Flatland of Limp Muscles
|11 December 2019
15 December 2019
|Łaźnia Nowa Theatre / Small Stage|
Directed by:Renata Piotrowska-Auffret
ProductionŁaźnia Nowa Theatre
Tickets55 / 35
Renata Piotrowska-Auffret’s Równina wątłych mięśni / Flatland of Limp Muscles is a performance that uses tools of experimental dance and theatre, and takes the closing of the libretto for Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring as its starting point. Based on testimonies of contemporary women gathered by the artists, and the formula of the fairy tale and the witch, the production tells of strategies for abusing the female body, and deconstructs and transforms the power/violence narratives and mechanisms present in culture today. It also takes the stereotypical figure of the victim as a woman who is ”naturally” vulnerable to harm and looks for alternative stories of women’s bodies, designing a space for emancipation and a new mythology.
Renata Piotrowska-Auffret is connected to choreographic centres in Poland and Europe. She is a member of Centrum w Ruchu, a Warsaw collective of independent choreographers.
Fragments of the choreography are inspired with the Sacrificial Dance from Nijinsky’s The Rite of Spring (1913) based on historical reconstruction Sacre #2 by Dominique Brun (2014) as conveyed by Clarisse Chanel.
Strobe lights and loud music are used in the performance.
The project is cofinanced from the Founds of the Municipality of Kraków.
Coproduced by Kroki Festival.
Concept, direction, choreography: Renata Piotrowska-Auffret
Creation and performance: Magdalena Fejdasz, Aleksandra Osowicz, Katarzyna Sikora
Dramaturg and scriptwriter: Anka Herbut
Music: Marcin Janus
Wardrobe: Maja Skrzypek
Lighting: Aleksandr Prowaliński
Research: Dominique Brun, Clarisse Chanel, Magdalena Frankowicz, Zuzanna Jusińska, Kama Królikowska, Natalia Oniśk, Agnieszka Sikorska, Mary Szydłowska, Katarzyna Sypniewska, Monika Turemka
Magdalena Fejdasz, Aleksandra Osowicz, Katarzyna Sikora