Jumpcore

Paweł SakowiczJumpcore

Jumpcore takes its inspiration from Fred Herko, a cult American dancer known for his suicidal performance in which he jumped out from an apartment to Mozart’s “Coronation Mass”. Every ballet dancer has the impression that he can fly, and hovering in the air he does fly indeed, though only for a moment.


Paweł Sakowicz’s performance is a variation on the theme of jumping, ranging from ballet to rave, and how to turn the body into an energetic machine.

Choreography and performance: Paweł Sakowicz
Dramaturgy: Mateusz Szymanówka
Music: Indecorum
Costumes: Doom 3k
Lights: Jędrzej Jęcikowski
Production: MAAT Festival with the support from Scena Tańca Studio and the Zachęta – National Gallery of Art
Piece from the collection of the Zachęta – National Gallery of Art

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Biography

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. For the last few years, he has been working with various artists, curators and theatre makers in Warsaw, London and Berlin. His works include Bernhard, TOTAL, Jumpcore and Thriller and they have been presented in two editions of the Polish Dance Platform, NYU Skirball and CAC New Orleans amongst others. Currently, Paweł is working on Masakra; a group piece examining the problematic origins of latin ballroom dances.