Blisko/Close

Poznan, Poland, 2016
A production by

Centrum Sztuki Dziecka w Poznaniu

Company, Poland, Poznan
The Childrens' Art Centre has been operating since 1984.

Come closer, see, touch, feel. Look inside. Our stories – hidden one in another, wait to be discovered. CLOSE becomes an adventure – a search for mysteries which can be found in each of us. CLOSE is a show about building relations. Two dancers reveal to the audience a world of magical ties which have always bound people together. Closeness – I, you, we – the family. We all carry inside a small part of it. By building ties, step by step, we open ourselves to others. What does caring for others mean? How can we care for another person? How can we look after each other? These are just some of the questions, so important for the development of our emotions, which the creators of the performance are trying to answer together with very small spectators. Dancing couple on a round stage – the circle of life and commonwealth, and at its centre a matrioshka – symbol of motherhood, but at the same time an object concealing inside lots of surprises. This traditional doll form acquires a modern touch and may be creatively processed – both by the artists and the audience. Form becomes the starting point for a conversation without words, where closeness, touch, tenderness become the most important topics.

Cast

CLOSE 
(original title: BLISKO)
Early Years dance theatre performance by Children’s Art Centre in Poznań in co-production with Art Fraction Foundation 
Directed by Alicja Morawska-Rubczak 
Set design and costumes by Barbara Małecka 
Music by Wacław Zimpel 
Dancers: Paulina Giwer-Kowalewska Filip Meyer-Lüters
Age: 0,5-3 (family audience)
Duration: 45 minutes