Involvement within a dance

SECOND NATURE by Agata Siniarska - Karolina Grzywnowicz

FOCUS POLAND which is part of ONE DANCE WEEK 2019 meets the audience with young polish artists who turn dance into an appeal against the indifference. On October 19 will be seen the performances SECOND NATURE from Agata Siniarska and Karolina Grzywnowicz and the solo piece WELCOME from the independent artist Aurora Lubos.


October 19 – SKLAD

Polish choreographers Agata Siniarska and Karolina Grzywnowicz study nature, its healing powers, its symbols and dangers in order to present a radical contemporary read on the Holocaust trauma that followed legendary dancer Pola Nireńska throughout her life.

A Polish-born Jewish performer and choreographer, Nireńska left the country and, after much hardship, settled in the USA. She struggled to confront her memories and pain through art and became a leading figure of modern dance who eventually ended her own life. Siniarska and Grzywnowicz, both representative of a younger generation of dancemakers, draw inspiration from Nireńska’s life and work to develop a very personal performance.


Аурора Лубос
@ Maciej Sierpien

October 19 – Boris Hristov House of Culture

„The piece was my commentary on immigrants dying at sea, a transposition of those images onto our Polish, tangible reality.” – Aurora Lubos

The choreographer poses this question to the audience and the broader public, both in Poland and in Europe. Her powerful solo is a plea for humanity in protest against ignorance. It is a call to those who live in safety but are reluctant to take in others— those who flee war, conflict, oppression, death, hunger. 

What would a contented European feel towards the outsiders, those strangers fighting for survival? Are they truly welcome?

The productions has been presented as a part of the “Choreographic Territories – new paths of the avant-garde” project, held in collaboration between the Institute of Music and Dance, Hellerau European Centre for the Arts, East European Performing Arts Platform, Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk and Lublin Dance Theatre.

The project is held by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute as part of POLSKA 100, the international cultural programme accompanying the centenary of Poland regaining independence. Co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland as part of the multi-annual programme NIEPODLEGŁA 2017–2022.

The pieces SECOND NATURE and WELCOME will be shown in Plovdiv by the support of the Polish Institute – Sofia.

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