The Czech première of the two-part dance solos (Dominique + I Fought Piranha) presents the highly engaged work of Polish choreographer Maciej Kuźmińśki.
I Fought Piranha
Using the themes of Polish street protests, the choreography represents the unequal struggle of one woman against the all-encompassing chauvinist social order fuelled by prominent politicians. Based on a claim, in the European Parliament, that “of course women must earn less than men, because they are weaker, they are smaller and they are less intelligent,” Kuźmińśki envisions the form of a new world order. In the light of current street protests in Poland, this work appears more relevant than ever.
Co-creator, dancer: Monika Witkowska
The performance includes quotations from prominent Polish politicians.
Photo: Paweł Wyszomirski
The meaning of the word ‘feminism’ should be expanded so it also includes men. Dominique is a powerful, personal socio-political expression, coherent on all levels, and nuanced.
Co-creator, dancer: Dominik Więcek
Texts, quotations: Oprah Winfrey, Emma Watson, Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Patricia Arquette
Photo: Inbal Cohen-Hamo
The dance performances will take place on Střelecký Island under the arch of the bridge.
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Kuźmiński says that he re-created Prague Pride abroad as one of the most important festivals in the Czech Republic, with a reputation for events that support diversity, activism and forward thinking. Face to face with the approaching rightwing-conservative transformation in Poland, he cannot imagine a better place for presenting his engaged art as a form of ARTivism. “We’re neighbours – let’s demonstrate what unites us, despite certain (political) differences!”
Maciej Kuźmiński (1985) is a choreographer, teacher and producer, as well as the artistic director of Maciej Kuźmiński Company and the director of the Polish Dance Network. The magazine English Dance Tabs said of one of his performances that it “bridges concept and beauty”. His works, courageous in form with grounded, dynamic movements, deal with existential and philosophical concepts. Over the last five years, his work has been performed in 20 countries.
Dominik Więcek (1992) is a performer and choreographer. He graduated from the Faculty of Dance Theatre, National Academy of Theatre Arts in Kraków, and completed study visits at Folkwang University in Essen, Germany. Between 2016 and 2019 he was a member of Polish Dance Theatre in Poznań. He creates his own works of choreography. His Goldfish won the best solo performance award and the audience prize at the SoloDuo Festival in Hungary and at the choreography competition 2...1 ... DANCE! in Kraków. He is currently collaborating with Michał Przybyła and Direct Message Collective, and working on a project in the INKUBATOR artist residential programme in Cologne.
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