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Special Events
Jan. 13 at 7 p.m.: 
Polish Night*
Performances of 3 Polish works featuring Anna Haracz, Marynia Fekecz, and Kasia Pawlowska with Pawel Urbanowicz
F.R. Matthews Theatre (Craigie Hall F101)

Jan. 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.:
Undressing the Dance: Maciej Kuźmiński, presented as part of Undressing the Dance Dialogue Series by Dancers Studio West
Coffee and snacks will be provided. No charge, but space is limited so RSVP early is recommended. Please RSVP (max. 2 tickets) by Jan. 26 at 9 p.m.
Starbucks, UCalgary Yamnuska Hall

ProSeries
Jan. 19-20 at 8 p.m.: Framed/Uje(ci)
Jan. 26-27 at 8 p.m.: IDENTITIES: Short Study on Nothing/Difference/Dominique
Feb. 2-3 at 8 p.m.: WE_SELLE.PL: The Creative Process Revealed

Adults: $21 - Seniors/Students: $16

ProSeries Pass: Adults: $51 - Seniors/Students: $41
ONLY AVAILABLE ONLINE UNTIL 4 PM ON JAN. 19 
The ProSeries Pass includes all three weekends. Please note that you'll need to exchange your pass for a ticket at the box office on the night of each performance you would like to attend. Tickets must be claimed at least 15 minutes before the event, or the tickets may be subject to release due to demand.

*Pay What You Can

The Division of Dance at the School of Creative and Performing Arts and W&M Dance Projects co-present this year’s ProSeries. Sponsored by M7 Productions (Poland), ProSeries will include three consecutive weekends of dance works by an international cast of performers from Poland, Austria and Canada.

Framed/Uje(ci)

Calgary’s W&M Physical Theatre and Poland’s M7 Productions join forces to present this unique contemporary dance and physical theatre work.Choreographed by Wojciech Mochniej and performed with Iris Heitzinger (Austria), Framed [Uje(ci)] is an emotionally driven duet that reflects on a long term relationship through its cycles of change. It explores the conflict between present and past, youth and maturity, urban and rural, and the resultant toll of a lifetime of pursuing restricted societal roles.

IDENTITIES: Short Study on Nothing/Difference/Dominique

Iris Heitzinger’s A Short Study on Nothing is a whole-hearted venture, an experiment between performer and audience. The choreographer and performer focuses on the present moment and its continuous flow towards memory. Her point of departure is an attitude of unintentional-ity in order to savour each moment in its emergence, presence and passing, and to invite the audience to experience this cycle with her. What remains are traces of the occurred in our memory. 

Difference gives an intimate insight into the imaginary world of an individual re-defining his own self. "Identity does not begin, nor does it end," says a voice quoting Deleuze, as choreographer Maciej Kuźmiński searches for independent artistic and movement style. This self-performed dance monodrama stuns with the beauty of its set and lighting design, created by visual artist Michał Mackiewicz and recreated by Calgary’s Steve Isom.

Choreographer Maciej Kuźmiński presents Dominique, performed by Dominik Więcek. Dominique looks at concepts of manhood and womanhood, their liquid and contractual nature. His body, put in a socio-political context, turns into Her body, serving as a field of battle for the cultural concepts of gender.
“The word feminism needs to be reclaimed in a way that is inclusive of men.”

WE_SELLE.PL : The Creative Process Revealed   

An unique physical theatre event that takes the audience through the experience of creating and developing this new work. The audience will have the opportunity to hear from the choreographer and creative team, to see the work in sections and to participate in a dialogue responding to the work and its elements. See how lighting, set and video will impact the work, and volunteer to participate as performers (as part of the wedding party) in sections of the piece. WE_SELLE.PL takes as a departure point the Polish political satire The Wedding, reacting to the current political climate in Poland and the repetition of political cycles in Polish life. Set within an abstract environment that reflects a traditional Polish wedding gone wrong, it is the newest work created and performed by Wojciech Mochniej (Canada/Poland), with Iris Heitzinger (Austria), Laura Henley and Serenella Sol (Canada), Paweł Urbanowicz, Patryk Jarczok and Tomasz Ciesielski (Poland), and a cast of 5 Calgary dancers.

Presented with the support of Adam Mickiewicz Institute and M7 production