Performing New Europe

Ramona Nagabczyńska (POL)

Body Parts

  • SZENE Salzburg
©Witek Orski
©Witek Orski

Where does contemporary dance’s widespread obsession with a neutral face come from – and what exactly is a neutral face? Where is the connection between the grotesque and female subjectivity? What does contemporary choreography of the face tell us about cultural oppression? These questions provide the thematic starting point for Ramona Nagabczyńskas latest piece Body Parts. In her solo performance she deals both with the anatomy and the physiology of the face as well as with its quality of being a constantly shifting image that generates meaning, emotion and identity. The young Warsaw-based choreographer makes her first public performance in Austria at PNEU.

Born in Toronto, Ramona Nagabczyńska enjoyed a comprehensive training in dance from the age of eleven: she attended the State Ballet School in Warsaw before moving on to study contemporary dance in Frankfurt and London. As a performer she has worked with artists such as David Wampach, Ula Sickle and Pawel Althamer. Since 2009 she has created a number of her own pieces and in 2013 she founded Centrum w Ruchu, one of the leading dance studios in her home city of Warsaw.

Choreography: Ramona Nagabczyńska
Dramaturgy: Mateusz Szymanówka & Agata Siniarska
Artistic Advice: Philippe Riéra
Music: Georges Bizet, Vincenzo Bellini, Mina, Prince
Costumes & Video: Nagi Gianni
Lightdesign: Jędrzej Jęcikowski
Text based on Paul Thomas Anderson
Photo: Witek Orski
Graficdesign: Jakub de Barbaro, based on the Cover of the album The Collection 3.0 by Mina
Production: Burdąg Foundation
Coproduction: Centrum w Ruchu, CSW Zamek Ujazdowski, BUDA Kortrijk, Lubelski Teatr Tańca, Tanzfabrik Berlin, Komuna//Warszawa
Supported by the town of Warsaw and apap – Performing Europe 2020, cofunded by Creative Europe Programme of the European Union

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