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„The Heart of a Factory”

Choreography: Rafał Dziemidok
Music: Adam Świtała
Light director: Ewa Garniec
Costumes: Joanna Jurga
Video: Ula Zerek, Zuzana Psotkova
Photo/video realisation: Tomek Zerek/Bartosz Mikołajczyk

Premiere: 14 September 2018
Tabačka Kulturfabrik, Košice (Slovakia)

Performers:
Miriam Budzakova, Artur Grabarczyk, Zuzanna Kasprzyk, Adam Kuza, Piotr Stanek, Anna Steller, Krystyna Lama Szydłowska, Katarzyna Ustowska, Jozef Vaľo

Production: Adam Mickiewicz Institute
Partners: European Solidarity Center, Tabačka Kulturfabrik, Polka dot Foundation

Who are the workers of today? What do they have in common with the employees of the past industries?

The piece deals with the tension between a community and an individual which is an inseparable part of human social life. It addresses those issues by exploring the common ground between physical labour and dance making. The body of a dancer is treated as the working tool for generating movement. Furthermore, the proximity of dance and poetry also referred to in the piece, highlights the potential of the body as a storage place of memories and emotions.

The project has been organised in co-operation with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute as part of POLSKA 100, the international cultural programme accompanying the centenary of Poland regaining independence. Financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland as part of the multi-annual programme NIEPODLEGŁA 2017–2021.