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The Pure Gold is Seeping out of Me

13 December 2018
  Laznia Nowa Theatre — Small Stage


Renata Piotrowska-Auffret


60 min.


50 / 30

Renata Piotrowska-Auffret, a choreographer and performer, a graduate of Theatre Academy and ex.e.r.ce “Research and Choreography” programme at the CCN Montpellier, member of Centrum w Ruchu collective of Warsaw choreographers, draws material for her spectacles from own experience and erudite humanist texts. Her main field of interest is the human body and the social strategies related to it.

In a new project, “The Pure Gold is Seeping out of Me”, Renata Piotrowska-Auffret confronts the desire of many women, also a taboo, as they would like to give birth to a child, a fact that also triggers their fears, whether hidden or expressed straightforwardly. For it cannot be denied that procreation, demography, as well as the most natural desire to be a mother are enmeshed in state policy and electoral strategies that support but also pay for the active boosting of the natural population increase.

Nonetheless, pregnancy and children are also at times a tool for positioning yourself in relationships with your partner or husband, guaranteeing appropriate social status and position in the female and male hierarchy. This is how a network of ideologies and snobberies becomes superimposed on intimacy, making it possible to translate the fruit of the delivery into coins, and the child into its weight in gold.


Idea, choreography:Renata Piotrowska-Auffret

Performance and texts:Renata Piotrowska-Auffret  and guests

Collaboration:Karolina Kraczkowska, Aleksandra Osowicz

Dramaturgy: Bojana Bauer, Renata Piotrowska-Auffret

Dramaturgy consultant:Magdalena Ptasznik

Editing assistant:Michał Kurkowski

Lighting:Monika Krześniak

Visual design:Aleksandra Osowicz

Music: Camille Saint-Saens, Ferenc Liszt, Bill Medley i Jennifer Warnes, The Kurws

Organisers: Fundacja Burdąg, Centrum w Ruchu

Coproduction:MAAT Festival

Partners: Nowy Teatr, Wawerskie Centrum Kultury, Instytut Adama Mickiewicza, Instytut Muzyki i Tańca, Centre National de la Danse

Producer: Karolina Wycisk


Renata Piotrowska-Auffret and guests