Tauron Nowa Muzyka Katowice
20 - 22
VI 2019
TAURON
NOWA MUZYKA
KATOWICE

Theatre makes its festival debut!

06.06.2018

“Uran Uran” show based on the idea and music of Wojciech Kucharczyk

  • World premiere: 30.06.2018, 8 pm,
    More Music Hall stage
  • Choreography and dance: Hashimotowiksa (Paulina Jaksim / Kasia Kulmińska)
  • Costumes: Krystian Szymczak
  • Lighting: Jan Dybała
  • Directorial mastering: Marcin Liber
  • Production: More Music Agency

We enter a totally new space to present something you have never seen at the Tauron Nowa Muzyka Katowice festival before. We would like to encourage you to immerse into a few different forms of visual arts at once. Besides music and visual arts, for the first time ever we will also introduce innovative theatrical and dance activities, including the absolute world premiere of “Uran, Uran” – a stage show with music by Wojciech Kucharczyk.

We enter a totally new space to present something you have never seen at the Tauron Nowa Muzyka Katowice festival before. We would like to encourage you to immerse into a few different forms of visual arts at once. Besides music and visual arts, we will also introduce innovative theatrical and dance activities. Here’s one of them.

Two heroines named Fitz & Carraldo discover right in front of our eyes that it is not that hard to set out from the desert with the aim of conquering the universe. You just have to explore the endless ocean of possibilities, find a drifting bottle with instructions and push the right button… Later on, they meet other people and have numerous adventures, as it usually happens during any decent journey.

A video without the video, a live version of a music clip, or even better – an episode of an imaginary, totally insane series performed on stage instead of a screen, where the combination of movement, dance, sound, music, costumes and vision generates an oneiric, freakish situation, where the freedom given to the performers is extended by improvisation, intimate expression and dreams, reaching the audience with its vibrations, pulling them into a pleasant vertigo, massaging intellectual temples, hiting the muscles with strong bass, irritating the nostrils with soprano, and telling an extraordinary story that can be considered a bit psychedelic and encompasses a bit of fantasy, a bit of drama and often comedy. It takes place in the postinternet times we live in. Yesterday, tomorrow, the day after tomorrow. Full immersion in time.

We are interested in cosmic themes, science fiction, science itself (RIP Stephen Hawking) as well as ancient rituals that have been around for ages to help people find their place in the universe. We are not afraid of the influence of everyday life, worries, hopes, desires or typical ups and downs. It is inspiring and comforting. We will walk through the well-known and unknown world looking for colours, differences and common parts, from exotic sensual carnival to intricate life on social media.

Uran Uran! – it is a wide-ranging and energetic slogan. Let’s fly as far away as possible with doubled speed. Shouting these words, we refer to the history of popculture. Oh yes, we do (winkwink). The ambiguity and complexity of this term seems limitless – metaphysics, physics, mathematics, art, chemistry, all attempts to measure the cosmos. Our civilization, those already forgotten, imaginary and potential ones. And the most interesting thing of all is the Nature that surrounds us and which we in fact are. We might be long gone, but something will remain. It would be nice to know what.

We promote movement and dance, believing that thanks to them we can reach universal communicativeness, where one quick gesture can say more than many words. The music will be coherent with the narration and contribute to building the story, intertwining with on-stage action and surrounding it with a mesh of sounds, where ethnic and technical inspirations go hand in hand with a full spectrum of dynamic events – from acoustic whispers to techno screams. Excitement. Electronic mutants in one row with organic strings, field recordings and colophony smelling violin fingerboards, atomic sound-design and affectionate delicacy of tropical breeze.

Those types of activities are a novelty at music festivals, one can even say they are barely recognizable (unknown?). We take a step away from the “famous musician giving a concert” scheme. Modern dance is not just an extravagant, hedonistic addition to music, but rather a rightful form of artistic expression, subtle and high, that might be niche at its core, but at the same time has been growing dynamically over the last few years and definitely deserves to be introduced to a wider international audience. And we are more than happy to do that. A theatrical premiere at Tauron Nowa Muzyka? Yes! That’s exactly what’s going to happen!

“WE CELEBRATE THE UNIVERSE AND THE TIME, DRAWING ENERGY FROM THE AWARENESS THAT EVERYTHING IS A BIG WEIRD CARNIVAL, after all.”