Rafał Dziemidok, "The Heart of a Factory"

The piece deals with the tension between a community and an individual which is an inseparable part of human social life. It addresses those issues by exploring the common ground between physical labour and dance making. The body of a dancer is treated as the working tool for generating movement. Furthermore, the proximity of dance and poetry also referred to in the piece, highlights the potential of the body as a storage place of memories and emotions.

choreography: Rafał Dziemidok
performers: Miriam Budzakova, Artur Grabarczyk, Zuzanna Kasprzyk, Adam Kuza, Piotr Stanek, Anna Steller, Krystyna Lama Szydłowska, Katarzyna Ustowska, Jozef Vaľo
music: Adam Świtała
light director: Ewa Garniec
costumes: Joanna Jurga
video dramaturgy: Ula Zerek, Zuzana Psotkova
photo/video realization: Tomek Zerek/Bartosz Mikołajczyk
production: Adam Mickiewicz Institute
partners: European Solidarity Center, Tabaka Kulturfabrik, Polka dot Foundation
premiere: 14 September 2018, Tabaka Kulturfabrik, Košice
duration: 60 minutes

Rafał Dziemidok – dancer, choreographer, theatre director, improvisation coach. Rafał danced with and for: Dada von Bzdülöw, Gdansk Dance Theatre, Compagnie Yvette Bozsik, Teatr Powszechny, Public and Private/Clement Layes, Novoflot, Theater o.N., Two Fish/Theater an der Parkaue, Julian Rosefeld. Co-founder and a leader of Koncentrat Artistic Group. Rafał choreographs in theatre, opera and film; he delivers stage and site-specific work, pieces with amateurs and professional dancers, group and solo performances, constantly searching for the abstract language and precision of the personal stories told on stage.



Adam Mickiewicz Institute

The project is organised by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute as part of Polska 100, the international cultural programme accompanying the centenary of Poland regaining independence.
Financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland as part of the multi-annual programme NIEPODLEGŁA 2017-2022.