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Zdjęcie: Ewa Głowacka

Ewa Głowacka w roli Giselle

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Ewa Głowacka – Odette-Odile, a fragile Giselle, Sylphide, a majestic Lilac Fairy and the Snow Queen, a passionate Carmen – these are only few of amazing roles played by Ewa Głowacka. Her impeccable technique, charm, elegance and appearance would be enough to bring the audience to their knees. But Ewa Głowacka has also this indefinable quality that makes characters played by her tangibly real. She made her debut in the Teatr Wielki in Warsaw as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet by Bernadetta Matuszczak, directed by Adam Hanuszkiewicz. After graduating from the Ballet School in Warsaw in 1972, she was engaged by the Teatr Wielki. In 1974 she became a soloist and, for the first time, she danced a role of Odette-Odile in Swan Lake. In 1977 she became a first soloist of the Teatr Wielki. In 1978 she studied at the American Ballet Theatre and School of American Ballet.

Apart from the above-mentioned roles, the outstanding parts of Ewa Głowacka include: Dulcinea, Grazioza and Carmenita in Don Quixote, Anna in Stanisław and Anna Oświęcim, Dying Swan, Sylphide in Graduation Ball, Pani T. in Gry, Delfina Potocka in Chopin’s Muses. She is a winner of the Grand Prix of the Third National Dance Competition in Gdańsk (1979), the Third World Ballet Competition in Osaka (1980), the First Level Wyspiański Youth Award (1985), the First Level Minister of Culture and Art Award (1985). She was awarded a Gold Cross of Merit and Niżyński Medal. Currently she works as a classical dance teacher (repertoire and interpretation) and as a classical repertoire consultant in music schools and theatres as well as at festivals and dance workshops. Jury member of numerous ballet contests, promoter of classical dance.





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