It is not entirely clear if Fred Herko planned to finish his intimate performance with a suicide death. He took a bath, turned on Mozart’s Coronation Mass and began to dance naked in his friend’s living room. He approached an open window several times. When Sanctus resounded, he ran and jumped out the window of the apartment on the fifth floor of New York’s Cornelia Street. Ballet dancers are said to believe they can fly. And indeed, suspended for a second in a jump, they do.

Choreography and performance: Paweł Sakowicz
Dramaturgy: Mateusz Szymanówka
Music: Indecorum
Costume: doom 3k
Light: Jędrzej Jęcikowski
Production: MAAT Festival
Premiere: December 8th, 2017
With support: Scena Tańca Studio, Zachęta – National Gallery of Art

Jumpcore belongs to the collection of the Zachęta – National Gallery of Art
Jumpcore was selected for Aerowaves Twenty19


Main photo by Witek Orski/DisturbedDasein, photos below by Maciej Rukasz and Weronika Wysocka




Jumpcore rehearsals and Hardcore Release workshops
(August 2017 at Zachęta – National Gallery of Art, Better Self curated by Magdalena Komornicka, photos by Bartosz Górka)