Anna Nowicka

Moving the mirror


Art Stations Foundation / CSW / November 2016
  • Artistic direction, choreography: Peter Pleyer
  • Dance: Caroline Alexander, Aleksanda Borys, Oliver Connew, Ivan Ekemark, Anna Nowicka, Paweł Sakowicz, Marysia Stokłosa
  • Art direction: Michiel Keuper
  • Curators: Joanna Leśnierowska (Art Stations Foundation), Agnieszka Sosnowska (CSW Zamek Ujazdowski)
  • Coordination: Joanna Manecka
  • Premiere: 24.11.2016, CSW, Warsaw
  • Further Performances: 09 - 11.12.2016, In Between Festivals, Wrocław; 19.10.2017, DOCK11, Berlin; 15.06.2018, Malta Festival, Poznań
The project Moving the mirror looks at the developments in contemporary dance in Poland and Berlin, especially in relation to the process of democratization since the 1990s and the growing relationship between the two countries. Where is the source of this energy, with which young Polish and Berlin artists initiate their projects that often have a queer/feminist, utopic and political motivation? This energy and knowledge that make them question the status quo of once established structures and develop visions to reformulate them? Since the middle of the 1990s Peter Pleyer has been pursuing a long dance history with the development of contemporary dance in Poland as a performer and teacher. During these years he could witness a change in the Polish contemporary dance scene from authoritarian structures of choreographing with traditional dance techniques to more egalitarian, democratic work-methods, in which the mode
of creation of material and composition as well as questions about gender and the criticism of institutions revived the field of research and performing choreography.
In Moving the mirror these changes are reflected in collaboration with a cast of Polish and Berlin- based artists.