“YES!” was a coaching project initiated by Maciej and supported by the Polish Dance Theatre. It included company dancers from PDT, musicians from Mumuki Company and 3rd year students from Poznan’s Fine Arts University. For 5 weeks in winter 2010, a group of 20 people of mixed ages enjoyed
exploring the cross-disciplinary forms of improvisation. Led by Maciej Kuźmiński this coaching provided a shared environment for exploration as well as a core of systematically introduced techniques and exercises for instant composition. The whole process concluded in Aula Artis theatre as a 1-hour open sharing. The show with improvised movement, music, costume, set, lighting design and even a bow surprised everyone, ourselves included.
The title refers to an improvisers’ state of mind. It is an acceptance of whatever comes, be it success or failure, a readiness to act and a lack of self-judgement.
Click here to see a trailer of the sharing.
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