Body and fiction

Body and
Fiction

Body and fiction
Body and Fiction is a choreographic collection of embodied imaginary beings – living organisms which transgress social body and human functionality. It creates an environment where imaginary meets real.

Dancing body is not only physical. Body is also created by embodied imagination and relationships which she/he enters. Fiction in various ways allows me to ask questions about the limits of the body, allows also to reach out to existing stories and build new ones – embodied stories anatomically fictitious and anatomically true. Music, spatial object and light are successive layers of choreography, diverse environments extracting own fictions.

  • Concept&choreography&dance → Maria Zimpel
  • Music → Bryan Eubanks
  • Voice → Catherine Lamb
  • Space&costume design → We design for physical culture
  • Light design &realisation → Paweł Winiarski
  • Production → Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art
  • Co-production → Maria Zimpel


Work was created in frame of AiR Artist in Residency ‘Feedback: giving and assuming form’ supported by Music and Dance Institut Warsaw.
  • → 23. (Premiere) 24.05.2018 Ujazdowski Castle Contemporary Art Centre / Warsaw
  • → 18.06.2018 / ‘Malta’ Festival Old Browary New Dance / Słodownia +3 / Poznan
  • → 09.05.2019 Festiwal KALEJDOSKOP / Akademia Teatralna im. Zelwerowicza / Białystok
Photography → Anna Nowokuñska
→ Bartosz Górka
Body and
fiction