WEDDING. AFTERPARTY - BIS
The Polish Dance Theatre invited the bodytalk to work together on the “Wedding. Afterparty - bis” project.
It is about finding a new interpretation and a way of presentation for the “Wedding. Afterparty” performance from the Polish Dance Theatre repertoire that was released for the first time in October 2017. The performance was directed by Marcin Liber and Iwona Pasińska created the choreography. The idea of participation was implemented in this piece by inviting seniors as wedding guests. They were taking part in the process of creating the final piece as well as being on stage and performing in front of the audience.
The very Polish meaning of the performance is changing due to cooperation with the bodytalk that has experience in engaging local communities and touching important social problems. Two dancers team are working simultaneously in Poznan and Münster, exchanging ideas online and preparing video materials that will be mixed together to create one video presentation of the final performance “Wedding. Afterparty - bis”. The internet premier of this piece is planned for Saturday, November 21st, 2020, 7 p.m.
The “Wedding. Afterparty” performance was inspired by a drama called the “Wedding” written by Stanisław Wyspiański which is a very important and significant text for Polish culture heritage. An artistic cooperation and ideas exchange between the bodytalk and the Polish Dance Theatre is giving wider international context and new meanings for the performance. The covid-19 world crisis that we have to deal with in 2020 has opened new ways of thinking about Marcin Liber’s presentation and original text by Wyspiański.
The project is financed within the scope of the Multiannual Program INDEPENDENT 2017-2022, as part of the "Cultural Bridges" subsidy program of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute.
Photo credits: Marek Grabowski, Mustafa Khalaf