Spring Forward

Long time no see! & The pure gold is seeping out of me - Spring Forward 2019

MAC de Créteil (Petite Salle)
Saturday 6 April, 2019 | 11am–12:40am


Long Time No See!

Long time no see! & The pure gold is seeping out of me - Spring Forward 2019

Beatrix and Jenna were born in isolated European countries. They have the same amount of muscles and bones. They are movers, acrobats, both comfortable with steam and water.

Blonde and brunette. Nordic and Central European. One’s ancestors lived under the Turkish empire, the other under the Swedish rule. One drinks pálinka and the other koskenkorva. Almost sisters. Not quite.

Long Time No See! is a playful performance by a Hamburg-based Hungarian and Brussels-based Finn exploring the curious and familiar aspects of two distinct cultures.

Concept, Choreography, Performance: Beatrix Simkó, Jenna Jalonen
Sound Design: Ábris Gryllus
Text: András Vinnai
Set Design, Photography, Video: Daniel Dömölky
Costume Design: Emese Kasza, Mei Kawa
Lighing design: Daniel Dömölky, Krisztián Balázs
Creative Management: Andrea Kovács, Let It Be! Art Agency
Special thanks: Jessica Simet, Ernő Király, Zoltán Szmolka, András Benyák, Péter Pusztaházi, József Pető
Supporters: National Cultural Fund, Life Long Burning, Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles, Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux, Trafó House of Contemporary Arts
Cooperation Partners: Workshop Foundation, Ultima Vez, Rakastajat Teatteri Pori, Balassi Institute Helsinki, Suomi 100, Studio Latéral 19, Let It Be! Art Agency, Deephoto, PURE, Mei Kawa
With the support of the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union as part of the Source project
Selected as part of the Festival d'Avignon Sujets à Vif programme

Aerowaves artist profile: Beatrix Simkó and Jenna Jalonen — Long Time No See!


The pure gold is seeping out of me

Long time no see! & The pure gold is seeping out of me - Spring Forward 2019

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

Aerowaves artist profile: Renata Piotrowska-Auffret — The pure gold is seeping out of me