The pure gold is seeping out of me

Renata Piotrowska-AuffretThe pure gold is seeping out of me

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For many women, the desire to give birth is innate. What if, however, this desire was restricted by legal regulations?


Bringing three fierce women on stage, this exhilarating work looks at the relationship between personal and professional life. Using her own personal experience and other women’s narratives, Renata Piotrowska-Auffret examines the yearning for motherhood through a network of reproduction policies, numerous promises and attempts to exploit it.

Concept and Choreography: Renata Piotrowska-Auffret
Performance and Texts: Renata Piotrowska-Auffret and guests
Collaboration: Karolina Kraczkowska, Aleksandra Osowicz
Dramaturgy: Bojana Bauer, Renata Piotrowska-Auffret
Dramaturgy consultant: Magdalena Ptasznik
Editing assistant: Michał Kurkowski
Lighting: Monika Krześniak
Visual design: Aleksandra Osowicz
Music: Camille Saint-Saens, Ferenc Liszt, Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes, The Kurws
Organisers: Fundacja Burdąg, Centrum w Ruchu
Coproduction: MAAT Festival
Partners: Nowy Teatr, Wawerskie Centrum Kultury, Instytut Adama Mickiewicza, Instytut Muzyki i Tańca, Centre National de la Danse
Producer: Karolina Wycisk

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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.