Café, darkness, fall, rise, red-haired woman and silence, or a fan fiction inspired by Pina Bausch’s iconic performance
My “Café Müller” is a fanficiton. Drawing upon the existing performance, its world and characters, I create images referring to my personal story. Born in Iserlohn, a small town in Nordrhein- Westfalen, Germany, and raised in Poland, I have been asking myself: what would have happened if my parents had not made the decision to return to Poland? This performance is not, however, an attempt to write a new script about some alternative reality. It’s me sharing the emotions that accompanied me when I asked myself this question once again. – D. Więcek
Want to go deeper? Watch Café Müller by Pina Bausch, study Więcek’s project The Spiral which was a starting point to creating of the performance presented at 21st C/U.
After the performance, AFTER TALK with the artist, hosted by Anna Sańczuk.
Concept, choreography, performance: Dominik Więcek
Music: Przemek Degórski
Lighting Direction: Klaudia Kasperska
Costume Design:: Nikola Fedak
Costume Execution: System mody / Serafin Andrzejak
Language Consulting: Joanna Pędzisz
Martial arts consulting: Patryk Kołodziejski
Photography: Maciej Nowak
Production: Cultural Center in Lublin as part of the Art Spaces Project
Support for the research: Tanzrecherche NRW, Theater im Pumpenhaus, Tanzfaktur Köln, Folkwang Universität der Künste, Lubelski Teatr Tańca