Nowadays dance is a phenomenon which is just as much diverse as it is ambiguous. It interfuses with theatre, performance and visual arts, but at the same time it does not replace any of these forms. As a result, we get performative events that go under the same name but require totally different competences and sensitivity. What does dance signify today? This question concerns not only its contemporary definition but also the meaning of dance in culture.
The project encompasses meetings, choreographical card game, workshops and a mini multimedia library with films and books prepared by C/U in collaboration with a Brussels-based organization ABC – Art Basics for Children. The events will help us to find our own answers to the question about the significance of dance. Everyone is welcome to come and act on his/her own or use a map. There are no limits here.
The Cialo / Umysl game is a performative card game in which by choosing the Cialo (Body) you become a performer and choosing the Umysl (Mind) you open a conversation on a selected topic related to contemporary dance and performance. Although the participants collect points, the most important win is a joint expedition into an inspiring and surprising world of performance art in which experience is more important than knowledge or artistic craftsmanship.
C/U choreography card game created by Tomek Ciesielski, Maja Molska and Edyta Kozak is more of a "truth or dare" system designed to stimulate discussion and experimenting in the area of performance and was dedicated to the topics undertaken by apap presenting artists: Ramona Nagabczyńska, Wojtek Blecharz.
The project has already been tested and played in two locations: Nowy Teatr and Studio teatrgaleria in Warsaw, on different age groups and was addressed with enthusiasm by the players.
PRODUCER: Fundacja Ciało/Umysł, Warsaw 2017
COORGANISER: Nowy Teatr, Studio teatrgaleria
CURATOR: Edyta Kozak
CO-CURATOR: Tomasz Ciesielski
EDUCATORS: Maja Molska, Tomasz Ciesielski
COOPERATION: ABC - Art Basics for Children www.abc-web.be