Claire Croizé & Etienne Guilloteau [FR/BE]
Pole Reports from Space
24.04 – 25.04.2020
Pole Reports from Space combines the sounds of the Polish Radio Experimental Studio with the flavor of the 80s soviet sciencefiction that used its music as a soundtrack. Two Polish dancers, Justyna Kalbarczyk and Krystyna Lama Szydlowska, enter a futuristic dreamscape inspired by this musical heritage. Like cosmonauts whirling through space, or perhaps like ghosts behind an opaque wall, they try desperately to communicate. Pole reports from space is an exercise in encoding and decoding their message, and an invitation for the audience to join. Movements and sounds that seem abstract slowly reveal their roots in the analog world. Texture and meaning collide.
Claire Croizé and Etienne Guilloteau’s choreography takes as much from the music of PRES as from its history, as a pioneering hub for electronic music, isolated behind the iron curtain and operating under the radar of communist censorship. They uncover a vision of the future as seen from the past, at once utopian and nostalgic. A vision built upon dreams of travelling into worlds beyond, but unable to foresee what would become of the world we live in. But if we would only listen, we might one day get the message.
• Choreographs Claire Croizé and Etienne Guilloteau have performed both individually and as a duo at Kaaitheater, with productions like Feu, EVOL, Mer- and Flowers (we are). Pole Reports from Space will premiere in Poznań during the NIEPODLEGŁA festival.
concept and choreography Claire Croizé & Etienne Guilloteau | created with and danced by Krystyna Lama Szydłowska & Justyna Kalbarczyk | production The Adam Mickiewicz Instituut & ECCE vzw | co-production Art Stations Foundation | support STUK, Norwegian Artistic Research Program- Norwegian Theater Academy Østfold University College | the project is created by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute as part of the NIEPODLEGŁA, the international cultural programme celebrating the centenary of Poland regaining independence | financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland as part of the multi-annual programme NIEPODLEGŁA 2017–2022 | many thanks to Michal Mendyk