Rambert Tryptyk was created as part of Choreographic Territories – New Paths for the Avant-Garde programme in Poland. Focused on iconic female figures in Polish dance history, the 2020 edition of Choreographic Territories was dedicated to Marie Rambert. Together with Joanna Czajkowska and Anna Akabali, we presented a new triple bill performed by the Sopot Dance Theatre. My part of the evening, created remotely during the pandemic, is titled the “English Scene”. Choreographically, it refers to the trilogy Le Cricket, Le Rugby, Le Boxing choreographed by Susan Salaman (1930–31) and commissioned by Rambert for her company and to Vaslav Nijinsky’s Games (1913). Rambert’s professional fascination and platonic love for Nijinsky are intertwined here with her relationship with Ashley Dukes. Set against turbulent, volatile times, the music reflects the longing during both wars, but also the desire for harmony, beauty, and the idyllic interwar period in a country that brought Marie love, happy family life and professional success.
Photography: Alicja Byzdra, Dancers: Róża Kołoda ¶ Artur Grabarczyk
Watch the performance trailer here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=va-nCdlY2Ao
Choreography: Joanna M. Czajkowska (part 1), Małgorzata Dzierżon (part 2), Anna Akabali (part 3)
Dancers: Joanna Nadrowska, Róża Kołoda, Joanna M. Czajkowska, Wiktoria Rudnik, Jacenty Krawczyk, Kalina Porazińska, Artur Grabarczyk, Tomasz Graczyk
Music: Mariusz Noskowiak (part 1), Szymon Brzóska (part 2 and 3)
Visualisations: Katarzyna Teresa Turowska
Costumes: Alicja Gruca
Lights: Mateusz Gierc
Premiere: 27 September 2020, Theatre on the Beach in Sopot
The project is part of the international cultural programme coordinated by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, implemented within the Multiannual ‘Niepodległa’ (Independent) Programme for 2017–2022. Financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage within the Multiannual ‘Niepodległa’ (Independent) Programme for 2017–2022.
Twilight Dances looks at the eternal quest for the one thing that we cannot have - immortality. Inspired by Schubert's score the piece explores the existing representations of the Death and the Maiden theme in music, visual arts, film and poetry, combining movement and live music as a metaphor for the ephemeral nature of life.
Concept & choreography: Malgorzata Dzierzon & Renaud Wiser
Performance & choreographic contribution: Kiran Kumar, Ashling McCann, Megan Otty and Olivia Paddison
Music: Franz Schubert String Quartet No. 14 performed by Quatuor Voxpopuli
Lighting Design: Alan Dawson
Fertile Ground & Voxpopuli, photo Kevin Wong
Dancers: Edit Domoszlai & Miguel Altunaga, Image: Johan Persson
Created for Rambert, Flight is inspired by stories, images, conversations and some of my own experiences of travel and migration. Set within shifting, monumental environments, the dancers find themselves in worlds that are both strange and familiar.
Flight premiered at the Lowry, Salford in September 2016 and is part of Rambert’s spring tour showing at Theatre Royal Brighton March 1-4 and at Theatre Royal Nottingham March 28-30, 2017.
‘Dzierzon crafts a humane and poignant depiction of migration. She is a persuasive dance maker with a gift for collaboration.’
Phillippa Newis, Bachtrack on Flight
‘The world, the notion of “home”, is constantly mercurial here.’
Mark Monahan, The Telegraph on Flight
'Technically brilliant and with an honest emotional core this was my favourite piece of the night and a great opener.'
Eric Page, Gscene
‘Flight is an excellent piece that I would happily see again.’
David Mead, SeeingDance
‘Dzierzon has a sense of atmosphere and makes the most of her cast’s rich sense of movement (…) I’m interested to see where she goes next.’
Zoë Anderson, Dancing Times on Flight
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Choreography: Malgorzata Dzierzon
Music: Somei Satoh, Kate Whitley
Video design: Luke Halls assisted by Elena Kotsi
Costume design: JaneJaney
Lighting design: Paul Koegan
Dancers: Simone Damberg Würtz Image: Johan Persson
Rasputin 11 is inspired by the Russian mystic, who befriended the family of Tsar Nicholas II, gaining considerable influence in the late Imperial Russia. I took the spatial sculptures of Esther Ferrer as starting point for the visual concept in order to create the spiderweb- like environment for the dancers to explore.
The work was made in 11 hours for 11 dancers, and is just over 11 minutes long.
Presented by Opera Wrocławska in partnership with Semperoper Dresden, Semperoper Ballett as part of Open Door Programme, June 30th, 2018
Choreography: Małgorzata Dzierzon
Music: Sławomir Kupczak, "Anafora V"
Lighting: Kamil Jach
Projection: Adrian Jackowski
Dancers: Christina Janusz, Monika Kielba, Piotr Bednarczyk, Rina Nishiuchi, Image: Marek Grotowski
Eight Steps was created in 2016 for FERTILE GROUND, the North East's first professional graduate dance company. Performed as part of Dancing the Road tour in theatres and outdoors, the piece is inspired by strategic board games, exploring how we navigate public spaces.
Choreography: Malgorzata Dzierzon
Lighting Designer: Michael Morgan
Costume Designer: Kate Collins
For more information about Fertile Ground visit http://fertileground.org.uk