Saturday, December 7, 2013

One Last Meet the Choreographer!

Mariusz Kujawski

This year I got the pleasure of performing a solo work titled “Where to? And how to?" This modern work echoes my life journey. It all started in Poland where I was born, Polish, a Slavic language, was my first language that I learned. I was always captivated and attracted by languages, which motivated my parents to sign up me for English twice a week. When my family and I moved to Iceland to better our life condition, we were required to learn how to speak Icelandic in order to communicate. I had a challenging time when put straight into high school; I needed to adopt to an entirely new Germanic language this time. In the dance there will be times when I speak Icelandic and Polish. I understand that most of you won't comprehend the words I will speak but do not worry, the solo will allow you to understand my life story through movement. I look forward to seeing you, enjoy the performance!

TRANSLATION
Polish:]
Welcome, to my little world, world of love and happiness. Where exactly am I, I cannot tell you but through this experience right now on stage maybe together we will discover where I should go. I sit here on this stage and think about my family. I think of my mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, my uncle, my aunt, and all of my cousins.  They all are together with out me. My mom and my dad are far away from this land, they are happy and said, and I hope sometimes they think about me and  whom I became. This bowl is empty and so was my hurt when I left my family to come to the States, I had nothing but half of an idea of what is going to happened. I washed my worries and I wash my past away. I bawl is empty, why is it so empty?

Who are you?
- Pole small.

- What is your sign?
- White Eagle.

- Where do you live?
- Between the lines.

- In which country?
  The Polish country.

- What is this land?
- My homeland.

- How was it gained?
- With Blood and Scars.

- Do you love it there?
- I love sincerely.

- And what do you believe?
- In Poland I believe.

Now I am entering this new world, world of happiness and hope. I spin in this bawl and get lost in its freedom like I get lost in this strange land, full of new ideas.

Icelandic :]
Yes, it was difficult to move from Poland to Iceland. I like it here however, the mountains are beautiful but the people are cold. It was a hard time for me as a teenager. I survived do to my only friend Anton, he was the only one that was open to me, he saved my life with his friendship. Anton I thank you for your strength.

Polish:]
hello who are you? Would you like to join me on this journey? Come with me please.

Mom and my lovely dad, I am coming to you this time I am not so little anymore, not so little any more, not any more.

We Made It!

Opening Night was a huge success! With two more shows this weekend, and three shows next week, we still have a long road ahead of us!
Make sure to purchase your tickets if you haven't already! It's a fabulous, well rounded show that showcases many talented dancers, designers, and choreographers!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Countdown to Opening Night!

1 day until Opening Night!!!

We're almost there! All of the dance works are looking great, the lights are shining, and the costumes look beautiful! I am so proud of every person working on this production and the hard work and effort they are putting forward! Keep it up everybody!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Countdown to Opening Night!

3 days until Opening Night!

Last night's run through went well! During tech week crew members learn their different tasks, dancers figure out the details, and choreographers give final notes! With only three rehearsals left everything is coming together.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Countdown to Opening Night!

4 days until Opening Night!

Tonight dancers, designers, and choreographers come together to run the show as it would be in a full performance!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Countdown to Opening Night!

5 days until Opening Night!

Today was the beginning of our technical rehearsals. The first day of "tech" is used to see the costumes on the dancers and make sure they fit, the dancers can move, and the cast looks cohesive. This day is also usually the first day that lighting cues are called by the stage manager or assistant stage manager. 

Starting tomorrow we will begin running the show as if it were an actual performance! 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Countdown to Afterimages 2013!

10 DAYS UNTIL OPENING NIGHT!

As we are approaching the Thanksgiving break, many choreographers are hosting their final rehearsals, cleaning up their choreography, and making last minute changes! Lighting designers are starting to share their cues and costume designers are sewing away! With tech less than a week away, all of the final preparations are being made!