Mousonturm Studio 1
- 21.06.2018, 20 Uhr€ 12 / erm. € 6 / € 5 für f.f.m. students Mitglieder, World premiere
- 22.06.2018, 6 p.m.€ 12 / red. € 6 / € 5 for f.f.m. students members
Romuald Krężel worked as an actor, before he began studying choreography and performance in Gießen. He not only played in theatre pieces and films, but also appeared in twenty-two TV ads, specializing in the role of the friendly guy from next door, e.g. ads for the painkiller Metafan, for Bosch and Kaufland. In his graduation piece, Romuald Krężel looks back on this history: Is he now just at the beginning or more at the end of his career? In “Retrospective”, Krężel explores the differences and boundaries between work that you want to do and work that you have to do. It traces the ambivalences of artistic work and searches for strategies of saying no – not by leaving the field of work, but by acting as if adhering to its constantly changing rules.
Cast & Credits
CONCEPT, CHOREOGRAPHY and PERFORMANCE: Romuald Krężel
TEXT, DRAMATURGY: Tamara Antonijevic
VIDEO, VISUALS: Monica Duncan
ARTISTIC COLLABORATION: Carolina Mendonça
LIGHT, TECHNIC: Hendrik Borowski
ROMUALD KRĘŻEL. Born in Poland, Berlin-based choreographer and performer.
He received his MA in Choreography and Performance at the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies of Justus Liebig University Gießen/Germany as well as MA in Acting at the Film
School Łódź/Poland. His work is nourished by expanded choreographic practices that incorporate visual and performative elements. The resulting movement-based
performances, site-specific installations, participatory projects, videos, and other hybrid formats, explore themes such as labor, resistance, class struggle, environmental
catastrophes and the potential exchange between humans and more-than-humans.
Among others, he collaborated with the following artists – Monica Duncan, René Alejandro Huari Mateus, Carolina Mendonça, Tamara Antonijević, Emmilou Rößling, Komuna//
His works have been presented in venues like Kunstverein in Frankfurt, Palais de la Porte Dorée in Paris, Biennale Warszawa in Warsaw, as well as at the numerous festivals and
theatres, among others HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Performing Arts Festival in Berlin; Hellerau –European Centre for the Arts in Dresden; Künstlerhaus Mousonturm in Frankfurt; Kaserne
Basel in Switzerland; Nowy Theatre and Komuna//Warszawa in Warsaw/Poland; Gdańsk Dance Festival/Poland.
Romuald was awarded numerous artistic and research scholarships, including the WimmelResearch-Fellowship founded by Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart and Robert
Bosch Centre for Research in Renningen and Young Poland scholarship from the National Centre for Culture in Warsaw.