21, 22 of July 8 pm MO Museum, the Terrace

TENS
Marta Wołowiec (Poland)

Concept, choreography, dance: Marta Wołowiec 
Live electronic music: Wojciech Kiwer 
Producer: Krakow Choreographic Centre – Nowa Huta Cultural Centre 

Duration: 30’Premiere: September 4, 2020 Kaleidoscope International Contemporary Dance Festival in Białystok

DOUBLE BILL. THE PERFORMANCE SHOWN WITH Marked Šeiko Dance Company (Lithuania). TICKETS VALID FOR BOTH SHOWS OF THE NIGHT.

‘Whatever you create will be influenced by the energy you carry inside of you when you create it’ Akiroq Brost 

The performance explores the concept of the body as the energy generator. The artist seeks organicity resulting from the flow of physical sensations, vibrations, following the voice of intuition. She gives herself time to develop, she also gives the audience time to tune their own bodies with the performer’s. This piece is about tension, attentiveness and calmness, as well as the strength that can always be found by standing firmly on one’s feet and breathing in and out deeply. 

*Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is a method of pain relief involving the use of a mild electrical current. The electrical impulses can reduce the pain signals going to the spinal cord and brain, which may help relieve pain and relax muscles. They may also stimulate the production of endorphins, which are the body’s natural painkillers.

Marta Wołowiec (born in 1991) is a Polish dancer, performer, choreographer, head and co-founder of Krakow Choreographic Centre. She created two solo performances with live electronic music titled ‘Hold on’ and ‘Tens’, in which she also performs. The co-author and dancer in interdisciplinary performances which combine movement, multimedia and music (‘Naturgemälde’, ‘spectral layers of movement’ and ‘Wyspiański’s women’). In 2015-2019 she was a member of artistic collective Grupa Wokół Centrum. Previously associated with Krakow Dance Theatre.

Wojciech Kiwer works as a sound engineer at the The Helena Modrzejewska National Stary Theatre in Krakow. In his spare time, he creates his own music and produces it also for performances, films and games. Building his own instruments, he explores the new methods and techniques. He walks, records, processes and recreates. The co-author of three sensory and sound installations for children and adults.