The director of the film, Iwona Pasińska, used a painter’s approach to compose the choreography and build subsequent scenes that make up the metaphor of life in the community, moving on the line of life, experiencing good and evil, happiness and pain, unchanging rhythm of the nature and change of fate. The visual layer of the 9-minute film is co-created with ornamental motifs drawn from Stryjeńska’s painting. Fragmentary narration is built of the words of traditional songs in the arrangement and performance of the Maliszów Band, which overlap with the language of contemporary dance. Interspecific combination of the dance film and painting makes the second-ever film production of the Polish Dance Theatre an interdisciplinary experiment from the borderland of arts.
Bória offers its viewers a visual feast, featuring Zofia Stryjeńska’s painting, Seasons. November – December, Pageant I - with a Deer brought to life by the dancers of The Polish Dance Theatre. Inspired by both Polish and Hutsul folk culture, Bória examines the juxtaposition of the individual experience with that of collective expectation
Director: Iwona Pasińska
Choreographer: Iwona Pasińska
(Poland, 2018) 9:24 min