9.81 - DOTKNIJ TEATRU FESTIVAL
Category: music for movement
Mateusz Kownacki (Director)
Ilona Gumowska, Paweł Grala (Choreographers)
Marek Zagalski (Scenography)
Justyna Kozulska-Biesiada (Costumes)
Carnival Otwarta Przestrzeń Cyrkowa:
Piotr Lemieszczuk, Jacek Kwapiński, Krystian Kucharski, Kamil Tatara, Artur Perskawiec, Mateusz Kownacki (Cast)
In 2016 I was asked by Mateusz Kownacki to create original music to a new circus performance commissioned by Dotknij Teatru Festival. It was premiered at Teatr Szwalnia in Lodz as part of the Polish celebration of the International Theater Day.
9.81 is an interdisciplinary performance maintained in the new circus, combining juggling techniques and manipulating objects with dance theatre techniques. The title of the performance refers to the value of gravitational acceleration, and thus to gravity, which is the background, hero, opponent, ally and pretext for all stage activities.
9.81 is an aesthetic impression. It is a journey into a peculiar universe erected due to body-object-sound-space relation.
For the needs of the performance, I composed a series of electronic music pieces that complement the original choreography.
World Premiere of 9.81 took place on 1st and 2nd April 2016 at Teatr Szwalnia in Lodz as a part of Dotknij Teatru Festival.
Watch the trailer here: