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Homesick / Sick Home
 
B'cause Dance Company
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Faceless | Less Face
 
B'cause Dance Company
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SIRI (2019)
Solo performance
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Are we there yet? (2018)
Open-air performance created for Zawirowania Dance Theatre
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Black Out (2018)
Zawirowania Dance Theatre
After the Past (2017)
Solo performance premiered at the National Theatre of Korea, Seoul
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Release me, not. (2017)
 
A duet performance with a British dancer - Olivia Roach 
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Safehouse
A contemporary dance duet choreographed together with Klevis Elmazaj
AH07 (2014)
A performance that was premiered in Lilian Baylis, Sadler's Wells in London
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Symetria (2015)
A full-evening work created
for Alternatywny Teatr Tanca
LUZ
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The Perfect World (2012)
Solo performance that won the first award at Solo Dance Contest in Gdansk, Poland
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Suppressed (2017)
 
A piece choreographed for YDA Swindon Dance as an opening of U.Dance
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Szklo (2013)
A full-evening performance created for ATT LUZ with a choreographer Joanna Woszczynska
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Nie budz mnie (2015)
A part of a double-bill 'Of Love' choreographed as a commission for Warsaw Ballet
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Kolory Nadziei (2012)
 
A multidisciplinary musical performance performed at Sala Kongresowa in Warsaw
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Unrecheable (2013)
 
A duet with Adelene Stanley premiered in Lilian Baylis in London
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Release me, not. 
(2017)
choreography Bartek Woszczynski
performers Olivia Roach & Bartek Woszczynski
music ATMO (Giulio Donati & Simone Donati)
lighting design Joshua Harriette
length 13 mins
 

'Release me, not.' explores Stockholm syndrome which is a psychological phenomenon, in which a hostage expresses positive feelings towards their captor. The piece focuses mostly on the relationship between the performers - the psychopatic aggressor and his fragile victim. It confronts those two opposite worlds and challenges each of them.

The piece shows a structure of getting addicted to someone (or something) and tries to understand very complex mechanisms of the Stockholm syndrome. It broadens the usual definition of the syndrome and is also an artistic metaphor of the relationship between an addict and the addiction giving the audience space for their own interpretation.

''Your sharp words gently carras my dispair, 
Your violent hands make me safe and claustrophobic.
The well-known feeling comes back again, 

The fear.
Of loosing you. 

Please, don't realese me.''

Symetria
(2015)
choreography Bartek Woszczynski
music ATMO (Giulio Donati & Simone Donati)
lighting design Artur Wytrykus
costume design Joanna Woszczynska
performers Alternatywny Teatr Tanca LUZ
length 60 mins
 

Symetria - a performance by Alternatywny Teatr Tanca ‚LUZ’ - is an attempt of an answer to a question - Where is evil born? 

Inspired by Shakespeare's Macbeth, the piece shows how certain desires, such as power, can alter our personality. The hunger for power is a timeless human trait which when uncontrolled leads to unexpected behaviours. ’Symetry’ shows how easily one, very often unconcious event, can commence a domino effect. The piece merges abstract with theatricality, bringing an original interpretation of the novels concept of metamorphosis. It takes an audience on an ambivalent, artistic journey, in which the border between what is right and what is wrong is not so obvious. It shows many problems of modern society viewed from completely different perspectives and instead of judging the results, it tries to understand the reasons and the sources of some seemingly wrong decisions. Symetria is a performance, in which each of us can find a piece of our lives. 

 
The Perfect World
(2012)
choreography Bartek Woszczynski
music Kamil Szafraniec
lighting design Artur Wytrykus
performer Bartek Woszczynski
length 12 mins

The issue of alcohol abuse may be well known to our society, but in many cases it is ignored. The solo presents a monologue of a child struggling with memories of his deceased alcoholic father. He talks to his father reminiscing of his childhood. The feelings of hatred towards the person who ruined his life blended with childish implicit love takes the audience on an emotional journey. Untold longing for beloved who also happens to be a monster, makes him follow the same path. It was the alcohol that remained a focal point throughout his childhood. The solo has been awarded the first prize at International Solo Dance Contest in Gdansk.

 
AH07
(2014)
choreography Bartek Woszczynski
music Piotr Banaszek
lighting design Joshua Harriette
performers Selina Glockner, Ed Myhill, Adelene Stanley, Faye Tan, Jack Thomson, Daisy West, Alice Shepherdson (during creative process)
length 15 mins

Imagine a world in which new human race AH07 took over, the race that cannot control their animal instincts. It is about existence, not about life. Imagine a place where you are never safe, but... Do you really have to imagine?

 
Nie budz mnie
(2015)
choreography Bartek Woszczynski
performers Warsaw Ballet
music Arvo Part
lighting design Paulina Jędrzejczyk
length 20 mins

'Nie budz mnie' ('Let me stay asleep') was created for Warsaw Ballet as a part of a double bill titled 'Of Love' and premiered in Teatr Syrena in 2015. The piece explores the aspect of toxic love and addiction.

 
Szkło
(2013)
choreography Bartek Woszczynski & Joanna Woszczyńska
scenario Joanna Woszczyńska
costume design Joanna Woszczyńska
lighting design Artur Wytrykus
dancers Alternatywny Teatr Tanca LUZ
length 75 mins

This work is based on memories of children growing up in families with alcohol abuse. This is a contemplation of an emotionally destroyed child, a story of life, with a sense of rejection, with a sense of guilt, with lack of love and self-esteem. Emphasasing this problem through the artistic language of contemporary dance, the work aims to increase the awareness of alcohol abuse in our society.

 
Protest
(2015)
choreography Bartek Woszczynski
lighting design Artur Klepacki
costume design Joanna Woszczyńska
dancers Formacja Tanca Nowoczesnego LUZ (juniors)
length 5 mins

A piece choreographed for Formacja Tanca Nowoczesnego 'LUZ' - Juniors. It explores the aspect of power and dictatorship.

 
Kolory nadziei
(2012)
choreography Bartek Woszczynski & Joanna Woszczyńska
director Marcin Kołaczkowski
idea and scenario Barbara Szafraniec
music Ryszard Wolbach & Kamil Szafraniec
lighting design Artur Wytrykus
costume design Joanna Woszczyńska
dancers Alternatywny Teatr Tanca LUZ
length 90 mins

A performance which was a result of a collaboration between Alternative Dance Theatre 'LUZ' and the biggest stars of polish music stage. Based on Barbara Szafraniec's scenario 'Kolory nadziei'.

Suppressed
(2017)
choreography Bartek Woszczynski
dancers YDA Swindon Dance
music ATMO (Giulio Donati & Simone Donati)
length 5 mins
 

The piece focuses on the feeling of wanting to express something but being too afraid to do so. It is a culmination of extreme emotions that are kept inside us and make us very vulnerable. It is a silent scream of our souls and a deafening whisper of our bodies.

Unreachable
(2013)
choreography Bartek Woszczynski
dancers Adelene Stanley and Bartek Woszczynski
music Ludovico Einaudi
lighting design Joshua Harriette
length 5 mins
 

A duet with Adelene Stanley premiered at Lilian Baylis in London in 2013. The piece focuses on a very fragile relationship between the performers.

Safehouse
(2018)
choreography Bartek Woszczynski and Klevis Elmazaj
dancers Bartek Woszczynski and Klevis Elmazaj
music Klevis Elmazaj
length 20 mins
 

In our understanding, ‚Safehouse’ is a place that we escape to recover. It’s a state of mind where we go while escaping from something, that we know we have to face but are not ready to do it yet. It’s a waiting room, in which we deal with our past. It’s a confession that we need to move on. It’s a place that we escape to and a place that we want to escape from as soon as we get there.

 
After the Past
(2017)
choreography Bartek Woszczynski
dancers Bartek Woszczynski
music Seayool Kim
length 10 mins

To accept is to understand. The solo performance is an internal journey, where time is perceived as space, allowing the protagonist to experience different stages of his life once again. This retrospective performance is an attempt to answer a timeless question of: ‚Who am I?’ and investigates how past experiences shape our personality. It touches on complex mechanisms of recovery, taking both the artist and the audience onto a fragile and vulnerable journey.

The solo was created during artist residency in South Korea - Deep in the Mountains and premiered at the National Theatre of Korea in Seoul in October, 2017. 

The piece was already performed in South Korea, Israel, Poland, Macedonia and will be performed in India.

Black Out
Teatr Tanca Zawirowania
(2018)
choreography Bartek Woszczynski
dancers Szymon Osinski, Artur Grabarczyk, Bartek Woszczynski
music ATMO (Giulio Donati & Simone Donati)
co-production Zawirowania Dance Theatre / Centrum Sztuki Tańcalength 45 mins
 

‚Black Out’ is a full-evening performance created for Zawirowania Dance Theatre that is inspired by detectives’ jobs who, very often, based on a very little amount of information need to recreate the past. It’s a psychological game, in which what counts are not the facts but perseverance, flair and most of all instinct. It’s a dynamic discussion shown by the language of contemporary dance. Incessant blaming, mutual accusation, a constant change of who is a friend and who is a hostile is a reality created by three male dancers.
 

Are we there yet?
(2018)
choreography Bartek Woszczynski

dancers Gabriela Bończyk, Klaudia Buda, Kinga Gintowt, Paulina Głośniak, Katarzyna Harłacz, Dorota Koprowska, Marta Łęgowik, Debora Łojko, Marta Rusiecka, Magdalena Sobieska, Sandra Szrot, Natalia von Lonska, Kamila Wasilewska, Agnieszka Wereszczyńska, Urszula Woszczyńska, Natalia Zduńska
music collage
co-production Zawirowania Dance Theatre
length 35 mins
 

A performance "Are we there yet?" Is a dark, slightly surreal picture of our society and attempt to understand and expose main mechanisms present in it. It raises a number of questions regarding the relationship between an individual and a group. It is a kaleidoscope of images that touch subjects like conformism, society pressure and Lucifer effect. Do you think that the images that you see are just unreal vision of the future or maybe it’s a mirror of the future? Are we there yet?

Homesick | Sick Home
 
 
 
(2018)
choreography Bartek Woszczynski

dancers Aleksandra Krajewska, Simone Donati, Francesca Merolla, Szymon Osiński, Urszula Woszczyńska
music ATMO (Giulio Donati & Simone Donati)
lighting design Artur Wytrykus
costume design Joanna Woszczyńska
length 65 mins
 

What identifies a refugee? Is being a refugee a choice? Where is the line between being an immigrant and a refugee? Would any of us want to leave our home without a guarantee that we will find a second haven? And what if it turns out that at the end of a trip to a new home, is just the beginning of a journey towards being accepted? Where is the boundary between the lack of assimilation and the need to preserve the foundations of one's identity? Aggression is the cause or effect of being excluded? Are they excluded? Are we excluded? Who are ‚they’ and ‚we’? Can a persons be illegal?

The performance Homesick | Sick Home is an invitation to contemplation about issues regarding refugees, immigrants and multiculturalism. It is an attempt to depict these issues through movement, which is the sincerest, and also the most primary means of expression. Because maybe, in the moment when we are not overwhelmed by the subjective magnitude of information, we are able to look at such comprehensive content from many perspectives.

Excerpts from reviews:

„The performance (...) combined a fantastic dance show and a touching story that certainly aroused in the audience many important questions about our identity and openness to other cultures.”

"Anxious, neurotic, well- balanced choreography of Bartek Woszczyński ..."

„... absolutely beautiful lighting design by Artur Wytrykus...”

"5 dancers (...) paint the history of struggle for survival in a world full of divisions and inequalities."

"Simple, very clear and poignant scenography deeply hits the viewer in the first minutes."

"... the viewer could feel part of the show ..."

SIRI
(2019)
choreography and dane Bartek Woszczynski
music ATMO (Giulio Donati & Simone Donati)
lighting design Artur Klepacki
technical support Sebastian Gumiński
length 25 mins
 

SIRI is a solo performance by Bartek Woszczynski. It is a performance about loneliness that is intensified by development of technology. It raises questions regarding differences between the relationships in real and virtual life. The performance was created as part of Scholarship of Minister of Culture and National Heritage.

FACELESS | LESS FACE
 
 
(2019)
choreography Bartek Woszczynski

dancers Abián Nauzet Hernández Herrera, Fabiana Mangialardi, Francesca Merolla, Michał Adam Góral, Urszula Woszczyńska
music ATMO (Giulio Donati & Simone Donati)
lighting design Artur Wytrykus
costume design Joanna Woszczyńska
length 60 mins
 

Our world is heading towards a continuous increase in mass production, which leads to the subconscious uniformity of society. Large corporations are supplanting local, often traditionally based, enterprises with their products, and the desire to follow the latest trends intensifies ubiquitous conformism, robbing people out of their individual preferences. Social media outright explode with the happiness and pictures of people who have turned their lives into a relentless succession. Everyone is smiling, rich, inspired. On the screen. Everyone looks exactly the same. "Faceless".


The performance "Faceless | Less Face" presents an exaggerated vision of our society, which contrasts with the reality of employees of factories in developing countries. All the same, all "faceless." But they do not even try to pretend they are happy. The colorful emanation of success is replaced with a gray, sad and endless routine that leads nowhere. There is no room for hope, there is not even room for pretending. These people, by their slave labor, make it easier for other people in developed countries to live.


Using the form of contemporary dance as the most honest means of expression, the performance prompts viewers to consider the role of the individual in society and poses a number of questions: Are we threatened with global uniformity? How long will the world be indifferent to the deteriorating working conditions in developing countries? How can you keep your own identity in the era of global uniformity? Is there still a chance to remain independent of global corporations? If there is a quiet consent to slave labor in order to get the lowest prices for products, does it mean that the comfort of one man can have more value than the basic rights and dignity of the other? Can human life have a price?