All that I left behind is here

 

Imagine a photo of a family of four. Beginning of the 90s, in early spring. They are standing next to each other on the soon-to-be-green bank of the Oder River, looking into the camera. They are all wearing the same looking, brand-new windbreaker jackets in colours blending into the landscape of a dirty urban spring – grey for the father, purple for the mother, red-blue and gray-brown for the sons. All seem happy, except for the youngest son – his sour face clearly expresses embarrassment and disappointment as if he would rather be somewhere else.

Romuald Krężel’s new solo draws from his personal and artistic experience. By revisiting his very first dance experience: a ballroom dance class – the only one offered for free in his primary school, he aims to focus on various aspects of classism in the context of the performing arts. By relearning and critically evoking movements, steps, poses and different styles of Cha-Cha-Cha, rumba, jive, etc, he seeks to investigate his social background and its relation to his current choreographic practice. The ghostly figures, post-punk music and aesthetics support him in this return to his past.

 

All that I left behind is here

PREMIERE AND SHOWS

PREMIERE:

2 June 2023 Uferstudios, Berlin

 

3 June 2023 Uferstudios, Berlin

4 June 2023 Uferstudios, Berlin

 

16 September 2023 HELLERAU, Dresden

17 September 2023 HELLERAU, Dresden

CREDITS

CONCEPT, CHOREOGRAPHY and PERFORMANCE: Romuald Krezel

DRAMATURGY: Agata Siniarska

RESEARCH SUPPORT: Tamara Antonijević

COSTUME: Maldoror

TECHNICAL DIRECTION, LIGHT DESIGN: Patrick Faurot

SOUND DESIGN and MUSIC DIRECTION: Miguel Caldas

SOUND DESIGN ASSISTANT: Zach Hart

ARTISTIC ASSISTANT: Louis Felipe Baca Velásquez

PRESS WORK: Kerstin Böttcher

AUDIO DESCRIPTION: Emmilou Roessling, Silja Korn

PRODUCTION: Anna Konrad

ARTISTIC SUPPORT: Carolina Mendonça and

René Alejandro Huari Mateus

PHOTO: Marina Hoppmann

TRAILER: Andrea Keiz

FUNDED BY

A production by Romuald Krezel in co-production with Uferstudios in Berlin and HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts in Dresden. Funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds. Supported by the Residency Program funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe, Station - Service for Contemporary Dance in Belgrade/Serbia, Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart. The Research process supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media within the program NEUSTART KULTUR. With the friendly support of Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte.

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