia Fizyczna is a group founded by Jacek Owczarek in 2009. It is based at the Grażyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Łódź. In 2011, Pracownia was invited to perform ‘Happenings’ at the Museums Quartier in Vienna, with the participation of guest dancers from Austria and Hungary and an international cast of improvising musicians.
- Jacek Owczarek Concept, direction and running of the show
- Paweł Szamburski Live music
- Patryk Zakrocki Live music
- Iwona Olszowska Dancer
- Dawid Lorenc Dancer
- Paweł Grala Dancer
- Krzysztof Skolimowski Dancer
- Ilona Gumowska Dancer
‘Happenings’, by Pracownia Fizyczna and the band SzaZa, is filled with dancing on the edge of risk. The score of the events was inspired by process work and contact improvisation. It is based on working with sensual channels and changes of reference points such as movement, voice, partner. The nature of the performance, which has received consistently vivacious responses from audiences for over a decade, reflects the term ‘playfulness’ as introduced by theatre anthropologist Victor W. Turner.
|Premiere 2011-01-24, Łódź|
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