The inspiration for the project is the body's relationship with light and darkness. We will explore how the darkness’s presence influences human behaviour. To not be seen and to not fully see a physical environment and other bodies changes perspective and awakens our focus in a different way. On the other side of the spectrum, light rays penetrate tissues, especially skin and fascia, reaching deep into their structures. Like sunlight in water, UV, visible and infrared light can be partially reflected from the outer surface of the skin and eyes and, entering the tissue, scattered in different directions (including backward) by microscopic particles and structures such as fibers. The visible spectrum of light is strongly absorbed by pigments and blood. These movement qualities, which constitute the reaction of light with the skin – absorption, reflection, transmission, and scattering – become the inspiration for the creation of dance structures.
Modern science confirms that our bodies not only absorb light but also produce it, in quantities that the human eye does not recognize – we literally glow. The game between darkness and light will direct the audience’s focus and organize the dramaturgy of the performance.
Magda Niedzielska graduated from Choreography and Dance Theory at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw and Dance Pedagogy at the AHE in Łódź. She also completed postgraduate studies in Cultural Management at Jagiellonian University. She took part in an international programme at Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company in Israel and was a dancer with Elephant in the Black Box Junior Dance Company in Madrid. She collaborates with the Krakow Dance Theatre.
As a choreographer, she has worked with Central Europe Dance Theatre, and created and co-created performances such as „Frality”, "Humanimal", "an_na", "try no to", among others. Two-time scholarship holder of the City of Kraków. She received a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in the "Culture on the Web" programme. Twice a recipient of the NIMiT International Activity Support.
She conducts regular contemporary dance classes and workshops all over Poland. She is co-author of the workshop series "Reflex of the City" (as part of the grant of the City of Krakow) and "Touch the Movement" (as part of the grant of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage).