Hanna Wroblewski’s My Heart became this Monster threw down the gauntlet to the audience: what are you going to make of this? (...)
Intriguing, and she succeeds in getting the audience thinking: is this a dream, a nightmare, a story, an allegory? Whatever it is, she leaves us with unforgettable images.
‘I’m so glad to be bringing Hanna Wroblewski’s solo My Heart became this Monster back to GOlive for the third year. It’s – how can I put this? – transcendentally punitive, and she’s tremendous in it!
Wroblewski succeeds in creating a character made of flesh but not necessarily human, a mermaid perhaps (the image reinforced by her naked upper torso and long skirt with trailing strands). Her doleful, deep brown eyes possessed a pleading timidity that emphasized this creature's vulnerability. Here was a performer without inhibition, clearly comfortable in a complete surrender to her artistry. I loved it.'
'The piece began with Wroblewski’s
exposed spine undulating to dramatic strings
and dimly pulsing burnt-amber lighting
- an undeniably beautiful image.'
'But it was talented Hanna Wroblewski's 'My Heart became this Monster' - a 20 minute solo by this striking red-haired, bare chested young dancer in a volumnious gold skirt - that made the deepest impression. I found Wroblewski tearing at her exposed back (leaving visible red stripes) rather disturbing, but the energy and quality of her movement, mostly floor-based and some of it executed blindfolded, was extremely impressive. I would certainly like to see her perform again.'
“Needless to say Hanna Wroblewski’s show was outstanding and, I daresay, could be considered as one of the best ones shown during this annual resolution performances.”
Taken from Dance.org