Agnieszka Kryst. Workshops for women: Ecstatic Body Practice
(in Polish)

Zachęta – National Gallery of Art
free entry

concept: Agnieszka Kryst
duration: 1,5 h
sign-up: through the form below or by phone: 22 556 96 51.

Can you enter an ecstatic state with modern physical activities? Which forms of intense movement can lead to trance? Can you experience euphoria and elation via conscious movement? During the workshop we will investigate the body, moving freely, naturally, and organically. The investigation will be based on modern exercises taken from cardio and fitness, kick-boxing, boxing, yoga, pilates, meditation, and somatic and therapeutic practices from the field of contemporary choreography and improvisation. Without tension. Without pressure. Movement and its intensity will result from an informed choice, not an order. In order to consciously experience the movement we will simultaneously develop a practice of mindfulness that will allow us to see the slightest change in action and open the way for conscious manipulation. During the workshop we will not use any secret power. We will not cast spells nor do magic. We will just enjoy movement and our body.

Agnieszka Kryst is a graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics and Frederic Chopin Music University. She received her Alternative Dance Academy Scholarship in 2013 (Stary Browar Nowy Taniec, Poznań) and has cooperated with Marta Ziółek, Juan Domìnguez Rojo, Małgorzata Haduch, Sojerd Vreugdenhil, Joanna Leśnierowska, and Rebecca Lazier among others. She was also a finalist in the New Europe Festival 2013 in Prague, where she presented a solo show "Pressure" and a duo performance "Liquid state of mind". She participated in the Friv Move project at the Zamek Cultural Center in Poznań. Under the Solo Project Plus scholarship she created the solo performance "A Score: Partytura". She has also taken part in the Global Practice Sharing in Movement Research in New York, and won the 2017 artistic residency program in BWA gallery in Bydgoszcz.

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"The Zachęta in the Summer / Plac Małachowskiego 3" programme is organized with the financial support from the City of Warsaw:
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