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Idan Cohen


Choreographer's assistant

Eryk Makohon



Eryk Makohon



Dominik Więcek



Paweł Łyskawa, Magdalena Skowron, Dominik Więcek, Katarzyna Węglowska-Król


The performance was realized in cooperation with the Institute of Music and Dance as part of the "Choreographic Orders 2015" program.


Based on the concept of a family tree and nests building from cultural memories, "Nesting" is a search for  home. People have always migrated. They are like birds that, driven by their primal survival instinct, can go around the globe in search of a home. There are times when we have to travel in search of a safe haven ... In the 1940s, the Jewish people were forced to escape from Europe, and it was announced to millions of people that they were not who they thought they were, their identity was taken from them, they were told that their home is completely different than they have ever felt. Their addresses are no longer valid.

In the place of their houses, new ones began to be built - although often made of the same bricks. One family moved in to replace the previous one. The whole nation has abandoned not only their homes but also their previous lives.

Jews left their synagogues, music, paintings and poetry. There is still a gap between then and today that cannot be easily bridged. Uncompleted branches of the family tree cause identity problems: who am I, where do I come from, what made me? Before the tree dies, its roots will break through the asphalt, arranging it in a strange shape that will remain for years. Many generations of people will pass on the asphalt formed in this way, even when the tree will no longer be there. Will they consider what formed the ground they walk on? Whose roots helped shape their reality? The authors of the "Nesting" project are interested in such bulges, accretions, traces. What did the stones that made the foundations of our homes see? What are our nests made of, if not from history, memories and someone else's heritage? We are looking for answers to questions about the sources of our identity.

/ Idan Cohen /

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