Collective choreography

The meeting is part of the cycle "Performance of protest"


Maria Świetlik, Beata Siemieniako, Suzi Andreis

Erwin Piscator, Nikolai Yevreinov and Leon Schiller knew something about the arrangements of the crowd, directing masses and collective choreography. The twentieth century brought the raise of these forms to the social ground, at the same time referring to iconic (painting and literary) representations of collective protests from centuries past. How do the dynamics of crowds shape in marches, at rallies, during the occupation of public places? What is the importance of the additional attributes here – candles, keys, televisions, carnations and umbrellas? How to effectively and effectively direct the city?

A gathering and, at the same time, a political act may be both a strike in the factory, as well as an eviction blockade; annual march, and seemingly spontaneous walk. The question is what is allowed in such circumstances and what shall not be done, what are our rights and how to defend them when they are at risk?