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Ewa Wycichowska is a dancer, choreographer, teacher, professor of music and head of the Dance Department at the Fryderyk Chopin Music University in Warsaw.

She has graduated from the State Ballet College in Poznań andWarsaw Music Academy (methodology of dance teaching); she has alsostudied modern dance at L’Academy Internationale de la Dance in Paris.

Wyciechowska used to be the principal dancer of the Grand Theatre in Łódź. At the same time she is an author of more than 70 choreographies staged in Poland, Italy, Germany, the Czech Republic and the USA. She is a founder and the artistic director of Dancing Poznań (combining International Contemporary Dance Workshops, Contemporary Dance Biennale, and International Dance Theatres’ Festival). She acts as juror in Polish and international dance competitions, serves as expert for the ministry of culture, member of the International Dance Council (CID-UNESCO), and president of the Polish Choreotherapy Association. Starting in the 1988/89 season, she became the principal and artistic director of the Polish Dance Theatre.

Ewa Wycichowska is one of few Polish dancers to have achieved success on ballet stages worldwide, both in classical and contemporary repertoire. She has danced title roles in Romeo and Juliet (choreography: Borkowski), Giselle (choreography: Coralli/Perrot/Piasecki), Coppellia (choreography: Kujawa), The Wayward Daughter (choreography: Papliński), as well as main parts in The Green Table (choreography: Joos), Gayané (choreography: Ejfman), Medea (choreography: Kujawa), The Firebird (choreography: Drzewiecki), Snow White (choreography: Borkowski), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (choreography: Veredon), Wolfgang Amadeus (choreography: Veredon), Carmen (choreography: Makarowski), Faust goes rock and Possessed Violin Player to her own choreography. She is recognised by audiences on every continent, and has represented the Polish art of dance at festivals in the USA, Canada, Peru, Mongolia, France, Greece, Spain, Israel, Great Britain, Turkey, Italy, Finland, Georgia, Russia, Japan and Brazil.

She debuted as choreographer in 1980 with the piece Głos kobiecy (z nieznanej poetki) [Female Voice (by An Unknown Poet)] to Krzysztof Knittl’s music, staged at the Grand Theatre in Łódź.She has received the Wyspianski Youth Award (first degree), Medal Commemorating The 200th Anniversary of Polish Ballet, Vaslav Nijinsky Medal, Fringe First Special Award in Edinburgh (with PTT), “Ad Perpetuam Rei Memoriam” Medal, Special Golden Mask Award from the critics of the City of Łódź, Grand Prix of the 3rd Polish Drama Competition (with PTT), three audience awards at the festival Zamość Theatre Summer (with PTT), Polish Society of Authors and Composers Award for extraordinary choreographic achievements, Award of the Polish Theatre Critics Section of the International Theatre Institute ITI – UNESCO for the promotion of Polish theatre culture abroad, Terpsichore Award from the Artists of Polish Scenes Society, Gloria Artis Silver Medal, Special Award of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in appreciation of her contribution to Polish culture.

In the Polish artistic community Ewa Wycichowska is considered a synonym of professional passion, constant artistic exploration and creative courage. The world’s most remarkable choreographers are accepting her invitation to cooperation, i.a. Birgit Cullberg, Mats Ek, Örjan Andersson, Karine Saporta, Ohad Naharin.

Wycichowska also collaborated as choreographer with numerous prominent film, theatre and opera directors, including Jerzy Jarocki, Erwin Axer, Maciej Prus, Krzysztof Zanussi, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Jerzy Kawalerowicz, Adam Hanuszkiewicz, Krystyna Janda, Krzysztof Zaleski and Eugeniusz Korin.

Choreographies:

  • 1980Głos kobiecy/ Female Voice (music: K. Knittel)
  • 1982Koncert f-moll/ Concerto in F minor (music: F. Chopin)
  • 1982Serenada/ Serenade (music: M. Karłowicz)
  • 1982Stabat Mater(music: K. Szymanowski)
  • 1983Karłowicz/Interpretacje/ Karłowicz/Interpretations (music:M.Karłowicz)
  • 1984Republika – rzecz publiczna/ Republic – A Public Thing (music: G. Ciechowski)
  • 1985Cień/ Shadow (music: M. K. Przybylski)
  • 1985Miriam(music: M. K. Przybylski)
  • 1985Cień II/ Shadow No. 2 (music: M. K. Przybylski)
  • 1985Pax et bonum(music: J. Łuciuk)
  • 1986Faust goes rock(music: The Shade)
  • 1989SamotnośćFauna/ Faun’s Solitude (music:N.M.Kuźnik)
  • 1989Święto wiosny/ The Rite of Spring (music: I. Stravinsky)
  • 1990Fantazja na Harnasia/ Fantasy for Harnaś (music: W. Kilar)
  • 1990Symfonia koncertująca Es-dur / Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major (music:W.A.Mozart)
  • 1991Skrzypek Opętany/ Possessed Violin Player (music: M. Małecki)
  • 1991Bachianas Brasileiras(music: H. Villa-Lobos)
  • 1992Inni/ Other (music: M. Horndasch)
  • 1992Mournes(music: O. Golijov)
  • 1992Album z tego świata/ Album of This World (music: K. Dębski)
  • 1993Misterium słońca, Misterium ziemi / Miracle of the Sun, Miracle of the Earth (music: A. Ginastera)
  • 1993Święto wiosny/ The Rite of Spring (music: I. Stravinsky)
  • 1994Szatan w Goraju/ Satan in Goraj (music: K. Knittel)
  • 1994Już się zmierzcha/ It’s Dusk Already (music: H. M. Górecki)
  • 1994Introdukcja i Polonez/ Introduction and Polonaise (music: F. Chopin)
  • 1995Kilara Exodus Polskie/ Kilar’s Polish Exodus (music: W. Kilar)
  • 1995Jezioro łabędzie / Swan Lake (Prologue and Act 3) (music: P. Tchaikovsky)
  • 1995Dziecko Słońca/ The Sun’s Child (music: M. Biliński)
  • 1996Niebezpieczne związki/ Dangerous Liaisons (music: J.S. Bach, E. Satie)
  • 1997Daina(music: T. Szeligowski, Z. Łowżył)
  • 1997Transss… Nieprawdziwe zdarzenie progresywne / Transss… An Unreal Progressive Event (music: L.van Beethoven, Z. Łowżył)
  • 1998+_ skończoność/ +­­_ finity (music: M. Nyman L. Ferrari)
  • 2000Tango z Lady M./ Tango with Lady M. (music: L. Możdżer, A. Piazzolla)
  • 2002Walka karnawału z postem/ Battle Between Carnival and Lent (music: Z. Łowżył, K. Wiki Nowikow)
  • 2003… a ja tańczę/ … and I’m dancing (music: J. Wierzchowiski)
  • 2005Przypadki Pana von K. / Adventures of Mr Von K. (music: L. Zielińska, F. Schubert)
  • 2006Jezioro łabędzie/ Swan Lake (Prologue and Act 3, music: P. Tchaikovsky)
  • Stabat Mater(music: K. Szymanowski)
  • 2007Carpe diem(music: Zbigniew Górny, Marcin Górny)
  • 2007Wiosna-Effatha/ Spring-Effatha (music: Jacek Wierzchowski)
  • 2009Komeda – Sextet(music: K. Komeda – Trzciński, A. Zubel)
  • 2011SPOTKANIA- w dwóch niespełnionych AKTACH / Meetings in Two Unfulfilled Acts (music: K. Knittel)
  • 2012FootBall@…(music: Krzysztof “Wiki” Nowikow)
  • 2013Szkoda, że Cię tu nie ma / Wish You Were Here

Awards:

– Wyspianski Youth Award (first degree)

– The 200th Anniversary of Polish Ballet Medal

– Vaslav Nijinsky Medal

– Fringe First Special Award, Edinburgh (with PTT)

– Special Golden Mask Award from the critics of the City of Łódź,

– Grand Prix of the 3rd Polish Drama Competition for Transss… (with PTT)

– three audience awards at the festival Zamość Theatre Summer (with PTT)

– Award from the Polish Society of Authors and Composers for extraordinary choreographic achievements

– Award from the Polish Theatre Critics Section of the International Theatre Institute ITI – UNESCO for promotion of Polish theatre culture abroad

– Special Award of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in appreciation of her contribution to Polish culture

– Artistic Awards of the City of Poznań

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