”The Pure Gold Is Seeping Out Of Me” is presented as part of a double program alongside ”Volitant”. Your ticket is valid for both performances.
For many women, the desire to give birth is innate. What if, however, this desire was restricted by legal regulations?
Bringing three fierce women on stage, this exhilarating work looks at the relationship between personal and professional life. Using her own personal experience and other women’s narratives, Renata Piotrowska-Auffret examines the yearning for motherhood through a network of reproduction policies, numerous promises and attempts to exploit it.
The show was selected from this year's 20 prioritized new dance performances by the European Aerowaves network of dance theaters. Every year this network - of which Bora Bora is a member - selects the most promising, talented choreographers in Europe.
"From beginning to end, one follows the events onstage with complete focus, unable to stop oneself from observing the constant emotional and corporeal transformation of the dancers.”
- Paulina Trzeciak, Taniec Polska.
"The heart and the core of “The pure gold is seeping out of me” are the individual perspectives, which in case of Piotrowska and her personal appearance in the frame of the show, is brave artistic gesture. This performance does not have a confessional character which might provoke making judgments, instead it makes visible the system of relations in which one needs to see its own agency and decision making."
- Zuzanna Berendt, Teatralia.
“The polyphony of voices is a very strong aspect of the performance and places itself within the public debate of recognizing women’s rights as human rights. In Poland this demand is still met with incomprehensible and scandalous resistance. Pure gold…. will, unfortunately, not lose it’s immediacy for a long time.”
- Hanna Raszewska-Kursa, "Questions about corporality on stage and in the audience”.
“The pure gold is seeping out of me” brings back from non-memory, stories which were being ejected from public sphere and shows how the experience of maternity is being entangled in systemic conditions. The slogan of student’s movements from the sixties – private is political – sounds very actual in the context of dancer’s herstories."
- Anna Majewska, e-teatr
About Renata Piotrowska-Auffret
Renata Piotrowska-Auffret is a choreographer and a performer at the crossroads of experimental dance, performance art, dramaturgy and theatre.
Renata Piotrowska-Auffret confronts choreography with conceptual thinking. In her works she contemplates the contemporary world through deriving inspiration from life experiences and theoretical texts from human sciences. She is interested in analysing historical and contemporary body politics and representations as well as in the relations between text and movement.
She was a priority artist in the frame of Aerowaves. She received scholarships from Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Art Stations Foundation and Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in Poland, program "Młoda Polska" (2010) and "Stypendium Ministra" (2013).
She has created:
"Now" / 2007, "Dancing with the Enemy" / 2007, "UNKNOWN" series / 2008-2010, "breaj ART OF THE WAR" / 2010, "UNKNOWN.SEANCE" / 2011, videodance "Inside" / 2011, "The Forest_work in progress" / 2013, "Death. Exercises and variations" / 2014, "Common" / 2015-2016, "The pure gold is seeping out of me" / 2017.
In 2008, 2010 and 2017 her performances: "Dancing with the Enemy", "Unknown" and "Death. Exercises and variations" were chosen for the Polish Dance Platform.
Renata Piotrowska-Auffret graduated from the master choreographic program ex.e.r.ce. in Montpellier and Theatre Academy in Białystok. She is a member of choreographer’s platform from Warsaw – Center in Motion.