I Fought Piranhas

Maciej Kuźmiński Company

Inspired by the 2017 Polish street protests, called the “Black Protests”, I fought Piranhas presents an un-even struggle of one woman vs. the all encompassing, chauvinist social order, fuelled by the prominent politicians such as mr. Korwin-Mikke. By claiming that “of course women must earn less than men because they are weaker, they are smaller and they are less intelligent.” in the EU Parliament he envisions the shape of a new world order. What can we do, apart from protesting in a form of dance art. After all, when fighting Piranhas one can only hope to get out of this whole.

      • choreography & concept
      • Maciej Kuźmiński
      • performance & creation
      • Monika Witkowska
      • music
      • The White Stripes “Little Room”, “I Fought Piranhas”; Nick Cave and Warren Ellis “Martha’s Dream”; Janis Joplin “Cry Baby”
      • quotations – text
      • Krystyna Pawłowicz, Janusz Korwin-Mikke, Paweł Kukiz – prominent polish politicians



      • duration
      • 12 min
      • awards
      • Regensburg Tanz PRODUCTION PRIZE at the Hannover .32 International Competition for Choreographers
        FINALIST of the international Solo Dance Contest ’17 in Gdańsk, Poland
      • support
      • Zduńska Wola Culture and Integration House, Dance Theatre Departament in Bytom of the Stanisław Wyspiański Academy of Theatre Art in Cracow, Poland

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