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Dada von Bzdülöw Theatre

Dada von Bzdülöw Theatre was founded by Katarzyna Chmielewska and Leszek Bzdyl in 1993 as one of the first Polish dance theatres. Before that Bzdyl was an actor at the Pantomime Theatre in Wrocław and Wojciech Misiura Expression Theatre. Chmielewska graduated from the Ballet School in Gdańsk and the prestigious P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels, directed by the founder of ROSAS, Anna Teresa de Kersmaeker (while in Dada). Their varied educational and professional backgrounds, resulted in a unique style of the group, inspired also by the Dadaists and works of Polish writers (Witold Gombrowicz seems to be Dada’s silent patron). Movement, dance,...

International Dance Theatres Festival

The International Dance Theatres Festival (since 1997) launched by Hanna Strzemiecka, the Artistic Director of the Lublin University of Technology Contemporary Dance Group (since 1993) and later Lublin Dance Theatre (since 2001). From the beginning, the festival has been aimed at art, education and promotion. Therefore, apart from performances various dance workshops, seminars and lectures (and since 2009 a science conference co-organized by the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University), presentations of films (Kino Tańca) and meetings with artists take place at the festival. Currently, Lublin Dance Theatre, i.e. Ryszard Kalinowski, Wojciech Kaproń, Anna Żak and Beata Mysiak, have been responsible for the...

Harakiri Farmers

Harakiri Farmers – an art group founded by Dominika Knapik and Wojtek Klimczyk. By definition, a bottom-up initiative aimed at creating a platform for dialogue between artists of different types. It has no leader, home or regular funding. The first Farmers’ theatre project in the swimming pool, entitled Keret based on short novels by Edgar Keret, won the competition "Nowe Sytuacje" at the 2008 Malta Festival. Beat Hotel was their second project, presented by the duo in Korzo Theater, The Hague, and at the 2010 Oktoberdans in Bergen. The next performance, We are oh so Lucky was produced in collaboration with...

Mandala Performance Festival

The aim of the project, whose curator is Adam Kamiński, is a multi-layered presentation of contemporary dance and performance art. The festival has taken place in Wrocław each year since 2005 (in the beginning – in alternative and club spaces, at present mainly in IMPART Centre of Arts).   A key element of the line-up is a variety of art propositions and their educational aspect. Organizers of the Mandala festival want to familiarize the audience with various forms of contemporary art, stimulate discussion and create a platform for exchange of experiences. Performances presented at the festival invite thinking about important...

Contemporary Dance Festival SPACER

The Contemporary Dance Festival SPACER has been organised since 2012 by the Kraków Dance Theatre and the Nowohuckie Culture Centre. It acts as a showcase of contemporary dance, with a special preference to contemporary dance theatre enriched with different forms of improvisation. It is addressed to dance enthusiasts, theoreticians and practitioners but – first and foremost – to the general public. It is a fantastic way to spend the May Day long weekend, adding up to the list of attractions offered by the city of Kraków to its residents and tourists. Thanks to the universality of dance as a form...

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