May 11th Sat, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM | S-klub




    An exclusive, urgent title by a leading Polish choreographer and a crew of Ukrainian dancers, responding sensitively to the criminal Russian aggression and the subsequent refugee wave. An emotional production that exposes the scars of war and poses fundamental existential questions against a backdrop of dark realities.
    discussion follows 
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    Ticket price: 240 / 120 Kč

    Every Minute Motherland is the production of the year.
    Melanie Suchy, tanzweb.org

    This piece is as depressing as it is fascinating […] Terrifying in its statement, chillingly beautiful in its artistic execution.
    Helmut Jasny, Westfälische Nachrichten


    Every Minute Motherland is a dance piece created by Maciej Kuźmiński using documentary methods in response to the Russian aggression in Ukraine and the subsequent refugee crisis. The production is inspired by personal stories of the dancers and is based on extensive laboratory work. It explores the effects of trauma, life in exile and feelings of alienation against the backdrop of broader themes of war, identity and the unwavering forces of history and geography. The collaboration of Kuźmiński’s Polish company with Ukrainian dancers who have fled to Poland to escape the war has produced an extraordinarily powerful choreography that finds expression for “the unspeakable” through the shared language of dance.
    The images and experiences of the war have been inscribed into the bodies and are now represented on stage through dance. In contrast to the constant daily viewing of images of war on television and social media, where war plays out in numbing repetition, Every Minute Motherland directs our attention towards the intimate testimonies of the individual bodies of the dancers, whose traumatic experiences are gradually released in movement and time during the performance, becoming an existential experience of us all.

    choreography, lighting design, music editing Maciej Kuźmiński

    dramaturgy Paul Bargetto
    assistant choreographer Monika Witkowska
    production Polina Bulat, Maciej Kuźmiński

    Daria Koval, Anna Myloslavska, Vitaliia Vaskiv, Marcelina Jasinska, Monika Witkowska, Szymon Tur, Maciej Kuźmiński

    premiere 25 August 2022


    For Polish choreographer Maciej Kuźmiński (1985), the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine is one of the most influential events of his life. Since its outbreak in February 2022, he has created five productions that relate to this tragic event in different ways. In addition to Every Minute Motherland, he has created the solo Pух Опору / Ruch Oporu / Resistance Movement (on the programme on Tuesday 14 May), a personal confession of Ukrainian dancer Daria Koval. The other three productions have been created in collaboration with students from the international dance conservatories in Arnhem, Linz and Rotterdam.
    Maciej Kuźmiński, a graduate of the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, teaches at the Faculty of Dance Theatre in Bytom (a branch of the AST National Academy of Theatre Arts in Kraków) and at Belgrade Dance Institute. As a choreographer, he draws on his own movement method called Dynamic Phrasing, which is dedicated to training dancers' versatility and “soft power.” In addition to the work with his own company, he has created pieces for Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, Regensburg Theater, Staatstheater Kassel and the Lithuanian Šeiko Dance Company.


    Dynamic Phrasing method

    Discussion with Maciej Kuźmiński

    Portrait of choreographer Maciej Kuźmińsky


    photo Maciej Moskwa, Mariusz Marciniak, Maciej Rukasz, Przemysław Jendroska