Last year we organized the first edition of Idiom Festival, which was a part of the “This is Poland/To Polska właśnie” program. The project was co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland (Promesa 2016).
We were analyzing the issue of “Polishness” and stereotypes about Polish culture and tradition in both art and society. The performances which we decided to present were focused on the body’s language in relation to the alphabet, dance as a way of communication and a space for intercultural dialogue, and the stereotype of a Pole. We wondered on the meaning of calling a dance “Polish” in modern creative reality, when artists move between art centers much more often, create their performances as coproductions with others, and are immersed in mobility: of projects, thoughts, and ideas.