Being mostly 'postrational' the new contemporary world seems rather intuitive with no place left for rational. Nevertheless, the rational world we live in and the knowledge it was built on do not stop to exist even without further potential to be continued, to be developed. It is crucial not to negate existing and dominating systems of knowledge but rather to allow them to exist together with irrational and intuitive. Even more, allow them to touch with the latter.
Briefly, and making reference to Orchesographie, written by Thoinot Arbeau in 1589, one can say: "Time to read & Time to dance".
Taking all mentioned above into the account, it becomes obvious that creation of art can't be or be classified as producing. The latter makes art a part of normalised system of relations, while art has the ability to be a research, an experiment, a try.
Such activity requires a tolerant space for an artist to act. The space where jugement emerges upon certain and specific request of an artist (and this makes an artist responsible for the process he is in), where no hierarchy, the symptom of normalisation, exists, where anything considered a resource for an artistic activity – a person, an event, a knowledge.
This was a space we tried to create at Ruza in the residency for contemporary dance artists.
Dance appears in the name of the residency, as I believe that the space of contemporary dance has always been a space for experiment combining both the rational and the intuitive. And this space becomes the more important the more mediated the space of our life becomes. The body in its diversity and infinity turns out to be the major instrument for synthesis of rational and irrational. The body containts other concept of learning and communication, not totally new to the human world but the one that has been repressed and thus obliviated for a long time. Elaboration of such method and concept can be an interesting task for contemporary dance on its own and being a part of art space as a whole."