Thursday November 23rd, 2017 / News, Program 2017



The shows and events presented in this particular cycle will feature various techniques and varying approach to contemporary dance. The performances in this cycle will aim to present different treatment of the modern dance techniques, premieres, young artists’ first appearances in the sphere of contemporary dance art and performance art; also included are presentations by acclaimed, well-known artists who cooperate with the younger generation, and, last but not least, performances and installation art events for children.


A Centre of stormy events. A Centre of important matters. A Centre  that can sometimes be dangerous, shocking, astounding. The performances presented in this cycle undertake vital problems in very many differing ways. The artists use improvisation, construct tension/expression by means of micro-movements, make use of performative tools, combine various dance styles and various spheres of the arts: dance/theatre/film/visual arts – they employ video materials, put up installations or act in an empty space. One special trait connects the whole of the work by our artists: it is like the eye of the cyclone – it takes up crucial  dilemmas, rough ones, sometimes ominous, intense and ultimate but very well-known to us all.


THE EYE OF THE CYCLONE : 4 Dec. 2017/ 18.30

THE EYE OF THE CYCLONE : 4 Dec. 2017/ 18.30

“Solar Research 2.0” / Dawid Żakowski



Direction: Dawid Żakowski
Team: Piotr Piotrowicz, Kamil Polański, Vera Popova, Maciej Tomaszewski, Małgorzata Trajkowska
Music: Konrad Bańburski
Stage design and costumes: Katarzyna Pol
Video/Projections: Adrian Cognac

Duration: 60 min.

Production: Karolina Dziełak, Stowarzyszenie Sztuka Nowa


Recruitment to a one-way space mission taking people to Mars is underway. On board of a flight simulator there meet the candidates competing to participate in the programme. Tested are their psychological and emotional stability and physical endurance. The performance is of an interactive character. The audience can influence the choice of the candidates and the course of the spectacle.

“Solar Research 2.0” is an example of a new kind of dramaturgy based on movement and visual creation. The form is a combination of performance art, dance, physical  theatre and post dramatic theatre. This spectacle has come into existence in an experimental process of actors’ training, endurance tests juxtaposed with the actual dramaturgical situation. In the light of the present-day research,  a space mission to Mars is seen as a one-way and long term mission. As yet, we do not have access to technology that would allow bringing the astronauts  back Earth. Because of very high cost, space agencies, for instance, NASA or other private consortia such as Mars One or SpaceX, look for all sorts of various ways of financing: reality shows, private donations, collecting money from people who apply to take part.

The production of the spectacle is co-financed by the capital city of Warsaw and the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage as part of the of “Young Solarists” project.

After the spectacle – a conversation/discussion

Moderator – Hanna Raszewska- Kursa





4 Dec. 2017/ 20.00

THE SEA OF OPPORTUNITY: “I watch intently”/ Ilona Trybuła/Adam Świtała

Idea and choreografy: Ilona Trybuła

Cooperation / live music: Adam Świtała

Light direction: Ewa Garniec

Creation and execution: Oscar Mafa / Wojciech Marek Kozak / Bartłomiej Mieszczak / Małgorzata Czyżowska / Joanna Kremer / Kinga Duda / Agata Jędrzejczak / Omar Karabulut

Duration: 45 min

The spectacle is a result of a research project on improvisation run with the WTT students.

It is a performance art spectacle which poses questions and implies answers; it is the one in which attention, following the events, plays a decisive role in the process of embodiment and presence.

It is constructed around the familiar states of comfort and discomfort, as well as around that which is completely unknown and new.

We share the experiences of the body, confront each other, we negotiate the shape  and conditions of functioning, we construct.

We use presence that is made to react to internal and external events; we interact with the course of events that always want to be NOW, and always want to be fresh and simple.

This spectacle originates from

Our desires

Our fears

Our laughter

Our seriousness and our jocosity

This spectacle poses a risk and we take that risk.

After the spectacle – a conversation

Moderator – Hanna Raszewska-Kursa





THE SEA OF OPPORTUNITY: 18.30/ de:FORM:akcja/ SzurSure group

performing art spectacle

The SzurSure group invites to their site-specific performance art spectacle inspired by the space of the KADR Culture Club. “ We analyse, process and transform the space of the KADR place, taking inspiration from the geometry of the building, its history, functionality, energy and its special character. We follow the impulses of the body and create structures for dialogue with the spectators.

The following questions provided a point for departure in our search:

-how does the geometry of our bodies influence the reception of the Kadr space?

– how does  the space change our movements and influence our activities?

-how does our experience of forming and being formed change? Of shaping  and deforming?

In our work we combine elements of movement improvisation, geometric choreography and physical theatre which we have used in the creation of this performance art spectacle”.

The SzurSure Performative Group – is a performative team that explores improvised dance based on modern dance technique, contact improvisation, physical theatre, the butoh dance and other  movement and dance techniques. The team specializes in site-specific projects (inspired by architecture, history, culture and the special character of the given place). The group consists of 23 members, 18 of them being performers and 5  are artists from other spheres of the Arts (musicians, photographers).

Idea and direction: Małgorzata Kuszner, Katarzyna Pawlak
Performers: Katarzyna Burzyńska, Tomasz Domański, Yuliya Dzichkouskaya, Marek Joński, Magdalena Knefel, Tomasz Jagusztyn-Krynicki, Małgorzata Kuszner, Katarzyna Lubelska, Katarzyna Pawlak, Agata Rutkowska, Wojciech Stępień, Nadia Szypiłow, Paulina Tomaszewska



11 Dec. 2017 / 19.00

THE EYE OF THE CYCLONE:  PAX / Wojciech Grudziński – première

Idea and choreografy: Wojciech Grudziński
Performer: Wojciech Grudziński
With special participation: Nannie Na, Katarzyna Szugajew
Dramaturgy cooperation: Mateusz Szymanówka
Photos and video: Bartosz Zalewski
Graphics: Maciej Bychowski

In 1990 in the district of Ursynów in Warsaw there appears the first shop of a Swedish firm producing furniture and decorative articles. A year later Wojtek is born. In his reminiscences, there is not a trace of the Scandinavian dream in the Bacewiczówny  Street shop. To buy ice cream and hot dogs for I zloty, one has to travel to Janki, a small location outside Warsaw. A shopping centre is not just a place filled with objects which are the embodiment of dreams about affluence and high standards. It is  a playground, an enormous board game.

PAX is a system whose elements you can combine according to your own wish. PAX dances for the product. PAX works with serialization and multiplication. PAX means choreography of the interior. Nobody else can put it together for you.

Special thanks are due to Maciej Bychowski, Nanna Na, Katarzyna Szugajew, Bartosz Zalewski for their creative contribution to the project, and to Marta Seredyńska for her assistance in production.

The project was carried out as part of the scholarship grant from the Minister of Culture and National Heritage.

After the performance – a discussion

Moderator – Julia Hoczyk



12 Dec. 2017/ 20.00

THE SEA OF OPPORTUNITY: Waiting for the Lawn/ Anna Piotrowska/ Aleksandra Bożek- Muszyńska/ Joanna Żurawska-Fedorowicz

Idea, direction: Anna Piotrowska

Text:  Anna Piotrowska, Joanna Żurawska-Federowicz, Łukasz Pawłowski

creation and execution:  Joanna Żurawska-Federowicz, Aleksandra Bożek-Muszyńska, Anna Piotrowska

Music:  Michał Mackiewicz

Lights direction: Paweł Murlik & Anna Piotrowska

Realization: Michał Wawrzyniak, Marcin Aleksiej

Duration: 60 min.


The spectacle “Waiting for the Lawn” is a presentation from a border area of theatre and movement. Waiting for the rain, waiting for the lawn, for  the breeze which  will move my existence into the sphere of everyday life. I come every day and I watch every day how the pride of my heart grows. MY GRASS. How to divide one rain into three blades of grass? How to try to achieve my goal? Satisfaction guaranteed in the time of unemployment. Integration of the old buildings with the new dimension of architecture now clinging to concrete surfaces of incomprehension and a fascinating song of a pigeon buried in my garden, on my grass. I do not hurry anywhere, I remain motionless in time, I do not run with time. In general, we do not run together. I am standing here, waiting. No fireworks. All in all, sheer boredom.

After the performance – a conversation

Moderator – Julia Hoczyk


Ticket 10 zł / available at the cashier DK Kadr and on the website DK Kadr: http://www.dkkadr.waw.pl/


Organizers: Fundacja Artystyczna PERFORM, Fundacja Rozwoju Teatru ‘NOWA FALA’ / HOTELOKO movement makers

Project partner: Dom Kultury Kadr

CooperationCentrum w Ruchu, Fundacja Burdąg, Fundacja Ciało/Umysł, Fundacja Ciało się, Fundacja Movementum, Fundacja „Myśl w Ciele” / Warszawska Pracownia Kinetograficzna, Fundacja Rozwoju Tańca „Eferte” / Mufmi Teatr Tańca, Fundacja Scena Współczesna / Teatr Tańca Zawirowania, Fundacja Sztuka i Współczesność, Fundacja Sztuki Tańca, Fundacja Tradycji i Transformacji Sztuki / Teatr Tańca NTF, Stowarzyszenie „Akademia Umiejętności Społecznych”/ Teatr Limen Butoh, Stowarzyszenie i Kolektyw Artystyczny Format ZERO, Stowarzyszenie Ja Ja Ja Ne Ne Ne / TukaWach, Stowarzyszenie Strefa Otwarta / Warszawski Teatr Tańca, Stowarzyszenie Sztuka Nowa

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