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Anna Nowicka: Flicker (2021), solo dance performance

Before moving to Berlin, Polish dancer and choreographer Anna Nowicka lived and worked in Ljubljana for a while, which is why many artists in the local contemporary dance community know her personally. Unfortunately, in recent years there have not been enough opportunities to present her work, which was developed in Berlin. Her latest dance solo, Flicker (2021), is a remarkable study of the relationship between the material and the imaginary body. A kinetic-dance travelogue of movement transformations and transfigurations, transitions and arrivals leads us into gestural landscapes in which dream and concrete worlds unfold in the actions of the dancer, together with their affective and emotional atmospheres, which we can also read on her face. In Flicker, the dancer invited sound designer Jasmine Guffond, and lighting designers Aleksander Prowaliński and Naia Buruco, to gather scattered pieces of dreams, hopes and desires in order to weave them together into an immersive, fluid and sensual journey. Flicker spins, turns and looks back, stomps and breathes its steps, invites images to arrive, move the body and dissolve. Flicker, with its expressive kinetic rhetoric, interprets for us an inaccessible landscape of images, as if teichoscopia (the reporting of events happening beyond the wall in ancient Greek tragedy) was at work, where only the body of the reporter is visible to us. In the flickering light, the solo by Anna Nowicka condenses and dilutes itself, grows larger and smaller, and remains in an uncertain body, where nothing is fully and permanently defined and finalised. Flicker is an outstanding example of contemporary movement research.

Choreographer and Performer: Anna Nowicka
Music and Sound Composed and Performed Live by: Jasmine Guffond
Lighting Design: Aleksandr Prowaliński / Naia Burucoa
Outside Eye: Peter Pleyer
Costume Consultation: Martin Sieweke
Photos (taken during residency in the Muzeum Susch Art Stations Foundation CH): Shelley Etkin, with Morteratch Glacier
Production: Anna Nowicka
Co-production: DOCK ART funded by Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe
Special Thanks to: Mateusz Szymanówka, Lulu Obermeyer, Joanna Leśnierowska, Nele Warthemann, Christoph Winkler and Matthias Rieger

Organisation: Kino Šiška and NDA Slovenija

Kino Šiška, Katedrala Hall 📍
Saturday, 27th November, 2021, at 9:00 p.m.
Entry: 7/9 EUR