NORMA is a festival of theatre and contemporary art held in Ostrava. Organised by PLATO Ostrava and by Studio Hrdinů, a Prague-based theatre.



Festival NORMA:

Renata Piotrowska-Auffret: Pure Gold Is Seeping Out of Me (PL)

  1. PLATO, Porážková 26

Idea, author, choreography: Renata Piotrowska-Auffret
Performance and texts: Renata Piotrowska-Auffret and guests
Collaboration: Karolina Kraczkowska, Aleksandra OsowicDramaturgy: Bojana Bauer, Renata Piotrowska-Auffret
Lighting: Monika Krześniak
Music: Camille Saint-Saens, Ferenc Liszt, Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes, The Kurws
Producer: Karolina Wycisk

The performance is in English with Czech subtitles.



Performance about the non-obviousness of motherhood.

For many women, the desire to give birth seems obvious. What if, however, this desire is im-possible to fulfil, if it is restricted by legal regulations and restrictions? In her new work, Piotrowska-Auffret explores this area and looks at the relationship between personal and profes-sional life. The artist relies both on her personal experience and on other women’s narratives. She examines this female yearning through a network of reproduction policies, numerous promises and attempts to exploit it.

Renata Piotrowska-Auffret is a choreographer and a performer at the crossroads of experimental dance, performance art, dramaturgy and theatre. Piotrowska-Auffret graduated from the master choreographic program ex.e.r.ce. in Montpellier and Theatre Academy in Białystok. She is a member of choreographer’s platform from Warsaw – Center in Motion.

photo Aleksandra Osowicz

Organisers: Fundacja Burdąg, Centrum w Ruchu
Coproduction: MAAT Festival
Partners: Nowy Teatr, Wawerskie Centrum Kultury, Instytut Adama Mickiewicza, Instytut Muzyki i Tańca, Centre National de la Danse Pure Gold Is Seeping Out of Me is part of Polish Days in Ostrava.