Works

We are not your flowers.
For 3 months we were researching the phenomena of collective blissfulness and beatitude. Then, we started to ask if blissfulness might be used as a way of building resistance?

Choreography: Alicja Nauman
Dancers: Anna Paszek, Katarzyna Pawlak, Katarzyna Milczewska,
Yulia Dzichkouskaya, Monika Szymańska
Video: Martyna Tokarska
Costumes: Alicja Nauman
Music: Kiasmos: Thrown, Lit
Supervisor: Renata Piotrowska-Auffret, Magdalena Ptasznik, Marysia Stokłosa

Rainbow-healing: The unlearning of polish national choreography.
This video is a documentation of my performance-project started in December 2017 in Warsaw. I was sick of nationalist, homophobic, racist and xenophobic propaganda all around me. I decided to create a new positive way to protest against it. Since December I am borrowing clothes from my family and friends in different colours from the rainbow, and then I am dancing in front of the most harmful nationalist institutions in Warsaw run by Law and Justice Party. While dancing I imagine that I heal those energetic black holes. Almost every time I was interrupted by the police, that wanted me to stop the dance. What kind of world is it, where dance is forbidden?

Choreography: Alicja Nauman
Dancer: Alicja Nauman
Video: Martyna Gart, Rita Muller, Dominika Wróblewska
Costumes: Alicja Nauman with help from many friends, family and strangers

Dancing with Gentrification in Warsaw.
The movement in this video was inspired by the work of bulldozers and dust. I used to observe them while living in one of Warsaw’s gentrified district Praga. During my research, I spoke with lots of tenants that were about to be evicted, and their homes demolished for the purpose of building new homes for rich people. I chose to dance in an old privatised swimming pool located in that district because of its ambivalence. It’s beautiful and attracts artists (like myself), but at the same time their presence contributes to gentrification… and this swimming pool is likely to be demolished too…

Choreography: Alicja Nauman
Dancer: Alicja Nauman
Video: Martyna Tokarska and Emilia Oksentowicz
Costumes: Katarzyna Głogowska – Maszynownia
Music: Max Richter Modular Astronomy, Zamilska Quarrel
Supervisor: Iwona Olszowska, Magdalena Przybysz

 

Neurotic Migrant
Choreography: Alicja Nauman
Dancer: Alicja Nauman
Video: Anna Jochymek
Costumes: Alicja Nauman
Music: Alice Coltrane Turiya and Ramakrishna
Lights: Mark Webber
Supervisor: Sue McLennan, Hilary Stainsby
Thanks to the London School of Contemporary Dance