Close – dance performance for the youngest

We have the pleasure of inviting you to a dance performance for the youngest within the 33rd Modern Art Days festival:


May 24th, 2 PM and 5 PM
J. Wilkowski School Theatre, 14 Sienkiewicza Street
tickets: 14 PLN (presale) / 24 PLN (on the day of the event) for a pair: child + ward, available at the Forum cinema’s box office (5 Legionowa Street), BCC/LZC’ box office (19 Warszawska Street), online and at the event venue half an hour before its start

age: 1-3
duration: 45 min.
number of seats is limited

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 matryoshka – 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.

The performance was produced within the Small Size: Performing Arts for Early Years network, funded by the Creative Europe program.

director: Alicja Morawska-Rubczak
stage design: Barbara Małecka
music: Wacław Zimpel
cast: Paulina Giwer-Kowalewska, Paweł Grala

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