Romuald Krezel – Performance (16.01 – 29.01.)
Romuald Krężel – born in Poland, Berlin-based choreographer and performer. His artistic work is nourished by expanded choreographic practices that incorporate visual and performative elements. The resulting movement-based performances, site-specific installations, participatory projects, videos, and other hybrid formats, explore themes such as labour, resistance, class struggle, environmental catastrophes and the potential exchange between humans and more-than-humans. The body, its labor and performance, understood not only on a physical level but also in its social context, is usually at the center of his artistic interest. During his residency in HELLERAU, he develops – in collaboration with Agata Siniarska – the next part of his current research project focusing on various aspects of classism in the field of performing arts. This time he will look at the history of Latin American dances and the colonial aspects of their appropriation by European culture in the context of class struggle in Eastern Europe. Where does colonial history meet the history of class struggle and how does this manifest in the body? He will analyze that by applying theoretical research to his ongoing movement practice.