Body Parts

The solo Body Parts is a result of a choreographic fascination with the face. The performance explores both its anatomy and physiology and its ability to evoke meaning, emotion and identity. Traditionally, the face is considered the interface of a human being’s psyche and its discourse is charged with romantic mythology. Meanwhile, it creates its own corporal practices, that partake in a strong exchange with other areas of culture and politics.

Where did contemporary dance’s obsession with the neutral face come from and what is this neutral face? What is the connection between the grotesque and female subjectivity? What does the common contemporary choreography of the face tell us about cultural oppression?

Ramona Nagabczyńska

Performer and choreographer based in Warsaw, Poland.

New (Dis)Order, RE//accumulation, The Way Things Dinge, pURe, Body Parts, Silenzio!, Le Jeu de Massacre and Bliss are amongst her most important performances.

She has been an Aerowaves Top 20 artist twice and an apap Performing Europe artist between 2015 and 2019. As the first choreographer in history, she received an award for Best Director for Silenzio! At the Divine Comedy Festival in 2021.

She is co-founder of Centre in Motion in Warsaw, which is an artist led space for choreography.


  • Choreografia i reżyseria: Ramona Nagabczyńska
  • Dramaturgia: Pomoc dramaturgiczna: Mateusz Szymanówka i Agata Siniarska
  • Wykonanie: Ramona Nagabczyńska
  • Muzyka: Georges Bizet, Vincenzo Bellini, Mina, Prince
  • Kostiumy: Ramona Nagabczyńska
  • Reżyseria świateł: Jędrzej Jęcikowski; Projekcje: Nagi Gianni
  • Opieka artystyczna: wsparcie merytoryczne: Philippe Riéra
  • Produkcja: Fundacja Burdąg
50 min