Body and fiction

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Body and fiction
Body and Fiction is a choreographic collection of embodied imaginary beings – living organisms which transgress social body and human functionality. It creates an environment where imaginary meets real.

Dancing body is not only physical. Body is also created by embodied imagination and relationships which she/he enters. Fiction in various ways allows me to ask questions about the limits of the body, allows also to reach out to existing stories and build new ones – embodied stories anatomically fictitious and anatomically true. Music, spatial object and light are successive layers of choreography, diverse environments extracting own fictions.

  • Concept&choreography&dance → Maria Zimpel
  • Music → Bryan Eubanks
  • Voice → Catherine Lamb
  • Space&costume design → We design for physical culture
  • Light design &realisation → Paweł Winiarski
  • Production → Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art
  • Co-production → Maria Zimpel

Work Body and Fiction was created in frame of Artist in Residency Program ‘Feedback: giving and assuming form’ supported by Music and Dance Institut Warsaw and premiered in frame of the exhibition “Inne Tańce” curated by Agnieszka Sosnowska.
  • → 23. (Premiere) 24.05.2018 Ujazdowski Castle Contemporary Art Centre / Warsaw
  • → 18.06.2018 / ‘Malta’ Festival Old Browary New Dance / Słodownia +3 / Poznan
  • → 09.05.2019 Festiwal KALEJDOSKOP / Akademia Teatralna im. Zelwerowicza / Białystok

In 2022 resumed in frame of Wiederaufnahmeförderung #TakeHeart Supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the program NEUSTART KULTUR.
  • → 11.11.2022 Kultur- und Bildungszentrum (KuB) / Bad Oldesloe / Germany

Photography → Anna Nowokuñska

Cover photo → Bartosz Górka

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