Ola Maciejewska / FR
UNTITLED (modules) project
presentation of SOLO performance
02.10.2021 / 15.00 / outdoor of Muzeum Susch / entrance free
Acziun Susch is happy to welcome Paris based choreographer Ola Maciejewska for a research residency towards her 2022 project UNTITLED (modules) to be premiered at CNDC Angers and in Centre National de la Danse Paris Pantin (March 4 & 5, 26 & 27). The project will consist of separate modules: a solo performance, dance film, object activation, and performative workshop. Within the stay in Susch, on Saturday 2.10, Ola will share with us presentation of one of her modules - SOLO PERFORMANCE (work-in-progress).
“Scoring the morphing body. Staying with silence. Working with residue.”
UNTITLED (modules) communes with hybrid (life)forms and asks how can we move toward greater empathy.
Maciejewska proposes to step out of her long-term research on dance histories, specifically pertaining to Loie Fuller, to question the archival process and its materiality. As she moves to new sources, she seeks to explore movement aesthetics and their tenuous, anthropocentric, relationship with ecosystems. Echoing with Simone Forti’s methodologies Maciejewska’s proposal is an exercice in endurance, through a shared and continuous breath, morphing bypasses mimesis. Its score traces multiple forms within and beyond the body. UNTITLED (modules) is therefore an ongoing exercice in decentering movement practices to find new connections, through experimental strategies, materialities, and affect.
Duration: 40 min
Performance: Ola Maciejewska
Born in Poland based in France, Ola Maciejewska is a dancer and choreographer. In 2012 she obtained MA from Contemporary Theatre and Dance Studies at the University of Utrecht. Along with the academic research, she made her choreographic debut with a performance, entitled: Loie Fuller: Research (2011) that has been presented at Art Space TENT Rotterdam, CN D Pan)n, École Nationale supérieure des beaux-arts of Paris (in the frame of La Nuit Blanche curated by Palais de Tokyo), FIAC -Interna)onal Contemporary Art Fair in Paris, Zamek Ujazdowski-Center for Contemporary Art, Centre Pompidou-Malaga, 14th edi)on of Biennale de Lyon ‘Mondes Flo\ants’, Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves, Kanal-Centre Pompidou, Museo Reina Soma and Muzeum Susch (in 2019) just to name few.
In fall 2015, Ola Maciejewska premiered BOMBYX MORI in Paris at la Ménagerie de verre in the framework of the Festival Les Inaccoutumés and has been presented at Kaaitheater, TANZ im August, Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves, Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Veem Huis voor Performance, ImPulsTanz in Vienna and more.
BOMBYX MORI and DANCE CONCERT are supported by Fondation d'entreprise Hermès in the frame of New Serngs. In 2016 until 2018 Ola Maciejewska was associated artist of Centre chorégraphique national de Caen en Normandie. The latest work DANCE CONCERT had its world premiere at National Taichung Theatre in Taiwan and the fall of 2018, it was presented at Centre Pompidou in the frame of Festival d’Automne in France. In 2019, she received a grant from "International Tanzmesse NRW" to make research on the scenography of Rolf Borzik at the Archives of the Pina Bausch Foundation in the fall of 2020.