The residence at BUDA provides an essential frame to start the development of a dance performance called “Water Sports”. Besides Karol Tyminski, Claire Sobottke (FR) and Kasia Wolinska (PO) as performers, the musician Marc Lohr (LU) and the light designer Maika Knoblich (DE) will join rehearsals. The expected audience for the project is wide and includes researchers and activists involved in the topic of ecology, art amateurs with curiosity for cross-over of dance-ecology, performance/dance/visual arts creators, art theorists, dance and cultural science students.
Water Sports is a dance performance where the central human figure is Gardener, a perverse allusion to the problematic human interventions into ecology. WS speaks about a romantic, sexual relation between humans and an Ocean, where performers become gardeners, creators and caretakers of oceanic gardens, exploring care, sexuality and physical relationality in a cross-matter dancing, aiming to sensitize the viewer.
The fact that i-Portunus can provide such a generous amount to cover mobility and other life expenses is a unique opportunity. That’s why it went “beyond the objective”, because those two weeks were all about artistic work and not dealing with the stressful part of everyday life, economically speaking.