NORMA is a festival of theatre and contemporary art held in Ostrava. Organised by PLATO Ostrava and by Studio Hrdinů, a Prague-based theatre.



Festival NORMA:

Paweł Sakowicz: Jumpcore (PL)

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  1. PLATO, Porážková 26

Concept, choreography, dance: Paweł Sakowicz

Dramaturgy: Mateusz Szymanówka

Music: Indecorum

Costume: Doom 3k

Production: MAAT Festival, Scena Tańca Studio, Zachęta – National Gallery of Art



Performance by internationally established dancer and performer Paweł Sakowicz. Jumpcore is the first dance project to be bought by the Zachęta – the Polish National Gallery of Art.

In his performance Jumpcore, inspired by the story of ballet dancer Fred Herko, Paweł Sakowicz discusses the poetics of the world of ballet dancers who are said to believe they “can fly”. Dancing naked in his apartment to Mozart’s Coronation Mass, Herko jumped out of the window as the composition drew to its close.

Jumpcore can be viewed as an autonomous world created in the very moment the dancer decides to fly. This fantasy world is full of extreme physical activity connecting lightness and total exhaustion in a fascinating manner.

Paweł Sakowicz is a choreographer and dancer. He graduated from the University of Warsaw with a degree in political studies and holds an MA in performance and choreography from the London Contemporary Dance School. His works include Bernhard, TOTAL, Jumpcore, Thriller and Masakra. They have been presented in three editions of the Polish Dance Platform, NYU Skirball and CAC New Orleans amongst others.

Photo: Maciej Zakrzewski