Death. Exercises and variations

Renata Piotrowska-AuffretDeath. Exercises and variations

Are you ready to meet Death? As Renata Piotrowska-Auffret attempts to stage an impossible encounter with the Grim Reaper, she uses a skeleton, dance macabre, rituals, violence, exhaustion, gore and eroticism. Witty and joyous, this solo will make you feel more alive than ever.

Concept, choreography: Renata Piotrowska-Auffret
Performance: Renata Piotrowska-Auffret
Dramaturgy: Bojana Bauer
Lights: Ewa Garniec
Production: Burdąg Foundation
Partners:  Centrum w Ruchu (Warsaw), CSW – Contemporary Art Castle in Warsaw /Pologne, La Briquetrie in Val de Marne (Paris), CND Pantin (Paris), STSpot Theatre (Yokohama), Soho Theatre (Warsaw), Art Stations Foundation (Poznań).

Pictures: Marta Ankiersztejn

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Biography

Renata Piotrowska-Auffret is a choreographer and a performer at the crossroads of experimental dance, performance art, dramaturgy and theatre.


Piotrowska-Auffret confronts choreography with conceptual thinking. In her works she contemplates the contemporary world through deriving inspiration from life experiences and theoretical texts from human sciences. She is interested in analysing historical and contemporary body politics and representations as well as in the relations between text and movement.  
She was a priority artist in the frame of Aerowaves. She received scholarships from Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Art Stations Foundation and Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in Poland, program "Młoda Polska" (2010) and "Stypendium Ministra" (2013).


She created: "Now" / 2007, "Dancing with the Enemy" / 2007, "UNKNOWN" series / 2008-2010, "breaj ART OF THE WAR" / 2010, "UNKNOWN.SEANCE" / 2011, videodance "Inside" / 2011, "The Forest_work in progress" / 2013, "Death. Exercises and variations" / 2014, "Common" / 2015-2016, "The pure gold is seeping out of me" / 2017. In 2008, 2010 and 2017 her performances: "Dancing with the Enemy", "Unknown" and "Death. Exercises and variations" were chosen for the Polish Dance Platform.


Piotrowska-Auffret graduated from the master choreographic program ex.e.r.ce. in Montpellier and Theatre Academy in Białystok. She is a member of choreographer’s platform from Warsaw – Center in Motion.