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.

angrily and with a provocative passion danced by Monika Witkowska

Michael Scheiner, Mittelbayerishe Zeitung

Regensburg Tanz Production Prize at the 32nd International Choreographic Competition in Hanover in 2018.

definitely the most interesting is the statement by Monika Witkowska, addressing an important topic (calling it "feminist" would be another condemnation to the sex ghetto, a universal problem), verbal message enriching with a strong, expressive, consciously non-defective movement.

Mirosław Baran, Gdańsk Dance Festival

definitely the most interesting is the statement by Monika Witkowska, addressing an important topic (calling it "feminist" would be another condemnation to the sex ghetto, a universal problem), verbal message enriching with a strong, expressive, consciously non-defective movement.

Mirosław Baran, Gdańsk Dance Festival

Monika Witkowska from Poland danced to present the terrible political situation in her country, especially the attempt to tighten the abortion law, for which she received public applause.

Susanne Wolke, Donau Doft

photo Aleksander Joachimiak
photo Aleksander Joachimiak

Monika Witkowska
performance & creation

I FOUGHT PIRANHAS
MACIEJ KUŹMIŃSKI COMPANY
      • 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, Polan
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Austria, Linz Landestheater
Schauspielhaus
25 Feb 2024 | 5:00 PM

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Netherlands, Kampen
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Netherlands, Etten-leur
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Austria, Linz Landestheater
Schauspielhaus
09 Mar 2024 | 7:30 PM

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Spain, Barcelona-Cornellià City
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10 March 2024

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Netherlands, Enschede
Vrijhof Cultural Center
13 March 2024 | 7:30 PM

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Theater de Willem
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21 March 2024 | 7:30 PM

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22 March 2024 | 7:30 PM

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Schauspielhaus
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Netherlands, Hardenberg
Theater de Voorveghter
04 April 2024 | 8:15 PM

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Munttheater
05 April 2024 | 8:15 PM

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Schauspielhaus
06 April 2024 | 5:00 PM

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