Malgorzata Dzierzon Dance
Eight Steps

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.

























Creative team:

Choreography: Malgorzata Dzierzon

Music: Mode-F

Lighting Designer: Michael Morgan

Costume Designer: Kate Collins

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With kind permission of Fertile Ground Dancers: Niall Tyzack-Carlin, Emma Palmer, Emma Robinson, Abbie Ross. Image: Rachel Cherry. Premiere  May 11th Sunderland College

Hikikomori The Japanese term Hikikomori refers to phenomenon of reclusive young adults who withdraw from social life, seeking extreme degrees of isolation and confinement. The concept and the literal meaning of the word (pulling inward) are an inspiration for the choreographic and musical composition of the work.
Fear Looking Outside my Window was a festival of art, music, cinema, cuisine and dance conceived and curated by Tupac Martir and presented between May 1-5 2014 at Rich Mix, London. Tupac invited me to create a 20-minute dance piece in collaboration with costume designer Thomas Tait and lighting designer Bambi Bueno. He also created the story board for this work, which was made over three days at Rich Mix with all rehearsals opened to the public.
For P "Dzierzon (...) has expressed this glorious piece of music sensitively and injected the choreography with passion and veracity." Deborah Weiss, Dance Europe magazine The choreography mirrors subtle changes in Gorecki’s score by introducing gradual, controlled developments. The imposed limitations create new possibilities.
Lines Written A Few Miles Below
The work was created during a period of collaboration with composer Mark Bowden. It is based on our observations of the unique culture of London commuters. We set out to explore how walking patterns and certain harmonies can emerge despite the existing regulations being consistently ignored. We wanted to portray how spending so much time on public transport can bring our intimate, private behaviour into the public eye. Two elements construct the music. The first is electronic comprising real sounds collected during a journey on the London Underground and the second is a virtuosic violin line constructed from five invented modes. Occasionally percussive sounds from the live violin and ghostly fragments of a busker's melody find their way into the electronic music. "It's readable, enjoyable, with a luscious romantic section(...)All human life is here" "Suffused with humour, color and some unconventional moves" Neil Norman, The Stage
I WILL I will is inspired by Paul Auster’s In the country of last things, a story of young woman’s journey to find her brother in an unnamed, doomed city. The piece is about hope, set backs, human endurance and the driving force of love and survival which makes us embark on seemingly impossible journeys. I shared the starting point and structure with composer Szymon Brzoska, who created a beautiful solo piece for cello in response Choreographed and performed by Malgorzata Dzierzon Rambert Season of New Choreography, 9-10 June 2009, The Place Theatre, London Music: Szymon Brzoska, performed by Ben Chappell Costume and lighting design: Malgorzata Dzierzon, assisted by Malcolm Glanville and Caroline Hagley. The Black Tale/Tail Inspired by Romantic poetry, I started with a visual idea for the set that would allow me to create an atmosphere of suspense. The thrilling voice of Diamanda Gallas reciting The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe and the vigorous Danse Macabre accompany three female dancers in their transitions between the worlds of the living and the dead.
Choreographed by Malgorzata Dzierzon Rambert Season of New Choreography , 29-30 January 2008, The Place Theatre London Music: Diamanda Gallas The Black Cat (poem by Edgar Allen Poe), Camille Saint-Saens Danse Macabre Dancers: Antonette Dayrit, Patricia Okenwa, Pieter Symonds Set design: Malgorzata Dzierzon and Malcolm Glanville Costumes: Malgorzata Dzierzon and Georgina Greathead Lighting design: Malcolm Glanville