kNOwBOX dance Film Festival 2023
Official Selection Film Spotlight
Herbarium / Texas Premiere / Poland / 13:00
It is a fairy-tale episode, told with tenderness, gushing with the intense colours of flowers and élan vital, which takes the audience into the world of flora.
What do you hope to communicate with our audience through your work?
It allows to explore a day in the life of a plant from the moment it blooms to the end, drowned in warm nostalgia. We invite you to immerse yourself in the beautiful world of flowers and leaves, in the greens, reds and purples transitioning to the greys and browns of the autumn. A piece created around the theme of human-plant relations, which was a creative idiom for the entire Polish Dance Theatre's repertory in the year 2021, an image might stand as well as an universal metaphor of life and human condition. And all this told with movement to the rhythm of the dynamic sounds of the suite Peer Gynt op. 1 performed by Trondheim Symfoniorkester & Opera.
Iwona Pasińska is a choreographer, movement dramatist, theatre theorist, artistic director of Movements Factory and co-founder of the Movements Factory Foundation. She graduated from the F.Parnell Ballet School in Łódź. In 1997 Pasińska became the principal dancer of the Polish Dance Theatre (PTT) – Poznań Ballet. Since 2010 she has been collaborating as choreographer or movement dramaturge with dramatic theatres,operas and alternative theatres. She holds a degree in theatre theory from theA.Mickiewicz University in Poznań, where she also did her PhD, focusing on the experience of the body in contemporary theatre from the perspective of dancetheatre. In 2016 she became the Director of the Polish Dance Theatre.
script and direction: Iwona Pasińska
scenic design and costumes: Andrzej Grabowski
score: Edward Grieg
camerawork: Marek Grabowski
editing: Edyta Pietrowska
colour correction and post-production: Mirosław Feliks Mamczur
costume assistant: Adriana Cygankiewicz set manager: Dariusz Szych
set maintenance: Bartłomiej Baran, Adriana Cygankiewicz , Michał Drozda, Przemysław Gapczyński Zuzanna Majewska, Grzegorz Potocki
set organization: Robert Chodyła
project coordination: Alicja Hafke cast: Evelyn Blue, Kacper Bożek, Julia Hałka, Paulina Jaksim, Patryk Jarczok, Jerzy Kaźmierczak, Zbigniew Kocięba, Katarzyna Kulmińska, Dominik Kupka, Daniel Michna, JinWoo Namkung, Pau Perez-Pique, Katarzyna Rzetelska, Sandra Szatan, Zofia Tomczyk, Emily Wong-Adryańczyk
The film uses excerpts from the suite Peer Gynt op. 1 by Edward Grieg performed by Trondheim Symfoniorkester & Opera conducted by Han-Na Chang. The Polish Dance Theatre would like to thank Trondheim Symfoniorkester & Opera for providing the recording and the permission to use the piece.