The Way Things Dinge - Ramona Nagabczynska
The new performance by Ramona Nagabczyńska is a study of mechanisms and dramaturgy of physical laws, which are of interest to the artist as a potential source of the aesthetic and choreographic matter.
Nagabczyńska makes an attempt to redefine subject ontology and define ontology of object and corporeality in confrontation with forces of coincidence and the performer’s intentional actions. The starting point for her considerations is the canonic work of the Swiss artists Fischli & Weiss “The Way Things Go”. Her performance is a proposition to rethink the process of the dancer’s gesture materialisation and the experience of one’s own “self” in a confluence of conscious, intentional actions, as well as those coincidential, dictated by the laws of physics and material limits of the body.
The artist strives to build a sequence of stage happenings, which require constant negotiations of one's position from the dancers, melting the boundary between the notions of subjectivity and objectivity in the performer’s work.
Born in Toronto, Canada. Ramona started her dancing education at the State Ballet School in Warsaw. After graduation, she continued studies at the faculty of contemporary dance at Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt am Mein and then at the London Contemporary Dance School.
Having finished her dancing education, she danced, among others, for the Polish Dance Theatre, Saju Hari (Great Britain), Darkin Ensemble (Great Britain), Tom Dale Company (Great Britain), 30 Bird Productions (Great Britain), Carrie Cracknell and Lucy Guerin (Great Britain/Australia), Emmy Martin (Ireland), David Wampach (France), Ula Sickle (Belgium/Canada), Marysia Stokłosa (PL), Kaya Kołodziejczyk (PL), Good Girl Killer (PL) and Clod Ensemble (Great Britain), with whom she has cooperated since 2008. In 2008 also, Ramona joined the international collective, Universal Law of Impermanence (U/LOI). Her first realization – Man's Best Friend – was created in 2009 within the Solo Projekt organized by Stary Browar Nowy Taniec.
Among her later works are the video installation Turao/Dziw (2010), New (Dis)Order (2012) and her latest production entitled: Re:akumulacja, produced by Komuna Warszawa within the frameworks of the RE//MIX cycle. In 2014, her performance entitled New (Dis)Order joined the prestigious European dancing network, Aerowaves, as the third ever performance in the Polish history.