Remix is an important gesture of contemporary culture; reaching for the works of other artists to build your own story on their foundations is a way of working with memory, with the process of forgetting, of turning memories into myths, and last but not least – of repressing facts from memory. It is also a question about the relationship between the history of theatre and dance to contemporary artistic practice.
Komuna Warszawa created their series “Remix” in order to invite directors and choreographers to work on the art of their masters: artists that they had been influenced by, that they had worked with, or that they loved or hated. Amongst the “remixed” figures from the world of theatre there are also those, of whom we know very little – that is when the remix becomes a process of recreating one’s own memory and knowledge.
The series has resulted in one of the most interesting repertoire proposals in Warsaw over the last few seasons. Almost two dozen small performances were created commenting on the most important artists of dance and theatre. We chose the most interesting ones to show them in Lublin. The performances will be presented first at the Confrontations Festival followed by a presentation at the International Dance Festival.