Katarzyna Kozyra. The Rite of Spring

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  • Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 6:00 PM - Friday, September 2, 2022

Katarzyna Kozyra’s installation The Rite of Spring draws upon Vaslav Nijinsky’s famous choreography to Igor Stravinsky’s composition. An iconic performance that took place in Paris in 1913 changed the thinking of both dance and contemporary music, and was frequently reinterpreted.

Katarzyna Kozyra’s installation The Rite of Spring draws upon Vaslav Nijinsky’s famous choreography to Igor Stravinsky’s composition. An iconic performance that took place in Paris in 1913 changed the thinking of both dance and contemporary music, and was frequently reinterpreted.

In Kozyra’s work, the choreography is recreated by elderly people whose naked bodies incapacitated by the passing of time are photographed from above. The artist used time-lapse photography to produce a simulation of the old people dancing, thus restoring their lost abilities. Deprived of the attributes of their sex, the dancers’ bodies become costumes set in motion by an invisible force that creates an illusion of life enclosed in a circle, endlessly reborn.

The Rite of Spring is part of the Rollercoaster: Collectors of Sensations programme dedicated to dance. The motto of its 2022 edition is The Anatomy Lesson – a phrase that brings to mind Tadeusz Kantor’s happening, Rembrandt’s painting as well as the anatomical theatre.
The installation contains depictions of nudity.

Tickets: 15 discount / 20 normal

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