KIO in Motion | Polish Dance Platform 2019


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KIO in Motion at prestigous Polish Dance Platform!

September 6 / 21:30 / Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre

KIO in Motion is a joint project of improvising dancers and musicians from the Krakow Improvisers Orchestra. Two artists from Cracow – – Małgorzata Haduch – choreographer and dancer, and Paulina Owczarek – saxophonist and founder of Krakow Improvisers Orchestra (KIO), spontaneously create sound and movement with the use of the system of the so called conducted improvisation. The fusion of KIO and the group of international dancers who cooperate with Małgorzata Haduch, enabled the non-verbal language of KIO to be complemented and broadened by new gestures and signs, that allow the conductor to direct not only the musicians, but also the dancers.

Both conductors – Haduch and Owczarek – compose and direct music and choreography, the artists engaged, however, remain autonomous and unrestrained in actions; they have the space to interpret bodily signs, as well as the vocal and instrumental sounds according to their creativity and experience.

KIO in Motion confronts musicians and dancers with new phenomena and the unknown and invites them to ask questions about the process of creation and its transparency.

concept, conductor: Małgorzata Haduch, Paulina Owczarek
performance: Małgorzata Haduch, Katarzyna Firlej, Aniela Pramik, Jan Lorys, Maria Mavridou, Aya Toraiwa
music: Krakow Improvisers Orchestra (KIO) – Paulina Owczarek (conducting, alto saxophone), Wiktor Krzak (bassoon), Ernest Ogórek (double bass), Adam Nyk (voice), Tomek Chołoniewski (drums), Marcin Bożek (French horn), Brianne Curran (violin), Sebastian Mac (electric guitar), Malwina Kołodziejczyk (tenor saxophone), Aleksander Wnuk (drums)
light design: Małgorzata Haduch, Filip Marszałek
sound: Rafał Drewniany
costumes: Unfinished Company
production: Aliaksandra Shauchuk
co-production: Krakowska Jesień Jazzowa
partners: Alchemia Cultural Centre Foundation, Free The Dance Platform, ii Gallery, Supernova Scene
premiere: 15 November 2018, Manggha Museum, Cracow
duration: 50 minutes

The project was partially realised with the support of Małgorzaty Haduch’s Artistic Scholarship of the City of Cracow 2018.

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