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This piece comes from a strong desire to be alone on stage, and physicalize the themes. I’ve been researching for the past six years: attention, dreams and imagination. Raw Light is a tangible, physical, sensational solo journey of the body becoming. It is an elusive attempt to form a constantly shifting experience, and to allow for a flow of flickering images to emerge. It is a proximate presence of a liquid, multilayered, kaleidoscopic body that dances in raw lights between real and imagined, felt and dreamt, courageously pointing to the unseen and unknown. The tongue, the eyes and the limbs reach out for brightness. From the cut of soft tissue of time and space, a persistent trust explodes into being.
ANNA NOWICKA is choreographer and dancer, a SEAD (Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance), MA Choreography / HZT and MA Psychology / Warsaw University graduate. In recent years, based on her long term interest in the work on dreams, imagination and physical actions, she started developing a methodology to be applied to an artistic creation. Her focus lies on questions of imagination and creativity, and the power of an image to expand the body into its’ full transformative potential. She has taught her individual dance practice over an extended time period in Tanzfabrik, Berlin and S.M.A.S.H. performative program. In 2011 Anna’s research has been recognized, and she was awarded the DAAD Prize, followed by the choreographic scholarship from the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes. In 2012 her performance: “fire is raging in your hair” won the 100GRAD Festival in Berlin, and her solo: “the truth is just a plain picture. said bob.” was selected for the Polish Dance Platform, Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, and the Polish-Israeli Dance Platform in Tel Aviv. Anna is a danceWEB (2012) scholarship recipient. She was awarded dance scholarship from the city of Berlin, and she won the Wild Card / Jardin d’Europe residency at the WASP studios. She was chosen as one of ten participants of the PAP – LAFT mentoring program in Berlin. Currently, she is a PhD candidate at the Polish Film School / Acting Department in Lodz, a practitioner of the School of Images of Catherine Shainberg in New York, deepening the work on dreams with Bonnie Buckner. She is living and working between Berlin and Warsaw.
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Cast & Credits
Concept / Choreography / Performance: Anna Nowicka
Light direction: Aleksandr Prowaliński
Music: Klaus Janek
Costume: Kiss the Future / Tanja Padan
Thanks to: DOCK 11 and Peter Pleyer, Fabrik Potsdam, Richard Aslan, Bonnie Buckner, Chris Gylee, Sanja Gergoric, Claudia Hill, Jessica Ekomane Etoua, Tabea Xenia Magyar, Lulu Obermayer, Tanja Padan, Aurora Rodriguez, Katarzyna Szugajew, and Mateusz Szymanówka for igniting this work
The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):