The eve of the grand opening of the European football championship in Poland and the Summer Olympics in London is the best time to present the provocative Polska! This enaging performer masterfully handles issues like national pride, the struggle for victory and obsession with perfection like a football player plays with his ball – now black, now white, now black again…that then deflates. The Olympic uniform is an instrument of the cult of the body and must be worn with head held high – otherwise the heads of those around will be hung in embarrassment.
This daring performance, a combination of dance, video, music and performance art, takes the big risks – it doesn’t present dance in the conventional sense, but plays with what dance should or not be according to each audience member‘s own expectations. It relativizes and bends the expressive language of physical theatre.
Polska is followed by Fractured.