|15 December 2018
||Małopolska Garden of Arts|
Directed by:Paweł Sakowicz
Tickets50 / 30
Paweł Sakowicz is among the most interesting figures in the new Polish dance. His first solo production, “Bernhard”, was inspired by the music quality of the work of the Austrian writer. Such a contact with literature is not a coincidence in the case of the dancer cum choreographer. Sakowicz admits that he starts his work away from the stage and the parquet, sheet of paper in hand, browsing the Internet or reading books.
The direct inspiration for “Jumpcore”was the biography of Fred Herko, a cult American dancer known among others from Andy Warhol’s early films, who finished his performance with a suicide. One of the questions elicited from the unorthodox choreography is whether his leap was intended or entirely spontaneous.
For Fred Herko took a bath, put on Mozart’s “Coronation Mass” and began to dance naked in his friend’s living room, repeatedly approaching the open window. When “Sanctus” died down, he made a run to the window and jumped out from an apartment on the fifth floor in New York’s Cornelia Street. For every ballet dancer has that impression that he can fly, and hovering in the air he does fly indeed, albeit only for a moment.
In practice, Paweł Sakowicz’s performance is a variation on the theme of leaps, ranging from ballet to rave. Looking at them, you can find an answer to the question whether one can dance quickly and without limitations, retaining most energy in the process. Is there such a movement that turns the body into an energy machine? Paweł Sakowicz is that machine.
Choreography and Dance: Paweł Sakowicz
Dramaturgy: Mateusz Szymanówka
Costumes: Doom 3k
Lights: Jędrzej Jęcikowski
Production: MAAT Festival with the support from Scena Tańca Studio and Zachęta – National Gallery of Art
Work from the collection of the Zachęta – National Gallery of Art.