02/10/2022 | Sunday | 19:00 (43’)
Body Parts is the outcome of a choreographic fascination with the face. The performance looks into its organicity and its cultural status.
The face is considered to be the interface of the human being’s psyche and is surrounded by a romantic aura. Recent research into motor neurons gives us insight into the reasons why the face achieved such cult status, but somehow scientific research never manages to overthrow the older discourses of the face.
Where did contemporary dance’s obsession with the neutral face come from and what is this neutral face? What is the connection between the grotesque and female subjectivity? What do choreographies of the face tell us about cultural oppression? How competent are we at looking at faces?
Choreography: Ramona Nagabczyńska
Dramaturgical support: Mateusz Szymanówka and Agata Siniarska
Artistic mentorship: Philippe Riéra
Music: Georges Bizet, Vincenzo Bellini, Mina, Prince
Props: Nagi Gianni
Lights: Jędrzej Jęcikowski
Text based on Paul Thomas Anderson
Photo: Witek Orski
Graphic design: Jakub de Barbaro based on the album cover of Mina: The Collection 3.0
Premiere: 9 November 2019 Komuna//Warszawa
Production: Burdąg Foundation
Partners: Centrum w Ruchu, CSW Zamek Ujazdowski, Buda Kortrijk, Lubelski Teatr Tańca, Tanzfabrik Berlin, Komuna//Warszawa
Produced thanks to the support of the Municipality of Warsaw.