Paweł Grala, "Template [Clearance]"

Grey concrete, the sequence of small windows, typical two-room flat, which is exactly the same as all flats in this block. The flat’s plan represents rhythm of everyday movements, determines its trajectory and restricts its space. In the same way the constructions of the body determine ways of emotional articulation. The performance is the sculpture of everyday life, in which people are coming closer and further. Two bodies in limited space, split and tie the space, two bodies which are in front of each other, with each other, in relation to each other. The repetition and architecture of movements creates the sculpture which touches love, lack of something, longing, closeness.

direction: Paweł Grala
performance: Joanna Jaworska, Michał Ratajski
music: Maciej Maciaszek
set design: Agnieszka Zwartko
production: the performance was realised within the project Dotknij Teatru 2017
partner institution: Akademicki Ośrodek Inicjatyw Artystycznych in Łódź

premiere: 30 March 2017, Akademicki Ośrodek Inicjatyw Artystycznych, Łódź

duration: 50 minutes

Paweł Grala – dancer, dance pedagogue, choreographer. Graduated from the Academy of Music in Lodz. Between 2009–2016 he was a dancer in the Pracownia Fizyczna led by Jacek Owczarek. He worked with many choreographers, among others: Leszek Bzdyl and Katarzyna Chmielewska, David Zambrano, Rosanna Gamson, Robert Hayden, Ray Chung, Sławomir Krawczyński and Anna Godowska, Rafał Dziemidok, Kaya Kołodziejczyk, Joanna Leśnierowska, Tomasz Rodowicz. Co-creators of the performances: Ćmy, 9.81, Template (Clearance) (the winner of The Best OFF competition), Without repetition, Dual Fusion, Connective Tissue. One of the initiators of the collective Time for Nothing and KIPISZ – space for personal improvisation.