Unintended Consequences deals with the subject of urban migrations: the mass relocations of people in search of a better life. It also asks how the architecture of a given space determines our behaviour and affects our lives. The show is a movement-based metaphor for an individual’s endless endeavours to overcome the limits inflicted upon them by others. A poetical landscape of paper and light provides for multiple and constant transformations on the stage to emphasise the flow of the surrounding reality, which makes us endlessly readjust our chosen pathways and preconceptions. Intended Consequences is an anniversary production of the Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk.
Sjoerd Vreugdenhil is a graduate of the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and the Rotterdam Dance Academy. As a soloist, he danced with the Zurich Ballet and, for six years, with Ballett Frankfurt, with whom he made his choreographic debut with Fat Peggy's Sober Property (2002). He has also completed a course in architecture at the Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam. Apart from his own projects, Sjoerd Vreugdenhil has made choreographies for companies such as Dansgroep Krisztina de Chatel, Scapino Ballet, Staatsoper unter den Linden Berlin, ZUKT Hochschule Frankfurt am Main and Dansgroep Amsterdam.
Direction, overall design concept: Sjoerd Vreugdenhil
Choreography: Sjoerd Vreugdenhil w ścisłej współpracy z tancerzami / Sjoerd Vreugdenhil in close collaboration with the dancers
Performed by: Urszula Bernat, Agnieszka Kryst, Ramona Nagabczyńska, Janusz Orlik, Kasia Sitarz, Tomek Pomersbach, Paweł Sakowicz
Music: Szymon Brzóska
Musicians: Barbara Drążkiewicz, Emilia Goch
Electronic music: Kiriakos Spirou
Costumes, set design: Agata Birek, Maja Barańska, Klaudia Filipiak, Julia Grabowska, Kinga Korbalewska, Sławek Krzyżak
Light design: Sjoerd Vreugdenhil
Production: Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk
Acknowledgments: Jola Starzak, Dawid Strebicki, Wojtek Dziecic, Agnieszka Jacobson-Cielecka for making the collaboration with the School of Form possible.