SO EMOTIONAL

Theatre

Przemek Kaminski / Mateusz Szymanówka / Marta Ziólek

Friday 16 December 2016, 6:00 pm

Trafó - Kortárs Művészetek Háza

1094 Budapest, Liliom u. 41.

Concept: Przemek Kamiński, Mateusz Szymanówka, Marta Ziółek

Choreography and performance: Przemek Kamiński, Marta Ziółek

Dramaturgy: Mateusz Szymanówka

Production: Nowy Teatr

Supported by: International Visegrad Fund - Performing Arts, art quarter budapest, Adam

Mickiewicz Institute

"So Emotional” explores theatre in its capacity to produce affects, emotions and moods and

distribute them between the stage and the audience. The performance is the outcome of

choreographic research investigating performers’ affective labour and contemporary forms

that move us. Is there still a place for catharsis, collective ecstasy and mass hysteria in the

theatre nowadays? "So Emotional” looks at the body’s ability to act, resist and transform

individually and collectively.

Przemek Kamiński is a dancer, performer and choreographer. In 2016, he received Bachelor

of Arts degree in Dance, Context, Choreography at HZT Inter-University Centre for Dance

Berlin. He works at the interference and in between the contexts of performing and visual

arts. He is interested in choreography as an expanded practice, which unfolds into variety of

formats and media. His works were presented, amongst others in: Centre for Contemporary

Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, Jan Tarsin City Art Galley in Kalisz, Labirynt Gallery in

Lublin, Art Stations Foundation in Poznań, Art Museum in Łódź, Hamburger Bahnhof

Museum fur Gegenwart in Berlin, PQ Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space

in Prague, Malta Festival in Poznań or Uferstudios in Berlin. Since 2014, he collaborates on a

regular basis (as a performer, rehearsal director) with German choreographer Isabelle Schad.

Mateusz Szymanówka is a dramaturge and curator in the field of contemporary

performance and choreography. He studied cultural, theatre and dance studies in Warsaw

and Berlin. He currently lives and works between the two cities. As dramaturge he was

involved in performances of Agata Siniarska, Korina Kordova, Ania Nowak, Marta Ziółek and

Przemek Kamiński. His recent curatorial projects include Like a Thing – the summer edition

of the contemporary dance program in Teatr Studio in Warsaw (2016), Back to the Future in

the City Art Gallery in Kalisz (2016) and the exhibition Frames of Reference. Choreography in

the Museum in the Museum of Art in Łódź (2016, co-curated with Katarzyna Słoboda). In

2016 he received the Grażyna Kulczyk Research Scholarship in Contemporary Choreography

for the project Think Tank Choreograficzny - a platform dedicated to a collective research on

choreographic practices developed in the space between Polish and international dance

contexts and their economies. He is a participant in the 3rd cycle of the program „Critical

Practice (Made in YU)”.

Marta Ziółek is a choreographer and performer. Before she began her study in choreography

at the School for New Dance Development (SNDO) in Amsterdam, she was a student of an

Inter-Faculty Humanities Program at the University of Warsaw. In her work, Ziółek focuses

on expanding the scope of choreographic practice. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach,

she examines boundaries between visual arts, performance and choreography. She took part

in workshops, projects and collaborations with such choreographers and theoreticians as

Bojana Cvejić, DD Dorvillier, Deborah Hay, Maria La Ribot, Trajal Harrell, Benoit Lachambre,

Ann Liv Young, Xavier Le Roy or Meg Stuart. In 2011 she received DanceWEB scholarship at

ImpulsTanz Festival in Vienna; in 2012 she took part in Europe in Motion, a platform for

young, emerging choreographers, while in 2013 she received a scholarship from the

Amsterdam Fund for the Arts. Ziółek’s latest works have been presented in the Netherlands,

USA, and Poland.