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

Production: MAAT Festival, Scena Tańca Studio, Zachęta – National Gallery of Art

Premiere: 8.12.2017

Jumpcore belongs to the collection of the Zachęta – National Gallery of Art

Jumpcore was selected for Aerowaves Twenty19