Holobiont collective


Holobiont collective PL

Hanna Bylka-Kanecka, Aleksandra Bożek-Muszyńska

My Tail and I

  • 29 August
    15:00 – 16:00
  • tanzhaus nrw | Studio 6
  • Wheelchair Access Impaired mobility
  • Duration: 60min
  • Area: 24
    Poland Dances

My Tail and I

Choreography: Hanna Bylka-Kanecka, Aleksandra Bożek-Muszyńska

Interactive dance performance for families with children aged 3 and over

In a humorous and very playful atmosphere the Holobiont collective explores the inconspicuous remnant of our evolution – the tail bone. The performance asks: How many tails do we have? How do we feel them? How can they support us in our daily lives? How can they feed our movement and our imagination?
Built on a somatic approach to the body and movement, My Tail and I invites families to actively take part in the process of becoming walking-on-two-feet creatures called humans. The performance is an artistic response to one of the contemporary plagues of civilization: sitting for a long time without moving, which is often the cause of back pain, especially in the tail bone area. It affects both caregivers and, unfortunately, children, who imitate the adults and who are often told to sit still. Long-term freezing often means cutting off valuable signals flowing from the body. One of the main goals of the performance is to deepen the awareness of the body and encourage the audience to enjoy the joint family dance.

Artistic Crew / Team:
CONCEPT Hanna Bylka-Kanecka | CHOREOGRAPHY Holobiont collective in collaboration with Heike Kuhlmann, Adalisa Menghini, and Ka Rustler | CREATION AND PERFORMANCE Aleksandra Bożek-Muszyńska, Hanna Bylka-Kanecka, Dana Chmielewska | SET DESIGN COLLABORATION Mr.Tail | MUSIC Józef Buchnajzer | LIGHT DESIGN Łukasz Kędzierski/Ewa Garniec | PHOTOS Marek Zakrzewski / SZKICEzWIDZENIA

production: Performat Foundation
co-production: Polish Theatre in Poznan, The Jan and Halina Machulski Ochota Theater in Warsaw

Funders and Supporters:
partner: Somatische Akademie Berlin
distribution: Performat Production – Karolina Wycisk

Co-organised by the National Institute of Music and Dance as part of the “PolandDances / Choreographic residencies” program. Co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.
The performance was selected to the Polish Dance Platform 2024, organized by the National Institute of Music and Dance.

My Tail and I