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Zdjęcie: Hanna Raszewska-Kursa

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Hanna Raszewska-Kursa holds a degree in Polish studies from the University of Warsaw (2006) and has completed a post-MA programme in dance theory at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music (2011). Ph.D. Candidate at the Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences. In 2011 she completed a course in choreology with Professor Roderyk Lange and Urszula Loba-Wilgocka at the Institute of Choreology in Poznań. 


Ms Raszewska teaches “Dance Theories” and “Dance Theory” at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music and “20th and 21 Century Dance History” at Mazowiecki Instytut Kultury [Mazovian Institute of Culture]. Since 2010 she has been participating in Polish and international academic conferences as a speaker and panelist. She has taken part in several conferences held by the Polish Choreology Forum or the European Laban Platform. She publishes academic papers, reviews, interviews, and articles in Studia Choreologica, Pulse Dance, nietak!t. inne strony teatru, and on and She runs workshops on writing about dance and theatre.


She is a member of the Polish Choreology Forum and the Otwarte Forum Środowisk Sztuki Tańca (Open Forum of Dance Communities), and the president of Myśl w Ciele (Thought in the Body) Foundation, with programmes including the Warszawska Pracownia Kinetograficzna (Warsaw Kinetography Laban Studio) and Laboratorium Ciała (Laboratory of the Body). She is a member of the International Dance Council CID and co-founder of its Warsaw section (CID Varsovie).


She believes that dance practice, experiencing different kinds of movement with your body, is an inseparable element of a dance theorist’s toolkit. Since 2004 she has been regularly participating in workshops and courses of different techniques of stage dance, ethnic dances, yoga, and martial arts. Not an artist herself, she treats these programs of dance and different types of movement as a way to enrich her understanding of dance and take her theoretical work to a higher level.

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