In 1937, the Polish government sent an expedition to Madagascar to explore the possibilities of colonising the island. The expedition was supported by the Maritime and Colonial League, closely linked to the Polish authorities, and promoted the slogan: like every free nation, Poland deserves to have its own colonies. However, Madagascar never became a Polish colony.

In 1920, an informal conference of dance teachers in London created a new style: modern ball-room dance. The dances of the enslaved communities of Brazil, Haiti and Cuba were codified and became a popular entertainment for the upper middle class. Over time, samba, cha-cha, rumba, paso doble and jive became the ballroom Latin American dances and are still performed at dance competitions.

Concept and choreography: Paweł Sakowicz

Created with and performed by: Karolina Kraczkowska, Agnieszka Kryst, Ramona Nagabczyńska, Iza Szostak

Dramaturgy: Anka Herbut

Music: Lubomir Grzelak

Set design: Anna Met

Lighting design: Jacqueline Sobiszewski

Production: Nowy Teatr

Thanks to: Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej Zamek Ujazdowski

Widening the Field - choreographic program by Nowy Teatr and Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk, curator: Joanna Leśnierowska

Premiere: 9.01.2019