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. Prominent polish politicians, such as the EU MP Janusz Korwin-Mikke, fuel outrage by officially stating 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.

In the conservative, ultra-Christian country like Poland, women can only hope to survive bruised the fight against Piranhas.

      • A very interesting work […] taking up an important topic ( labelling it as “feminist” would be condemning it to a gender ghetto, it’s a general human problem ), the text enriched with a strong, expressive, consciously rigid movement.


      • A gripping show
      • 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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