Metal are excited to be partnering with National Institute of Music and Dance, Warsaw, on International and Intersectional Dance for Camera, an international collaboration project between four artists. Building on their 2021 British Council-supported partnership, UK choreographer Kate Marsh and Poland-based dance artists Dominika Feiglewicz and Patrycja Jarosinska will create a new dance work for live performance in the UK and Poland, to be captured for further exhibition by filmmaker Jay Gearing.
The artists will have a two-week choreographic residency at Metal in Peterborough UK, and a week-long residency including the UK artists to film in Poland. The film will take inspiration from Polish poetry celebrating women; and will utilise Polish and British Sign Language; and specifically respond to place, being shot in both domestic settings and the working landscape of the two countries. The artists are keen to connect with Polish Women in Peterborough to help inform the creative process. Please get in touch if you would like to find out more, contact Ruth@metalculture.com
During their residency they will work toward live sharing’s (scratch performances) in Peterborough and Warsaw, with an online film premiere and panel discussion bringing together Polish and UK audiences.
About the artists:
Dominika Feiglewicz is the founder and president of the Migawka Foundation.
She is a graduate of drama acting at AST National Academy of Theatre Arts in Kraków.
Dominika is an actress and accessibility coordinator at the Juliusz Słowacki Theatre in Kraków, and part of the “Network of Leaders and Accessibility Leaders 2020”. She uses Polish Sign Language (PJM) and explores its possibilities in theatre. Winner of the Journalists Award and the Special Association of Authors ZAiKS award for the best performance of a Polish song at the 41st Stage Song Review in Wrocław. She directed the play “War in Heaven” in Cricoteka with deaf actors which received main award “The Best Off” at the 2nd Independent Theatre Festival The Best Off . She also directed the play “Siostrzeństwo/Sisterhood” at the Juliusz Słowacki Theatre in Kraków. Originator and leader of theatre workshops for deaf and hearing people.
Patrycja Jarosińska graduated from pedagogical studies in the field of care and education at the Faculty of Educational Studies at the University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznań and Surdopedagogy with pedagogical therapy at the Faculty of Pedagogical Sciences of the Academy of Special Education in Warsaw.
She works as a teacher and educator at the School and Educational Centre for the Deaf in Kraków. She is a member of the Migawka Foundation. She actively co-creates workshops and events organized by the foundation. Previously starring in the plays “PARALIPOMENA – WHERE WILL THE LITTLE PRINCE TAKE US?”, “War in Heaven” and “Siostrzeństwo/Sisterhoods”. Director of the award-winning play “Dispenser” with deaf actors. She graduated from the Contemporary Dance Course and Movement Composition in Kraków. She is conducting theatre and movement workshops for deaf and hearing people. Additionally, she conducts dance classes for people with hearing impairment.
On Wednesday 6th July at 7pm, they’ll be sharing an extract from a piece of work they have previously made, ‘Sisterhood’, which has been informing their residency. To find out more and book your free place click here.