Archive 2023

INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIWAL
6-12.07.2023

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INTERNATIONAL 
DANCE FESTIWAL

6-12.07.2023

ABOUT FESTIVAL

During the 14th edition of the Warsaw CI Flow International Dance Festival, we invited the participants to reflect on the physical and creative core of Contact Improvisation, a practice referred to initially as an ‘art-sport’, and on how the principles of CI shape our community today. Somewhere between openness to the unknown, delving into one’s somatic self, and accepting challenges, there lies a space where we appreciate our uniqueness and differences, where simply sharing the experience becomes deeply interesting and engaging. 

It was our pleasure to create a diverse, international festival with many experiences to offer. The Warsaw CI FLOW 2023 programme featured somatic work, CI technique classes, and performative practices. Moreover, we shared labs, site-specific workshops, jams, and bodywork practices. All classes and scores were facilitated by a team of practitioners, artists, and teachers from all over the world. One more time, CI created a unique context to meet with each other and with oneself. Through the practice of movement and embodied reflection, we supported personal resources, creativity and knowledge that went beyond the dance itself. These qualities nourished the inclusive nature of CI as an embodied practice, welcoming a diversity of physical and communicational possibilities. They also underpinned a communal way of being together and promoted relationships based on mutual understanding, empathy and trust. 

 

The following events took place as part of the 2023 edition:

INTENSIVE WORKSHOPS

Sensing, Dancing and Performing I Jess Curtis (US/DE)

Feldenkrais into Contaktu | Simonetta Alessandri (UK/IT)

Joyful Techniques | Sebastian Flegiel (PL)

CI between technique and composition | Virginia Negru & Cătălin Diaconu (RO)

CI Labs | Adrianna Michalska (PL), Thomas Rocourt (FR), Katarzyna Dańska (PL)

Open Inclusive Practise: Spacemaking | Klara Łucznik (PL/UK)

CI WORKSHOPS

Body of finitude: Contact / basics / principles | Geraldin Acevedo Espana (CO/TH)

From Volume To Structure | Jesus Alonso (ES)

Listening: Osteothai meets Contact Improvisation | Mikis Taguchi (JP/TH)

Jam Intro | Olena Polianska (UA)

Visual Jam | Hanna Jurczak (PL)

UNDERSCORE | Zuzanna Bukowski (DE/PL/TH) & Tomasz Domański (PL)

OPEN EVENTS

Closeness In Motion: Workshop for children and carers | Katarzyna Burzyńska (PL)

Site-Specific: Beyond the scheme | Tomasz Jimmy Kowalski (PL)

Performative Evening | curators: Paulina Święcańska & Regina Lissowska-Postaremczak (PL)

Performance Jam | Jess Curtis (US/DE)

TEACHERS & ARTISTS

JESS CURTIS

USA/DE

SIMONETTA ALESSANDRI

UK/IT

SEBASTIAN FLEGIEL

PL

VIRGINIA NEGRU

RO

CĂTĂLIN DIACONU

RO

Klara Łucznik

PL/UK

ADRIANNA MICHALSKA

PL/IN

THOMAS ROCOURT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FR
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Katarzyna Dańska

PL

Jesus Alonso

ES

Tomasz Jimmy kowalski

PL

Olena Polianska

UA

Geraldin Espana

CO

Hanna Jurczak

PL

ZUZANNA BUKOWSKI

DE/PL/TH

TOMASZ DOMANSKI

PL

KATARZYNA BURZYŃSKA

PL

MIKIS TAGUCHI

JP/TH

OTHER ARTISTS

Paulina Święcańska

PL

Regina Lissowska-Postaremczak

PL

Weronika Kocewiak

PL

Bartek Bartosiński

PL

SOUNDSCAPE

Kasia Tekielska

PL

KATERYNA GAVRYLOVA

UA

Julia Partyka

PL

Daniel Zorzano
PL/MX

ORGANIZERS

CURATOR

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Zuzanna Bukowski

CURATOR

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Klara Łucznik

COORDINATOR 

Tomasz Domański

Tomasz Domański

DIRECTOR

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Paulina Święcańska

Helpers: Natalia Klamann, Aleksandra Nowakowska, Maria Pastwa, Katarzyna Roszak, Kamila Zięba

Volunteers: Elżbieta Jurkowska Karpińska,  Paweł Stelmach, Elżbieta Witkowska

 

Special thanks:

Weronika Kocewiak (graphic design)
Bartek Bartosiński (webpage)
Weronika Chinowska (social media)
Paweł Głogowski (video documentation)
Katarzyna Sołtys KASSOL (photos)

and to all those who supported creating and making this event possible during all stages of the organisational process and the festival itself.

VIDEO DOCUMENTATION

PHOTOS ARCHIVE

Openning jam

Jams

 Jess Curtis – Sensing, Dancing and Performing

 Simonetta Alessandri – Feldenkrais into Contact

Sebastian Flegiel – Joyful Techniques

Virginia Negru i Cătălin Diaconu – CI between Technique and Composition

Adrianna Michalska – Trio and More

Thomas Rocourt – Why do I dance?

Katarzyna Dańska – Contacts

Klara Łucznik – Spacemaking

Katarzyna Burzyńska – Closeness in Motion

Zuzanna Bukowski i Tomasz Domański – Underscore

Teachers’ Performance

Tomasz Jimmy Kowalski – Site Specific: Beyond the Scheme

Geraldin Acevedo Espana – Body of finitude

 Jesus Alonso – From Volume to Structure

Mikis Taguchi – Listening

Closing Jam

 Tea & Cake and lunch time

ORGANISER

CO-FINANCING

PARTNERS

MEDIA PARTNERS