The Pure Gold is Seeping out of Me
|13 December 2018
||Laznia Nowa Theatre — Small Stage|
Directed by:Renata Piotrowska-Auffret
ProductionBurdąg Fundation and Center in Motion
Tickets50 / 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
Visual design:Aleksandra Osowicz
Music: Camille Saint-Saens, Ferenc Liszt, Bill Medley i Jennifer Warnes, The Kurws
Organisers: Fundacja Burdąg, Centrum w Ruchu
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