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Zdjęcie: Filip Szatarski

Eden, Teatr Dada, fot. Jakub Wittchen.

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Filip Szatarski – dancer, choreographer, dramatist. A native of Gdańsk. He is involved in researching of relations between widely understood theatre and dance with music and visual arts. As a dance artist and dramatist, he created eleven own performances. He also collaborated with foreign artists, e.g. Milena Rewińska (Kąpielca, Baltic University of Dance, 2001), Shaul Cabazz and Jan Rzwersky (Itcolt, Marni Theatre, Brussels, 2010/2011). In 2005 he received a scholarship from the Artist in Residence/Akiyoshi Art Village Yamaguchi programme in Japan. This is a programme of the Japanese government for research, workshops and production of a performance. At the end of the residence Szatarski created Jakub which was presented in Poland and Japan.

In 1994–2007 he was a member of Leszek Bzdyl and Katarzyna Chmielewska’s Dada von Bzdülöw Theatre. He played in the Theatre’s performances Sonata (1998) and Eden (2006). He collaborated with the Baltic University of Dance and was a member of Vienna dance groups Tanz*Hotel (2002) and Smafu Compagnie (2003). He also worked with Tanz Atelier Wien.

He has worked with an Austrian dancer and choreographer Julia Mach who regularly performs and creates in Poland (as a guest of Dada von Bzdülöw Theatre). To date, they have produced together three performances: Visitores (2007, duo: choreography and performance), The fishinyou (2008/2009 solo by Mach; Austria/Poland; drama and lighting design collaboration), Alien Anonymous (2009/2010, Julia Mach and Anna Nowak’s duo; choreographic and drama collaboration). In 2004–2010 he worked with visual artists and musicians, including Kamila Chomicz, Tymon Tymański, Rafał Dętkoś, Grzegorz Welizarowicz. He participated also in untypical productions, so called flying shows (air performances on huge platforms). He is a teacher of improvisation (memory flash back method) a contact improvisation (basics). He also runs workshops dedicated to body and space consciousness for professional drama actors.

Moreover, he is engaged in production of choreographies and stage movement for drama theatres in Poland and abroad; he has created over twenty of works of this kind. These are John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi (directed by Grzegorz Wiśniewski, Wybrzeże Theatre, Gdańsk, 2006), The Tin Drum based on Günter Grass’s novel (directed by Adam Nalepa, Wybrzeże Theatre, Gdańsk, 2007) and The Maids of Wilko based on Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz’ short story (directed by Krzysztof Rekowski, Polski Theatre, Poznań, 2009), to name a few. He also worked with drama theatres from Gdynia, Warsaw, Toruń, Białystok, Wałbrzych, Kalisz and Opole.

Eden, Teatr Dada. Fot.Tomasz Zerek.
Eden, Teatr Dada, fot. Jakub Wittchen.
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