ALEKSANDRA OSOWICZ  and ANNA NOWICKA met in 2012 on a bus going from Lisbon to Montemor-o-novo. Ola often says that she knew Anna was a dancer because of her feet. Anna doesn’t remember this moment, but she remembers Ola’s bright energy that lit up the whole rumbling space. They were the only Polish people travelling,  and they both tried hard not to build a connection with one another. And yet, they ended up working all the time together, on all the projects within the Tryangle residency in “O Espaço do Tempo”. They embarked on a journey into the world of images: bridging visual arts with performance, and moving smoothly into social choreography. They danced, photographed, and filmed. This interest in images unfolds through all their collaborations. They experiment with choreography, photography, stop-motion, installation, and websites. Again and again, they meet up to deepen their exchange, discovering new hues of their work. Anna could only imagine the “Flowing archive of embodied dreams” with Ola. And Ola gracefully joined.

ANNA NOWICKA

Anna Nowicka is a Berlin based choreographer working with dreams and embodied imagination. Anna has a long background in bringing dreaming techniques to the performing arts. She aims at unfolding the body into a resourceful, alive, ever flowing entity, able to be responsive and present. Graduate of the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (SEAD), MA Choreography at the HfS Ernst-Busch / HZT in Berlin and MA Psychology at the Warsaw University, she wrote her practice-based PhD on embodied awareness as the foundation for being present at the Polish Film School in Łódź. She is a certified Saphire® teacher of Dr. Catherine Shainberg’s “The School of Images”, deepening the work on imagery with dr. Bonnie Buckner. Anna teaches at the International Institute for Dreaming and Imagery where she is the Program Director of the DYW Kids program.

ALEKSANDRA OSOWICZ

Graduated from Forum Danca – PEPCC – Choreography, Dance Research and Training in Lisbon and from the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, Photography and Multimedia. Currently in the process of certification at the New York School of Intimacy Directors and Coordinators. A pioneering organization that introduces safe practices for performing intimacy, simulated sex, nudity and highly exposed scenes in theater, performance, television and film. 

In her work, she seeks for alternative theatrical solutions, spaces in which performance takes place, and viewer-performer relations based on equal participation. She is working in the areas between art and activism. For several years she has been exploring interspecies relations and different models of co-presence.