Artistic Statement

My artistic practice is dedicated to research about connection of the body and movement with nature and environment. I am concerned about the climatic issues that we face nowadays and curious about the changes that are going to happen in the near future. I believe that human species have no choice but to respect nature and adapt to the changing environment, reducing our impact on it and accepting our equality with other species. 

I believe that dance can be a metaphor of thinking, where the body language is an equally powerful expressive tool as words. Movement allows me to speak about the most essential issues such as the situation of our planet. In my training methods I am deeply interested in how the necessity of adaptation develops skills in the human body that have been already forgotten. The neuroscientific examples show that certain exercises are able to awaken lost abilities and functions. Thinking about the future of human species in the changing environment, I am willing to research how our life may change and how circumstances such as a return to nomadic lifestyle, limitation of lands possible to inhabit or reduction of social contacts will shape human’s body and brain. 

I believe in the artist’s responsibility for the message that is being transmitted in the work of dance, music or visual art. I care about information that the audience receives while watching my performances; I am concerned about the reliability of research behind the work. I am collaborating with various artists and learning about other disciplines.

My practice is nourished by contact with nature, observing it and understanding how the water systems work, how differently plants grow, how animals move. I am investigating the reasons for the climatic catastrophes that are happening right now and predictions for the future of our planet. I believe that as an artist I am responsible to use my voice and body to bring to my audiences the message of essential problems and through poetic and ambiguous language of the art encourage them to act.

~ Małgorzata Suś, August 2020

Constantly crossing the border between theatre and dance, I believe in movement as the most powerful way of expression and communication.

Creating imaginary universes, experimenting with connecting different art disciplines, I aim to bring the message of the issues that have a huge importance for me, like problem of water pollution and climate change. My work of art is eco-friendly and respectful for the Nature.

Working in countries struggling with political oppression, I want to share the artistic tools and give to the people the possibility of resistance through art.

As a researcher, I find inspiration in various disciplines, from philosophy, literature, art history, through world of nature, until social life, politics and science.

As a creator, I do not limit myself to the reality and facts, but I build imaginary universes where appear extraordinary creatures and characters, where the rules are different than in reality and everything is possible.

As a traveler, I search for unconventional places, close to the nature, or – on the contrary – in the centre of social life, where I can feel the authenticity of the surrounding reality and collect impressions and inspirations.

As a dancer and choreographer, I believe in the pure power of movement in space and the significance of physical effort as a way to achieve deep emotional states.

As a teacher, I want to share the joy of moving and awareness of body and mind states. I know that physical training in strong connection with partners and constant exchange of energy, can build powerful relations and incredible expressive abilities.

~ Małgorzata Suś, March 2019

Whoever will truly admire nature should observe her in her extremes. In the tropics one finds nature in her fullest splendor and lushness, flaunting her Sunday clothes, but admiration all too easily leads one to overlook her heart. At the poles she is naked, allowing the grand internal structure to be revealed all the more clearly. In the tropics the eye loses itself in the multiplicity of details to be admired. But here lack of detail causes the eye to be directed at the overwhelming whole, at her productive powers in the absence of things produced. Here one’s attention, freed of preoccupation and unmoved by particulars, can be concentrated on nature’s powers.

– Carl Weyprecht, from: Christoph Ransmayr, The Terrors of Ice and Darkness.
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