East European Performing Arts Platform (EEPAP) supports the
development of contemporary performing arts (dance and theatre)
in 18 countries of Central and Eastern Europe.
Aurora Lubos - dancer, performer
Aurora Lubos has been active on the Gdańsk dance scene since 1997, collaborating with the Gdańsk Dance Theatre, the Baltic Sea Culture Centre, Baltic University of Dance, Dada von Bzdülöw Theatre, Club Winda, Club Żak and the Specialist Support Centre in Rusocin. In 2000 she joined the Vincent Dance Theatre, UK, where she works as an actress. Among her own productions are solos (Zanzibar, Niedokończone, Nóż, koń i schody, Akty, Nie Wolno), performances/ installations (Akt1, 4 Kąty, Akt na dwie- Ostatki,Home Less), short animations (cykl Winter 2010)
Aurora has collaborated with Avi Kaiser, Charlotte Vincent, Jacek Staniszewski, Jerzy Mazzoll, Honorata Martin, Bronek Duży, Leszek Bzdyl, Melissa Monteros and Tatana Baganowa. She currently lives and works in a small village near the town Skarszewy, south of Gdańsk, and in Brighton, UK.
Her art is committed and respectful. Lubos has repeatedly emphasised that she wants her actions to speak for those who are not able to defend themselves, and would like to discuss their confusion, powerlessness, or need for silence. This is how Acts came into being. It is a celebrated performance that was presented at the Polish Dance Platform 2014 in Lublin.
She is going to present Acts during the South Caucasus Contemporary Dance and Experimental Art Festival in Tbilisi, Georgia, on June 7, 2015. She is also going to conduct dance workshops at the State Ballet School in Tbilisi as part of the festival. Both events are ogranised by the East European Performing Arts Platform (EEPAP).
The touching Acts (2013), with music by Motion Trio, was inspired by real stories of people affected by family violence, and is a response to the letters and calls the artist got from people who had experienced violence. The immediate impetus came from the art therapy workshops that Aurora Lubos conducted in centres helping victims of violence, most often women and children.
Her other projects include solo performances Zanzibar, Unfinished, Knife, Horse and Stairs, Thou Shalt Not, installations/performances No 1, Four Corners, Act for Two – Leftovers, Without Home and an animation series Winter 2010.