Concept: Katarzyna Pastuszak (Amareya Theatre)
Dance/movement: Katarzyna Pastuszak
Music live: Joanna Duda
Consultations: Agnieszka Kaminska, Aleksandra Sliwinska
Video: Katarzyna Pastuszak
Premiere: 25.10.2013, Klub Zak Gdansk
Realised with the support of Gdansk City Council
“2” is a performance project developed by dancer/performer Katarzyna Pastuszak (PL) and pianist/ composer Joanna Duda (PL). In “2” we approach the concept of dialogue from a philosophical perspective, through interaction between dance/movement and live piano music. “2” is a performance about listening and communicating beyond words, about becoming other through word-less communication, about being between one and the other. The performance “2” in a certain ways also undertakes the problem of layers that we as human beings cover our body with to create a fake identity. In the course of performance the process of digging under the fake layers is undertaken in order to give birth to a (non)human being that expresses itself through nakedness, movement, sweat, sound and interacts closely with the dynamic piano music created by Joanna Duda.
“2” is a part of a larger project developed by Katarzyna Pastuszak entitled “33_33_33”. The project will encompass 33 performances and artistic actions planned for 365 days – from 16 Aug 2013 (Pastuszak’s 33rd birthday) to 16 Aug 2014 (Pastuszak’s 34th birthday).
Katarzyna Pastuszak and Joanna Duda - have been collaborating together since 2013. The first work that Pastuszak and Duda created together was entitled "Ophelia_3" (Offelia_Collectif) and it premiered at the Redplexus Festival - Préavis de Désordre Urbain in Marseille (France) in September 2013. They created also the project "2" with dance of Pastuszak and live music by Duda and a group performance called "Fetish.wtf" that was directed by Dorota Androsz from Teatr Wybrzeze in Gdansk and included live music and video by Joanna Duda.
During the research visit in Israel planned for the period 2-11th January 2014, Katarzyna Pastuszak and Joanna Duda plan to develop with local artists a critical dialogue about their art and also to work on a number of interactive art actions in the public space.
Katarzyna Pastuszak Ph.D (Amareya Theatre/PL)
Tel. +48 605228391
Joanna Duda (PL)
Tel. +48 793528899