Realization within the 10th Gdansk Dance Festival
Project residency / premiere
Choreography and performance: Bartosz Kondracki, Sayaka Haruna-Kondracka, Agnieszka Wojciechowska
20 zł / 15 zł - Karta Do Kultury* / 10 zł – uczniowie*, studenci*, seniorzy / 8 zł – Karta Dużej Rodziny* / 5 zł – Karta Tancerza*
Depression "... is like a dark haze creeping in the recesses of the room, always present, always ready to flow in and rise to devour you." This is the darkest darkness, emptiness, meaninglessness and total inner despair. Others may think that you’re a lucky man, but you know it's just a scam ... "
Mirosław Baran after the premiere: This definitely very successful performance tells in a couple of extremely aesthetic visually and daring dance pictures about the problem of depression. The main character is played by the exquisite, precise, expressive and dynamic Sayaka Haruna-Kondracka - confirming this performance with impeccable technique and exceptional charisma, of which she was known in the productions of the Baltic Dance Theater, which has been operating only recently at the Opera. (...) "Below the sea level" does not tell any coherent story, it is rather a sequence of dance and visual impressions, depicting a disease attack, difficult contact with other people or referring to religion. The whole, however, is characterized by a very coherent dramaturgy and well-placed accents.
Bartosz Kondracki - since 2009, ballet dancer of the Baltic Opera. He took his first dance steps in the modern dance ensemble "Caro Dance" in Siedlce, graduated from the Kielce Higher School of Skills in the direction of Dancing and danced in the Kielce Dance Theater, won numerous national and international competitions and awards.
Sayaka Haruna-Kondracka began her dance career at the age of 5. She was a laureate of national ballet competitions. She started studies at Codarts where during the season she cooperated with Introdans, Dance Works Rotterdam and other dance groups. Before coming to Poland, she spent a year at the Cinevox junior company in Switzerland. Since 2012, she has been dancing at the Baltic Opera Ballet.
Agnieszka Wojciechowska is a graduate of the State Ballet School in Warsaw and a student of Rotterdam Dans Academie CODARTS. Since 2008, she has been a ballet dancer of the Baltic Opera in Gdańsk, where she danced, often as a soloist, in the choreographies of Izadora Weiss, Jans Henning Paar, Wojciech Misiuro, Emil Wesołowski, Eugenio Scigliano, Jiří Kylián, Patrick Delacroix, Giorgio Madia and Francis Mauduit. Since 2010, he has been conducting contemporary dance workshops and classical dance lessons for children and adults.