“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.

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which will continue

In Fall 2012 Lee Smikle, artistic director of Shoreditch Youth Dance, invited Maciej to deliver a performance project for the company. Over a period of 2 months young and talented S.Y.D. dancers were encouraged to look at their own movement style and challenged to remember a complex and repetitive order of sequences. They were required to take responsibility over their own material as well as give up their individual charisma to form a group. What resulted from this process was a piece called “which will continue”. The piece, originally commissioned by Rich Mix to celebrate a release of Benjamin Till’s new album “London Requiem”, looked at loss, repetition, and framing of an identity.

The piece was commissioned by Shoreditch Youth Dance [],Rich Mix [] and The Space []

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