“One could go on for a long time about the genius and wonderful execution of Anna Krzystek’s dance performance- she was absolutely superb!This is a work that plays with our perceptions and perspectives of performance as well as the concepts of transformation or resolution. Playfully and perplexing we are engaged with ideas current in contemporary field theory and as ancient as medieval alchemy.”
Anna Krzystek is a choreographer & performer based in Glasgow. Anna is also a core member of Helsinki based performance company OBLIVIA
CURRENT BODY OF WORK
THE WAIT series
TEST, STILL, FIGURE THIS, FACE ON and NO END form a series of work based on the premise of waiting. Waiting, in all degrees of ambiguity, is experienced by everyone everyday. In these pieces the performer is referred to as the figure. Her presence is at once both immediate and distant as she is placed in relation to time, space, sound, object & filmed image. The carefully deliberated juxtapositions of the various elements forming these works create space for individual experiences to arise.
FORTHCOMING PERFORMANCES AND PRESENTATIONS
BEACON ARTS CENTRE
MACROBERT ARTS CENTRE
UNTITLED #1 (a work in progress stage3)
Mini Retrospective of THE WAIT series
UNTITLED #1 (a work in progress stage 2)
No End is the 5th and final piece in a series of interdisciplinary works based on the premise of waiting.
So far, Test, Still, Figure This and Face On have explored waiting in countless dimensions: the figure and the human condition; doing, not doing and being; presence and absence; seduction and intimacy; depth, duration and distancing verses the transient immediacy of the postmodern; performance, sound and filmed image; installation and the theatrical stage; high tech skill and low tech façades.
Now No End will reveal unadulterated insights into thoughts on life, performance and Art and in doing so delves closer than close to reveal new means for movement and modes of dialogue between art forms. No End tests the limits of what can be eliminated without compromising reason or expression. No End is both an ending and a new beginning.
No End is co-commissioned by Tramway and CCN Grenoble
Additional support from The Work Room, Creative Scotland and Oblivia
In Figure This the figure, the central element in the series, was brought closer to the viewer through her physical acts of doing and suspended periods of not doing, opening up the possibility for a shared space.
Face On looks at exploring ideas of shared space further by inviting the viewer to experience a sublime state of intimacy as the figure ontologically connects to a sequence of changing situations.
Imbedded within this state of intimacy the figure comes face to face with the implications of performing and performance, of being observed and observing, of exposing the mechanisms and dealing with the consequences.
Face On is co-produced as part of the Open Latitudes network in co-operation with partners in Lille, Brussels, Warsaw, Lausanne and Mons funded by the European Commission EACEA, Education, Audiovisual & Culture Executive Agency culture Programme.
Additional funding & support from Creative Scotland, The Work Room, Dance Base, The Nightingale, Tramway, New Territories and Oblivia.
Premiere New Territories 2011
Tour dates include Lille, Brussels, Grenoble
FIGURE THIS aims to observe the figure more closely, unveiling newly found aspects of her presence.
The objects that surround the figure are remains from TEST and STILL, they quietly hold their own presence within the whole.
Commissioned by New Territories. Co-commissioned by Les Halles.
Premiere: New Territories 2009
As TEST presents an ongoing prelude to something that may or may not happen STILL visits the next phase of anticipation.
"(STILL) certainly side-stepped the mainstream with persuasive conviction, producing work that rewarded necessary concentration by sending our thoughts and imaginings into energising freefall." The Herald
Commissioned by New Territories 2007. Additional funding & support from Scottish Arts Council, CCA, Tramway, Dance Base, Dance House and Balance.
Premier: New Territories, Tramway, Glasgow 2007
TEST exists as a series of in between moments.
TEST was made possible with funding & support from Scottish Arts Council and CCA.
Premier: CCA, Glasgow 2005