Metal, in partnership with National Institute of Music and Dance, Warsaw, have been part of an international collaborative project. The creative team are: UK choreographer Kate Marsh, Director Jay Gearing, Poland-based artists Dominika Feiglewicz and Patrycja Jarosinska, camera man Pawel Penarski, and UK composer Ben Park. Together they have created a new dance work for camera.
Following a two-week choreographic residency at Metal in Peterborough, and a week-long residency in Poland, we are delighted to present this dance film inspired by the unique collaboration between two Polish dancers. The piece concentrates on love letters to themselves and their bodies, explores female pressures, disability and expectations whilst coming together through friendship solidarity, and nature.
The collaborative process brings together artists and organisations who advocate for inclusivity across all their work. This process has been an opportunity for all those involved to share thinking and knowledge of their lived experiences across different cultural and geographic contexts.
Pióra is funded by the British Council’s International Collaboration Grants, which are designed to support UK and overseas organisations to collaborate on international arts projects.