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Chewingum by It’s Complicated Collective

Chewing Gum is everyday, it is left on the street– stuck to the shoe, the working week; it is hard to shift, hard to shake.
We are chewing gum…
That no amount of industrial cleaner has been able to lift from the concrete.

Chewingum is a promenade dance by It’s Complicated Collective. As we move through the space we will pick up and stick to bits of debris, to windows, each other and members of the public.

A promenade dance with elements of butoh and body isolation that traverses the Hidden Door Venue getting tied up through the use of shibari rope work. Accompanied by live musicians.


We are Chewing gum, but we are also Lewis Sherlock, Suzi Cunningham, Kasia Zawadska, Dylan Comte de Red and Graeme Wilson

http://hiddendoorblog.org/event/its-complicated-chewigum/

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Repetition – knot

“Repetition is not repetition, … The same action makes you feel something completely different by the end.” – Pina Baush

We all struggle in our relationships, may it be relationship with life-time partner, relationship with our parents, with our friends. All our relationships are connected with emotions and they have a real impact on our body. If repeated, they lead into creating certain patterns in our behavior and our body movement. In this performance I explore the way of breaking the patterns, ripping off labels and breaking thorough the forth wall.

Blindfolded, lead thorough crowd, suspended, vulnerable – but somehow in control. Exploring muscle memory, the space. Following the warmth of the audience…

Performed as part of the the Soap Box night, at Anatomie Studio in London in June 2016. I would like to take this performance further and expand the amount of interaction with an audience. I believe that breaking the fourth wall and having more connection (both physical and emotional) with an audience, takes performance into different dimension and makes it richer.

 


 

Showcase for the Diploma in Physical Theatre

 

Final Showcase of a Diploma in Physical Theatre Practice, Edinburgh, June 2016

Edinburgh, June 2016. Photo/edit- Ian Coyle

Final Showcase of a Diploma in Physical Theatre Practice, Edinburgh, June 2016

Edinburgh, June 2016. Photo/edit- Ian Coyle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Final Assessment for the Diploma in Physical Theatre.

“Oneness” is a short act, a 10 mintues long piece – it is a part of performance that I wrote almost 1 year ago. It is a physical presentation of overcoming traumatic experience. The idea was clear from the very beginning, I just didn’t know how to ‘touch’ it, and where to start. Final assessment was giving me perfect opportunity to explore this concept.

After participating Conflux Residency for Established Artist in April this year and working there on this project, I decided to go deeper and start exploration immidiately. I took the 3rd out of 4 chapters, and worked on it with my fellow students from the course of Diploma in Physical Theatre Practice as a final performance.

Soon I will start working on a full length performance, and I hope to show it in theatres in 2017/18.

In IV chapters  I will combine several performance arts disciplines such as: art installations, physical theatre, shibari, dance and visual arts.

Rehearsal for Final Physical Assessment , Edinburgh, June 2016

Rehearsal for Final Physical Assessment , Edinburgh, June 2016

Final Physical Assessment for Physical Theatre Practice, Edinburgh, 2016

Final Physical Assessment for Physical Theatre Practice, Edinburgh, 2016

Final Physical Assessment for Physical Theatre Practice, Edinburgh, 2016

Final Physical Assessment for Physical Theatre Practice, Edinburgh, 2016

 

 


 

Art Installations / Projects

 

Rope Installation - Practice

Rope Installation – Practice. Rope/Light/Photo/Edit – Kasia Zawadzka. Edinburgh, 2016

Rope Installation - Practice

Rope Installation – Practice. Rope/Light/Photo/Edit- Kasia Zawadzka. Edinburgh, 2016

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