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Humani Corporis Fabrica

DESCRIPTION

Creating a duet of mature dancers Ryszard Kalinowski and Grzegorz Pańtak, choreographer Jacek Przybyłowicz draws inspiration from the beginnings of anatomical research and from philosophical reflections on machinery and the transience of the body. Humani corporis fabrica is a peculiar kind of anatomical lecture, a "choreographic audio play", voiced by Andrzej Chyra. 

The context for the present is the time when modern medicine was born, of which first reflections were often communicated in a quasi-theatrical and artistic way. The same moment when yet another way of looking at the body was taking shape at aristocratic courts: theatrical dance. 

Dance, abandoning youth and perfection on the section table, is here an area where a peculiar process of individuation, processing knowledge and experiencing the world through the body and its functionalities takes place. 

The spectator becomes a participant in a kind of theatrum anathomicum, the dancer is viewed through the prism of changing physiology and productivity, while the choreography explores themes of fatigue, exhaustion, and transience. 

REALISATION

CHOREOGRAPHY, COSTUMES:
Jacek Przybyłowicz

DANCE:
Ryszard Kalinowski, Grzegorz Pańtak

VOICE:
Andrzej Chyra

MUSIC:
Adam Walicki

TEXT, DRAMATURGICAL SUPORT:
Joanna Szymajda

LIGHTING DESIGN:
Ewa Garniec

VISUAL DESING:
beton.

SPECIAL APPEARANCE:
Carpentery table inherited by Grzegorz from his grandfather Jan

PRODUCER:
Stowarzyszenie Przyjaciół Kieleckiego Teatru Tańca

CO-PRODUCER:
Centrum Kultury w Lublinie

PARTNERS:
Fundacja Ciało/Umysł, Kielecki Teatr Tańca

CAST

Ryszard Kalinowski
Grzegorz Pańtak

DURATION: 60 minut (bez przerwy)

photo: Bartosz Kruk

Co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage from the Culture Promotion Fund as part of the “Dance” program, implemented by the National Institute of Music and Dance and the budget of the Opolskie Voivodeship.