In VALESKA VALESKA VALESKA VALESKA, four dancer(s) invite the audience to a performative installation in a space at the intersection of cabaret, circus, kindergarten, and modern art gallery exhibition.

The point of departure is the life and work of Valeska Gert: her peculiar artistic practice, completely detached from conventions, and the unstable present-day reality, juxtaposed with the realities of work of contemporary freelancers. Perhaps one way to address the unstable nature of our times might be through the language of the grotesque?

Valeska Gert specialized in solo dance miniatures with a solid dose of eccentricity, replete with expressive mimicry. In them she distorted reality, aiming for the absurd and abstract, using her own body as an instrument. Considered a forerunner of avant-garde performance, at the same time she never entered the dance mainstream.

VALESKA VALESKA VALESKA VALESKA is a collage drawing on documentary materials on Gert’s biography, an interplay of facts and imagination. It is a time capsule performance, relying on the grotesque presence of performers who raise important issues, though not necessarily in a serious way.


  • Choreografia i reżyseria: Dominika Knapik
  • Reżyseria: Dominika Knapik
  • Dramaturgia: Patrycja Kowańska
  • Wykonanie: Daniela Komędera - Miśkiewicz, Dominika Wiak, Dominik Więcek, Monika Witkowska
  • Muzyka: Doministry Dominik Strycharski, kierownictwo muzyczne: Przemysław Degórski
  • Kostiumy: Dominik Więcek
  • Reżyseria świateł: Wolfgang Macher
  • Produkcja: Fundacja Performa
64 min