20 of MARCH. Performance "ACTS"

The piece is based on real stories of domestic violence and was conceived in reaction to reading letters and talking to people who experienced harassment. It draws on artistic classes run in support centres for abuse victims, which are mostly women and children: I want to enable those who cannot scream in their defence to start talking. So that they could speak about their entanglement, helplessness, their yearning for silence. I conceived it as a sequence of acts – fragments of texts, exits, dissolution, images.

20 of MARCH           17:00

The Les’ Kurbas State Centre for Theatre Arts

Aurora Lubos

“AKTY (Acts)”


Aurora Lubos Akty small1          Aurora Lubos Akty small2

premiere: 22 June 2013, Academy of Fine Arts (Dom Angielski), Gdańsk, Poland

choreography, video, performance: Aurora Lubos

music: Motion Trio
time: 45 minutes

Aurora Lubos has been active on the Gdańsk dance scene since 1997, collaborating with the Gdańsk Dance Theatre, the Baltic Sea Culture Centre, Baltic University of Dance, Dada von Bzdülöw Theatre, Club Winda, Club Żak, and the Specialist Support Centre in Rusocin. In 2000 she joined the Vincent Dance Theatre, UK, where she works as an actress. Among her own productions are solos (Zanzibar; Niedokończone; Nóż, koń i schody; AKTY; Nie wolno), installations (Still Alive; Cykl pokarmowy; Bez domu), performances (AKT1; 4 Kąty; Akt na dwie – Ostatki), short animations (the series Winter 2010). Aurora has collaborated with Avi Kaiser, Charlotte Vincent, Liz Aggiss, Wendy Houston, Jacek Staniszewski, Jerzy Mazzoll, Honorata Martin, Bronek Duży, Leszek Bzdyl, and Tatiana Baganowa. She currently lives and works in a small village near the town of Skarszewy, south of Gdańsk, and in Brighton, UK.