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Contemporary Dance at Dulwich Picture Gallery


Dulwich Picture Gallery is hosting four performances of a contemporary dance production over two weekends in celebration of its new exhibition, The Polish Connection. The dance performance has been developed in relation to an installation by Antoni Malinowski. Working from the 18th Century portraits of King Stanislaw the vectors of the Polish King’s gaze are manifested as the black lines of Malinowski’s wall drawing. These lines are then translated into dancers’ movements.

Rolf Gehlhaar’s music based on the sound of English and Polish words provides the rhythmic structure for the choreography. The dancers’ movements are closely related to the specificity of the unusual spaces of the glass “cloister” and the gallery’s gardens. The choreography, taking the four dancers through the inside and the outside spaces, points towards a dreamlike travelling in time.

Choreography is by Cho Yong-min, who is also one of the dancers, along with Carlotta Bruni, Georgiana Cavendish and Karolina Kraczkowska. Costumes by Cho Yong-min and Chae Jung-yeon.

Performances 12 noon on Saturday & Sunday, 20/21, 27/28 June 2009. Performances are free of charge.


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