Performances during the 17th Bharat Rang Mahotsav festival :
4.02.2015- Delhi, Bahumukh Auditorium at 2 pm and 5 pm.
6.02.2014- Agartala, Tripura.
Performance during the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival (7.02- 15.02.2015):
12.02.1015- Cross Maidan, Mumbai at 6.30 pm.
“Play it, so 17 dances about something” is 60 minutes long piece directed, choreographed and performed by: Katarzyna Chmielewska, Anna Steller, Leszek Bzdyl. The play premiered on 9 May 2013 at Malarnia – Teatr Wybrzeże in Gdańsk, Poland. It was produced by Teatr Dada von Bzdülöw / Teatr Wybrzeże and supported by Gdańsk City Council and with special thanks to Studio for Performing Arts – Burdąg and to MCKA Bay of Art Sopot.
The action of “Play it, so 17 dances about something” is taking place in 2044. Janina, Jan and Janka start working on an experimental documentary. In one of the rooms of a well-maintained museum theatre, while making use of some former technologies (MacBookPro, overhead projector, etc.), costumes (Milan Fashion Week, 2013) and emotions (early twenty-first century cinema, dance, theatre), Janina, Jan and Janka try to play out that SOMETHING that was the THING. Philosophical support and inspiration to make a documentary experiment is Wilhelm Guido’s philosophy of Return and Acceptance.
Dada von Bzdülöw Theatre was founded by Leszek Bzdyl (director and a choreographer) and by Katarzyna Chmielewska (dancer and a choreographer). It is an independent group of professional dancers and actors staging performances in cooperation with home and foreign cultural institutions, such as: Teatr Wybrzeże /Gdańsk; Klub Żak /Gdańsk; Dance Advance /Philadelphia, USA; Les Hivernales /Avignon, France; Old Brewery /Poznań; Teatr Nowy /Łódź; Nuova Foundation /Poznań. Since 2008 the company is represented by the Dada von Bzdülöw Artists Association, with its seat & work studio in Dance Library /Gdańsk/. Since 2008 affiliated also with Teatr Wybrzeże/Gdańsk/, regularly staging there all premiere and repertoire performances. As of today, Dada has produced more than 45 performances, successfully presented both in Poland and abroad. In the current repertoire: “Play it, so 17 dances about something”; “Enclave 4/7″, “Invisible Duets”, “Le Sacre”, “Caffè Lattè”, “Red Grass.
For more information on the group, please visit: http://www.dadateatr.pl/