National Taichung Theater

2018 NTT-TIFA─Ola Maciejewska 《DANCE CONCERT》


※60 minutes without intermission

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Ola Maciejewska


Maciejewska heeft echt een eigen choreografische stem, en het blijft daarom pijnlijk dat opkomende kunstenaars van dit kaliber uiteindelijk hun basis elders moeten zoeken.


Les formes fluides qu'elle a créées, les mouvements syncopés et la finale toute en force nous ont beaucoup touché.



Dance Concert alludes to the history between dance and music. It also triggers collective memories associated with the music scene, such as famous composers, melancholic rock stars, virtuoso musicians, orchestra conductors, and pogo dances, etc. In Great Britain, a dance concert is a stage performance of traditional dance. But, this is not the case here. In Dance Concert, dancers control the music.

In the 1960s, Concerts of Dance by Judson Dance Theatre sustained the legacy of Bauhaus and Black Mountain College. Decades later, it is not the objective to stage the same methodologies (improvisation, chance operation), but rather to insist on the experimental nature of dance, and its constant dialogue with music.

The main reference, however, is Léon Theremin's terpsitone, named after the Greek muse Terpsichore. This was one of the first electronic music instruments to be controlled by the dancing body.

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Ola Maciejewska

Ola Maciejewska

Conception and choreography

Creative and Production Team

Ola Maciejewska, Choreography

Born in Poland, and based in Paris, Ola Maciejewska is a choreographer and performer. In 2012, she earned an MA in Contemporary Theatre and Dance Studies from the University of Utrecht. Along with her academic work, she created Loie Fuller: Research (2011), which was presented in France at CN D Pantin in 2015, as well as in Switzerland, Spain, Canada, Poland, Portugal and Holland. Also in 2015, Maciejewska premiered Bombyx Mori in Paris at la Ménagerie de verre during Festival Les Inaccoutumés. It was later presented around Europe. From 2016 to 2018 Maciejewska is associated artist of Centre chorégraphique national de Caen en Normandie. In 2017, Loie Fuller: Research and Cosmopol (dance film) were presented at La Biennale de Lyon. The world premiere of her new work Dance Concert is at National Taichung Theater in Taiwan. In fall 2018, it will be presented at Centre Pompidou for Festival d’Automne in France. 


Concept, research and choreography: Ola Maciejewska

Performed by: Keyna Nara, Julia Plawgo, Frida Gulia Franceschini. Understudy: Amaranta Velarde, Ola Maciejewska

Live manipulation of sound: Alberto Novello

Light, technical direction: Rima Ben Brahim

Musical supervision: Dorit Chrysler

Space: Blanca Añón

Sound installation: Wilco Botermans

Costumes: Valentine Sole

Production management, bookings: Elodie Perrin

Outside eye: Judith Schoneveld, Giacomo Sponzilli, Andrew Todd, Nienke Scholts

Acknowledgments: Lydia Kavina, Christian Sebille, Andrey Smirnov, Didier Warin



Production: So we might as well dance

With support from the Hermès Foundation within the framework of the programme New Settings.

Co-production: National Taichung Theater, Productiehuis Rotterdam, centre chorégraphique national de Caen en Normandie, Veem Huis voor Performance, Festival d’Automne à Paris, Centre Pompidou, Ballet National de Marseille, ARCADI,

Supported by GMEM Centre National de Création musicale, La Ménagerie de Verre (StudioLab), Montévidéo Marseille, CN D.



Dance Concert with support from the Hermès Foundation within the framework of the program New Settings

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