Dancer Zuzanna Kasprzyk presented her solo performance "We are very sorry, but there is no place for Susana" at the New Dance for Asia International Festival in Seoul and at the Goyang International Dance Festival 2015 in Ilsan.
This solo is a particularly personal production, yet connected to a general theme of struggle. The title is the exact quotation of the reply the artist received to one of her applications. It refers to the overall struggle for a place in dance (art) world, but also in the universe in general. The dancer attempts to find answers to many questions: Is there any space for a person with such a sensibility and dreams? For a female with such a character, beliefs and taste? It is also a struggle with her own body and mind, which is an integral part of dance. But who in this struggle is the adversary? Who is the winner and who is the loser? It is said that as long as you fight, you are the winner – and so we live in constant "never give up" mode, forcing ourselves to believe that the battle makes sense. The artist questions herself if capitulation is actually losing or rather winning the confrontation? What if accepting the failure is a real victory?
Zuzanna Kasprzyk is an artist born in 1988 in Gliwice, Poland. She graduated with honours from the M.M. Szewczenko's private ballet school in Gliwice, and holds a degree of the Bytom-based Dance Theatre Department of the Ludwik Solski Academy for the Dramatic Arts in Kraków. As the "Erasmus for Placement" scholarship holder, she trained at the Staatstheater Kassel, Germany. She has also taken part in many projects (Topologie, Faces of Medea, TanzMediaAkademie Weimar) and such festivals as the International Contemporary Dance Conference in Bytom, Gdańsk Dance Festival, Your Chance in Moscow, SoloDuo in Budapest, and M1 Contact in Singapore. In 2013 she won the first prize of the Solo Dance Contest in Gdańsk with her solo "We are very sorry, but there is no place for Susana".
"We are very sorry, but there is no place for Susana"
Concept/choreography/performance: Zuzanna Kasprzyk
Music: One Must Fall 2097 Main Theme by Kenny Chao
Duration: 10 min