Since 2004 Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk has been providing extensive support to the development of contemporary choreography through its performative programme based in Poznań, recognized internationally under the name Stary Browar Nowy Taniec / Old Brewery New Dance. Conceived and curated by Joanna Leśnierowska, it provided the Polish and international dance community with a unique meeting point in Central Eastern Europe - a platform for research, creation and choreographic (self)reflection bringing forward the art of choreography in dialogue with other disciplines, examining its history, theory and future, revisiting and interrogating its own artistic, but also political and social, content and contexts.
Such understood choreographic practice – the embodied thinking process in constant motion – becomes the central focus of ACZIUN SUSCH. Political by its nature, such discursive choreography is constantly engaged in confronting naturalized and/or imposed ways of perceiving/experiencing the body and world, in order to create counter ways of seeing and being seen. Choreography that inhabits (and boldly widens) a crack between visual arts and dance while defining its own autonomous territory will find visibility and space within ACZIUN SUSCH.
The programme of research residencies will combine space for reflection and individual practice with public rehearsals, workshops and lectures.
Programme curator: Joanna Leśnierowska